Pennsylvania

Term about over, Pennsylvania's top prosecutor goes on trial

About 150 potential jurors are set to arrive at a suburban Philadelphia courtroom as Pennsylvania's attorney general trial in a perjury and obstruction case begins with jury selection.

Kathleen Kane remains on the job even though she lost her law license over the felony arrest.

She's accused of leaking secret grand jury material to a newspaper to embarrass enemies and then lying about it under oath.

The 50-year-old Kane says she's the victim of an "old boy's network" that's angry she exposed hundreds of offensive or pornographic emails found on state computer servers.

Her crusade cost two Supreme Court justices and many others their jobs. But the trial judge says the defense can't bring it up at trial.

Kane was the first woman and first Democrat to be elected attorney general in Pennsylvania. She didn't seek re-election this year.