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GERMAN PROSECUTORS: TOO EARLY TO TELL IF 89-YEAR-OLD PHILADELPHIA MAN CHARGED WITH NAZI WAR CRIMES WILL BE EXTRADITED

Gerd Schaefer, the head prosecutor in the German town of Weiden whose office leads the investigation, says Johann Breyer will have the opportunity to fight extradition. Breyer was picked up from his Philadelphia home on Tuesday on a German warrant and ordered held without bail on charges he was an Auschwitz death camp guard.

PENNSYLVANIA SUING OIL COMPANIES OVER GASOLINE TANK LEAKS

The lawsuits target leaks of gasoline containing the additive MTBE, and also allege that companies improperly accepted financial help from a state-run fund to clean up many other spills.

DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER TOM WOLF HAS LESS IN BANK THAN GOV. TOM CORBETT

Wolf, a wealthy York businessman who sank $10 million into his winning campaign, reports raising $3.5 million over the five weeks that ended June 9. But his cash on hand continued to hover around $3 million. Corbett was unopposed for the Republican nomination and has $4.8 million in the bank, even though his re-election campaign has spent money twice as fast as it came in during the same time frame.

WOLF FORMS OWN POLITICAL COMMITTEE TO AVOID DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP SHOWDOWN

Wolf's campaign is forming The Campaign for a Fresh Start, independent of the state party, to organize Democrats, Republicans and independents who support Wolf and Democratic Party legislative candidates in efforts to defeat Corbett.

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL'S VETO-PROOF BILL WOULD STOP POLICE FROM ARRESTING THOSE WITH SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA

The bill passed, 13-3, with every Democrat in favor of it and every Republican against it. Proponents say the bill would save the city $4 million a year in processing the arrests, but opponents say it sends a message that possessing what some consider a "gateway" drug isn't serious business.

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