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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

March 5, 2019

Good afternoon! 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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING

A $6.3 million fund established in the wake of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history will largely be split among the families of the dead, survivors, and the three congregations that were gathered in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue when a gunman opened fire last fall, organizers announced Tuesday. By Michael Rubinkam.

ELECTION SECURITY-VOTING MACHINES

ATLANTA — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: About 730 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-FINDING TRUCKER’S LOST DOG

NEW CASTLE _ For 25 days, Ashanti eluded her rescuers. Over a 10-mile stretch, up and down Interstate 376 and into Union and Neshannock townships, a group of 15 determined animal lovers tracked the lost dog from Michigan. Each time they got close, her survival instincts kicked in and she went deeper into flight mode. In the end, though, the 2-year-old Presa Canario was no match for Team Ashanti. Kayleen Cubbal, New Castle News.

IN BRIEF:

HOME INVASION KILLING _ A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of fatally shooting another man during a home invasion robbery as the victim’s young daughter looked on.

STUDENTS HIT BY CAR _ Authorities say two children walking to school in Philadelphia were struck and injured by a car.

SPORTS:

BKN--MAGIC-76ERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Orlando Magic visit the Philadelphia 76ers.

HKN--PANTHERS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Penguins try to bolster their playoff position on Tuesday night when they host Florida. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EST.

BKW--ACC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

There’s a new defending champion at the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s tournament. The favorite is a familiar one. The five-day tournament begins Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, with three first-round games. For the first time, it’s Louisville — and not top-seeded Notre Dame — that enters as the reigning champion. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: About 600 words.

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