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Buehler, Betts propel Dodgers to 5-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 13, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings of five-hit ball to remain unbeaten since 2019, and Mookie Betts homered and scored three runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday. Down 5-0, Texas scored three times in the...

Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves and the New York Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to beat the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup semifinals. Varlamov won his fourth straight playoff...

2 women killed when SUV crashed into plasma center ID'd

Jun. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have identified two women struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh, killing the two and a third person and injuring two others, one critically. The Allegheny County...

Car crashes into building housing plasma center; 3 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically, authorities said. Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Man sentenced for ditching car after 2014 witness murder

Jun. 12, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for ditching the getaway car following the murder of a woman in western Pennsylvania just before she was to meet with federal authorities about another man's involvement in a New Jersey-supplied heroin ring. ...

Shooting of child spurs large brawl, shooting at hospital

Jun. 11, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shooting of a 6-year-old Pittsburgh girl sparked a fight between two sides of her family at the hospital where she was being treated, spurring another shooting that left two men wounded and a third facing charges. The brawl in front of UPMC...

Betts homers, Urias picks up 9th win as Dodgers top Pirates

Jun. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Even amid a slow start, Dave Roberts didn't need a reminder of all the things Mookie Betts can do to help the Los Angeles Dodgers win games. Betts provided one anyway. The star right fielder hit the 25th leadoff home run of his big...

Coal plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio to shut down

Jun. 10, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio said Thursday that it will shut them down. Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near...

Turner's 2 HRs, strong bullpen lead Dodgers over Pirates 2-1

Jun. 10, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Turner hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers got 7 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen in a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Turner belted a 409-foot drive to the visitors’ bullpen in center...