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Harper, Hoskins rally Phillies past Dodgers with 4-run 7th

Jul. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper's hot streak of late has kept the Phillies in the playoff picture. He has opened some eyes with his offense — especially the comically oversized ones of the Phillie Phanatic mascot strapped to the slugger's forehead. Harper tied the game while wearing a Phillie...

Attorney general announces partnership to fight gun violence

Jul. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General has announced a partnership that will target straw purchases of guns in Philadelphia and educate women about the dangers of the illegal practice. A straw purchase is when someone without a criminal record buys a gun for someone who cannot legally...

Penn State board keeps in-state tuition flat in coming year

Jul. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is keeping in-state college tuition flat across the sprawling university system for a second year and for the third time in five years. The school's board, meeting in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, voted Thursday for a plan that will maintain full-time tuition for...

Pennsylvania's gambling industry revenue reaches record high

Jul. 18, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that revenue rose by nearly $60 million, or almost 2%, over the 2018 fiscal year. Slot machine play...

Syrian refugee indicted on charges he plotted to bomb church

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury is accusing a Syrian refugee of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh to inspire Islamic State of Iraq followers. The jury handed up a three-count indictment Wednesday against 21-year-old Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer. He's charged with...

Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

School announces job cuts linked to pending hospital closure

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel University says roughly 40 percent of its physicians and clinical staff will lose their jobs as a result of the planned closure of a Philadelphia hospital that's slated for closure hospital. University President John Fry made the announced in an email sent to school staff...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 18, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Online casino-style gambling is now available around the clock in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that two casinos passed this week's tests to begin operating online gambling portals 24 hours a day for patrons statewide who are at least 21 years old....

City removes monument that included KKK-sponsored brick

Jul. 18, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Wilkes-Barre city officials have removed a public monument that included a recently added brick that was sponsored by a Ku Klux Klan affiliate. The Citizens' Voice reported Thursday the column monument in the city's Public Square was taken down three weeks after a brick was placed...

Man wounded in shooting 2 blocks from Philadelphia City Hall

Jul. 18, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man was wounded in a middle-of-the-night shooting about two blocks from City Hall. Chief Inspector Scott Small says officers responding to 911 calls just before 3 a.m. Thursday found the 23-year-old victim bleeding from a shot to the bicep. Police say he was...