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19 dead animals found in pet carriers, garbage bags

Jun. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Nineteen dead animals have been found behind a Pennsylvania home in what one humane officer calls the worst case of animal cruelty she's ever seen. The bodies of one dog and 18 cats were found Wednesday in carriers, bins or garbage bags in a wooded area of Butler County....

Woman charged in New Orleans in Pennsylvania man's death

Jun. 14, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tennessee woman faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania jeweler in New Orleans. The New Orleans District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Magen Hall was indicted Thursday. Hall's name also appears as Megan Hall on some court...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani coming off cycle, Giolito faces Yankees

Jun. 14, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in the...

Lew Klein, who helped create 'American Bandstand,' dies

Jun. 13, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died. He was 91. Klein died Wednesday, according to Temple University, where Klein taught and mentored students for more than six decades. He began working at...

Prosecutors believe suspects in Ortiz shooting wanted in US

Jun. 13, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — American prosecutors said Thursday that they believe two suspects in the shooting of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz are wanted for crimes in the United States, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing...

The Latest: US officials: 2nd Ortiz shooting suspect wanted

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Latest on the shooting for former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz (all times local): 9:55 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say the man suspected of shooting retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is wanted on armed robbery and gun charges in New Jersey. The Passaic County...

Judge who presided over notorious 'kids for cash' case dies

Jun. 13, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

A retired federal judge best known for sending two corrupt judges to prison for their role in a notorious Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has died. Edwin Kosik was 94. Kosik died Thursday morning at a senior center outside Wilkes-Barre after a brief illness, said his son, Michael Kosik. Kosik, an Army...

Phillies get utilityman Brad Miller from Yankees

Jun. 13, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have acquired utilityman Brad Miller from the New York Yankees for cash. Miller will join Philadelphia in Atlanta for a three-game series that starts Friday night. He hit .250 (9 for 36) with one homer and four RBIs for the Indians this season and was batting .294 with 10...

Teheran continues his 2019 'mission' as Braves top Pirates

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year after he was left off Atlanta's postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran's roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's...

Man says he abused 16 to 18, now wants identity shielded

Jun. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who told a grand jury investigating child sex abuse that he had victimized 16 to 18 people, but who couldn't be prosecuted because the cases were too old, is now seeking to keep his name and any other identifying information from being made public. Details of the 2018...