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Jaguars hire DeFilippo as OC, fill remaining staff positions

Jan. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John DeFilippo got his first NFL job working for Tom Coughlin, serving as a quality control coach for the New York Giants in 2005-06. Fourteen years later, and with a resume that includes tutoring Mark Sanchez and Carson Wentz as rookies and winning a Super Bowl with backup Nick...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

Jan. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual floral festival will be about peace and harmony. The show will also play host to the Interflora World Cup, where designers from 23 countries will fight it out over several rounds...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jan. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ DESPITE ELECTION GAINS, CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY STILL A BOYS' CLUB, Jan. 14 While the recent elections ushered enough women into office at both the state and federal levels to be able to declare a victory for progress - if not a full blown "year of the woman" - the...

Night of shootings in Philadelphia leaves 2 dead, 4 hurt

Jan. 16, 2019 12:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A violent night of shootings around Philadelphia left two people dead and four others wounded. Police say the first shooting happened at a south Philadelphia Chinese restaurant at 7 p.m. Tuesday, where two men entered the eatery and shot a 23-year-old man in the face as he ordered food....

76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

Jan. 15, 2019 10:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him. At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting...

Pederson reiterates Wentz is Philly's No. 1 QB

Jan. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson reiterated Tuesday that Carson Wentz will be the team's starting quarterback in 2019. Wentz missed the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games because of a back injury. Nick Foles led Philadelphia to four straight wins and was 27 yards...

Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

Jan. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101. He died Monday night, his son Ronald Perelman said in a statement. In 2011, Perelman donated $225 million to the...

Woman who threw big prom send-off pleads guilty to fraud

Jan. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who made headlines for an elaborate prom send-off has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 44-year-old Saudia Shuler acknowledged Tuesday that she collected Social Security disability payments for years while failing to...

Flyers place forward Dale Weise on waivers

Jan. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have placed forward Dale Weise on waivers. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the move Tuesday. Weise has one season left after this one on a $9.4 million, four-year contract he signed under previous GM Ron Hextall. Weise has underperformed during his time...