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No trial for Amtrak engineer in deadly crash until 2019

Oct. 17, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won't go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators. A lawyer for Brandon Bostian says neither he nor state prosecutors have been able to get the...

The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis

Oct. 17, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to a Philadelphia hospital and conference on newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal (all times local): 12:15 p.m. First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns...

Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

Oct. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb. Mrs. Trump is being joined on her visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex...

Weal's shootout goal lifts Flyers past Panthers 6-5

Oct. 16, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers blew a three-goal lead, pulled their starting goalie in the third period but still managed to gain two points. Not exactly the recipe for a victory, but they'll take it. "Kind of a crazy game," coach Dave Hakstol said. Jordan Weal scored in the shootout to lift Philadelphia...

AP sources: Rangers interview Wakamatsu in manager search

Oct. 16, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

Rangers bench coach Don Wakamatsu has interviewed for the vacant Texas manager's spot that he filled in an interim role for the final 10 games of the season. According to people familiar with the details, the Rangers interviewed Wakamatsu and Philadelphia Phillies third base coach Dusty Wathan on Tuesday in...

Police head challenges part of report on Starbucks arrests

Oct. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city police commissioner has taken issue with part of a panel's review of the high-profile arrests of two black men at a Starbucks coffee shop, rejecting its broader conclusion that racism drives contact between citizens and police. The review of the April arrests at the downtown...

Giants sign WR Fowler, add Eligwe, Haley from practice squad

Oct. 16, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Denver Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler and placed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and wide receiver Cody Latimer on injured reserve. The moves were among a number made by the Giants (1-5) on Tuesday as they returned to practice after a long...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Eakin scores, Fleury shutout in Vegas' 1-0 win vs Flyers

Oct. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury put a stop to Vegas' early sophomore slump. Fleury keyed the Golden Knights' far-fetched run to the Stanley Cup Final in their rookie season and then had a highlight-reel outing to silence a slow start to their second one. Fleury turned away breakaways, made sliding...

Serena Williams talks motherhood, insecurities at conference

Oct. 12, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I always have...