NEW YORK  — The Pulitzer for public service has been awarded to The Philadelphia Inquirer for its reporting on pervasive violence in the city’s schools.

The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., has won the Pulitzer in local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

The Associated Press has won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series of stories on a secret New York Police Department program that spied on Muslims.

The Pulitzers are the most prestigious awards in journalism.

In the arts, the late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history Monday, honored for a work he did not live to see to publication.

For the first time in 35 years, no fiction prize was given.

The play “Water by the Spoonful,” about a returning Iraq war veteran by Quiara Alegria Hudes, won the drama prize.

The Pulitzer for biography went to “George F. Kennan: An American Life” by John Lewis Gaddis, and “Life on Mars” by Tracy K. Smith won the poetry prize.

The general nonfiction prize was given to “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt, while the music prize went to “Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts” by Kevin Puts.