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Wolf says he’ll work with Legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels 9:47 p.m.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue for Pennsylvania and a burgeoning campaign issue in the governor’s race. “I’m not going to …

More than 500 migrant kids sent to Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press 10:06 p.m.
HARRISBURG — More than 500 migrant children among the tens of thousands who have flooded the southern U.S. border are being housed in Pennsylvania, attracting a visit from some members of Congress and at least one Tea Party protest. The …

Philly Nazi suspect dies as extradition request OK’d

By The Associated Press 10:05 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a ruling on Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to …

United States proposes tougher rules for moving crude oil, ethanol by rail

By David Conti 9:57 p.m.
Older rail tankers would be phased out in two years and speed limits would be lowered for trains transporting highly flammable crude oil and other …

PennDOT to raise speed limit on more sections, but not in Western Pa.

By Bobby Kerlik 9:55 p.m.
PennDOT officials on Wednesday announced two more stretches of road where the speed limit will rise to 70 mph — an 88-mile portion of Interstate 80 and a 21-mile stretch of I-380. The announcement was made the same day a …

Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

By Jason Cato
The state’s official watchdog on Tuesday drilled Pennsylvania’s protectors of natural resources for failing to crack down on wayward oil and gas companies and make the public aware of what it’s doing to keep the state’s water clean. Auditor General …

Backlog of black lung claims grabs feds’ attention

By Brian Bowling
The federal government needs more staff in Pittsburgh to handle an increasing number of workers’ compensation cases tied to black lung disease in miners, a …

Paterno son, another ex-football assistant coach suing PSU

By Chris Adamski
Another Paterno v. Penn State lawsuit has been filed. Jay Paterno, son of longtime former PSU football coach Joe Paterno and a former  assistant coach under his father, joined fellow former assistant Bill Kenney in filing a $1 million lawsuit …

Greene Co. town sued over regulation on seismic testing

By Brian Bowling
A Greene County municipality delayed a seismic testing agreement so that it could pass an ordinance that effectively makes seismic testing impossible, a Texas company claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court. Geokinetics USA Inc. of Houston wants …

2 Greene County residents charged with killing 3 in W.Va.

By The Associated Press
LITTLETON, W.Va. — Two Greene County residents face murder charges in connection with the deaths of three people in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says Samuel L. Spencer, 25, and Natasha L. Burns, 26, were …

Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. The Rockville, Maryland-based organization said late Monday that it was contacted Friday by a payment card industry fraud investigative unit and …

Salena Zito Reporting

Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

Brad Bumsted

Corbett’s chances at holding Pa. governor job tied to GOP nest egg

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — As he works to shore up his GOP base, Gov. Tom Corbett needs to improve polling numbers to keep money flowing from the Republican Governors Association, a group …