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Baker Mayfield Era begins as rookie leads Browns past Jets

Sep. 21, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland's starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. His days as a backup are over. Throwing a 14-yard dart to complete his first pass, Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and...

Police continue search for robbery suspects

Sep. 21, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police continue to search for a pair of armed robbers they say have held up at least a dozen businesses. WPVI-TV reports a Metro PCS in Philadelphia was robbed this week. Police say the suspects have robbed several businesses since Aug. 17. Investigators say the suspects...

Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash

Sep. 20, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. The 49-year-old Hodnett, from Spring Grove, was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1993 and went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He won the opening night this year at the...

Young girl injured in crash sues city over police chase

Sep. 20, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

A young girl seriously injured after a 2015 high-speed chase with police ended in a head-on collision is suing the city of Pittsburgh and the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County, alleging the chase never should have happened. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages...

Bucs ready to showcase potent offense against Steelers

Sep. 20, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback's absence, they're evolving into an offensive juggernaut that's set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Monday night. Thanks to Ryan...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

Pension systems' costs are higher than reported, panel told

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Private equity costs paid by Pennsylvania's two large public pension systems are getting more scrutiny. Professor Ludovic Phalippou of the University of Oxford told a state panel seeking ways to lower those fees Thursday that he estimates the systems paid $6 billion over 10 years,...

Carson Wentz makes long-awaited return for Eagles vs Colts

Sep. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz has been waiting for this moment since he tore up his knee last December. No. 11 will be back under center for the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) against the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) on Sunday after watching his teammates win the Super Bowl without him in February, and missing...

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...

Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

Sep. 20, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm's website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a brief...