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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) passes to Jason Zucker (16) who put a shot behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby has goal, 3 assists as Penguins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has...

Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes (13) and Ivan Provorov (9) celebrate past Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after a goal by Hayes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Konecny helps Flyers send Blue Jackets to 6th straight loss

Feb. 18, 2020 10:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Tuesday night. Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers (33-20-7, 73 points), who moved a point ahead of Columbus (30-19-12, 72...

Blackmon lifts St. Francis (Pa.) past Robert Morris 86-71

Feb. 18, 2020 9:53 PM EST

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Isaiah Blackmon had a career-high 30 points as St. Francis (Pa.) topped Robert Morris 86-71 on Tuesday night for its sixth consecutive victory. Mark Flagg had 19 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, and Keith Braxton added 19 points and six rebounds for St. Francis (18-8, 11-4...

Judge hears arguments in Jill Stein's voting machine lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 6:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's top elections official spent hours in federal court Tuesday, defending the certification of voting machines being used by Philadelphia and two other Pennsylvania counties, including one where problems led to undercounted returns in a race in November. The hearing in...

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, center, reacts during his installation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Pérez, who is the 10th archbishop of Philadelphia, is the first Latino archbishop in Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

New leader of Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese installed

Feb. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 1.3 million parishioners of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a new spiritual leader. Nelson Perez, 58, who spent most of his early pastoral career in the Philadelphia area, assumed the post of archbishop in a ceremony Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts....

Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as new wide receivers coach

Feb. 18, 2020 1:58 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Hilliard is the new wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club announced the move on Tuesday. Hilliard replaces Darryl Drake, who passed away last August during the early days of training camp. Ray Sherman filled the role on an interim basis last season. Hilliard...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, crime scene tape surrounds the Robert Morris Apartments in Morrisville, Pa. Shana Decree and her daughter Dominique Decree who are charged in the killing of their close family members are expected to enter pleas Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in court in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mom, daughter plead not guilty to slaying 5 close relatives

Feb. 18, 2020 1:10 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her adult daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing five of their close relatives, including three children, at an apartment outside Philadelphia. Forty-six-year-old Shana Decree and her 20-year-old daughter Dominique Decree sat side by side in court in suburban...

This Oct. 20, 2019 photo released by  412 Food Rescue shows a volunteer using the Food Rescue Hero app to check in at a Pittsburgh grocery store to pick up donated food. While millions of people struggle with food insecurity and hunger nationwide, the USDA estimates that more than 30% of the food in America is wasted each year.  (Monica Godfrey-Garrison/412 Food Rescue via AP)

Apps help volunteers get excess food to the hungry

Feb. 18, 2020 12:48 PM EST

Food waste and hunger are two enormous problems that some non-profit groups say can be addressed together by getting the extra food to the people who need it. New apps are making that easier. The USDA estimates that more than 30% of the food in America is wasted each year. Besides food waste at home, there is...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin removes a Torah scroll from the ark, a cabinet that houses scrolls of the Hebrew Bible, while preparing for Shabbat morning service at Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif. In September 2017, on the first day of Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish new year, a security guard found an anti-Semitic message scrawled on an outdoor wall of Temple Sinai. “Since 2017, the congregation has been looking to try to feel safe,” she said. “It’s another layer that we always have to be conscious of.” (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

Feb. 18, 2020 10:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is unsparing. “Pastors are people, just like...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin removes a Torah scroll from the ark, a cabinet that houses scrolls of the Hebrew Bible, while preparing for Shabbat morning service at Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif. In September 2017, on the first day of Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish new year, a security guard found an anti-Semitic message scrawled on an outdoor wall of Temple Sinai. “Since 2017, the congregation has been looking to try to feel safe,” she said. “It’s another layer that we always have to be conscious of.” (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

Feb. 18, 2020 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is unsparing. “Pastors are people, just like...