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Updated: September 28, 2020 | 4:56 pm

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others rulings

“In a pandemic, states are even more reliant on the mail, especially when it comes to administering elections."
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Post office defends accusations from Pennsylvania and five other states that cuts threaten election

The latest hearing on accusations that postal service cuts are slowing down the mail and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. took place in federal court in Philadelphia, where the attorneys general from Pennsylvania and five other states, as well as the District of Columbia have sued.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Trump, eyeing undecided voters, loses one during TV exchange at Philadelphia town hall

Ellesia Blaque voted reluctantly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and dislikes Sen. Kamala Harris’s record as a prosecutor. She hoped that Trump would allay her fear of losing insurance coverage over her preexisting condition.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal

Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Lawyers: NFL concussion awards discriminate against Blacks

“The use of a deliberate, explicit, racial classification....is a blatant violation of the law."
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Updated: July 14, 2020 | 5:31 pm

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing teargas and firing rubber bullets at protesters indiscriminately.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Bill Cosby appeal in Pennsylvania will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

The 82-year-old has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sex assault case

Comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press


Updated: April 10, 2020 | 7:44 pm

Your daily coronavirus update: Wolf suggests Pennsylvania virus cases could surge next week

The plan allows the release of inmates serving time for nonviolent offenses who are within nine months of scheduled release, or within 12 months for those considered at heightened risk from the coronavirus.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press, Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press, Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press and Staff
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