- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

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

BAGGAGE HANDLERS, AIRPLANE CLEANERS, OTHER NON-UNION WORKERS ON STRIKE AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Organizers say they expect more than 500 workers to picket Thursday because some make the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They want airline contractors Prospect Airport Services and PrimeFlight Airline Services to comply with a living wage law passed last year, as well as affordable health benefits and sick days.

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PITTSBURGH DIOCESE ELIMINATES ANNULMENT FEE

Bishop David Zubik says the decision was motivated by recent comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry in the church and receive other sacraments.

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HEINZ WINS COURT FIGHT WITH INVENTOR WHO CLAIMED HE GAVE THEM IDEA FOR DUAL-PURPOSE KETCHUP PACKETS

David Wawrzynski claimed the “Little Dipper” package he invented inspired the Pittsburgh-based company to develop its Dip & Squeeze packet that lets food be dipped into ketchup, but can also be used to squeeze ketchup onto food. But a federal court jury disagrees and sided with Heinz.

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PHILLY-AREA TRANSIT AGENCY BEGINS RUNNING ADS SAYING: “JEW HATRED: IT’S IN THE QURAN”

Some of the provocative ads also show a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader. The ads from the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative will appear on 84 buses after a federal judge ordered the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to accept the ads.

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FEDERAL CORRUPTION TRIAL CONTINUES FOR SIX FORMER PHILADELPHIA NARCOTICS OFFICERS CHARGED WITH SHAKING DOWN DRUG DEALERS

Defense attorneys insist the government case is based on tainted testimony from 19 drug dealers and a rogue former colleague caught red-handed in an FBI sting.


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