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AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...

Philadelphia hospital plight spurs aid pledge, Sanders rally

Jul. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say they're willing to spend millions to help patients and community of a hospital that's slated to close as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders comes to Philadelphia for a rally at Hahnemann University Hospital. Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia...

Suspended NJ deputy facing federal charges in teen sex case

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspended New Jersey sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl and posting the video online is now facing federal charges. NJ.com reports that 33-year-old Joshua Padilla of Eatontown was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania on charges of...

2 plead in death of woman hit by stray bullet

Jul. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FELTON, Pa. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a woman in a vehicle struck by a bullet as they were target shooting in Pennsylvania two years ago. The York Daily Record reports that 44-year-old Todd Kraft and 23-year-old Jeremy Robbins pleaded guilty Monday to reckless...

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 15, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. State regulators on Monday are allowing Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National's Hollywood Casino near Hershey to launch online gambling portals to patrons statewide as...

Authorities: Wounded robbery victim enters stranger's home

Jul. 15, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man who claimed he was shot during a street robbery eventually walked into a stranger's home and woke up a woman to ask for help. The incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities say the 28-year-old man doesn't live in the neighborhood where the...

Police officer returns fire, kills homicide suspect

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in western Pennsylvania returned fire and killed a homicide suspect. Officers found a deceased 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head seated in a car in a Penn Hills apartment parking lot just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses observed two...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...