June 1, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Statewide: Political campaigns may be selling your data

Political campaigns collect vast amounts of data about voters, but may sell that valuable data to pay off campaign debts.

Harrisburg: Pa. Senate plans to send Wolf a balanced budget

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature can’t reach a compromise, the Pennsylvania Senate is willing to send the governor a balanced budget he’s unlikely to sign.

Philadelphia: Williams discusses what went wrong in his mayoral defeat

State Sen. Anthony Williams analyzes Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral primary, which he lost to Jim Kenney.

Beaver: Recounting the tornado of 1985

Thirty years ago, a deadly tornado ripped through Beaver County. Here are some of the stories from the deadliest storm in county history.

Allentown: Talen Energy ready to launch

Talen Energy’s CEO will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday as the company begins trading under the stock symbol TLN. The power generation company was spun off from PPL Corporation.

NATIONAL

Portions of the Patriot Act expire

Provisions of the Patriot Act that allowed the National Security Agency to collect, in bulk, Americans’ phone records lapsed on Sunday night after the Senate could not reach a deal.

Police killings nearing 400 so far this year

At least 385 people have been killed by police in the first five months of 2015, which is more than twice the rate found in incomplete federal government records over the past decade.

Former Taliban prisoners may be stuck in Qatar

The five Guantánamo prisoners exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a year ago may not be allowed to leave Qatar, amid fears they could return to the battlefield in Afghanistan.

IN OTHER NEWS

Schieffer retires from ‘Face the Nation’

Veteran CBS journalist Bob Schieffer anchored his final broadcast of “Face the Nation” on Sunday, after 24 years of hosting the political talk show.

Whaaaat? Kim Kardashian pregnant with second child

On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian announced that she is pregnant with her second child. She and husband Kanye West also have a daughter North West, who is nearly two years old.

The daily report was compiled by Eric Holmberg, a PublicSource reporter. Reach him with questions or suggestions at 412-315-0266 or at eholmberg@publicsource.org.