- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

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GOV. TOM WOLF EXPECTED TO FILE RESPONSE TO LAWSUIT CHALLENGING HIS FIRING OF NEW OPEN RECORDS CHIEF

Wolf fired the man who was a late-term appointment by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. But Republicans say the man is qualified, being a veteran state Senate aide who helped draft the state’s Right-to-Know law.

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JUST-RESIGNED STATE TREASURER TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL EXTORTION CHARGES

Federal court papers file yesterday show Rob McCord will plead guilty Feb. 17 to charges he used his treasurer’s post to threaten potential donors into contributing money to his failed gubernatorial campaign.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY INDICTS 16 IN ID THEFT, IRS REFUND SCHEME

The federal grand jury based in Erie says those folks - most from the New York City area - used stolen identities to obtain more than $10 million in fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.

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PHILADELPHIA POLICE SAY EMPLOYEE SHOT SUPERVISOR TO COVER UP THEFT FROM CHILD ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION

Police have charged Randolph Sanders with assassinating 56-year-old Kim Jones, a mother of two, at a bus stop. Police say Sanders was afraid Jones would report that he stole about $40,000 from Turning Points for Children.

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FEDERAL JUDGE IN PHILADELPHIA WANTS NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT TO COVER MORE RETIRED PLAYERS

Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody has been nudging both sides toward a plan that could pay out $1 billion over 65 years, more than the $765 million first proposed by the National Football League.

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