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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

January 2, 2019

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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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HARRISBURG _ After two brutal election years for the GOP in Pennsylvania, Republicans are wondering what it will take for Donald Trump to score a second win in the battleground state when the 2020 election rolls around. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon ET.


DETROIT _ U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops will gather Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy. The retreat begins a day after The Associated Press reported that the Vatican blocked U.S. bishops from taking measures last year to address the scandal because U.S. church leaders didn’t discuss the legally problematic proposals with the Holy See enough beforehand. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 935 words.


_ POLICE-K9 LAWSUIT _ A second police officer has been added to a lawsuit against the city of Wilkes-Barre over alleged attacks by a police dog.

_ INMATE FOUND DEAD _ Authorities in Lehigh County are investigating the death of a 21-year-old county jail inmate.

_ BOY DIES-SKI RESORT _ A 17-year-old boy has died after an accident at a ski resort in eastern Pennsylvania.

_ MAN IMPALED ON STATUE _ Authorities say a man slipped and impaled himself on a statue during the annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.



DORTMUND, Germany _ Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. SENT: 380 words.


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