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Eagles release starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks

May. 22, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks after six seasons with the team. The cost-cutting move announced on Tuesday came after linebacker Paul Worrilow went down with a knee injury on the first day of organized team activities. Kendricks was due to...

Attorney: Mexican man wrongly detained at marriage interview

May. 22, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia said Tuesday his detention is unlawful. Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez and his U.S.-citizen husband Paul Frame visited U.S. Citizenship and...

No injuries reported after Philadelphia home wall collapse

May. 22, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman and her granddaughter escaped injury in the early morning collapse of a Philadelphia home's wall that left a pile of wood, brick and stone in the yard. Officials said no injuries were reported in the 5 a.m. Tuesday wall collapse at the twin house in the West Mount Airy section...

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

May. 22, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs. Boston's...

Voluntary manslaughter plea in slaying called drug-related

May. 22, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The only defendant still charged in adult court in a suburban Philadelphia slaying that investigators said stemmed from a botched drug-related robbery has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that 17-year-old Harrison Moss also pleaded...

Eagles QB Carson Wentz back on the field for start of OTAs

May. 22, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was back on the field throwing passes less than six months after knee surgery ended his season. The Pro Bowl quarterback wore a brace on his surgically repaired left knee and tossed passes to assistant coaches and ballboys as the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles...

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

May. 22, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, died at his secluded island home off the Maine coast having never found the type of lasting love that was celebrated by thousands through his iconic work. The artist's endearing image of LOVE is instantly recognizable...

Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

May. 21, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are a win away from first place. OK, it's May — but for a team stuck for years in the bottom of the National League, it's starting to feel a bit like September. Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings, and Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each homered to lead...

US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary city' compromise

May. 21, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials and the Justice Department are rejecting a federal judge's idea for settling their dispute over how the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. Philadelphia sued the federal government last year after it made a move to withhold grant funding because...

Ex-wife sought in shooting of pregnant newlywed, father

May. 21, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A street shooting in Philadelphia wounded a pregnant woman and her father on her wedding day, and authorities are seeking the ex-wife of her new husband along with two men. Lt. John Walker says the 23-year-old woman, who is about five months pregnant with twins, was married earlier...