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Details Of UPMC, Highmark Split Made Public

UPMC has agreed to allow some Highmark insurance enrollees under certain conditions to continue using its doctors and facilities at in-network rates under a consent decree filed in court Friday after a long and bitter fight between the two western Pennsylvania health care giants.

06/27/2014

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Former Prosecutors Say Kane Wrong That Sandusky Victimized Others While AG “Slow-Walked”

Attorney General Tom Corbett first heard allegations of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky in March of 2009.

06/24/2014

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Democrats Walk Out On Kane’s Impeachment Hearing

A legislative hearing turned raucous Tuesday morning when local Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe of Cranberry tried to consider whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be impeached.

05/06/2014

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Toyota Reaches $1.2 Billion Criminal Settlement With Government

It’s the largest criminal penalty ever assessed against an auto manufacturer — $1.2 billion — announced Wednesday morning by Attorney General Eric Holder.

03/19/2014

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DA: AG Taking Over Catholic School Abuse Probe

A county prosecutor says the state attorney general’s office is taking over the investigation of sex abuse allegations against a Franciscan friar who helped as an athletic trainer at a Roman Catholic high school in Johnstown from 1992 to 2001.

01/18/2014

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Corbett Defends Millions In Consultant Fees On Lottery Privatization

Although the state Attorney General Kathleen Kane says Governor Corbett’s plan to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery is illegal, Corbett just extended the time to cut a deal with the British company Camelot until the end of the year.

10/30/2013

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Pa., N.J. Spotlight Same-Sex Marriage Efforts

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on tracks that could lead to the Northeast being the first full region in the country to legalize gay marriage — but the routes are hardly parallel and the horsepower anything but equal.

10/19/2013

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Justice Dept. & 6 States Challenge Proposed US Air, American Merger

The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.

08/13/2013

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Kane Won’t Defend Pa. Law Banning Gay Marriage

Defending Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court will fall to Gov. Tom Corbett.

07/11/2013

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Man Charged With Selling Stolen Trucks To Suspected Drug Dealers

A local car salesman is facing charges after allegedly stealing pickup trucks from a dealership and selling them to suspected drug dealers.

07/02/2013

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IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party Targeting

Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.

05/15/2013

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Corbett Says Pay-To-Play Is No Longer Rule In State Government

Gov. Tom Corbett won’t talk about the current investigation, but says whatever happened at the Turnpike Commission under previous governors, his rule about doing business with any state agency is simple.

03/15/2013

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Kathleen Kane Sworn In As New Pa. Attorney General

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvania has a new attorney general. Kathleen Kane is the first Democrat and first woman ever elected to the position. The former prosecutor from Scranton took her oath on Tuesday. She pledged […]

01/15/2013

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New State Dems To Be Sworn In

An unusual trio of Democrats is poised to be sworn in to Pennsylvania’s three statewide row offices this week, heralding a new political dynamic in a Capitol that is otherwise under firm Republican control.

01/12/2013

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New AG Wants To Investigate Gov. Corbett

Pennsylvania has a new attorney general elect, Kathleen Kane and that may be unsettling news for Gov. Tom Corbett.

11/07/2012

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