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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

September 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is campaigning again. While he spent most of his post-presidency outside of day-to-day politics, Obama is mapping out a final effort ahead of November’s elections to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives and win seats in the Senate. Aides to Obama say he’s assessing what his full schedule will be ahead of November’s election, but his next campaign stop will be in Pennsylvania. Obama won that state in 2008 and again in 2012. By Juana Summers and Marc Levy. AP photos.


PITTSBURGH — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it became startled. The newspaper says one child’s arm was broken, which appeared to be the most serious injury.


PHILADELPHIA — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will discuss campus free speech and the importance of civic education during a student Town Hall at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. By Kristen de Groot.

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— DEADLY POLICE SHOOTING — Authorities say a man has died in a police-involved shooting in Pennsylvania.

— FATAL SHOOTING — Philadelphia police say a 17-year-old boy has been killed in a shooting.

— TEEN KILLED — A Pennsylvania man is the 14th suspect arrested in the brutal gang-related slaying of a teenager outside a New York City deli.


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