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Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at the...

The Latest: Clergy abuse investigated in Buffalo, New York

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on federal investigations of clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Pennsylvania is not the only state where federal prosecutors are investigating clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. An investigation of the Buffalo Diocese in New York...

More than 250 exotic animals seized from home

Oct. 19, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — More than 250 exotic animals have been removed from a house northwest of Philadelphia. The Humane Society of Montgomery County tells The Reading Eagle that the animals found in the house in Upper Hanover Township included turtles, ferrets and dozens of snakes. Some of the...

Simmons triple-double leads 76ers past Bulls 127-108

Oct. 18, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz heard 20,000 Philadelphia 76ers fans exhort him to shoot each time he touched the ball, a roaring confidence boost for a No. 1 pick closer to a bust than brilliance. Fultz had the look he wanted in the second quarter. He dribbled to the foul line without a defender in his...

Atkinson scores twice to power Blue Jackets past Flyers 6-3

Oct. 18, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets had four days to stew after being pounded by Tampa Bay on the road last weekend. In the first period against Philadelphia on Thursday night, they didn't look much better. But the Blue Jackets shook off the malaise and used a three-goal flurry in the second...

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Oct. 18, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. Justice...

Eagles look to make another statement vs. Panthers

Oct. 18, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles made a statement last October when they beat Carolina on the road in Week 6. They're trying to do it again this season, this time at home. Despite winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles (3-3) are back to prove-it mode after a so-so start. The Panthers (3-2) are also...

Woman charged in death of toddler found buried in park

Oct. 18, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A toddler's caregiver was charged with murder in the suffocation death of the baby whose body was found partially buried in a public park with the top of her head exposed, police said Thursday. Police arrested Nyishia Corbitt, 33, for the death of 22-month-old Alina Barnes, who she'd...

New Comcast tower to open lobby showcasing unique artworks

Oct. 18, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia is set to open its lobby to the public this week, showcasing a new sculpture and artwork for public viewing. Sculptor Conrad Shawcross and conceptual artist Jenny Holzer designed the two pieces, titled "Exploding Paradigm" and "For...

Eagles' Jason Peters expected to play with torn biceps

Oct. 17, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters isn't expected to miss a game despite tearing his biceps. The 36-year-old Peters was limited in Wednesday's practice, but coach Doug Pederson says "there's no concern with injuring him any further" and "he'll be ready to go" for...