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Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

Oct. 18, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final months of Dave Hakstol's time coaching the Flyers came with angry fans chanting “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!" With this kind of lopsided score in his return, Philly fans might just throw out a welcome mat. Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny...

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Oct. 18, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said. More than two...

2 more House Democrats retiring, underscoring 2022 obstacles

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two longtime Democratic congressmen with a combined six decades of experience announced Monday that they plan to retire at the end of their terms, another worrying sign for the party's uphill climb to keep control of the House in next year's midterm elections. ...

College towns plan to challenge results of 2020 census

Oct. 18, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

Some college towns plan to challenge the results of the 2020 census, claiming they were shortchanged because the pandemic forced students to leave campuses and complaining that the undercount could cost them federal money and prestige. College communities such as...

No. 23 Pitt eyeing lengthy stay in polls as Clemson looms

Oct. 18, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A week ago, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi lamented the lack of attention being paid to the Panthers. “I still don’t see much respect for a 4-1 football team, which is fine,” Narduzzi said before a visit to Virginia Tech. “It’s something...

Trial postponed for man accused in shooting of officers

Oct. 18, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The trial of a Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff in August 2019 has been postponed until next year. Maurice Hill, 38, now scheduled to go on trial in September 2022, faces more than 70 counts...

Police: Bystander intervened in mall shooting, shot suspect

Oct. 18, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An armed bystander intervened after gunfire broke out in a Pennsylvania mall over the weekend, shooting one of the participants, police said. Lancaster police said there was a physical altercation between two males who knew each other at the Park...

Doyle, Pennsylvania congressional delegation dean, to retire

Oct. 18, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, the dean of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, said Monday he will not seek another term in office in next year's election, bringing his career in Washington to an end after 28 years. Doyle said at a news...