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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Pennsylvania holds it primary on Tuesday, when voters will choose Republican nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, pick 21 candidates for the U.S. House in redrawn congressional districts and choose their candidates for the state House and Senate. By Mark Scolforo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver. The ruling stemmed from a Pennsylvania case. The justices said Monday that as a general rule someone who is given permission to drive a rental car by the person who rented it has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the car, even if the rental agreement doesn’t list them as an authorized driver. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 350 words.


— SUPREME COURT-TROOPER FATALLY SHOT — The mother of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally shot by a firearms instructor can go forward with her lawsuit against the instructor after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the case.

— MOTHER’S DAY ATTACK-DEMENTIA PATIENT — Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman beat and seriously injured her elderly mother — who has dementia — at their home on Mother’s Day.

— PHILADELPHIA OFFCIER AMBUSHED — A man convicted of ambushing a Philadelphia police officer with a hail of gunfire in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to several decades in prison.

— AMBULANCE CARJACKED — Authorities say two men carjacked an ambulance in Philadelphia and pushed its driver out of the moving vehicle following a struggle.

— KKK FLYERS-CANDY HEARTS — Residents of a Pennsylvania town say they awoke to find bags of candy hearts attached to pamphlets advocating the Ku Klux Klan strewn over their lawns.



— Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 86.


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