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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 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. 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:

PENNSYLVANIA DIOCESES-SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania bishop faulted for having lobbied against the defrocking of two priests suspended for sexual abuse leads a Mass of forgiveness at the cathedral of the Harrisburg Diocese, where a grand jury investigation clergy abuse across Pennsylvania identified 45 “predator priests.” By Natalie Pompilio and Marc Levy. UPCOMING: 130 words by 10 a.m., updating from noon service, 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.

WOMEN 2018-VETERANS

WASHINGTON — Women with military experience — many of them combat veterans — are among the record number of female candidates running for office this year. Some aspire to change Congress, where veterans account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. Most of the candidates are Democrats and many are mothers. Some have retired and are looking for other ways to serve. By Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow. AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

—IDENTITY THEFT-PLEA — A 30-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to identity theft charges in Ohio and Pennsylvania has admitted to using his relatives’ IDs to steal more than $170,000 in cash and personal loans in his home state.

— TRENCH COLLAPSE-WORKER TRAPPED — Authorities say a plumber who became buried in a trench that collapsed at a residential work site has died.

— CHASE-OFFICER INJURED — A scuffle between a Philadelphia police officer and a suspected thief ended with the man slashing the officer on the nose.

— OFFICER-HIT AND RUN CHARGES — A former Philadelphia police officer has been convicted of pointing his gun at two people after a drunken hit-and-run accident.

— DOG RESCUED FROM SINKHOLE — Firefighters in northeastern Pennsylvania rescued a dog trapped in a sinkhole.

SPORTS:

CUBS-PIRATES

Cole Hamels looks to stay hot when the Chicago Cubs face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA since the Cubs acquired him at the trade deadline. Trevor Williams (10-8, 3.66) starts for Pittsburgh. Game begins at 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

Mets-Phillies

Noah Syndergaard (8-2) goes for the Mets and Aaron Nola (13-3) starts for the Phillies. By Aaron Bracy

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