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Rantanen scores twice, Avalanche beat Flyers 3-1

Dec. 12, 2019 1:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn't give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities. Rantanen had two goals and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on...

DA calls dad 'responsible' in death of teen by twin brother

Dec. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor asserted Wednesday that a man is culpable for a fatal shooting in which one of his twin teenage sons accidentally killed the other. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner dropped murder charges against 18-year-old Fayaadh Gillard in the Dec. 1 death...

West Point cadets play flag football before Army-Navy game

Dec. 11, 2019 4:10 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy is preparing for the annual Army-Navy football game this weekend. Some West Point cadets will play in the traditional “Goat-Engineer” flag football games Wednesday evening. The name of the flag football game stems from the tradition of the...

AP source: Gregorius, Phillies agree to $14M, 1-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 3:23 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius is reuniting with manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement,...

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

Dec. 11, 2019 3:21 AM EST

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to Pennsylvania...

Embiid leads 76ers past Nuggets to stay perfect at home

Dec. 11, 2019 12:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. It was vintage Embiid — and something the fun-loving center wants to do more. Yes, the 76ers are winning. But their star big man wants to be...

Carson Wentz keeps Eagles in control of playoff hopes

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz and the practice squad kept the Philadelphia Eagles in control of their playoff hopes. Now they have to keep winning. The Eagles (6-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved into a tie for first place with Dallas (6-7) in the NFC East by rallying from a 14-point...

DA: Ex-municipal official stole $3M from taxpayers

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former township official outside Philadelphia stole more than $3 million from taxpayers, using some of embezzled money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips to Italy and France and shopping sprees for designer clothing and jewelry, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Moore,...

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Dec. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in...

Manning's feel-good story fizzles in another Giants loss

Dec. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The best feel-good story of a disastrous season for the New York Giants came to a disappointing and frustrating ending. What did you expect from a team sporting a 2-11 record, including a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak? The Giants have found ways to lose games...