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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

August 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, claiming at a Pennsylvania rally that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news” and casting journalists as his true political opponent. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 935 words.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting his tariffs with persuading U.S. Steel to open a half dozen new plants. That’s not so. By Hope Yen. SENT: 130 words.


— BLACK DOLL IN NOOSE-BURIAL GROUND — Two pre-teen boys say they pulled a prank by putting a black doll hanging from a noose above a playground that partly sits on top of a burial site for 5,000 black Philadelphia residents.

— FATAL STABBING-OFFICE PARK — Police are searching for a suspect who fatally stabbed and ran over a woman in an office park outside Philadelphia.

—KOREAN WAR REMAINS-SERVICEMAN — The remains of a 20-year-old from Pittsburgh who fought in the Korean War are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

— EARNS-KRAFT HEINZ — Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $756 million.

— ONLINE SLOTS-BIGGEST JACKPOT — A New Jersey woman has hit the largest online slots jackpot offered in the state by Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Online Casino.



PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer makes his first start for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night when the Pirates face St. Louis. Pittsburgh acquired Archer (3-5, 4.21) in a trade deadline deal in hopes of boosting their postseason chances. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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