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First-degree murder conviction in ex-girlfriend's slaying

Jan. 19, 2020 1:41 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man accused of having stabbed and run over his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her suburban workplace has been convicted of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday before convicting Lawrence Crawley, 34, in the death of 33-year-old...

Church threatened with demolition sold to developer

Jan. 19, 2020 12:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shuttered 19th century Philadelphia church threatened with demolition may be getting a new lease on life following a sale to a New Jersey developer who said he hopes to save the stone building by turning it into offices. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia last week confirmed the sale of...

University student struck, killed by bus in Pittsburgh

Jan. 19, 2020 11:36 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A college senior who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said. Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons reacts after scoring a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tobias Harris' late 3 seals Sixers' win over Knicks

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 76ers haven't won as much on the road as they'd like. They relied on defense to get it done at Madison Square Garden. Tobias Harris hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, Ben Simmons had 21 points and Philadelphia beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Saturday night for its...

Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison, left, pulls down a rebound next to Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Bulls won 118-116. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs 118-116

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls overcame a poor performance in the first three quarters with a strong finish. Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 42 points in the fourth and the Bulls rallied from 15 points down in the final period for a 118-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Chicago,...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Konecny leads Flyers past Kings 4-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles...

Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Caris LeVert (22), during a NBA basketball game, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Bucks win easily again, beat Nets 117-97 for 6th straight

Jan. 18, 2020 9:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. “I think they are playing as good...

Villanova's Jermaine Samuels reacts to his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 61-55. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

No. 14 Villanova rallies behind Samuels to beat UConn 61-55

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The "UConn! UConn! UConn!" shouts grew louder as Villanova fans were hushed with their team trailing, the thousands of Huskies die-hards that traveled to Philadelphia injecting the back-and-forth game with that ol' heated Big East feel. "One of the things that brought back memories was...

GOP eyes shakeup of Pennsylvania's Democratic-majority court

Jan. 18, 2020 9:22 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, Republicans in Pennsylvania are facing the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts without a friendly state Supreme Court majority to referee disputes, but perhaps not for long. Legislation to amend the state constitution is...

Philadelphia 76ers' Furkan Korkmaz goes up to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89

Jan. 18, 2020 1:04 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware. On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for...