Justice Anthony Kennedy, a key swing vote between the conservative and liberal blocs on the U.S. Supreme Court, announced his retirement Wednesday. President Trump will have his second chance to nominate a justice to the high court.
Philadelphia voters approved charter changes that would assure minimum $500,000-a-year funding for the Police Advisory Commission; giving City Council the power to approve the mayor's appointments to the school board; and require city employees to get mandatory sexual-harassment training.
Signs look good for Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, as he seeks reelection, with nearly half saying the state is heading in the right direction and 50 percent holding a favorable view of the governor personally, according to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll.
Lawyers for Sen. Bob Menendez rested the defense in his federal bribery trial Monday after the judge denied their motion for a mistrial. The defense had argued that U.S. District Judge William Walls had prevented the New Jersey Democrat's lawyers from introducing evidence of his innocence.
Jeff Bartos, a Pennsylvania Republican running for U.S. Senate, signaled that he intends to fight the presumed party favorite expected to join the contest, launching a statewide TV ad taking a swipe at Rep. Lou Barletta, a Trump ally.