HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett today will post his plan to expand to get health insurance coverage for half-a-million working poor in Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama's signature health care law promises federal money for the lion's share of the bill for Medicaid expansion. Corbett is a critic of Medicaid and wants to use the expansion money for private insurance plans. Six hearings will be scheduled to hear public comment.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The personal information of about 26,000 Pennsylvanians benefits has been exposed to hackers. The data breech at JPMorgan Chase affects Pennsylvanians who use debit cards to receive jobless and workers' compensation. The Treasury Department says the breach affects cardholders who used the JPMorgan Chase UCard Center website between mid-July and mid-September. Cardholders should report any transactions they don't recognize by calling the phone number on the back of their card.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - An elderly woman has been sentenced to at least 5 years in prison for poisoning her son's girlfriend with antifreeze. Prosecutors say 82-year-old Helen Galli tried to kill Dawn Simyan because she didn't want her coming between her and her son. A Luzerne County jury convicted Galli of aggravated assault and other offenses. Simyan was hospitalized for several weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has sold an Edward Hopper painting for more than $40 million to help create a new endowment to purchase other works. "East Wind Over Weehawken" was auctioned to an anonymous bidder in New York City on Thursday. The $40.5 million price tag is a record for a Hopper work.
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