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Patrick, Mrazek lift streaking Flyers over Blue Jackets 2-1

Feb. 23, 2018 12:07 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Petr Mrazek showed just why the Flyers traded for him. Mrazek made 19 saves in his Philadelphia debut and Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, leading the streaking Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Claude Giroux...

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Feb. 22, 2018 7:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint in Harrisburg federal court...

The Latest: Lawsuit over congressional map called baseless

Feb. 22, 2018 7:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's congressional map (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The Philadelphia-based Public Interest Law Center says Republicans are making another baseless attempt in federal court to reinstate Pennsylvania's congressional districts thrown out...

Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

Feb. 22, 2018 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and...

Correction: US-Neurologist-Sexual-Abuse story

Feb. 22, 2018 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and...

Eagles center Kelce plays sax with high school jazz band

Feb. 22, 2018 1:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce got attention for his impassioned and profane speech after the team's Super Bowl parade, but he's now communicating through music. The jazz band from Kelce's Ohio high school alma mater was performing at a Philadelphia high school Thursday when he...

Philadelphia building fire affects Amtrak, local service

Feb. 22, 2018 1:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A warehouse fire near train tracks in Philadelphia has disrupted Amtrak and local train service. Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority say service for certain lines, including the busy Northeast Corridor, was initially suspended due to the blaze in the...

Bridges has 27 points, No. 3 Villanova beats DePaul 93-62.

Feb. 21, 2018 11:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth returned to Villanova's lineup, and it looked as if he never left. Booth had 14 points in his comeback from a broken right hand that sidelined him for seven games, and Mikal Bridges scored 27 points to lead No. 3 Villanova to a 93-62 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night....

Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimes

Feb. 21, 2018 5:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country's fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District...

Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor deal

Feb. 21, 2018 2:50 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training. The Pirates announced the move Wednesday. The 31-year-old Saunders hit a combined .202 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 73 games for...