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New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

Oct. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Wednesday clearing away legal hurdles that could have prevented state prosecutions of people pardoned by President Donald Trump for federal crimes. Supporters of the new law, including newly empowered Democrats elected last year, said New York's...

Lawyer: British family deported after US border crossing

Oct. 16, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for a British family who made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States say the family has been deported after nearly two weeks in federal custody. Bridget Cambria says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told her all seven members of the family, including...

Steelers QB Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

Oct. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like "Duck Season" will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup when he is cleared to return from a concussion sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6. Rookie Devlin "Duck" Hodges filled in...

Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philadelphia refinery fire

Oct. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board released a...

British family decries treatment by US after border crossing

Oct. 15, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

Seven members of an extended British family who made an unauthorized crossing into the United States from Canada are being held in federal custody at a Pennsylvania detention center nearly two weeks after their arrest, their lawyer said Tuesday, as U.S. border officials defended their handling of the case by...

Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole. Lawyers for Tree of Life shooting...

Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess

Oct. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet. Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which claimed him off waivers from the Rams in May but waived him in August. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2016. He was...

Police: Woman to face charges in slayings of 2 kids, man

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a woman will face charges in the shooting deaths of her two young daughters and their father assuming she recovers from a gunshot wound they believe was self-inflicted, and from which she "demanded not to be resuscitated." Officers called to a row home in the...

From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run

Oct. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career — and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked. Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers...

Torn pectoral muscle ends season for Steelers DL Tuitt

Oct. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers . The...