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Female officers reach deal with city over feared retribution

Aug. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign have reached a temporary agreement with the city involving their fears of retribution. The women say their complaints of being physically and verbally harassed by supervisors and...

The Latest: Officers reach agreement over retaliation fear

Aug. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia Police Commissioner (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the resignation of Philadelphia's police commissioner have reached a temporary agreement with the city over their fears of retaliation. A lawsuit...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

Aug. 21, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees....

Nola sharp over 7, Phillies pounce early to beat Red Sox 3-2

Aug. 20, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Phillies shortstop Jean Segura was throwing out Red Sox baserunners from both sides of the infield. Segura made a quick flip to throw out Xander Bogaerts for the first out in the ninth when he attempted go from second to third on a grounder to short. Then, while covering the second base...

Mets open crucial homestand with 9-2 win over Indians

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one earned run in 6...

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Aug. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug center

Aug. 19, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first to open a supervised injection center. U.S....

More charges likely in standoff that injured 6 officers

Aug. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say more charges are likely in the case of a Philadelphia man accused of barricading himself inside a house and shooting six police officers during a long standoff last week. But District Attorney Larry Krasner also warned Monday that the investigation into the "factually...

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Aug. 19, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble. As thrilling as the win was for the Phillies , the 7-5 final Thursday night was a kick in the gut for the Chicago Cubs, since both...

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Aug. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was...