- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

NEW FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL VISITORS’ CENTER UNVEILED FOR FAMILIES, MEDIA

That was Wednesday. On Thursday, the $26 million center will be dedicated and opened to the public, a day before the 14th anniversary of the September 2001 terrorist attacks that spawned it.

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PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON GOV. TOM WOLF’S REFUSAL TO ISSUE EXECUTION WARRANTS

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is challenging Wolf’s moratorium saying it’s “flagrantly unconstitutional.” Thursday’s arguments center on the case of Terrance Williams. His March execution for the tire-iron beating death of another Philadelphia man was the first of three reprieves Wolf has granted since February.

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CELLPHONE COMPANIES SPENDING MORE THAN $40 MILLION TO UPGRADE NETWORKS FOR POPE’S VISIT

Social media platforms and wireless carriers anticipate activity related to his Sept. 22-27 visit to rival the Super Bowl - there’s even a ban on drones and selfie sticks. Wireless carriers are using the big game as a guide as they add capacity near the pope’s stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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SPEAKING OF THE POPE, NOT EVERYONE’S OUT TO MAKE A BUCK OF HIS HOLINESS

When 10,000 free tickets to the pope’s Sept. 26 Independence Mall speech in Philadelphia were snapped up in two minutes on Tuesday, some people immediately went online to sell theirs. But three friends from suburban New York held an essay contest to give theirs away. Terry Casey, of suburban Philadelphia, won a pair with his entry.

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

The National Football League kicks off its 2015 season with the New England Patriots playing host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots will unveil their fourth Super Bowl banner at Gillette Stadium for February’s win over the Seattle Seahawks.

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