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Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

May. 21, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are a win away from first place. OK, it's May — but for a team stuck for years in the bottom of the National League, it's starting to feel a bit like September. Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings, and Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each homered to lead...

US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary city' compromise

May. 21, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials and the Justice Department are rejecting a federal judge's idea for settling their dispute over how the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. Philadelphia sued the federal government last year after it made a move to withhold grant funding because...

Ex-wife sought in shooting of pregnant newlywed, father

May. 21, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A street shooting in Philadelphia wounded a pregnant woman and her father on her wedding day, and authorities are seeking the ex-wife of her new husband along with two men. Lt. John Walker says the 23-year-old woman, who is about five months pregnant with twins, was married earlier...

Telecom tower climber gets $30M settlement in fall suit

May. 21, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A telecommunications tower climber who suffered severe injuries when a ladder rung dislodged and sent him hurtling 50 feet to the ground has reached a settlement with AT&T and others for $30 million. The June 2013 fall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, left then-23-year-old Thomas Jeglum...

Man's body found floating in Philadelphia river

May. 21, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia are working to identify a man whose body was found floating in the Schuylkill (SKOO'-kul) River. The body was discovered in the river near Boathouse Row Monday morning. The man was pronounced dead just before 9 a.m. His age isn't known. No other details were...

Man thrown from car in crash, run over by another vehicle

May. 21, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has died after being thrown from his car and run over by another vehicle in a crash on a Philadelphia highway. Police say the crash happened Sunday morning on a ramp from Interstate 76 to the Roosevelt Expressway. Investigators say the 31-year-old man was ejected from his vehicle...

Braves rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Miami on Swanson's hit

May. 20, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around. "Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we...

Cause sought for massive Philadelphia warehouse fire

May. 20, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a vacant north Philadelphia warehouse over the weekend. No injuries were reported from the blaze in the four-story building, which was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel "We...

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

May. 20, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom. The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during the event at...

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

May. 20, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The guides intersperse personal stories with historic content as they lead groups through the...