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Police shoot and kill man after yelling at him to drop knife

Oct. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century. Trump drew...

Lawsuit over Allegheny County election offices settled

Oct. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Republican candidates for Congress have settled a lawsuit they filed earlier this month and dropped their effort to force Allegheny County's election board to let them send campaign representatives to observe inside satellite election offices. The candidates dropped that claim in...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Martinsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as he campaigns in Pennsylvania during his third rally of the day. Trump asked a crowd of thousands that...

NHL veteran Daley retires, joins Penguins front office

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16...

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers T.J. Watt (90) and Bud Dupree (48) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Perfectly imperfect; Steelers not satisfied at 6-0

Oct. 26, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — To hear the NFL's last unbeaten team tell it, the Pittsburgh Steelers are perfect in record only. Don't get defensive end Cam Heyward wrong. He appreciates the fact the Steelers (6-0) are off to the second-best start in the franchise's 87-year history after escaping Tennessee on Sunday....

Players reacting to seeing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) lying on the ground after getting hit by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cowboys question their own fight in rapidly spiraling season

Oct. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn't respond when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington's Jon Bostic. Coach Mike McCarthy didn't hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on...

Fewer virus patients aiding Pennsylvania case investigators

Oct. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A growing majority of people contracting the coronavirus in Pennsylvania are not answering basic questions that would help case investigators trace the source of the infections, Pennsylvania health officials said Monday. The rising lack of cooperation with case investigators comes as...

Woman found stabbed to death in Philadelphia apartment fire

Oct. 26, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters found a woman stabbed to death after extinguishing a fire in an apartment in the city's Brewerytown section. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After they put out the flames, police said firefighters discovered...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day. A top White House official declared: “We’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on...