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Man charged in Dec. 14 shooting in Pittsburgh mall lot

Jan. 26, 2022 12:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes in a shooting in a Pittsburgh mall parking lot last month. John Hayden, 21, is also charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses in the Dec. 14 gunfire at The Waterworks...

Political consultant pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Jan. 26, 2022 11:47 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political consultant in New Jersey has admitted paying two men to kill a longtime associate in 2014 who worked with him on various campaigns. Sean Caddle, 44, of Hamburg, appeared in federal court by videoconference Tuesday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

AP source: Vikings hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

Jan. 26, 2022 11:36 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the process, taking an innovative turn by bringing in an analytics expert from Cleveland's front office who once worked on Wall Street. The...

Philadelphia police officer dragged 5 blocks by stolen SUV

Jan. 26, 2022 06:34 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer was recovering after he was dragged about five blocks by the driver of what turned out to be a stolen SUV, authorities said. Officers had stopped the vehicle on Tuesday night for several traffic violations when they saw what they believed was a...

Flyers’ Yandle sets Iron Man mark in 965th straight game

Jan. 25, 2022 23:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle broke the NHL record on Tuesday night by playing in his 965th consecutive game. The 35-year-old Yandle passed the previous mark set by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 straight games over his entire career from Oct. 8, 1975, to...

Parise's 3rd-period goal lifts Islanders past Flyers, 4-3

Jan. 25, 2022 23:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking goal with just over eight minutes left in the third period and Ilya Sorokin made 14 saves as the New York Islanders edged Philadelphia 4-3. The reeling Flyers notched their franchise-record 13th straight loss. But in a bright...

Embiid leads 76ers past short-handed Pelicans, 117-107

Jan. 25, 2022 22:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is dominating opponents nightly — and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Embiid scored 12 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans for a 117-107 win on Tuesday...

Third-period surge helps Penguins past Coyotes, 6-3

Jan. 25, 2022 22:49 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins fell behind on three separate occasions against the Arizona Coyotes, but each time they had a quick answer. The biggest response came in the third period, when Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang led a four-goal barrage to give the red-hot...

Hot shooting in second half gets Pitt past Syracuse, 64-53

Jan. 25, 2022 22:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jamarius Burton scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half as Pittsburgh shot 50% after halftime to beat Syracuse 64-53 on Tuesday night. Pitt (8-12, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a two-game skid, using a 17-6 run that included three 3-pointers for a...

Pennsylvania fast-tracks $225M in pandemic aid to hospitals

Jan. 25, 2022 21:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate fast-tracked legislation Tuesday to spend $225 million to help hospitals struggling to keep staff on board as the omicron variant of the coronavirus has packed hospitals with unvaccinated patients. The bill has backing from Gov....