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Accam ends scoring drought, Union beat Crew 3-0

Mar. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — David Accam scored two first-half goals and added a second-half assist to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday night. Accam opened the scoring in the 31st minute, ending a scoring drought that went back to July 11. He took Fafa Picault's through ball and...

US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism

Mar. 23, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center. For all the expected...

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

Mar. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until...

Bailey powers Islanders past Flyers 4-2

Mar. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bailey picked a perfect time to break out of his scoring slump. Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought, and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday. Nick Leddy and Brock Nelson also scored for New York, which had...

The Latest: Teen's dad: 'Very painful to see what happened'

Mar. 23, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The father of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh says "it's very painful to see what happened, to...

Man convicted of manslaughter in fatal post-Super Bowl fight

Mar. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A man was convicted of passion provocation manslaughter in the stabbing death of another man after a street fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles' victory in the Super Bowl last year. Jurors acquitted Supreme Life of murder Friday after six hours of...

Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 seasons

Mar. 23, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Five Penn State wrestlers will compete for individual NCAA championships on Saturday night knowing they already are team champions. Again. The Nittany Lions clinched their fourth straight team championship and eighth in nine seasons on Saturday, midway through the consolation...

Cobblers face extinction - and are busier than ever

Mar. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The clock is ticking at shoe repair shops around the region. In most of them, men in their 70s and 80s work alone in stained aprons, maneuvering shoes against trimmers and finishers, stitching, gluing, polishing and nailing to finish those boots by Tuesday, those pumps by Saturday....

Why Penn, Drexel are recruiting retailers, not just students

Mar. 23, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Inside the Saxbys coffee shop at Drexel University, Alyssa Bennett, 21, makes deposits, sets schedules, and pitches in at the latte machine when the line gets long. The third-year Drexel student is what the Philadelphia-based company calls a "Student CEO," referring to cafe executive...

Shopping mall decline: What malls are doing to stay open

Mar. 23, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Barbara Wilhelm and Sally Findley remember when Westmoreland Mall was packed, even on weekdays. They recently sat in the food court surrounded by partially filled tables. Some people waited in line at the nearby Sbarro pizzeria counter. "Oh, there's no crowds now," Wilhelm said. "You...