- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 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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BILL COSBY SAYS HE GOT QUAALUDES TO GIVE YOUNG WOMEN HE WAS PURSUING FOR SEX

According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the comedian admitted in a sworn deposition in 2005 that he obtained the sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. Attorneys for women claiming that Cosby drugged and had sex with them say the testimony could bolster their claims. Cosby has denied wrongdoing through his representatives.

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ALLENTOWN MAYOR DROPS US SENATE RUN AFTER FBI SEARCH, QUESTIONING

Mayor Ed Pawlowski says in a statement that he wanted to focus on “assisting in the federal investigation of Allentown contracting practices.” He says the campaign would be re-evaluated “once we have a more clear picture of any potential concerns with Allentown’s government.”

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MAN CONVICTED IN 1968 MURDER OF PENNSYLVANIA WORKER

Sixty-eight-year-old Richard Keiper, of Boyd, Texas, faces life in prison in the October 1968 death of Alfred Barnes, a 40-year-old assistant to the vice president at Bethlehem Steel. Monroe County prosecutors say Keiper confessed in September 2013 but insisted he acted in self-defense. He’ll be formally sentenced in October.

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FRIDAY’S THE DEADLINE FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR TO VETO REPUBLICAN-CRAFTED PENSION BILL

If the bill becomes law without Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature, the traditional pension benefit for most newly hired state workers and school employees would end. They’d be shifted into a 401(k)-style defined-contribution plan.

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PHILADELPHIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DRAG-RACING CRASH THAT KILLED WOMAN, 3 YOUNG SONS

Ahmen Holloman, 32, must now spend five to 10 years in state prison. Authorities say he was racing Khusen Akhmedov as 27-year-old Samara Banks and her children were crossing a boulevard on foot in July 2013. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of the 24-year-old Akhmedov, whose car hit the victims.


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