- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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

CONGRESSMAN CHAKA FATTAH DUE IN FEDERAL COURT ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

The 11-term Philadelphia Democrat has denied wrongdoing. He’s charged with illegally using grants and charitable donations to repay a $1 million campaign loan.

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GOV. TOM WOLF CALLS REPUBLICANS ‘DISINGENOUS’ IN BUDGET TALKS

The Democrat governor says legislative majority leaders are wrong to criticize a compromise offer on how to reduce Pennsylvania’s long-term public pension debt when they have not made similar moves to end a seven-week-old budget stalemate.

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PITTSBURGH ZOO DROPS MEMBERSHIP IN ELEPHANT ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION

The zoo says it has a “a philosophical difference of opinion” with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The association says the two disagreed over a policy scheduled to begin in June 2017 that would limit unrestricted access between handlers and elephants to times of transport, research, calf management and medical treatment.

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FORMER NFL PLAYERS’ APPEALS LIKELY TO DELAY CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT PAYOUTS UNTIL NEXT YEAR

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia could hear arguments on the issues this fall. But that would delay payouts to former players from the $1 billion settlement.

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ISN’T HE LOVELY?

On Monday, Stevie Wonder performed free pop-up concerts in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. He’ll be back to play for paying customers on his “Songs in the Key of Life Performance” tour in Washington and Philadelphia in October, and New York in November.

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