- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:

PHILADELPHIA HAS LONGER VA WAITING LIST, BUT PITTSBURGH VETS WAIT LONGER FOR CARE

That’s according to a nationwide audit of Veterans Affairs facilities released Monday. The Philadelphia VA had 1,141 new enrollees waiting more than 60 days for an appointment, while Pittsburgh had only 443. But Pittsburgh had the longest average wait time for new enrollees, at almost 60 days. The figure for Philadelphia was about 43 days, while Erie was 21.

FEDERAL JUDGE WHO STRUCK DOWN PENNSYLVANIA LAW DEFINING MARRIAGE AS ONE MAN-ONE WOMAN DOESN’T BELIEVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERMINES FAMILIES


U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III says Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration did not even try to establish such a link before the judge struck down the law. The judge was responding to a statement by Bishop David A. Zubik of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

DOUBLE TAKE: HIGH SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA SET TO GRADUATE 14 SETS OF TWINS

The 2014 graduating class of William Tennent High School in Bucks County includes five sets of male twins, seven sets of male/female twins and two sets of female twins.

NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SET TO VOTE FOR $82 MILLION TAX BREAK FOR NEW 76ERS PRACTICE FACILITY

The vote Tuesday would pave the way for Philadelphia’s NBA franchise to put its practice facility and offices in cash-strapped Camden, New Jersey. The 76ers are the only team in the NBA without its own practice facility. The team would have to stay in the city for at least 15 years and bring at least 250 jobs to Camden in return for taxpayers footing the bill.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES CALLING UP POTENTIAL FRANCHISE PLAYER GREGORY POLANCO

The outfielder is set to join the Pirates on Tuesday night. He’s being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis after the Pirates put second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list due to an appendectomy. Polanco, a 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic, was hitting .347 with seven home runs in 62 games Indianapolis.