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Tanev scores OT winner, Penguins deal Avalanche first loss

Oct. 16, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan believes his undermanned Penguins can beat any team right now, despite missing five of their top nine forwards. The Penguins proved it on Wednesday night by knocking off the Colorado Avalanche, the league's last unbeaten team. Brandon Tanev scored a...

Chargers' running game hopes to be factor against Tennessee

Oct. 16, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Getting behind by two touchdowns early doesn't help any team's running game, but early deficits are just one reason why the Los Angeles Chargers' ground game has been stuck in neutral the past two weeks. The Chargers averaged 103.5 yards on the ground in their first four games but...

Cowboys can easily pin 3-game losing streak on slow starts

Oct. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Before scoring touchdowns on five straight possessions and cruising to a comfortable win over the New York Giants in the opener on their way to a 3-0 start, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys stalled on their opening drive and fell behind. The slow starts have been much worse during...

Eagles could have Mills, Darby back to bolster secondary

Oct. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby were back at practice Wednesday, boosting Philadelphia's depleted secondary. The team's starting cornerbacks haven't played together in a game since last Oct. 28. They could be on the field Sunday night when the Eagles (3-3) visit Dallas (3-3). "It's like...

Steelers QB Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

Oct. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like "Duck Season" will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared by an independent neurological consultant following a concussion he sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6....

British family deported after illicit US border crossing

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

A British family that made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States was deported Wednesday after nearly two weeks in federal custody, ending an ordeal that family members called the worst of their lives. The extended Connors family, which includes four adults, toddler twins and an infant, had...

Ex-church administrator pleads guilty in $1.2 million theft

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania church administrator has pleaded guilty to stealing 1.2 million that prosecutors say he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses Fifty-year-old David Reiter pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving stolen property,...

Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philadelphia refinery fire

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe that hadn't been inspected in almost 45 years appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical and...

Jurors deliberating in deliveryman's trial in slaying

Oct. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors resume deliberations Thursday in the case of a bicycle deliveryman charged in the stabbing death of a real estate developer during a traffic confrontation in Philadelphia last year. Closing arguments were delivered Wednesday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of 22-year-old...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Black boxes in cars must be priority Altoona Mirror Oct. 16 Most Pennsylvania motorists, at least the owners or leasers of many newer models, probably are unaware that their personal vehicles might be equipped with a...