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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 13, 2019

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:

VOTER INTIMIDATION

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court has refused to re-impose restrictions on Republican National Committee voter activities set in motion decades ago by a New Jersey gubernatorial race. SENT: About 330 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-ADULTHOOD CEREMONY

PITTSBURGH _ Getting into a kimono was not the issue for University of Pittsburgh senior Oliver Jia. Nor was the Japanese major from Mount Lebanon likely to be intimidated by any differences in culture, having spent 15 months in Japan as an undergraduate with plans to return for graduate school. But the speech he was to deliver Friday night on Pitt’s campus was another matter. The young man conversationally fluent in Japanese would see those skills tested by his first formal address in that language. The event, “Seijin Shiki,” is a Japanese “Coming-of-Age” ceremony, honoring students turning 20, the start of adulthood in that country. Pitt hosted the ceremony for students visiting from Japan and unable to celebrate back home, and for students intent on bolstering their Japanese studies. Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. SENT: About 820 words.

IN BRIEF:

HIT-RUN CRASH-BOY KILLED _ Police say a 10-year-old boy died after he was struck by multiple vehicles while crossing a Pennsylvania street, and one of the vehicles left the scene.

DOUBLE STABBING-ATLANTIC CITY _ A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a double stabbing that left his ex-girlfriend dead and a Pennsylvania man critically injured.

SPORTS:

FBN--EAGLES-SAINTS

NEW ORLEANS _ The New Orleans Saints had the NFL’s best record, which earned them a wild-card bye while Philadelphia went to Chicago and upset the Bears. On Sunday, the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles try to make it two surprises in a row. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. Kickoff scheduled for 4:20 p.m. EST.

BKC--VILLANOVA-CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. _ Villanova, the only unbeaten team in Big East play, goes for a fifth win in a row when it visits Creighton. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts noon EST.

HKN--PENGUINS-KINGS

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick got another memento to add to the plastic tub in his attic filled with pucks commemorating important achievements. Quick stopped 38 shots to get his 301st win, leading the Kings to a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night, snapping the Penguins’ six-game road winning streak.

BKN--76ERS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Philadelphia 76ers visit the New York Knicks.

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