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Man stabbed to death in upscale Philadelphia park

Nov. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man was stabbed to death in a park in an upscale Philadelphia neighborhood. Officers responded to Rittenhouse Square for a report of a person screaming Thursday night. They found a 51-year-old man bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his back. Authorities say the man...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Eagles took Nick Foles because Seahawks chose Russell Wilson

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson nearly ended up in Philadelphia instead of Nick Foles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted to select Wilson in the 2012 NFL draft but Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. So Reid took Foles 13 picks later. Both quarterbacks ended up winning...

Dillon hired as Phillies new hitting coach under Girardi

Nov. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi. Dillon served as assistant hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons and previously spent two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Miami...

Simmons hits 1st career NBA 3-pointer in 76ers’ victory

Nov. 20, 2019 11:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wore a “Sesame Street” sweatshirt in the locker room, the classic characters lined up on the familiar street. The theme seemed appropriate for 76ers fans, because it was finally time to count Simmons’ 3-pointers. One! One 3-pointer for Ben Simmons! "Hold...

Amid new grief, schools finish playoff game on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 PM EST

A 10-year-old New Jersey boy who was shot at a high school football game last week died Wednesday, shortly before the game was resumed at the home field of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, where an announcer proclaimed that “acts of violence do not win.” Micah Tennant was shot in the neck...

The Latest: Game halted by shooting finishes on Eagles field

Nov. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a high school football game resuming on the Philadelphia Eagles field (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A New Jersey high school football game interrupted by deadly gunfire has finished on the Philadelphia Eagles home field, with Camden defeating Pleasantville 22-0. The Eagles...

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...