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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) practices before an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Williamson is expected to return to play Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

As wait for Zion ends, 76ers' Brown recalls challenges await

Jan. 21, 2020 3:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut, which will bring plenty of excitement to New Orleans. It will also bring some challenges to coach Alvin Gentry. That's what Philadelphia coach Brett Brown learned from his experiences when the wait for a franchise star was finally over....

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Jan. 21, 2020 12:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn't going to be there, represented...

Joyner leads Merrimack over St. Francis (Pa) 72-55

Jan. 20, 2020 7:03 PM EST

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Idris Joyner had a season-high 28 points as Merrimack beat St. Francis (Pa.) 72-55 on Monday. Joyner sank a free-throw line jumper before the halftime buzzer to give him 18 of Merrimack's 34 points. He finished making 11 of 12 shots. Jaleel Lord had 13 points and seven rebounds for...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) goes to the basket past Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Simmons scores 34 in triple-double, carries 76ers past Nets

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons was chosen Monday as the Eastern Conference player of the week for the way he performed last week. Then he got a sensational start on winning the next week's award, too. Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia...

Police: Armed woman shot, wounded by state trooper

Jan. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EST

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — State police say a woman armed with a handgun was shot and wounded by a state trooper following a domestic dispute in western Pennsylvania. Police in Lawrence County say troopers responded just after 9 a.m. Monday to a Slippery Rock Township location where a woman was reported...

Appeal vowed of conviction in slaying defense blamed on twin

Jan. 20, 2020 3:30 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he expects to appeal the murder conviction of a western Pennsylvania man who asserted that his now-deceased twin brother was the shooter. Jurors in Westmoreland County deliberated for about two hours Friday before convicting 30-year-old Darrelle Tolbert-McGhee...

Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, right, drives on Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, left, during a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Nets' Irving sits out vs 76ers with hamstring tightness

Jan. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving is missing Brooklyn's game against Philadelphia because of right hamstring tightness. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Irving was feeling soreness Sunday and then was checked again Monday before the team decided the All-Star point guard wouldn't play. Atkinson said the Nets...

Teachers union suing district over asbestos in schools

Jan. 20, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in Philadelphia is suing the district over its handling of asbestos contamination in schools, the union said Monday. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers suit comes after the city school district was forced to close a north Philadelphia...

NJ man found shot to death along Pennsylvania highway

Jan. 20, 2020 10:21 AM EST

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a New Jersey man whose body was found along an eastern Pennsylvania highway. State police were called to Interstate 295 in Bristol, Bucks County after the body was reported at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Trooper Nathan Branosky said...

Worker killed in industrial accident at New Jersey plant

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man was killed in an industrial accident in a New Jersey processing facility, authorities said. Emergency responders were called to the Safeway Freezer Storage plant in Vineland shortly after 12:30 a..m. Saturday, police said. Lt. Brian Armstrong said 28-year-old Felipe...