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Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

Jul. 17, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. about a block away from the girl's home in Bridgeton, a city of about...

4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street

Jul. 17, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two gunmen firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four children, killing a 14-year-old boy, police said. Authorities said at a news conference Tuesday that the other three children were wounded, including an 11-year-old boy, and were in stable...

Eagles QB Wentz weds girlfriend in lakeside ceremony

Jul. 16, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz married his longtime girlfriend Maddie Oberg in a lakeside ceremony that thrilled some fans in boats. The two were wed at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County on Sunday, and kayakers and canoers on Lake Nockamixon were treated to a waterside...

Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

Jul. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier this...

The Latest: Nielsen downplays 2018 Russia election threat

Jul. 15, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election officials meeting (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The U.S. homeland security secretary says there are no signs Russia is targeting the 2018 midterm elections for cyberattacks with the "scale and scope" it used in 2016. Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen spoke...

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

Jul. 14, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of...

As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

Jul. 14, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds. Even among this year's most prized voting bloc...

LEADING OFF: Utley retirement tour, Gray back from minors

Jul. 14, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STEPPING AWAY The Chase Utley retirement tour is underway. Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder statesman role with the Dodgers. The...

Dodgers' Chase Utley to retire at season's end for family

Jul. 13, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder-statesman role with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and two...

Cops: Real estate developer fatally stabbed by man on bike

Jul. 13, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia real estate developer riding in a Mercedes-Benz was stabbed to death by a man on a bike. Police say the altercation happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday on a downtown street, a block from the city's swanky Rittenhouse Square. Officers found 37-year-old...