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Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

Nov. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration’s insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry. Dozens of children and...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

Sean Parnell to run for Congress in Pennsylvania

Oct. 30, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, a regular guest on Fox News shows, says he'll run for Congress in Pennsylvania, confirming what President Donald Trump announced during an address last week in Pittsburgh. Parnell said Wednesday that he'll run for Pennsylvania's politically divided 17th District, which...

Pennsylvania told to produce documents about mystery FBI dig

Oct. 24, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

Score another one for the treasure hunters. A father and son who believe they found a legendary cache of buried Civil War-era gold have been fighting for access to government documents about an FBI dig at the remote Pennsylvania site. The FBI has said it found nothing at Dent's Run. Dennis and Kem Parada of...

Pennsylvania's gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

Oct. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump promoted his support for the natural gas industry Wednesday, making clear on his second visit to Pennsylvania in the past three months that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state in 2020. As some of his leading...

Big greenhouse gas emitter moves to join climate initiative

Oct. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took a step toward capping greenhouse gas emissions from power plants Thursday, part of an effort to fight climate change in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's biggest polluters and power producers. Wolf, a...

New chapter opens in Pennsylvania in fight over suing church

Sep. 28, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When post offices close Monday, the last victim compensation funds at Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses will also close, hours before lawmakers plunge back into a years-old fight over whether to let long-ago victims of child sexual abuse sue perpetrators and institutions that...

N. Carolina Congress map challenged again on partisan bias

Sep. 27, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Buoyed by a favorable ruling this month involving legislative districts, North Carolina voters sued again on Friday to overturn the state's congressional map, alleging Republican state lawmakers manipulated lines to maximize GOP seats. The registered Democrats and independents filed a...

Pennsylvania governor now supports legalizing marijuana

Sep. 25, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, saying Wednesday that most of the state's residents support it and that the state has a wealth of knowledge from the experience in other states to guide it. Wolf, a second-term Democrat, packaged...