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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

December 2, 2018

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

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HARRISBURG — It’s getting down to crunch time for Pennsylvania’s counties to decide which new voting machines to buy, and how, as Gov. Tom Wolf presses them to switch to machines that leave a paper trail as a safeguard against hacking. Wolf’s administration told county officials this week the Democratic governor wants the state to cover at least half the cost. He’ll have to persuade the Republican-controlled Legislature to help with what counties estimate will be a $125 million tab. By Marc Levy. SENT: 721 words, photos.


— MULTIPLE BODIES FOUND — Three people were found dead inside a north Philadelphia home, police said.

— GAME WARDEN ATTACKED — State police say two men attacked a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who was investigating a possible hunting violation.

— APARTMENT EXPLOSION-MAN INJURED —Authorities say a man injured in an explosion inside a Philadelphia apartment has been charged with causing the blast.

— PENGUIN PARDE-MILD TEMPERATURES — Unseasonably mild temperatures are stopping penguins from parading around the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as planned.

— TULSA-CITIZENSHIP GRANT —Tulsa is among more than a dozen U.S. cities receiving grants to help immigrants become citizens.



PITTSBURGH — The scoreboard might explode as Class of 2004 QBs Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger light it up when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Los Angeles Chargers. Pittsburgh has won four of the past five meetings and is 15-3 at home against the Chargers. AP photos.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi, who was born in Israel, was early in his NBA career when he saw a picture of himself defaced with a swastika. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen grew up with kids who made fun of the size of his nose. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has heard anti-Semitic taunts during games, but he had been willing to write them off as opposing fans “just trying to get underneath your skin.” By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 927 words, photos.


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