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Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson Wentz will...

Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man apologized as he was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded several people in a Walmart near the city. Keenan Jones, 30, apologized in a Montgomery County courtroom Wednesday, saying he hadn't slept for five...

Police: Shooting followed dispute in Walmart checkout lines

Aug. 14, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said Tuesday night. All victims sustained...

Brock Holt's pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1

Aug. 14, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Holt took advantage of a rare opportunity. Holt belted a pinch-hit tiebreaking homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night. Sandy Leon also went deep for Boston, which improved to...

Carson Wentz's status for Week 1 remains uncertain

Aug. 14, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz's goal since having surgery last December to repair a torn...

Mom who hosted elaborate $25k prom send-off accused of fraud

Aug. 14, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who made headlines for an elaborate prom send-off has been charged with Social Security benefits fraud. The U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia announced charges of wire fraud, theft of government funds and Social Security fraud Tuesday against 44-year-old Saudia...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Aug. 13, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in a wide...

The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe

Aug. 13, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River. Nearly 150 rafters appear to be safe almost three hours...

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

Aug. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed his brother Emil's body had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. But on Monday, Dominic, 86, and his brother Victor, 91, stood on a tarmac in Philadelphia to greet Emil's remains as he finally made it home,...

The Latest: WWII remains returned, brothers pay last respect

Aug. 13, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the return of a Marine whose remains were returned Monday after 70 years (all times local): 3 p.m. The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been identified and returned to his family in Philadelphia more than 70 years after he was killed....