- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Harrisburg Bureau at 717-238-9413.

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WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. The case being argued at the Supreme Court on Tuesday involves family-owned companies that provide health insurance to their employees, but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs. By Mark Sherman. SENT: About 530 words.


VATICAN CITY - Where should Pope Francis visit next year? The USA, of course, where the pope’s “message needs to be heard” during a massive church celebration of the family in Philadelphia, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter made their pitch to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, whose Pontifical Council for the Family is helping organize the Sept. 22-27 meeting. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: About 320 words.


BOSTON - As the East Coast shivers through an unusually cold early spring, parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England are bracing for a nor’easter that could bring additional snow. The National Weather Service says a powerful low pressure system will develop off the Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday night. Where and how much snow falls will depend on the storm’s track, according to the weather service. But, cold temperatures and windy conditions will cover the Mid-Atlantic states north into New England.


HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania appeals court has voided the conviction of a man for violating a state law that requires people to answer truthfully when a game warden asks them about a dead animal. The defendant had argued the law was a violation of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. By Mark Scolforo.


PITTSBURGH - The Carnegie Hero Foundation announces the 22 latest recipients of its award for heroism, founded by Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. UPCOMING: About 350 words by 3 p.m., though members are asked to HFR until 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.


-BC-PA—Carnegie Heroes-List.

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