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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37) as Philippe Myers (5), Ivan Provorov (9) and Kevin Hayes (13) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Elliott makes 19 saves to lead Flyers over Penguins 3-0

Jan. 21, 2020 11:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Tuesday night. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The...

Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (41) moves around Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

No. 9 Villanova rolls to 76-61 victory against no. 13 Butler

Jan. 21, 2020 10:15 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — As Villanova stumbled in its latest slow start -- the usual Big East blowouts have been absent this season -- coach Jay Wright wondered if a more divine pregame report had been ignored. "Father Rob's pregame prayers are not working," Wright cracked. Rev. Rob Hagan, the team chaplain,...

Theophalis Wilson, with friends and family behind him, walks out of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after being exonerated for a triple murder that took place when he was 17 years old, for which he served 21 years in prison. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man freed after 28 years in prison after conviction vacated

Jan. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who served nearly three decades in prison for a Philadelphia triple murder has been freed after a judge threw out his conviction. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Common Pleas Court Judge Tracy Brandeis-Roman on Tuesday said “Theophalis Wilson, you are free to...

Hospital in eastern Kentucky set to close by September

Jan. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A hospital in eastern Kentucky and several other care sites will be shutting down later this year, officials announced Tuesday. Bon Secours Health System said it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020, leading to the...

STORY REMOVED: PA--Waitress-Casino Scheme

Jan. 21, 2020 5:47 PM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about an ex-waitress sentenced for her role in a slot machine scam at a Pennsylvania casino. The information is outdated; the sentencing occurred in 2017 and was re-published erroneously. The AP will not move a corrected version of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Jan. 21, 2020 4:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn't going to be there, represented...

House votes to allow agency commercial records request fees

Jan. 21, 2020 4:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House on Tuesday voted for a proposal to let governments charge additional fees when they get Right-to-Know Law requests for records intended to be used for commercial purposes. State representatives voted 177 to 15 to send the Senate a bill that outlines how the...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Judge ends halt to police seizures of cash-paying games

Jan. 21, 2020 3:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday lifted a month-old halt to police seizures of a prominent brand of cash-paying video machines while the courts consider whether the devices are legal under state law. Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler denied the request to continue an injunction...

DA: Man charged in ex-roommate's death, body found in quarry

Jan. 21, 2020 3:32 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has confessed to prosecutors that he killed a former roommate who disappeared more than a decade and a half ago and has led authorities to the eastern Pennsylvania quarry where he buried the victim, authorities said Tuesday. Daman Smoot, 36, was charged with criminal homicide...