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Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

Jun. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was hot. Dickerson wasn't sure if Reynolds took his advice,...

Senate vote puts victims' rights amendment before voters

Jun. 19, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will decide whether to enumerate victims' rights in the state constitution, a proposal likely to appear on the November ballot. The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to give its final approval, putting the state's version of Marsy's Law on the ballot as a...

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe

Jun. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers' social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments about expecting officers to be fired over social media posts are "premature and irresponsible" without a...

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing

Jun. 19, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal authorities said in announcing the man's arrest Wednesday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

Jun. 19, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said he...

Flyers' 'win-now' offseason continues with Hayes signing

Jun. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

Kevin Hayes watched with significant interest as the Philadelphia Flyers made moves to get better right away. Then he signed on the dotted line for the long term to add to those efforts. Hayes signed a $50 million, seven-year contract with the Flyers on Wednesday that's worth $7.14 million a season. The...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...

Staggering drug bust shows traffickers turning to East Coast

Jun. 19, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

If drug interdiction can be compared to a giant game of whack-a-mole, federal law enforcement officials delivered one mighty wallop this week when they raided a container ship at Philadelphia's port and discovered a staggering amount of cocaine. Hidden inside seven shipping containers were 33,000 pounds (15,000...

MediaNews plans to cut 81 jobs at Reading Eagle

Jun. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

The new owners of the Reading Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month. MediaNews Group stepped forward to buy the Reading Eagle Co. for $5 million after the family-owned company filed for...

Rookie Yamamoto blanks Cardinals again, Marlins win 6-0

Jun. 19, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In his first two starts, Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century. It's been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie, who was acquired by the Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade and summoned from Double-A to the majors earlier...