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Philadelphia won't send kids to nonprofit after report

Aug. 14, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has stopped sending local children to facilities operated by a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century. Several City Council members have also demanded that officials remove...

FILE - This is a July 4, 2020, file photo showing the Miami Marlins running drills during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, the home team is in first place. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

Aug. 14, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOME AT LAST Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Orioles beat Phillies 11-4, complete 3-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These aren't the 100-loss Baltimore Orioles anymore. Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz hit homers to back Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Eshelman (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to...

City: Eagles fans not likely to be allowed at home opener

Aug. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say Eagles fans shouldn't get their hopes up that they'll be allowed to watch the team's season home opener from the stands at the Linc. City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said he's doubtful the city will be in a place with COVID-19 infections to allow for...

Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff with police that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia early Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer, was held for trial Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man charged in cops shooting ordered to trial on more counts

Aug. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer was held for trial Thursday on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Municipal Court Judge Karen Y. Simmons held Maurice Hill for...

FILE - Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien gives instructions during NHL hockey practice in Brossard, Quebec, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin says coach Claude Julien was experiencing chest pains Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 and was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital. Bergevin confirmed it was not COVID-19 related. The 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team's first-round series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over Julien's role in an interim basis. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains

Aug. 13, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien experienced chest pains Wednesday night, was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital and is expected to be out the remainder of his team's first-round playoff series. General manager Marc Bergevin explained Julien's absence from practice Thursday and confirmed the situation...

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...

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...