Fox News’ Pirro headlining Wagner fundraiser: AP PA Headlines, Features, Scores & Skeds

AP Headlines 10/11/18

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is hosting a fundraiser headlined by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro just days after he warned that he’s “tapped out” and that establishment Republicans are working against him.  Wednesday’s fundraiser in York overlapped with President Donald Trump’s visit to Erie, which Wagner was scheduled to join.


Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s campaign has outspent Wagner’s and reported a huge campaign cash advantage over Wagner, five-to-one, as of Sept. 17.  Wagner said in a fundraising email over the weekend that he’s tapped out after spending more than $10 million of his own money on the race and accused a “small number of establishment Republicans” of working against him behind the scenes to undermine his campaign.

His campaign isn’t saying which Republicans he’s referring to.


HARRSIBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the requirement that incumbent district judges must collect signatures when running for re-election, a measure prompted by security concerns.  The House voted 128-65 to eliminate the need for sitting district judges to collect 100 signatures to qualify for the ballot if they want to seek another six-year term.


They would instead simply file a certificate they are running for another term. If they do, they may not challenge the nominating petitions of other candidates.  District judges set bail, preside over lower-level criminal and civil matters and preliminary hearings for more serious charges. They do not have to be lawyers, and many are former police officers.


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ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms.  Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his “thoughts and prayers” to those in the storm’s path and promising to “spare no effort” in the response. He promised to travel to Florida “very shortly.”

He added: “We will always pull through. … We will always be successful at what we do.”


Then Trump turned back to politics. With weeks to go before the critical November elections, Trump and his fellow Republicans are engaged in an all-out midterms blitz. They have been invigorated by the successful nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and are seeking to use the contentious moment to unify the GOP and stave off Democratic energy at the polls.  That Trump kept his appointment in Erie underscored the importance of this effort to Republicans.


Earlier in the day, Trump received a hurricane briefing at the White House on the Category 4 storm. He told reporters he faced a “quagmire” about whether to attend the Pennsylvania rally because “thousands of people” were already lined up for the event.  He ultimately decided to attend, a move he criticized President Barack Obama for six years ago after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.


WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse “need to be heard” and supported, but so do men.  She says when there are accusations there needs to be “really hard evidence” and accusers should “show the evidence.”  Mrs. Trump was interviewed on her Kenya trip by ABC, which aired portions Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”


Asked whether she supports the MeToo movement. Mrs. Trump said, “I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And, you know, also men, not just women.”  President Donald Trump, accused of sexual assault by numerous women over the years, has said it’s “a scary time” for men facing allegations from years ago, as with Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denied those, as has Trump.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — More women are being hired to direct TV episodes, but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.  Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to the Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday.


African-Americans directed 13 percent of series TV in 2017-18, unchanged from the previous season, the study found. Asian-Americans at 6 percent and Latinos at 5 percent were up one percentage point each from 2016-17.

“The bright spot here is that the doors are finally opening wider for women, who are seeing more opportunities to direct television,” guild President Thomas Schlamme said in a statement. “But it’s disappointing the same can’t be said for directors of color.”


NEW YORK (AP) — Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an “emotional support squirrel.”  Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night when they were told there was a “situation” and everyone needed to get off the plane, according to passenger Brandon Nixon.


“Everyone was a little panicked. You expect the worst when they say something like that,” the 24-year-old Ashland, Ohio resident said. “A lot of people were asking questions. People wanted to know what was going on.”  As he exited the plane, Nixon said he asked a flight attendant if she had any other information. “All she said was ‘a squirrel,'” he said.


BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who can’t make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.  A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs from Thursday until Oct. 18.


It is “one of the most important meteorites available for acquisition anywhere in the world today,” and one of the biggest pieces of the moon ever put up for sale, RR said.  The rock classified as NWA 11789, also known as “Buagaba,” was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania but probably plunged to Earth thousands of years ago.  The meteorite is actually composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle. The largest of those pieces weighs about 6 pounds.


HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one.  The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports that police in Healdsburg in California’s wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend.  The artwork was an 800-pound ball-peen hammer made of metal with a long redwood handle. The hammer measures 21 feet long and the head is 6 feet tall.


The piece, valued at $15,000, was loaned by the artist about a year ago to the Healdsburg Community Center. It vanished from the lawn sometime Friday night or Saturday morning.  The artist, Doug Unkrey, says it would have required about eight people or a flatbed trailer with a winch to carry off his work.  Police, of course, want to nail the thieves.


SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Ronald Reagan has returned, in hologram form.  A hologram of the nation’s 40th president was revealed Wednesday at his namesake library in Southern California.  The Reagan Library says it worked with the same Hollywood special effects wizards who helped bring singers Michael Jackson, Maria Callas and Roy Orbison back to life on stage.  Officials say the goal is to allow visitors to see Reagan back in the Oval Office, campaigning or at his beloved ranch.


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Sports, Scores & Skeds


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After turning over half their roster, it’s not surprising the New York Giants are losing. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are another story. They were expected to make a run at being the first team to repeat since the New England Patriots won title games after the 2003 and 2004 seasons.


The Eagles head into tonight’s game at MetLife Stadium against the Giants, looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak since the 2016 season. The Eagles/Giants game is the featured Thursday night Westwood One game on 1070AM WKOK tonight. You can hear the ‘Eagles eye view’ of the game on our sister station Eagle 107.


CINCINNATI (AP) — History or horror story? The Bengals revisit a one-sided rivalry with the Steelers, who have won six straight games in their series. The Bengals have blown late leads repeatedly during their losing streak, which goes back to a pregame scuffle in 2015 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers play Sunday at 1pm on our sister station 100.9 The Valley.


Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:





Final    Toronto           118      Brooklyn         91

Final    Washington     102      Detroit 97

Final    Orlando           102      Memphis         86

Final    Atlanta            130      San Antonio    127

Final    Miami  140      New Orleans   128

Final    Chicago           104      Indiana            89

Final    Portland          116      Phoenix           83

Final    L.A. Lakers     123      Golden State   113



Final    Philadelphia    7          Ottawa            4

Final    Washington     5          Vegas  2

Final SO          Arizona           3          Anaheim          2



Philadelphia    at         N-Y Giants     8:20 p.m.






Toronto           at         New Orleans   8:00 p.m.

Utah    at         Sacramento     10:00 p.m.

Maccabi Haifa at         L.A. Clippers  10:30 p.m.



Edmonton       at         Boston 7:00 p.m.

Washington     at         New Jersey      7:00 p.m.

Colorado         at         Buffalo            7:00 p.m.

Vegas  at         Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m.

San Jose          at         N-Y Rangers   7:00 p.m.

Columbus        at         Florida 7:00 p.m.

L.A. Kings      at         Montreal          7:30 p.m.

Vancouver       at         Tampa Bay      7:30 p.m.

Toronto           at         Detroit 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg         at         Nashville         8:00 p.m.

Chicago           at         Minnesota       8:00 p.m.

Calgary            at         St. Louis          8:00 p.m.



Philadelphia    at         N-Y Giants     8:20 p.m.


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