- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

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WOLF, KANE SQUARE OFF ON DEATH PENALTY MORATORIM

Gov. Tom Wolf says he’s confident the ban will withstand legal challenges by prosecutors. Attorney General Kathleen Kane wants the state Supreme Court to declare the ban unconstitutional so a death row inmate can be executed for murdering a York teenager two decades ago.

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FIRST ACCUSER WANTS COSBY’S FULL SWORN DEPOSITION RELEASED IN HER SEX ASSAULT LAWSUIT

Andrea Constand’s lawyers want the public to hear how Cosby answered questions about his use of quaaludes and other drugs, his alleged use of hush money to silence women, his deal to have an accuser’s story spiked and his alleged affairs with other women. Cosby’s attorneys haven’t responded to requests for comment.

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DRAWING UP REGULATIONS FOR CAMERAS INSIDE LOCOMOTIVES

The Federal Railroad Administration says other steps aimed at reducing human error are in the works. The cameras have been opposed by labor unions. The move comes as investigators are struggling to determine why an Amtrak train accelerated to twice the speed limit moments before derailing in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people.

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STATE POLICE BASE WOMAN’S ACCIDENTAL DEATH FINDING ON SKULL FRACTURE; EXPERT DISAGREES

Police concluded that Susan Bachman, a 37-year-old mentally ill woman, died from injuries suffered as she jumped out of her parents’ moving car on Interstate 80 last July. Police say a skull fracture helped prove that. But the scientist who examined Bachman’s remains for police say the skull fracture happened after she died, not before.

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A HUNGRY DOG WITH UNUSUAL TASTE BUDS

A veterinarian retrieved 62 hair bands, eight pairs of underwear and a bandage from a dog’s stomach during exploratory surgery. The dog’s owner says it once swallowed a plastic foam dart, but it passed through the dog’s system naturally.


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