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RFK Jr.'s campaign files petitions to get on presidential ballot in swing-state Pennsylvania

Jun. 20, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork Thursday to get on the ballot for the November election in swing-state Pennsylvania, the state's election office said. Kennedy's filing comes six weeks before the Aug. 1 deadline, after...

Pennsylvania court will decide whether skill game terminals are gambling machines

Jun. 20, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether the cash-paying electronic game terminals that have become commonplace in convenience stores, bars and elsewhere are unlicensed gambling machines and, as a result, must be shut down. The state Supreme Court...

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 20, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with about a third of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President...

The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey

Jun. 19, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Abortion rights, suddenly a potent political force in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to leave such matters to the states, have found an unlikely champion in swing state Pennsylvania. Sen. Bob Casey, who will appear on the November ballot...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 19, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

LNP/LancasterOnline. June 16, 2024. Editorial: As Pennsylvania’s budget comes together, say yes to transformative public school funding and no to private-school tuition vouchers THE ISSUE: Between “committee hearings and casting floor votes on pending...

When colleges close, students are left scrambling. Some never go back to school

Jun. 18, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Katherine Anderson trekked from Texas to Philadelphia last year for a college program she couldn’t find anywhere else, combining the music business, entrepreneurship and technology. Two weeks ago, she received the startling news the university would be shutting down within...

Historic SS United States is ordered out of its berth in Philadelphia. Can it find new shores?

Jun. 17, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The SS United States, a historic ship that still holds the transatlantic speed record it set more than 70 years ago, must leave its berth on the Delaware River in Philadelphia by Sept. 12, a federal judge says. The decision issued Friday by U.S. District Judge...

Emhoff will speak at groundbreaking of the memorial for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Jun. 17, 2024 06:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris and the first Jewish person to serve as the spouse of a nationally elected U.S. leader, will deliver remarks on Sunday at the groundbreaking of the memorial to victims of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. ...

Today in History: June 17, O.J. Simpson charged with murder

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 169th day of 2024. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was...

A brief look at the final round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

Jun. 16, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the final round Sunday in the U.S. Open: THE VICTOR: Bryson DeChambeau got up-and-down from a bunker at the last hole for a 1-over 71 that left him 6 under for the championship. Rory McIlroy missed two short putts over the final three holes to...