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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

Oct. 25, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Santos leads Union to 5-0 rout of Toronto

Oct. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sergio Santos scored three times, and the Philadelphia Union beat Toronto FC 5-0 on Saturday. Philadelphia (12-3-5) moved into a first-place tie with Toronto (12-3-5) atop Major League Soccer. The Union also improved to 7-0-0 at home this season. It was Toronto’s first defeat in...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler celebrates the end of the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

Oct. 24, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers' aces of old. Think Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser, all leaders of title runs. Now Buehler has the Dodgers two wins from the championship that has eluded them since 1988. Buehler struck out...

Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

Oct. 23, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania. By playing the game on Army's home field in New York, the entire Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets will be able to attend. The game is scheduled...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is grabbed by New York Giants' Markus Golden (44) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Giants trade LB Markus Golden to Arizona for draft picks

Oct. 23, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have traded linebacker Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round draft pick in 2021. The Giants announced the deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after losing a heart-breaker to Philadelphia to fall to 1-6. The NFL trading deadline is Nov. 3...

Philadelphia Eagles' Boston Scott, left, catches a touchdown pass against New York Giants' Jabrill Peppers during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Depleted Eagles get extra time to heal after comeback win

Oct. 23, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles needed a desperate rally to beat the New York Giants. They’ll take any win they can get this season. The Eagles (2-4-1) moved percentage points ahead of Dallas (2-4) in the NFC East and now have extra time to prepare for the Cowboys next week following a...

Philadelphia Eagles' Boston Scott, left, catches a touchdown pass against New York Giants' Jabrill Peppers during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

NY Giants squander chance to get back into NFC East race

Oct. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants had a chance to be a contender in the mediocre NFC East and squandered it in Philadelphia. Instead of a two-game winning streak and being a half-game behind Dallas in the NFL's worst division, the Giants (1-6) have been reduced to a young team struggling to...

Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson is helped off the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

On Football: The not good, very bad and incredibly ugly

Oct. 23, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

It's very easy to ridicule the teams in the NFC East. And yes, we will be doing so. Still, the grit and determination displayed by Philadelphia — maybe we should call the team the Half-Eagles considering all of their injuries — had to be uplifting in a division where it will take some heavy lifting...