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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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE-SIBLING VICTIMS

HARRISBURG —Prevalent among the victims in a sweeping grand jury report on child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania are siblings being abused by clergy. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 970 words.

REL--VATICAN-SEX ABUSE

ROME — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by sex abuse revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report. By Nicole Winfield. AP photos

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL BANDS-HALFTIME SHOWS

PITTSURGH — It's not just the high school athletes who drill for hours in the searing dog days of August, learning precision routes and fancy footwork so that when their moment comes under the Friday Night Lights, they execute the plays just as they practiced. Busloads of kids toting a variety of musical instruments also have been rehearsing to once again entertain spectators with the snap, crackle and pop of performances as members of high school bands. Where else in the flash of a halftime can you groove to the 1960s, revel in Beatlemania, rock 'n' roll with hall-of-famers, experience a dream sequence and even enjoy a cocktail of Vivaldi and Lady Gaga? Bands throughout Western Pennsylvania are putting the final touches on their creative halftime shows. Patrick Varine, Tribune-Review.

IN BRIEF:

CRASH-BOY KILLED-SHOPLIFTING — A New Jersey man convicted of leaving his 2-year-old son to die after a crash in Pennsylvania is now headed to prison.

DOUBLE SHOOTING-MAN KILLED — Philadelphia police say a street shooting has left one man dead and another wounded.

GOSPEL GROUP-90TH BIRTHDAY — Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group.

SPORTS:

BBN--NATIONALS-PHILLIES

PHILLIES — Aaron Nola (15-3) and RHP Max Scherzer (16-6) face each other for the second straight outing when the Phillies and Nationals meet again. By Rob Maaddi.

BBN--PIRATES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — The red-hot St. Louis Cardinals have won their last night straight series, and they open a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Ivan Nova starts for the Pirates, while rookie Jack Flaherty goes for the Cardinals. By Warren Mayes.

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