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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

October 31, 2013
Associated Press

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

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT RULES BAN ON AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES ISN'T RETROACTIVE

The U.S. Supreme Court last year found such sentences are cruel and unusual punishment. But that court didn't say whether the decision applied to juveniles already serving such sentences. The state court's ruling means about 460 Pennsylvania lifers who committed crimes as juveniles may never get parole.

FEDERAL ATTORNEYS ARGUING AGAINST ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH'S LAWSUIT CHALLENGING OBAMACARE BIRTH CONTROL, ABORTION MANDATES

The attorneys contend the church-affiliated Catholic Charities organization doesn't have to pay for such coverage for its employees, though its insurance company must and then seek reimbursement from the government. The diocese argues it's wrong to make the charity offer the coverage to its workers no matter who pays. A federal judge has set a hearing Nov. 12.

COOK WHO DENIED TIES TO PHILLY MOB DESPITE 2001 CONVICTION NOW EMBRACES GANGSTER CHIC ... TO MARKET HIS NEW RESTAURANT

Angelo Lutz, known as "Fat Ange", calls his restaurant in nearby Collingswood, N.J., the Kitchen Consigliere — referring to the mob term for counselor. Lutz got out of prison in 2008 after he was convicted of being a bookie and debt collector for the Philadelphia mob.

PENN STATE TRUSTEES ON-AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN IN CHOOSING NEW UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

The board announced plans for a special meeting today, apparently to vote on a new president, only to cancel it after some trustees complained they've been kept out of the loop.

A.I. DOESN'T ALWAYS STAND FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Last night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, the initials stood — one more time — for Allen Iverson. The former Philadelphia 76er officially retired from the NBA, although he hasn't played for nearly four years. As it typical with Iverson, much of the kudos came from — who else? — himself, saying, "I always felt like it was cool being me."

 
 

 

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