- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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

BILL COSBY TRYING TO HIRE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Lawyer Edwin Jacobs tells The Associated Press that Cosby’s agents had contacted him in the past few days about a pending sexual assault investigation in Montgomery County. Jacobs, who had represented Cosby in a review of another accuser’s complaint in New Jersey, says he referred Cosby’s agents to another high-profile Philadelphia-area lawyer.

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POPE FRANCIS GREETS CROWDS, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

The pope addressed climate change and other issues during his first stop on a six-day, three-city tour of the U.S. that culminates in Philadelphia this weekend.

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SUSPENDED CATHOLIC PRIEST CONVICTED OF MOLESTING HONDURAN STREET CHILDREN

The 70-year-old Rev. Joseph Maurizio now faces potentially decades in prison after his conviction in federal court in Johnstown. He allegedly molested three boys during missionary trips that ended in 2009.

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DEMOCRATS OUT-FUNDRAISING REPUBLICANS IN PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT RACE

Cash from organized labor and trial lawyers helped the three Democrats raise $2.4 million during the 13-week period that ended Sept. 14, while the three Republican nominees received $334,000.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RUN HER OFFICE WITH LAW LICENSE SUSPENSION LOOMING

Kane has until Oct. 21 to figure that out. That’s when the state Supreme Court suspension takes effect. That will create the unprecedented situation of leaving the state’s top law enforcement official without the ability to act as a lawyer, but still in charge of the 750-employee office.

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