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Flags ordered at half-staff for trooper who died on duty

May. 19, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The governor of Pennsylvania has ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor a state trooper who died on duty over the weekend in suburban Philadelphia. State police say other troopers responded to the westbound lanes of I-276 in Bucks County at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday after...

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters imploded

May. 19, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at...

Police: Driver went into crowd outside complex; 1 hurt

May. 19, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man believed to have been under the influence of alcohol drove into a crowd in a western Pennsylvania apartment complex parking lot, injuring one person. State police in Butler County say the victim was left with a broken nose, a concussion and other injuries...

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 19, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

Eagles' Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

May. 19, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Long posted his decision on Twitter , with a tweet that included a...

Stefan Frei records 6 saves in scoreless draw with Union

May. 18, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Stefan Frei had six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. Frei pushed Brenden Aaronson's shot to safety in the 18th minute and corralled the rebound of a low knuckler in the 53rd for...

Harper's bat, Nola's arm lead Phillies past Rockies 2-1

May. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered a powerful swing and Aaron Nola provided the punchouts. Harper homered over the batter's eye in center field, Nola tied his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Animal shelter suspends adoptions, intakes after infections

May. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia animal shelter is temporarily suspending adoptions and most intakes following upper respiratory infections in a number of dogs, some leading to death. The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia says new dogs surrendered by their owners will not be accepted for two...

Man convicted of murder in slayings of Philadelphia teens

May. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of first- and third-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two 16-year-olds in south Philadelphia 1½ years ago. Jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting now-18-year-old Brandon Olivieri in the slayings of Caleer Miller and...