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Pennsylvania sees big drop in jobless rate in August

Sep. 18, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate took a steep drop in August, as the labor force shrank and payrolls shot up again in a continuing rebound from shutdowns and the worst economic effects of the pandemic, according to state figures released Friday. Pennsylvania’s...

Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

Sep. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and his administration “totally irresponsible." “You’ve got to level with the American people —...

Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

Sep. 18, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and his administration “totally irresponsible." “You’ve got to level with the American people...

New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo follows through after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brandon Workman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Nimmo homer in 9th rallies Mets past Phillies 10-6

Sep. 17, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo took a couple of slow steps and gawked at the winning homer he smacked to right. The kind of reaction was a bit out of character for Nimmo. That kind of crushing, ninth-inning blow was to true to form for the Phillies bullpen. Nimmo had a two-RBI tying triple in the sixth...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steven Brault 2-hits Cardinals, ending Pirates' 8-game skid

Sep. 17, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL Central, 6 1/2...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw speaks during a news conference at the city's Emergency Operations Center in Philadelphia. After the Philadelphia City Council formally banned police from using certain modes of restraint on crime suspects on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, city officials, including Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney, released a list of a few dozen changes to officer conduct codes, policing procedure and disciplinary transparency that they had hoped to work on, some with help needed from the council and others requiring the Legislature's approval. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Philadelphia puts ban on police chokeholds into law

Sep. 17, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia City Council formally banned police from using certain modes of restraint on crime suspects Thursday, including kneeling on a suspect's neck, and voted to open contract negotiations with the police union to the public. The contract bill passed by the council requires a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pauses on stage during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden says Russia will pay for election meddling

Sep. 17, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says Russia will pay a price for interfering in U.S. elections if he wins the White House. The former vice president said Thursday during a CNN town hall staged near his birth city of Scranton,...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals' Hudson leaves start because of elbow tightness

Sep. 17, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson left his start Thursday night after two innings because of right elbow tightness. Hudson did not allow a run while walking two and giving up one hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA in eight starts this season. The...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Green Party gubernatorial candidate, Howie Hawkins, takes part in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.  The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that Hawkins, the Green Party's candidate for president, did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania's ballot in the November election and cannot appear on it, delivering a win for Democrats as Joe Biden tries to capture the battleground state's electoral votes.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Green Party candidate is ordered off Pennsylvania ballot

Sep. 17, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party's candidate for president did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania's ballot in the November election and cannot appear on it, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, delivering a win for Democrats as Joe Biden tries to capture the battleground...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Steelers, Roethlisberger eye 2-0 start vs. Lock, Broncos

Sep. 17, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain was familiar to Ben Roethlisberger. Welcome even. And the best part about how his 38-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's body felt following his first game in 364 days might have been the fact none of the pain originated from his surgically repaired right elbow....