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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) plays against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. Conner wants to prove he can finish a season healthy. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Crowded house: Steelers backfield eyes consistency in 2020

Aug. 14, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner is tired of answering questions about his health. Really tired. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back remains adamant he can thrive in the NFL if he stays on the field. Conner understands he can't run from his resume, which includes a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018 as well as a...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, victims of clergy sexual abuse, or their family members, react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses are facing recent lawsuits from people hoping a court decision in 2019 has shown a way around time limits for filing litigation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

Aug. 14, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have been hit with about 150 lawsuits from people who say they were sexually abused as children by priests and hope a state court decision last year has shown a way around time limits for legal claims. Lawyers involved in the litigation say they...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier...

District Attorney announce 23 prison corruption indictments

Aug. 13, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania district attorney announced charges against more than 20 people Thursday after a months-long grand jury investigation into the smuggling of contraband, drugs and other alleged corruption at a county prison outside of Pittsburgh. Those charged include a former deputy...

Chase Fenstermacher kicks the ball during a wall pass drill at Pottsville's boys' soccer practice at Alumni Field in Pottsville, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. During a press conference Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf recommended that no sports take place until January 1, 2021. Previously, state guidelines posted to the Governor's Office website stated that

Wolf: No plan to change recommendation on school sports

Aug. 13, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has no plans to change his position that school sports should be canceled until 2021. Wolf's administration issued a “strong recommendation” last week that scholastic and recreational youth sports be put off until January to help prevent...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen (62) as Flyers' Philippe Myers (5) defends during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

Aug. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Kris Letang (58) react after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

Aug. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good...

Closer Kela's return gives beleaguered Pirates a boost

Aug. 12, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A surprising positive COVID-19 test when he arrived at summer camp forced Pittsburgh Pirates closer Keone Kela to get creative to find ways to say in shape. Really creative. With PNC Park off limits while he followed Major League Baseball's health protocols, Kela started riding around the...

In this photo from March 7, 2013, Mark Tranquilli, a Deputy District Attorney at the time, stands in a hall at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board referred charges against Tranquilli, who is now an Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge, to the state Court of Judicial Discipline and recommended that he be suspended. Tranquilli was elected to the bench in 2013. (Philip G. Pavely/Tribune-Review via AP)

Judge faces ethics charges over racist, demeaning comments

Aug. 12, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh judge who allegedly referred to a Black juror as “Aunt Jemima” was accused of misconduct in office Wednesday by the state's entity that investigates and prosecutes judicial wrongdoing. The Judicial Conduct Board complaint alleges that Allegheny County Judge...

The scoreboard is shown after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in five overtimes in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Aug. 12, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience. Twenty years ago, Boucher was in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the longest playoff game in modern NHL history, a five-overtime thriller. He...