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Paciolla named AP’s news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio, NJ

Nov. 19, 2019 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Paciolla, a highly respected editor with a track record of developing talent and driving coverage of major stories, has been appointed The Associated Press’ news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Paciolla will be...

Pittsburgh’s controller to run for state auditor general

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s third-term city controller is running for an open state auditor general’s office next year. Democrat Michael Lamb made the announcement Tuesday, two weeks after he was re-elected to the fiscal watchdog job in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city....

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Bill limiting gifts to public officials moves in Legislature

Nov. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A legislative committee voted Tuesday to advance new limits on gifts to Pennsylvania public officials, including an outright prohibition on taking cash, although the proposal includes numerous exceptions. The House State Government Committee unanimously approved an annual limit on...

Philadelphia mother accused of killing quadriplegic daughter

Nov. 19, 2019 7:39 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has been charged with murder in the death of her adult quadriplegic daughter. Authorities say 63-year-old Yelena Nezhikhovskaya is also charged with false reporting and drug delivery resulting in death stemming from the death of her 32-year-old daughter, Yulia. She...

Philadelphia Eagles to host HS football game after shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 8:07 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have offered to host a high school football game that was interrupted by a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association says in a release Monday that the game between Pleasantville...

Much blame to spread around for Eagles’ poor offense

Nov. 18, 2019 7:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Poor throws. Dropped passes. Missed blocks. Questionable play-calling. It’s all contributed to an ineffective, inconsistent offense that has plagued the Philadelphia Eagles through 10 games. The Eagles (5-5) couldn’t do much against the New England Patriots in a 17-10 loss...

Lack of offense leaves Brady, Patriots fans concerned

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Only in New England is a 9-1 record a reason to panic. The defending Super Bowl champions have the best record in the conference — tied for the best in the NFL — with a two-game lead over Buffalo in the AFC East as they try to earn their 11th straight division title....

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise for...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

Nov. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty. A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday,...