Latest Pennsylvania News

Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans

Jul. 15, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back to where they came from," Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school. Since then, the daughter of...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National's Hollywood Casino near Hershey launched online gambling portals to patrons statewide as part of a three-day test watched by state...

AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRI

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE? A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy...

Franco's walkoff homer lifts Phillies past Nationals 4-3

Jul. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco got exactly the pitch he wanted, and he didn't miss it. Franco homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Franco drove the first pitch he saw from Matt Grace (0-2), a 93-mph...

Soto's homer in 9th lifts Nationals over Phillies 4-3

Jul. 13, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto walked up to the plate expecting to see a splitter and he hammered the first one he saw. Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer off closer Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. "I...

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Jul. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...