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May 19, 2014

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

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

FEDS TO ANNOUNCE CHARGES IN INTERNATIONAL CYBER-ESPIONAGE CASE WITH TIES TO WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Attorney General Eric Holder and Pittsburgh's U.S. attorney, David Hickton, will announce indictments in Washington this morning. An official says the indictments will accuse individuals of participating in cyber-espionage on behalf of a foreign government. The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the case in advance of the announcement and spoke on grounds of anonymity. The victims are western Pennsylvania companies.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER BLASTS GRADUATES FOR PROTESTING SPEAKER HE REPLACED

William Bowen, former president of Princeton University, used his commencement speech at Haverford College outside Philadelphia to criticize students who campaigned against Robert Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. The students objected to Birgeneau's handling of a 2011 incident at Berkeley in which police used force at a student protest during the Occupy movement.

AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY WOMAN, CHILD, BOYFRIEND KILLED IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA FIRE

The Indiana County coroner's office said 28-year-old Shawn Marsh, 27-year-old Nicole Novak and 9-year-old Gabbriella Novak were killed in Sunday morning's fire in White Township. Autopsies are scheduled today. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES HE HAS UNTREATABLE CANCER

Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife publishes the paper and owns Trib Total Media, which includes several other western Pennsylvania newspapers and websites. The 81-year-old Mellon banking fortune and is a notable backer of conservative and libertarian causes. He serves as the vice chairman of the board of the Heritage Foundation.

LAST WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL STABBING VICTIM IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

Franklin Regional High School sophomore Greg Keener was released from Forbes Regional Hospital on Saturday. The 15-year-old was one of 20 students wounded when authorities say a classmate wielding two kitchen knives rampaged through the suburban Pittsburgh school last month. A security guard was also wounded.

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