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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

November 14, 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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WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials plan to question representatives from engine maker CFM International and Boeing about the fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet this year. The National Transportation Safety Board hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., is expected to last several hours. The board is still investigating the April 17 accident, in which an engine fan blade broke and debris hit the plane, killing a woman who was blown partly out a broken window. Pilots landed the crippled plane safely in Philadelphia.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The FBI says a self-described white nationalist with a social media connection to the suspect in last month’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre has been arrested on gun-related charges after his relatives reported concerns about his behavior. By Michael Kunzelman.



DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert’s Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said Wednesday it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National and New York-based VICI Properties. The deal requires state and federal regulatory approval.


ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-PENNSYLVANIA — Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon has become the first woman in Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation since 2014.

BABY DROWNED-MOTHER STABBED — A man serving life without parole in the 1992 bathtub drowning death of his 7-month-old daughter has entered a no contest voluntary manslaughter plea in the earlier stabbing death of the baby’s mother.

MANSION DESTROYED — Authorities are still working to determine what caused the explosion that destroyed an empty mansion in an affluent Philadelphia suburb.

MISSING TEEN — A New Jersey teenager who went missing for two weeks has been found safe in Philadelphia



ORLANDO — The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Orlando Magic.


VILLANOVA — No. 8 Villanova hosts No. 18 Michigan in a rematch of the national champion game seven months ago. The Wildcats beat the Wolverines for their second title in three years. By Rob Maaddi.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida gets a final tuneup against rebuilding La Salle before playing in the “Battle 4 Atlantis” tournament next week. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10:30 p.m. EST.

Also moving:

— HKN--PENGUINS-RUTHERFORD — General manager Jim Rutherford is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Wednesday it has extended Rutherford’s contract through the 2021-22 season.


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