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Health care giants UPMC, Highmark reach 11th-hour agreement

Jun. 24, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania health care giants have a deal that averts the looming breakup of their business relationship, an agreement that prevents disruption and higher costs for many patients. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that UPMC and Highmark have a new contract...

Stonewall: How a raid and rebellion became a rights movement

Jun. 24, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

Apartment building fire displaces residents, but no injuries

Jun. 24, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a western Pennsylvania apartment building has displaced several families but did not cause any injuries. The fire in McKees Rocks was reported around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. They also...

Man arrested after suspicious device found behind hotel

Jun. 24, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police arrested a Pennsylvania man after they say he placed a bomb in a parking lot behind a hotel in Lebanon County. State troopers responded to a bomb threat at Bahney House in Myerstown on Sunday. They discovered a suspicious package and 28-year-old David Oxenrider. The state...

Hearings slated for container ship crew after drug seizure

Jun. 24, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Detention hearings are scheduled in Philadelphia for six crew members of a Swiss-owned container ship following the seizure of more than 35,000 pounds, or more than 15,800 kilograms, of cocaine. The six crew members of the MSC Gayane are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday detention hearings...

LEADING OFF: Mets deal with reporter dust-up, LA rooks rock

Jun. 24, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW YORK MESS The Mets open a series in Philadelphia a day after manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter in the clubhouse, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him. Callaway snapped at Newsday's Tim Healey following a 5-3 loss to the...

Newman's walk caps off Pittsburgh rally

Jun. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman isn't afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count with two outs...

Yamamoto wins again, Marlins hand Phillies 7th straight loss

Jun. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Manager Don Mattingly likes the progress he is seeing from the rebuilding Marlins. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thinks he has the right pieces, too — even if that's a tough sell right now to frustrated fans in Philadelphia. Rookie right-hander Jordan Yamamoto won for the third...

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. He was...

Refinery fire out, probe into cause of blaze to begin

Jun. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire in a Philadelphia refinery struck by explosions and a pre-dawn blaze last week has now been extinguished as an investigation is launched into what caused it, authorities said. The blaze at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, the East Coast's largest oil refinery,...