Sept. 21, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Erie: Schools may close due to budget impasse

The superintendent of the Erie school system is considering closing schools because the district will be out of money at the end of the month due to the state budget deadlock.

Statewide: Kane could lose law license

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court could suspend Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s license to practice law as early as Monday.

Pittsburgh: One year in, police chief deals with increasing gun violence

Attempting to turn around a struggling department, Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay has improved department morale, but faces a recent spike in gun violence.

Pittsburgh: Elsie Hillman remembered

A public memorial for Elsie Hillman, who died in August at the age of 89, highlighted her philanthropic and political work.

NATIONAL

U.S. to take in more refugees

The U.S. will admit 100,000 worldwide refugees by 2017, up from 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday.

Bergdahl hearing sheds more light on desertion

A preliminary hearing gives more details into the desertion of Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in exchange for five Taliban prisoners.

WORLD

In Cuba, Pope Francis draws crowd of thousands

Pope Francis met with Fidel and Raul Castro and gave a Sunday outdoor Mass while carefully navigating Cuban politics.

IN OTHER NEWS

Biggest winners and losers at the Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones won best drama and took home 12 Emmys Sunday night while Amy Poehler was among the biggest snubs.

Steelers win, Eagles lose

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers cruised to a 43-18 victory over the San Francisco 49ers while the Philadelphia Eagles fell to 0-2 with a 20-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

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.