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Political consultant pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Jan. 26, 2022 11:47 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political consultant in New Jersey has admitted paying two men to kill a longtime associate in 2014 who worked with him on various campaigns. Sean Caddle, 44, of Hamburg, appeared in federal court by videoconference Tuesday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

AP source: Vikings hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

Jan. 26, 2022 11:36 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the process, taking an innovative turn by bringing in an analytics expert from Cleveland's front office who once worked on Wall Street. The...

Philadelphia police officer dragged 5 blocks by stolen SUV

Jan. 26, 2022 06:34 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer was recovering after he was dragged about five blocks by the driver of what turned out to be a stolen SUV, authorities said. Officers had stopped the vehicle on Tuesday night for several traffic violations when they saw what they believed was a...

Flyers’ Yandle sets Iron Man mark in 965th straight game

Jan. 25, 2022 23:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle broke the NHL record on Tuesday night by playing in his 965th consecutive game. The 35-year-old Yandle passed the previous mark set by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 straight games over his entire career from Oct. 8, 1975, to...

Parise's 3rd-period goal lifts Islanders past Flyers, 4-3

Jan. 25, 2022 23:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking goal with just over eight minutes left in the third period and Ilya Sorokin made 14 saves as the New York Islanders edged Philadelphia 4-3. The reeling Flyers notched their franchise-record 13th straight loss. But in a bright...

Embiid leads 76ers past short-handed Pelicans, 117-107

Jan. 25, 2022 22:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is dominating opponents nightly — and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Embiid scored 12 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans for a 117-107 win on Tuesday...

Lawmakers OK veto-bound bill aimed at killing local gun laws

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Tuesday approved veto-destined legislation to help gun owners and gun-rights organizations collect damages in court from cities that passed firearms restrictions that were found to violate state law. Despite the veto threat by...

Closing arguments slated in slayings of wife, mother-in-law

Jan. 25, 2022 17:10 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the double murder trial of a man charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and mother-in law in a home near Philadelphia in which two small children were also present. Frederick Clea, 59, is charged with first-...

All 8 USFL teams to play in Birmingham for first season

Jan. 25, 2022 17:09 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The newly re-formed USFL will play every game in the same city during its inaugural season. The eight-team professional football league owned by Fox Sports will debut on April 16 with the Birmingham Stallions against the New Jersey Generals. All the games...

Biden to visit Pittsburgh as president plans more travel

Jan. 25, 2022 11:49 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will make his second visit of 2022 to Pennsylvania to visit Pittsburgh on Friday, the White House said, as the Democrat confronts a persistent COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation and congressional gridlock stalling some of his top priorities. ...