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Konecny's OT goal lifts Flyers past Red Wings 6-5

Feb. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny and the Philadelphia Flyers were able to exhale after almost improbably coughing up two points. Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and Philadelphia bounced back from squandering a big lead to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Saturday. "It feels...

Prosecutor explains challenge to Mumia Abu-Jamal hearing

Feb. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they're fighting an order that gives prison activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new court hearing because the ruling is so broad it could undo countless other cases. District Attorney Larry Krasner filed a motion Friday outlining his challenge. The issue is now with...

US court: Feds can't withhold funds from sanctuary cities

Feb. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Justice Department can't deny Philadelphia millions in public safety funding because of its status as a "sanctuary city." The ruling echoes others that block the department from withholding funds to cities that refuse to cooperate with...

Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease

Feb. 15, 2019 1:34 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled. Yet Hernandez's death in 2017 came too...

Woman in videotaped beach arrest accepts plea deal

Feb. 15, 2019 12:32 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend last year was captured on video has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Emily Weinman faced numerous charges stemming from the confrontation, including assaulting a police officer. She pleaded...

Amazon warns Philly about proposed cashless store ban

Feb. 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say Amazon has warned that a proposed ban on cashless stores would impact plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the city. Philly.com reports that the City Council approved a bill Thursday that would prohibit most stores from refusing to take cash as...

Home investor finds staircase booby-trapped with a knife

Feb. 15, 2019 6:58 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line on the home's...

All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 2:52 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league's showcase...

Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93

Feb. 14, 2019 11:05 PM EST

Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He died at her...

Schultz assailed by woman who shared Starbucks arrest video

Feb. 14, 2019 10:58 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz acknowledged the manager of one of the company's shops in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested last year might not have called authorities if the two men had been white. The acknowledgement came Wednesday night at an event in Philadelphia...