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Officials: 4 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania home explosion

May. 27, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At least four people have been killed and others might still be missing after a house explosion in a suburb northwest of Pennsylvania, authorities said. Pottstown Borough Manager Justin Keller confirmed in a press conference that the explosion occurred...

Nola pitches shutout ball into 9th, Phillies beat Braves 4-1

May. 26, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Nola wanted to pitch a complete game but knew he was on a short leash as he walked to the mound to begin the ninth inning. “I always want to throw a complete game, right?" he said. “But I’m glad the more innings I can throw, the better. The win obviously...

Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor

May. 26, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist massacre,...

US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Aaronson to join Leeds from Salzburg with 5-year contract

May. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson will transfer to Leeds on July 1 following 1 1/2 seasons with Red Bull Salzburg. Leeds said Thursday that it had agreed to a transfer with the Austrian club. Aaronson, a 21-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, will have a five-year contract through...

Police: Video captures man shooting 4 walking to prom party

May. 26, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four people were shot Wednesday night as they walked to a prom party in the Mantua neighborhood, according to Philadelphia police. WPVI-TV reports that just after 7 p.m. surveillance video captured a gunman who was reportedly on a bike when he fired the...

Longoria, Giants tee off on Mets rookie Szapucki in 9-3 rout

May. 25, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria homered twice and Joc Pederson hit his fourth in two games as the San Francisco Giants went deep four times in the first two innings off rookie Thomas Szapucki and routed the New York Mets 9-3 Wednesday. Mike Yastrzemski also homered off Szapucki,...

Paxten Aaronson looks to follow brother's successful path

May. 25, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts...

Youth, 16, charged with attempted murder in school stabbing

May. 25, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have announced attempted murder and other charges against a 16-year-old youth in the stabbing of another student at a high school near Philadelphia that reportedly stemmed from a fight over a vape cartridge. Police were called to Coatesville Area...

Eflin, Phillies agree to $5.7M deal, avoid arbitration

May. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Eflin gets a $5.55 million salary this year, and the deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. He can earn an additional...