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Nearly 1,000 new virus cases in Pa., but trends show drop

Aug. 13, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported nearly 1,000 new virus cases and another 24 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to more than 122,000 Pennsylvanians infected and more than 7,400 dead. Almost one-third of the new cases are from Philadelphia and Allegheny...

Philly officials ask residents to turn in unwanted guns

Aug. 13, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the number of shootings and shooting homicides continues to increase across Philadelphia, city leaders and police are asking people to check their homes for guns and surrender them anonymously. City council members along with police announced Thursday that two locations would accept...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil, gas industry

Aug. 13, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier...

Officer's widower charged with fraud in benefits collection

Aug. 13, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The widower of a Philadelphia police officer who died while on duty has been charged with fraud after authorities say he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of workers compensation death benefits after he had remarried. The Philadelphia district attorney's office announced...

Woman faces more charges in death of teen found in her home

Aug. 13, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been charged with murder in the death of a teenager whose body was found in the basement of her Philadelphia home earlier this year. Maddison Leidy, 26, was also charged with drug delivery resulting in death. The counts come about seven months after police found Erin...

Miami Marlins pitcher Josh A. Smith celebrates his win with teammates following the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

Aug. 13, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place. Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Marlins overcame Toronto’s...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen (62) as Flyers' Philippe Myers (5) defends during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

Aug. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey...

Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz, right, and Renato Nunez celebrate after Ruiz's home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Ruiz, Sisco, Santander go deep in Orioles' win over Phillies

Aug. 12, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Santander pinged a homer off the foul pole. Rio Ruiz f our-bounced a shovel pass to nip a runner and preserve a lead. By the thinnest of margins, the 108-loss Orioles from a year ago are turning into winners. Santander, Ruiz and Chance Sisco all homered to lead the Baltimore...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots a three-point basket against the Indiana Pacers in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Turner helps Indiana hold off Harden rally to beat Rockets

Aug. 12, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday. It looked as if the Pacers had locked up the win when they went up...