- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE CLAIMS EMAILS BOLSTER HER DEFENSE AGAINST GRAND JURY LEAK CHARGES

But legal experts say it’s unclear whether the reams of printouts will help her claim that two former underlings cooked up the investigation against her because they feared she’d show they were linked to pornographic and distasteful emails shared by state employees.

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SPEAKING OF EMAILS, DOCUMENT OBTAINED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHOWS KANE USED PERSONAL ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE SENSITIVE EMAILS

Those emails were sent by aides who were updating Kane on news coverage that was critical of her office.

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STATE OFFICIALS READY TO LAUNCH ONLINE VOTER REGISRATION

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes plan to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the advantages. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 22 other states have adopted online registration and five others have approved online systems but not yet implemented them.

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FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY REP. CHAKA FATTAH TRYING TO INFLUENCE POTENTIAL JURORS

They say Fattah is publicly boasting about his accomplishments during 11 terms in Congress and has questioned their motives in prosecuting him. They want a judge to block Fattah from making similar arguments when he stands trial on racketeering conspiracy and other crimes.

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PHILLY OFFICIALS URGING PEOPLE TO COME SEE POPE FRANCIS

Mayor Michael Nutter says the pleas - including calls for businesses to stay open when the pope visits Philadelphia next month - aren’t in response to negative publicity about security restrictions and major road closures.

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