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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

September 14, 2018

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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA

ALLENTOWN — A look-ahead to how remnants of Florence could affect rain-saturated Pennsylvania. Length on merits.

ELECTIONS 2018-PRIMARY SEASON TAKEAWAYS

UNDATED — The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control of the House and reclaim several governors’ offices. Republicans, meanwhile, have doubled down on being the party of Trump. By Bill Barrow. AP photos.

OPERA-PHILLY FESTIVAL

PHILADELPHIA — When Opera Philadelphia launched a radical new programming format last year, general director David Devan knew there was “a potential for an emperor has no clothes.” The idea was to create a festival of innovative work that packed five different operas — three of them world premieres — into 10 days of virtually nonstop activity. By Mike Silverman. AP Photos NYET500-0912181929.

IN BRIEF:

—ELECTION 2018-PENNSYLVANIA-OBAMA — Former President Barack Obama’s stops on the mid-term campaign trail will run through Philadelphia.

—SAUSAGE RECALL — The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

— ROBBERY FOILED-NO GAS — Authorities say a man’s bid to rob a Pittsburgh pharmacy was foiled because his getaway car had no gas.

— ESCAPED INMATES — Police in suburban Philadelphia are searching for a female inmate who escaped custody.

— ROBBERS DRESSED AS NUNS — A Connecticut woman is headed to prison for her role in a monthlong crime spree in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including an attempted bank robbery in which she and another woman dressed as nuns.

SPORTS:

MARLINS-PHILLIES

Zach Eflin (9-7) pitches for the Phillies and Wei-Yin Chen (6-10) goes for the Marlins. By Rob Maaddi

BREWERS-PIRATES

MILWAUKEE — The surging Brewers, who are just 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs, open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Upcoming; 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

EAGLES-BLITZ

Blitzing is more of an option than a necessity for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has always preferred to let his front four generate pressure on quarterbacks and he has a group of players who can do it. By Rob Maaddi.

STEELERS-INJURIES

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s right elbow and David DeCastro’s fractured right hand won’t keep them out of the lineup on Sunday when Kansas City visits Heinz Field. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

GEORGIA TECH-PITTSBURGH

Both Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech will try to put difficult losses behind them when they meet in the ACC opener for both schools on Saturday. The Panthers (1-1) were drilled by rival Penn State last week while the Yellow Jackets (1-1) let a fourth-quarter lead slip away in a loss to South Florida. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m

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