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Man gets prison term for credit card skimming devices

Oct. 1, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has sentenced a Pennsylvania man to two years and four months in prison for possessing equipment used to skim credit card information at gas pumps. The sentence for 24-year-old Jorge Alexander Betances Jr. of Philadelphia was handed down Wednesday. He pleaded...

Applications for mail-in ballots are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Trump campaign threatens to sue over Philly election offices

Sep. 30, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign threatened a lawsuit Wednesday if it does not gain access for its campaign employees to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots and fill them out. A...

Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) kneels alongside defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) and running back Melvin Gordon during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Prime-time "showcase" has 0-3 Broncos and 0-3 Jets

Sep. 30, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

It sure seemed like an historically bad prime-time matchup when the Broncos and Jets fell to 0-3 as they headed to the Thursday night NFL “showcase.” Turns out, it happened in Week 4 last year, when the Bengals and Steelers limped into the game. And limping is exactly what the representatives of the...

5 men wounded when shooter opens fire at Philadelphia home

Sep. 30, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man armed with a gun walked up to a Philadelphia home and shot five men who were on the front porch, critically injuring one victim. It wasn't clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said there were no reports of any confrontation at the...

Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania counties push for changes to mail ballot law

Sep. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's counties pressed lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to process mail-in ballots before Election Day in the battleground state as they consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more envelopes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson directs the practice during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Don't be sorry: History says Pederson right to go for tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

Doug Pederson is having second thoughts about playing for the tie, but he might end up thankful he didn’t risk falling to 0-3 by going for it on fourth-and-long or trying the long field goal. The Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, left, and Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Eagles coach Doug Pederson regrets playing for the tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On second thought, Doug Pederson would not have played for a tie. The Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. After a false start penalty on Matt Pryor, Pederson elected to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented “compelling...

FILE - These Feb. 26, 2019, file photos provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, shows Shana Decree, 47, left, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 21. The mother and her adult daughter were sentenced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, to life in prison in the slayings of five close relatives, including three children, outside Philadelphia last year. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Mother, daughter get life terms in slayings of 5 relatives

Sep. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her adult daughter were sentenced Monday to life in prison in the slayings of five close relatives, including three children, outside Philadelphia last year. Shana Decree, 47, and Dominique Decree, 21, were sentenced in Bucks County Court after entering guilty but...