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Historic SS United States is ordered out of its berth in Philadelphia. Can it find new shores?

Jun. 17, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The SS United States, a historic ship that still holds the transatlantic speed record it set more than 70 years ago, must leave its berth on the Delaware River in Philadelphia by Sept. 12, a federal judge says. The decision issued Friday by U.S. District Judge...

Emhoff will speak at groundbreaking of the memorial for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Jun. 17, 2024 06:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris and the first Jewish person to serve as the spouse of a nationally elected U.S. leader, will deliver remarks on Sunday at the groundbreaking of the memorial to victims of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. ...

Today in History: June 17, O.J. Simpson charged with murder

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 169th day of 2024. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was...

A brief look at the final round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

Jun. 16, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the final round Sunday in the U.S. Open: THE VICTOR: Bryson DeChambeau got up-and-down from a bunker at the last hole for a 1-over 71 that left him 6 under for the championship. Rory McIlroy missed two short putts over the final three holes to...

Remains in former home of man convicted of killing wife identified as those of missing ex-girlfriend

Jun. 16, 2024 13:17 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in the former home of a man recently convicted in the slaying of his wife have been identified as those of his missing former girlfriend. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees told reporters last week that the remains of Jilly...

Partisan gridlock prevents fixes to Pennsylvania’s voting laws as presidential election looms

Jun. 15, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is seeing lots of action targeting gaps in its vote-by-mail laws. The problem is that it’s in the courtroom and not the legislature. That could make the most populous presidential swing state a hotbed of challenges and conspiracy theories if...

Nelly Korda misses 2nd straight LPGA Tour cut after winning 6 of 7 events

Jun. 14, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nelly Korda missed her second straight cut after winning six of seven events, rallying Friday but falling a stroke short of advancing to weekend play in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The top-ranked Korda followed an opening 4-over 76 in windy conditions...

Court upholds law taking jurisdiction over mass transit crimes from Philly's district attorney

Jun. 14, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The elected prosecutor in Philadelphia lost a court decision Friday in his lawsuit seeking to halt a law that directed a special prosecutor be appointed by the attorney general's office to handle crimes on the city's mass transit system. A divided...

Her dying husband worried she'd have money troubles. Then she won the lottery

Jun. 14, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) — In the weeks before his death, Karen Coffman's husband worried she might have money troubles after he was gone. But two weeks before he died in April of complications from a brain tumor, the Pennsylvania woman bought a scratch-off state lottery ticket that...

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 14, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with over a third of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President...