News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump's endorsement helped several Republican candidates for governor in their party primaries, but the general election will test how that support translates to all voters. The governor's office is on the ballot this fall in 36 states. Most of the races expected to be competitive are now held by Republicans, who had a run of success in state-level elections during the Obama presidency. Governors often play a role in redistricting, increasing the importance of this year's races.
WILLOW STREET, Pa. (AP) - An autopsy is planned Monday on a man found dead in a Pennsylvania field _ and whose body authorities suspect was dumped at the site. Police in Pequea Township say there were no signs of injury on the body when it was found just after 7 a.m. Saturday. The name of the 48-year-old Lancaster resident wasn't immediately released. Prosecutors are seeking information on any vehicles or people seen in the area Friday night or early Saturday.
(AP) - Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the monthly counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. It could affect pending defamation suits filed by other accusers, and become another stain on his legacy.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. Republicans currently hold two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the U.S, but Democrats are doubling their spending on targeted races. Republicans also have increased their spending compared to 2016. Both want to be in charge for the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 Census.
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