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The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio...

Woman killed, multiple displaced in Philadelphia fires

Jan. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Multiple late night house fires in Philadelphia have left one woman dead and others displaced. The first fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the city's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to flames coming from both floors of the 2-story home, and an elderly woman...

George lifts Thunder past 76ers 117-115

Jan. 19, 2019 8:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again. Then Paul George stole the show. George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George's clutch shot...

Brodeur helps Penn upend Temple 77-70 in Big 5 showdown

Jan. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur scored 16 points with seven rebounds and five assists on Saturday and Penn beat Temple 77-70 to clinch a share of Philadelphia's famed Big 5 title. It was also the last time for the Quakers to see their all-time winningest coach Fran Dunphy. Dunphy spent 17 years at Penn and...

Collier, Dangerfield help No. 2 UConn women top Temple 88-67

Jan. 19, 2019 3:04 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield did it all for UConn. Dangerfield had a career-high 26 points with nine assists and no turnovers to help lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over Temple on Saturday. "I would like to think that could be a typical game for Crystal, creating a lot of points for us and...

A model retirement in store for this Maryland doctor

Jan. 19, 2019 9:01 AM EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — When Dr. Allen Ditto retires on Jan. 31, he has plans for the fine motor and problem-solving skills he honed during his almost 40-year medical career. He will tackle the collection of 4,000 models — mostly airplanes — he's stockpiled in the basement of his Fountain Head...

Hot-shooting Villanova beats Xavier for 6th straight win

Jan. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova's Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net. Things are just falling the right way for Booth and the Wildcats right now. Booth scored 22 points, Collin Gillespie added 18 and No....

Weekend storm packing snow, rain, ice to sweep across state

Jan. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Most of Pennsylvania is under a winter storm watch ahead of a weekend storm that could pack a wallop of snow, followed by bitter cold, high winds and icy conditions, making travel hazardous and power outages possible. From Pittsburgh to the Poconos, communities are being warned about...

Eagles' player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter

Jan. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter. Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to...

Suburban Philadelphia school district shut after gun threat

Jan. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EST

UPPER MERION, Pa. (AP) — Schools in a suburban Philadelphia school district are closed after someone threatened to bring a gun to a school. The Upper Merion Police Department says they were made aware of a threat on Twitter that "referenced an individual coming to school tomorrow with a handgun to commit...