- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

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

POPE FRANCIS BACK IN VATICAN AFTER WHIRLWIND FINAL DAY IN PHILADELPHIA

Among other things, the pope met privately with sex-abuse victims, spoked to about 300 bishops who participated in the World Meeting of Families, met with inmates at a Philadelphia jail, greeted crowds along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway then celebrated mass for those hundreds of thousands, then bid adieu to Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Michael Nutter and other dignitaries.

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MEANWHILE, BUSINESSES BEMOANING THE VISIT, AND THE VACANT STREETS THEY’RE BLAMING ON PAPAL SECURITY

Speaking of those streets. Nearly all were reopened, making Monday’s rush-hour commute the first normal trek in several days.

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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER REOPENS TRANSPLANT PROGRAM AFTER CONCERNS THAT MOLD CAUSED THREE DEATHS

UPMC reopened the program Sunday after its procedures and treatments were reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Department of Health hasn’t said whether mold caused the deaths or whether investigators had found the source of the mold.

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PENN STATE MOURNING STUDENT KILLED IN CRASH AFTER RAISING MONEY FOR THON CHARITY

The university website identified the student as 19-year-old Vitalya Sepot, a sophomore from Branford, Connecticut. The school says Sepot was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area when the accident occurred Sunday afternoon in Charlestown Township in Chester County.

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THREE DOWN, THREE TO GO

The Pittsburgh Pirates trail the St. Louis Cardinals by three games in the National League Central, with the Cardinals coming to Pittsburgh for a three-game series that starts Monday night. Should the Pirates sweep the Cardinals, both teams will be tied heading into the final three games of the season. But, both have already clinched playoff spots.

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