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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

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

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s governor wants to stop mandating professional licenses for 13 types of jobs, calling current regulations a barrier to employment. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is releasing a study Thursday of the state’s professional licensure rules and his proposals to improve them. More than a million state residents currently hold professional licenses. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 312 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — George Washington’s personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the war. Its appearance at the museum is the flag’s first public display in Philadelphia since the war. SENT: 308 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought parents and children together when it comes to politics. That’s according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. Most in both generations disapprove of Trump, and 55 percent say they usually see eye to eye about politics. Those who disagree say they’re usually able to keep debate civil. By Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson. SENT: 952 words, graphic.




NEW YORK — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Fox come as the media landscape changes and content distributors get more involved in content creation. Fox’s businesses would be a boon to both Comcast and Disney for different reasons. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 926 words, photos.


— SEVERE WEATHER-PENNSYLVANIA — National Weather Service investigators will try to determine if a tornado hit two northeast Pennsylvania counties.

— GAS STATION EXPLOSION — Rescue workers have recovered the body of a man trapped underground by a gas station explosion in Pennsylvania.

— FIRE-CHILD TRAPPED — A child has died after becoming trapped in a home that caught fire in Pennsylvania.

— FECES ENVELOPE-SENTENCING — A man who gave prosecutors an envelope containing feces is heading to prison for an armed robbery in Pennsylvania.

— OBIT-MELTZER — A longtime Philadelphia sports broadcaster has died.


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