- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

RICK SANTORUM MAKES 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OFFICIAL

The Republican former U.S. Senator finished second in the balloting for the party’s nomination in 2012. He says, “The last race, we changed the debate. This race, with your help and God’s grace, we can change this nation.”

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SEPTA BOARD EXPECTED TO BAN CONTROVERSIAL, CRITICAL ADS

Thursday’s vote by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority was forced by a federal lawsuit to run ads on 84 buses from a group whose Texas contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons drew gunfire.

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LAST COAL BREAKER BUILT DURING PENNSYLVANIA’S ANTHRACITE BOOM IS COMING DOWN

Nearly 300 breakers were built to crush, wash and size billions of tons of coal used in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast. Now, the St. Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City, shuttered more than 50 years ago, is being torn down.

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AIN’T THAT A SHAME

The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud. Cartoons posted in a cubicle at its headquarters near Philadelphia suggest little tolerance for the “fat, white and hideous.” But a company spokeswoman says the postings in a private workspace do not reflect the company’s point of view.

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FEELING IMPULSIVE?

E-commerce powerhouse Amazon is offering free same-day delivery service in Philadelphia and several other cities to its Prime loyalty club members. More than 1 million items including books, electronics and vacation gear will be eligible for same-day delivery in 14 metro areas. Orders placed by noon will be delivered by 9 p.m.


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