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Hall & Oates still play faves, but Oates has new music, too

May. 25, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Hall and John Oates can still pack arenas with fans who can sing along to the entire set list. "I'm very appreciative and surprised and thrilled that after all these years this is actually happening and that there's an audience out there for what is predominantly older music we've...

Gunfire erupts at pre-prom party leaving man fatally shot

May. 25, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man fired several shots into a crowd of people attending a pre-prom party at a home, killing another man. The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Authorities believe the gunman had been among those attending the party, but it wasn't immediately clear...

Remains of WWII seaman killed in Pearl Harbor to return home

May. 24, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

WANAMIE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy seaman killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his Pennsylvania hometown. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Slapikas will be buried with full military honors on June 2...

Court: School can let trans students use bathroom of choice

May. 24, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district can allow transgender students to continue using bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel heard extended arguments in the case before conferring for less than...

Trout and Pujols hit solo HRs, Angels beat Blue Jays 8-1

May. 24, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After a brief offensive drought, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are starting to swing the bats a lot better. Trout and Albert Pujols each hit solo home runs, Shohei Ohtani doubled twice and the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Thursday. "We pressured them all afternoon,"...

'Survivor' final vote deadlocks, tiebreaker vote needed

May. 24, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor." For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale ended in a deadlock, and a tiebreaker was needed to crown a champ. Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday night revealed jurors on "Survivor: Ghost Island" in Fiji were deadlocked at five...

Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia firm

May. 24, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete. Ryan...

Video shows road rage suspect hitting man with sledgehammer

May. 24, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A road rage suspect seen on surveillance video hitting a man with a sledgehammer after smashing the windows out of a vehicle is being sought by Philadelphia police. Video of the parking lot attack was posted online by the police department Wednesday. It shows the assailant exiting his...

Jake Arrieta aces up, Phillies beat Braves 4-0

May. 23, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta aced up. Arrieta struck out seven in 6 2/3 sharp innings, Carlos Santana's swinging-bunt broke a scoreless tie and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Wednesday night. The Phillies took two of three to win their first series against the NL East-leading...

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

May. 23, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of...