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Journeyman Espino pitches Nationals to sweep of Pirates

Jun. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paolo Espino got his first major league win at age 34, Josh Bell hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Espino (1-2) allowed three hits in five...

Steelers to lean on veterans, youth to fill secondary void

Jun. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton, two key pieces of a strong secondary, during the offseason. But the Steelers feel that the return of veteran leaders Joe Haden, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, and the emergence of...

Conservative activist to run for Pennsylvania governor

Jun. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a longtime conservative activist, said he will run for governor of Pennsylvania, formally joining the field of candidates vying for the Republican Party's nomination next year. Gerow, 66, runs a communications and marketing firm in...

Aide says former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge had stroke

Jun. 16, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suffered a stroke Wednesday at his home in suburban Washington, D.C., a longtime aide to the former Pennsylvania governor said. Ridge was taken by ambulance from the home in Bethesda, Maryland, to...

Judge to mediate dispute over Columbus statue in Pittsburgh

Jun. 16, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge will mediate a dispute over a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus in a Pittsburgh park. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John McVay declared an impasse in the dispute between the city of Pittsburgh and the Italian...

Veto-bound mixed-drink to-go bill passes Pennsylvania Senate

Jun. 16, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that substantially expands which outlets can sell bottles or cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, although Democrats called it a poison pill that will kill other provisions designed to help...

Man fleeing traffic stop hits SUVs, barrier, dies in crash

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — A driver fleeing a traffic stop in eastern Pennsylvania struck several other vehicles and a concrete barrier and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek said 23-year-old Jimmy Nguyen was...

FBI agents shoot, kill suspect in 2-state kidnapping probe

Jun. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — An investigation into a reported kidnapping in Philadelphia led authorities to a home in northern New Jersey where federal agents shot and killed a suspect early Wednesday, officials said. The shooting in Leonia, a town near the George Washington...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 16, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Awful ‘audit’ idea hatched by GOP in Pa. It seemed only a matter of time before Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania hopped on the “election audit” bandwagon. Turns out, they’ve...

LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...