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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

June 26, 2014
Associated Press

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

NFL LIFTS $675 MILLION CAP ON PROPOSED CONCUSSION LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminated a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues. The proposed settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop neurological problems believed to be caused by concussions.

TWO STRIKES: ATTORNEY GENERAL BACKTRACKS ON CLAIMS THAT TWO YOUNG MEN ACCUSED JERRY SANDUSKY OF ABUSE AFTER INVESTIGATION BEGAN

Kathleen Kane claimed during her election campaign that Gov. Tom Corbett slowed the Jerry Sandusky child-sex investigation so it wouldn't affect his 2010 campaign for governor. After a report she commissioned proved that wrong, she then wrongly claimed two men were victimized by the slow pace of the investigation — which she now also says is incorrect.

HOUSE PASSES $29.1 BILLION BUDGET BILL SURELY TO BE CHANGED BY THE SENATE

Senators expected to have their own ideas about where to find the revenues, particularly because the House plan relies on $380 million from the unlikely sell-off of the state's wine and liquor operations.

KENNY PERRY DEFENDING SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP NEAR PITTSBURGH

Perry shot 19-under 261 to hold off Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf by two shots last June. The major championship at the Fox Chapel County Club runs through Sunday.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HIRE JUNIOR COACH TO REPLACE DAN BYLSMA

The Penguins have hired Mike Johnston, the 57-year-old coach of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. His top assistant will be Rick Tocchet, who played on Pittsburgh's 1992 Stanley Cup championship team and once coached the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 
 

 

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