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Teenage boy charged in murders of his foster mother, man

Jan. 17, 2020 8:37 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with the slayings of his foster mother and a man who authorities say were both “brutally tortured and murdered." The 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the stabbing death of Renee Gilyard, 64, and in the death of Jimmy Mao, 20,...

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump arrives at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to speak at a campaign rally in Milwaukee. Trump's surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump's surrogates fanned...

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price, left, blocks a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kovalchuk, Price lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few quick strikes and a rock-solid performance between the pipes by Carey Price is exactly what the Montreal Canadiens needed to remain within shouting distance in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice while Price recorded 40 saves as the Montreal Canadiens...

Officials: Row house explosion caused by crack in gas main

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An explosion that left two people dead and destroyed five row houses in Philadelphia last month was caused by a crack in a gas main, officials announced Thursday. The investigation by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission into the underlying cause of the crack in the 92-year-old...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

Jan. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a scheme that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran rescuing a woman from the side of a highway pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared in court in Camden to...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

STORY REMOVED: US--Helpful Homeless Man

Jan. 16, 2020 6:13 PM EST
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a homeless Samaritan scam. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.

Philadelphia shootings leave 1 dead, 5 others hospitalized

Jan. 16, 2020 8:33 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A series of shootings in Philadelphia has left one man dead and five other people hospitalized, including some in critical condition, authorities said. The shootings occurred over a two-hour period on Wednesday night, starting around 5 p.m. when two men were shot on a city street. One...

Man dies after he was found shot in a Philadelphia driveway

Jan. 16, 2020 5:53 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man found shot in a driveway early Thursday in the city's Overbrook section has died. Police discovered the 27-year-old with three gunshot wounds to the stomach in the 1600 block of 67th Avenue and he taken to Einstein Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released. Police...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris scores 34, leads Sixers past Nets 117-106

Jan. 15, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At the start of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers said that they would bank their NBA title hopes on a “BullyBall” formula of physical defense and inside presence. In a tight game in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, that mixture worked to perfection. Tobias Harris...

Bloomberg campaign hiring ahead of Pennsylvania primary

Jan. 15, 2020 7:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign has begun hiring dozens of staff members in Pennsylvania, an aggressive move in a late primary state where his chief competitors for the Democratic Party's nomination have inroads. The campaign, which announced the hirings Wednesday, has...