- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER EXPECTED TO OFFER BUDGET COMPROMISE

Rep. Eugene DiGirolamo says he’ll outline a middle-of-the-road compromise to break a two-week-old stalemate that has left state government without a budget or full spending authority.

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HARRISBURG MAYOR CALLS NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM ‘MONUMENT TO CORRUPTION’

That’s why Mayor Eric Papenfuse says the museum should be shut down in the wake of criminal charges against the former mayor who was the moving force behind building it. But the nonprofit that operates the city-owned museum wants to keep it open.

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12 CHARGED IN UNITED STATES, 28 OTHERS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, IN ‘CRIMINAL BAZAAR’ SHUTDOWN

The Justice Department shut down the online Darkode site, saying that’s where computer hackers around the world sold malware and other devices to cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.

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PHILADELPHIA HOUSING AUTHORITY CONSIDERING ‘NO SMOKING’ POLICY

If approved, the PHA would become the country’s largest public housing agency to implement such a policy.

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MAN GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL IN MERCY FITZGERALD HOSPITAL CAMPUS SHOOTINGS

Richard Plotts, 50, of Upper Darby, after pleading to murdering his caseworker and wounding a psychiatrist at the hospital last July.

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