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High school football game to resume days after shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey high school football teams will be in Philadelphia to resume a game that was interrupted by a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. The game between Pleasantville High School and Camden High School will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on...

Shots fired at off-duty officer breaking up fight

Nov. 20, 2019 6:01 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are looking for the person who opened fire on an off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was breaking up a fight outside a bar. Police say the officer was driving by the bar early Wednesday when he saw a group of men beating up a man. The officer got out of his vehicle and...

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 2:12 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...

1 dead, 1 critically injured, in night of 4 Philly shootings

Nov. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia authorities say one person has been killed, another is in critical condition and several others have been injured in a night of gun violence. The Philadelphia Police Department says a 24-year-old man has died and five others have been hospitalized after four different...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Court: Company must pay for toxic waste on Idaho tribal land

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court ruling...

Paciolla named AP’s news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio, NJ

Nov. 19, 2019 4:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Paciolla, a highly respected editor with a track record of developing talent and driving coverage of major stories, has been appointed The Associated Press’ news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Paciolla will be...

Pittsburgh’s controller to run for state auditor general

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s third-term city controller is running for an open state auditor general’s office next year. Democrat Michael Lamb made the announcement Tuesday, two weeks after he was re-elected to the fiscal watchdog job in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city....