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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

June 6, 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. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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PHILADELPHIA — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he was looking forward to going to the White House to be recognized as Super Bowl champions but he wouldn’t further discuss a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: About 350 words.


WASHINGTON — As tensions between the U.S. and China rise over trade and security, perceptions vary wildly about educational exchanges that have thrived since diplomatic relations were normalized four decades ago. By Matthew Pennington. AP photos.



NEW YORK — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: About 1030 words.



JOHNSTOWN — The deep, ominous rumble of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber’s four engines, a sound that echoed throughout the Pacific Ocean during World War II, was heard again on Monday in the skies above Richland Township. “Fifi,” one of only two B-29 Superfortresses in the world that still fly, touched down on Monday afternoon at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, as did two other World War II-era aircraft belonging to the Commemorative Air Force, a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving and showing historical aircraft at airshows. The 45-minute flight from Reading to Johnstown was “lovely,” said copilot Doug Rozendaal, of Clear Lake, Iowa. Rozendaal and pilot Tom Travis, of Monroe, Louisiana, are two members of the B-29′s six-member crew, which also includes a flight engineer and three “scanners,” tasked with monitoring the airplane’s condition and keeping an eye out for engine fires. Mark Pesto, The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat. SENT: About 860 words.


BEACH ALTERCATION-NEW JERSEY — A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend was captured on video says she hurt her neck and back in the scuffle and has feelings of anxiety.

VETERANS BENEFITS-SCAM — A Pennsylvania man involved in a scheme that stole more than $24 million from a federal education benefits program designed to help veterans after the 9-11 attacks is now headed to prison.

TEACHER BRIBED — A Philadelphia teacher has been removed from school as authorities investigate allegations she took bribes students in exchange for good grades..

MISSING SWIMMER — Emergency responders have resumed their search for a missing swimmer presumed drowned in a western Pennsylvania creek.

DETROIT EX-MAYOR — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has ended up at a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.



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