TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J., are among the major Northeast cities breaking temperature records during a brief December heat wave. The National Weather Service says both cities reached 67 degrees today. That broke Atlantic City's previous mark of 63 degrees, set in 2011, and bested Philadelphia's previous high of 66 degrees, set in 1895.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable ruling in their fight over contraception mandates in the federal health care overhaul law. The judge's decision means the Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie don't have to comply with the mandates unless the ruling is overturned by a higher court.
READING, Pa. (AP) - The Department of Justice has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that accused the Reading Parking Authority of discriminating against Hispanic employees. The DOJ says the parking authority will pay five people harmed by discrimination a total of $65,000, plus cover their legal fees.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the Greater Johnstown School District can't properly document $8.7 million in state funds. Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak says the issues DePasquale raised have been corrected. But DePasquale says local administrators have done very little to fix the problems.
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