BC-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

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. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PHILADELPHIA —The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service is resuming a normal schedule three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to suspension system defects. SENT: 300 words.


PHILADELPHIA — The sentencing of longtime Pennsylvania Rep. Chaka Fattah is on hold this week while his lawyers appeal his bribery conviction in the wake of a pivotal Supreme Court ruling. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m.


YORK, Pa. — The council of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is set to meet as residents are demanding the mayor's resignation over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family. One image of a wagon full of orangutans refers to "moving day" at the White House. Another referred to lynching. MOVED: 130 words. Will be updated after council meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 300 words.



NEW YORK — Some of Broadway's biggest musical hits are on the road this season, like "Matilda," ''The Book of Mormon" and "Jersey Boys." Then there's one show that few initially thought would thrive off-Broadway much less go on a national tour. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 721 words, AP Photos.


ISTANBUL —Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says a three-month-long state of emergency, declared after Turkey's failed military coup, has been extended by three more months. The announcement comes after authorities detained the brother of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Ankara accuses of masterminding July's failed coup which led to more than 270 deaths. SENT: 138 words.


EAST LYME, Conn. — A dog tag belonging to an American World War II veteran from Pennsylvania will soon be returned to his family in Connecticut. SENT: 151 words.


—CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-PENNSYLVANIA — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to return to Pennsylvania this week, but first actor Ted Danson will be stumping for her in the Keystone State.

—STANDOFF STREAMED ON FACEBOOK — Police say someone streamed more than an hour of a 10-hour police standoff on Facebook, though the incident in northeastern Pennsylvania ended peacefully.

—FATAL CRASH NEAR TERMINAL — Police say one person has died in a vehicle crash near a busy suburban commuter train station near Philadelphia.

—MOTEL DEATH — State police have identified a man found dead at an eastern Pennsylvania motel, but say its cause is still being investigated.

—HIGHWAY PEDESTRIAN FATALITY — A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle on a busy western Pennsylvania highway.

—POLICE CARS-CRASH — Police say two police cars crashed into each other while responding to a report that a suspect was fleeing on foot from a stolen vehicle in Philadelphia.

—BRIDGE CRASH — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania woman has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash earlier this year.

—CHILD PORN-SENTENCE — A central Pennsylvania man who said — among other defenses — a computer virus resulted in child pornography being downloaded has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison.



PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies bid farwell to Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard in 2016, signaling the end of the most successful run in franchise history. They also welcomed several talented young players, giving fans hope for 2017 and beyond. By Rob Maaddi. Upcoming. 650 words. By 3 p.m.


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates gambled on a patchwork starting rotation to carry them to the playoffs for a fourth straight year. It didn't happen. Not even close. Now they head into the offseason with plenty of questions, including whether centerfielder Andrew McCutchen's mediocre season is an anomaly. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m.


PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward vowed improvement after the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pushed around in a loss to Philadelphia. The turnaround was stunning: four sacks, a pair of turnovers and plenty of chaos in a 43-14 romp over Kansas City. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins did little to tinker with the personnel that carried them to a title last spring. Why bother? With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin still in their primes and a strong supporting cast, the window for success remains wide open. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


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