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Public school funding lawsuit may head to trial

Aug. 22, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit that claims Pennsylvania is failing to provide students with an adequate education will likely head to trial. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Commonwealth Court rejected Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati's request for a dismissal Monday. The 2014 suit filed by...

Hawaii and NY take different approaches to LLWS pressure

Aug. 22, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Baseball looks like it comes easily to Hawaii's Aukai Kea. Case in point, Honolulu's first game of the Little League World Series, when Kea slugged a walk-off home run after tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings. But even he isn't afraid to admit it — playing on national...

Swanson, Gausman carry Braves over Pirates 6-1

Aug. 21, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Gausman has enjoyed transitioning to his new team. Dansby Swanson helped make it all the more pleasant Tuesday night. Gausman breezed through eight innings, Swanson had two homers and four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. In his fourth start for Atlanta,...

All 3 suspects wanted in ambush shooting of police arrested

Aug. 21, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The remaining two men sought in connection with the ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month have been arrested. Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a statement Tuesday that 19-year-old Alexander DeJesus and 26-year-old Ammar Hall had been...

Pennsylvania priest faces charges as sex abuse fallout grows

Aug. 21, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest was charged on Tuesday with groping a 17-year-old girl and sending her nude images of himself, just a week after a grand jury reported the church had covered up decades of child molestation by priests across the state. The charges of felony corruption of...

Man acquitted of 1 slaying but convicted of killing witness

Aug. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A man was convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a witness in a fast-food drive-thru more than a decade ago but was acquitted of involvement in the original slaying. Jurors in Berks County deliberated over two days before they acquitted Norman Vega Jr., 35,...

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius goes on DL with bruised heel

Aug. 21, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, and the injury-plagued playoff contenders are hoping his bruised left heel mends quickly. The roster move, which was announced before a game at Miami, was retroactive to Monday. Gregorius was hurt in a...

Roethlisberger eager to "knock that rust off" vs. Titans

Aug. 21, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has in years. The same goes for the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's body, save for the occasional unwanted collision with a teammate. If the scariest moment Roethlisberger endures all season is the accidental...

Wagner says he doesn't want workers knowing what he makes

Aug. 21, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said he will not release a tax return because his income is nobody else's business and he suggested that labor unions will use it to try to organize workers at the non-union waste-hauling business he owns. Wagner made the comments in...

Video figures in Penn State frat death preliminary hearing

Aug. 21, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Security camera footage from the night a pledge suffered fatal injuries inside a Penn State fraternity house is again key evidence as prosecutors seek to convince a judge they have enough evidence to send charges to county court for trial. State College Police Detective David...