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Judge considers motion to bar execution in cookout slayings

Dec. 18, 2018 1:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge said he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout. Cheron Shelton, 31, and Robert Thomas, 30, are charged in the March 2016 killings in Pittsburgh's Wilkinsburg...

Judge allows lawsuit against student loan servicer Navient

Dec. 18, 2018 10:31 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a lawsuit alleging widespread abuse by student loan servicer Navient Corp. can go forward. Navient is one of the nation's largest student loan servicers. It had filed a motion to dismiss the majority of the counts in the lawsuit. It had...

Gay scores 21 as the Spurs defeat 76ers 123-96

Dec. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form. Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday night. "I think we're starting to...

Suns use big 3rd quarter to beat Knicks for 3rd in a row

Dec. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-24 record didn't discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn't. The young Suns wiped away the second one, and insist they'll keep chipping away at the first. "We're building," guard Devin Booker said. "We're getting better every game." Booker tied his...

Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2

Dec. 17, 2018 10:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks would love to stop playing from behind. It's just not happening. And somehow it's not a problem, either. Particularly on the road. The Ducks spotted the Pittsburgh Penguins two first-period goals and then roared back for a 4-2 victory on Monday for their ninth win in 10...

Philadelphia records most homicides in over a decade

Dec. 17, 2018 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has seen more homicides this year than in any other in over a decade, as a particularly violent summer morphed into a deadly fall. Police data show that there have been 333 homicides in the city as of Sunday, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year. Even with...

Flyers fire coach Dave Hakstol, Gordon interim replacement

Dec. 17, 2018 4:53 PM EST

It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across from their...

Led by Nick Foles, resilient Eagles are back in playoff mix

Dec. 17, 2018 4:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing a must win with their Super Bowl MVP backup quarterback leading the way, the Philadelphia Eagles responded like champions. Don't write them off just yet. "We're still playing for something," coach Doug Pederson said Monday, less than 24 hours after Nick Foles led the Eagles to a...

Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats

Dec. 17, 2018 4:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best. For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Haden's leaping...

Jordan Lyles, Pirates finalize $2.05M, 1-year deal

Dec. 17, 2018 2:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Jordan Lyles and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old right-hander can earn additional award bonuses as part of the deal, agreed to last week and announced Monday. Lyles is 31-52 with a 5.28 ERA in 217 appearances for Houston,...