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Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Mason's Moxie; Steelers QB Rudolph embracing challenge

Sep. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it. So Rudolph spent the first six quarters of the 2019 season standing on the Pittsburgh Steelers sideline with his...

Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are on their way to finishing at the bottom of the AL West, but they plan to do more than merely play out the string over the final two weeks. "We've got a lot of young guys who are trying to make an impression," manager Scott Servais said. Among them is rookie Shed...

Handyman charged in death of woman missing since April

Sep. 19, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors in Pittsburgh have charged a handyman in the death of a woman who went missing in the spring. District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. says investigators believe Douglas Berry killed 67-year-old Elizabeth Wiesenfeld, who was last heard from April 29. Her remains haven't been...

Police shoot, kill suspect who held woman at knifepoint

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man wanted for a bank robbery was shot and killed by authorities as he held a woman at knifepoint and threatened her in an apartment building. The shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, when members of a joint task of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police and the FBI...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Lewis hits fifth homer in nine days, Mariners top Bucs 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, the Seattle Mariners' 24-year-old rookie right fielder went deep again. Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major league games, and...

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

Sep. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of...

Fitzpatrick attacking fresh start with Steelers

Sep. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter. How quickly things change....