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April 18, 2014

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

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

IMMIGRANT TEEN GETS FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE FOR HELPING ONLINE TERRORISM PLOTTERS IN U.S.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid was just 15 and had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a few years in the United States, where his family was building a new life after leaving Pakistan. Federal prosecutors say Khalid used his “brilliance and eloquence,” along with his computer and video skills, to help his fellow plotters translate documents and try to recruit westerners to jihad.

NINE FOR IX

The Women’s Law Project has filed discrimination complaints against nine state-owned universities, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students under Title IX.

DEMOCRAT TOM WOLF RELEASES PARTIAL TAX RETURN, SHOWS HE REPORTED $2.2M IN ADJUSTED INCOME

Wolf, who owns a building materials distributor, let reporters view the remainder of his 2013 return at the office of a campaign adviser. Two other Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Katie McGinty, released their entire 2012 returns because they haven’t yet filed 2013 returns. Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat state Treasurer Rob McCord haven’t released their returns yet.

FOUR BUYERS SUBMIT BIDS FOR PITTSBURGH BLACK ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER

The August Wilson Center honors the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who grew up in Pittsburgh. A judge recently approved selling off the downtown building to settle a mortgage default and other debts totaling about $10 million. The top bid of $9.5 million came from a developer who has yet to be identified.

FLYERS DOWN ONE IN OPENING ROUND SERIES

The New York Rangers scored two power-play goals within 47 seconds in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Thursday night. The second game of the seven-game series is Sunday in New York.

 

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