Good morning! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Bruce Shipkowski is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or

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— Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based drugstore chain plunged after markets opened Thursday. The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands had announced in February plans to buy Rite Aid's more than 2,500 stores with the goal of becoming "a leader in food, health and wellness." But a major shareholder and two proxy advisory firms came out against the deal. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 556 words, photos


— STANDOFF-FATAL SHOOTING — A man sought in a fatal street shooting in Pittsburgh has been captured following a lengthy standoff at his city home.

— TRAIN STATION-FATAL STABBING — Police say a man was fatally stabbed in an early morning attack at a Philadelphia train station.

— FATAL DRIVE-BY SHOOTING — Philadelphia police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left two people dead and four others injured.

— TRIPLE SHOOTING-EASTON — A shooting in an eastern Pennsylvania community has left two women and a man wounded.



PHILADELPHIA — The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles open their preseason minus quarterback Carson Wentz and Nick Foles against the Pittsburgh Steelers who are without running back Le'Veon Bell. By Rob Maaddi. AP photos.


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