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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

TRUMP

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.

TRUMP-STEEL-FACT CHECK

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting his tariffs with persuading U.S. Steel to open a half dozen new plants

IN BRIEF:

— PENNSYLVANIA-WEST NILE — West Nile Virus has been reported in mosquitoes in the Pittsburgh area and elsewhere, according to health officials.

— 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 have detained a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of a woman whose body was found in the parking lot of an office park.

—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.

— INVASIVE WEED — Officials have confirmed that an invasive Asian weed has reached south-central Iowa. The persicaria perfoliata, or mile-a-minute weed, is suspected to have become permanently established following introduction to a Pennsylvania plant nursery in the 1930s or 1940s.

— 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 the SugarHouse Online Casino.

SPORTS:

FBN--HALL OF FAME-OWENS

UNDATED - Leave it to Terrell Owens to become the first Hall of Fame inductee ever to skip the ceremony in Canton and give his speech elsewhere. The former receiver has a weekend full of activities lined up at Chattanooga, where he was a three-sport college athlete and where he is still held in high regard. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos, expected by 3 p.m.

BBN--CARDINALS-PIRATES

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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