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Convenience store cash machine blast probed

Oct. 31, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police were called to an explosion at a cash machine at a closed convenience store in northeast Philadelphia, the latest in a rash of such blasts amid civil unrest in the city over the past week. WPVI reports that the blast was reported at the automated teller machine inside a Wawa in...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden boards his campaign plane at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, to travel to Flint, Mich. to campaign with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

Oct. 31, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Penn. (AP) — Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat Donald Trump. The Democratic nominee was to team up Saturday with his former boss, Barack Obama, for a swing through...

FILE - Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya, right, and Chicago Fire's Djordje Mihailovic, left, go after the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Chester, Pa. The best team in MLS is the one with the least awareness in Philadelphia. But the Union have emerged after 12 long years not only as a team on the brink of clinching the best record in the league with a win Sunday, Nov. 1,  but as a true contender to win the championship. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Doop! Union emerge out of Philadelphia as best in MLS

Oct. 31, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Curtin is a Philly guy who hits some of the best restaurants for date night, plays whiffle ball with his kids in city parks and counts himself a big fan of Questlove. For a guy who loves his city, Curtin and his team are getting back plenty of admiration. The Philadelphia Union hit...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Ted Karras (67) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

Oct. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week. Some of them are headliners: the 49ers at the Seahawks, Steelers at the Ravens and slumping Patriots at the Bills. Others — Vikings at Packers, Chargers at Broncos, Cowboys at Eagles — not so much. Regardless, when familiar foes face...

FILE -In this file photo from Jan. 8, 2019, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., speaks in Philadelphia during a demonstration against the partial government shutdown. The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party’s ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania's top House races come down to 2 GOP-held seats

Oct. 31, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party's ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term after recording narrow wins two years ago. All told, the two races are on track to cost more than $30...

President Donald Trump greets an overflow crowd before speaking at a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

Oct. 31, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden's is appreciably wider. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016 and has put a handful...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, declined the $18 million contract option on Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

Oct. 30, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also cut loose were Milwaukee...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Hector Neris reacts after winning a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps

Oct. 30, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors. Philadelphia also said Friday that right-hander Heath Hembree, left-hander Adam Morgan and...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart has reversed course, announcing Friday, Oct. 30 it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores. The nation’s largest retailer had previously said it had removed the items from displays due to “civil unrest” in some areas of the country but said Friday the items had been restored to displays because the unrest has remained isolated. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays

Oct. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores. On Thursday the nation’s largest retailer said it had removed the items from displays due to “civil unrest” in some areas of the country. Guns and...