State


GOP activists claim district judge must resign to seek state Senate seat

Republican activists contend that Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethical rules.


Pa. AG Kane's twin sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan

Kathleen Kane’s twin, Ellen Granahan, was sued in Lackawanna County Court last month by Jacob Wentland III, of Dunmore.



 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill for Pennsylvania

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.



 Their actions are hurting the city and I won’t stand for it any more," Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.

Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.


World


U.S., allies target Islamic State in 24 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

In Syria, coalition forces targeted ISIS with nine strikes destroying tactical units, fighting positions, vehicles and structures.



IMF, Athens agree: Greece needs debt relief

The International Monetary Fund conceded in a report that Greece has little chance for a sustained recovery without some debt reduction.


 
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"Raves": He’s had no better peer than one through telescope

Longtime passion for peering through telescope makes a man wonder what might have been.



Random Acts of Kindness: Helpful return of passport preserved big trip abroad

Plus: Bert lent strong hands to assist older women, dining cousins received a donated lunch, left purse returned.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) After the least surprising veto in state history, Gov. Tom Wolf and Harrisburg Republicans are starting all over on a state


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Yvonne Edmunds, of Pittsburgh, making signs as groups concerned with funding of education, wages, and cuts to social programs