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Rookie Harris' task: Improve Steelers' NFL-worst run game

Aug. 03, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoys a challenge. In his rookie season, Harris, the team’s 2021 first-round pick, will be tasked with playing behind a revamped offensive line, while also helping to improve a rushing attack that ranked...

GOP senator hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks

Aug. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator who wants to have the committee he leads force three counties to turn over election machines, ballots and related material said Tuesday he thinks subpoenas will be issued in the next two weeks. Sen. Doug Mastriano of...

Ex-senator, TV anchor Allen is Ciattarelli's running mate

Aug. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate. Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, is set to officially name Allen as...

Roadwork firm to pay $20M in workers' retirement theft case

Aug. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A major Pennsylvania heavy equipment contractor entered no contest pleas to four theft counts on Tuesday and agreed to pay restitution of more than $20 million over allegations it illegally diverted pension money and other benefits from its workers. ...

Man claiming to be Jesus stabs 3 in home near Pittsburgh

Aug. 03, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

CARRICK, Penn. (AP) — A man claiming to be Jesus stabbed three people at an apartment on Monday and then hid until he was taken into custody by Pittsburgh police. The man is being charged with three counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, the Pittsburgh...

Man, woman found dead after fire; 2 others taken to hospital

Aug. 03, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man and woman were found dead after a fire that damaged multiple west Philadelphia homes that also sent another woman and a child to the hospital, authorities said. The blaze was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday in one home and four other...

Realmuto, Segura help Phillies rally to 7-5 win vs Nats

Aug. 02, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a go-ahead, two-run single to highlight a five-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-5 victory against the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Trailing 3-2, the Phillies started the winning...

Construction firm expected to resolve huge wage-theft case

Aug. 02, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania construction contractor is expected to resolve a massive wage-theft case in which it was accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars from its own workers by systematically violating state and federal prevailing wage laws on taxpayer-funded public...

Police: No evidence of gun triggering sports complex flight

Aug. 02, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say there is no evidence of a firearm having been involved in an incident that triggered a stampede out of an indoor sports complex in Pennsylvania over the weekend, injuring about a dozen people. Police and emergency services officials...

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith out with a knee sprain

Aug. 02, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is out indefinitely with a knee sprain. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner was listed as week-to-week on Monday's injury report, so his status for Philadelphia's preseason opener against Pittsburgh on Aug. 12 is...