August 25, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Norristown: AG Kane ordered to trial  

A judge ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to go to trial on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice following a preliminary hearing. Kane maintains her innocence.

Pittsburgh: Airline closes Moon location

U.S. Airways closed its Pittsburgh operations center to merge with American Airlines. More than 300 workers at the Moon location will be relocated to Texas.

Pittsburgh: City continues suit against oversight group

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which is currently involved in a suit with Pittsburgh, denied the city access to records. The city is accusing the Authority of withholding millions of dollars in gambling funds from 2014 and 2015.

Pittsburgh: City receives environmental grant

Pittsburgh is one of 10 cities that will receive $25,000 as part of Obama’s Resilience AmeriCorps initiative. The money will fund local plans to address climate change and economic challenges.

West Chester: Bacterial disease found on college campus

Officials at West Chester University outside Philadelphia have discovered legionella bacteria in the hot water systems and treated them. Classes started Monday and officials said there was no need for immediate concern.

Allentown: IndyCar driver in coma

Justin Wilson, who sustained a serious head injury from flying debris at Pocono Raceway, remains in critical condition in a Lehigh Valley hospital. The British driver has often spoken about safety on the tracks.

NATIONAL

Stock markets tumble

U.S. stock markets were down nearly 4 percent following upheavals in China’s markets.

Obama leaves golf behind

President Obama was scheduled to give the keynote speach at the eighth National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. The White House also announced new investments to improve sustainability programs.

Three Americans who thwarted train attack honored by French

Three Americans and one Briton were awarded France’s Legion of Honor medal after their “exceptional courage” in taking down a man who attacked passengers on a train bound for Paris last week. Four people were hurt in the train debacle, but the men prevented a full-scale terrorist attack.

Wildfires erupt near California ski resort

A fire around Snow Summit Ski Resort in Big Bear prompted officials to evacuate homes and schools. Wildfires continued throughout the West because of drought conditions.

Panda babies in fragile condition

Staffers at the National Zoo are watching over the twin cubs of Mei Xiang, a giant panda. The tiny, hairless cubs are the result of an April artificial insemination.

IN OTHER NEWS

It’s a small world

Street artist Banksy opened Dismaland, an anti-Disneyland creation, in England. The installation features Banksy and about 60 other artists in a dark, theme park-esque satire.

The daily report was compiled by Elaina Zachos, a PublicSource intern. You can reach her with questions or suggestions at ezachos@publicsource.org.