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Cops: Road rage suspect who shot driver had kids in car

Jul. 19, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia have released video of a road rage shooting in which a suspect with a woman and two young children in the car opens fire on another driver outside a mall. Police say the 22-year-old victim was hit in the torso and has a bullet lodged in his spine following the...

Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

Jul. 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men. Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for...

GOP chairs ask AG to look into birth records site intrusion

Jul. 19, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republican committee chairmen want the Pennsylvania attorney general's office to look into the circumstances surrounding unauthorized changes to the state government website that fields requests for birth and death records. The four chairmen wrote Democratic Attorney General...

5 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

Jul. 19, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured five workers, three of them seriously, officials said. The blast occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg about 7:15 a.m., causing a small fire, said Col. Stephen Ledbetter, the depot commander. Army...

The Latest: Army says 5th person hurt in depot blast, fire

Jul. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot (all times local): 5 p.m. The Army says a fifth person required hospital treatment after a small explosion and fire at a sprawling military facility in Pennsylvania. Officials at Letterkenny Army Depot said Thursday evening...

Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault

Jul. 19, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge Thursday ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges. After a preliminary hearing where his accuser testified Thursday, Ari Goldstein was ordered to stand trial on attempted sexual assault,...

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot to plead guilty

Jul. 19, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist intends to plead guilty to terrorism charges in Philadelphia, according to court documents filed Thursday. Ali Charaf Damache is scheduled to admit his guilt before U.S. District Court Judge Petrese B. Tucker in a hearing...

Auditor sees state tax windfall if marijuana is legalized

Jul. 19, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an analysis Thursday that said there are about 800,000 regular users...

Penn St. board ponders freeze on in-state tuition next year

Jul. 19, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's board is considering a proposal to keep in-state resident undergraduate tuition at current levels next year, the second such freeze in recent years. The board's finance committee endorsed the proposal during a meeting in Reading on Thursday. For Penn Staters from outside...

Police: Whites, some in skinhead gear, beat black man

Jul. 19, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

AVALON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a group of six white men and women — some in skinhead gear — assaulted a black man at a bar near Pittsburgh. Police in Avalon say the man was violently attacked at the Jackman Inn on July 7. Two women and four men face charges of ethnic intimidation and assault....