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Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania counties push for changes to mail ballot law

Sep. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's counties pressed lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to process mail-in ballots before Election Day in the battleground state as they consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more envelopes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia...

2 found dead, 10 left homeless after fire in 3 buildings

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two people were found dead and 10 others were left homeless after an early morning fire in central Pennsylvania. Firefighters from Dauphin and Schuylkill counties were called shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday to the Williamstown neighborhood and found three buildings...

Judge declines to bar death penalty in movie theater slaying

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has declined to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged in a shooting death inside a movie theater last year. Common Pleas Judge Craig Trebilcock dismissed arguments from attorneys for Anu-Malik Johnson that prosecutors lacked...

People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa. The annual Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms provided an update on the gun lobby's legislative efforts and opposition, and gave attendees an opportunity to target Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and other political opponents. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers. The Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms constituted a pep rally, provided...

Authorities: Man steals truck, leads police on 3-state chase

Sep. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who had just been released from a county jail in western Pennsylvania stole a vehicle and eventually led police on chase that went into West Virginia before he was finally captured in Ohio, authorities said. The chase began shortly before noon Monday, when a work truck was reported...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson directs the practice during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Don't be sorry: History says Pederson right to go for tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

Doug Pederson is having second thoughts about playing for the tie, but he might end up thankful he didn’t risk falling to 0-3 by going for it on fourth-and-long or trying the long field goal. The Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the...

President Donald Trump talks about the Endurance all-electric pickup truck, made in Lordstown, Ohio, at the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsehoods on Ohio economy, health care

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump made exaggerated claims about economic gains in northeastern Ohio and falsely accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to provide free health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally in a spate of events aimed at promoting...

Death of woman found along rural road probed as homicide

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

COCHRANTON, Pa. (AP) — State police are investigating the death of a woman found along a rural northwestern Pennsylvania road over the weekend as a homicide. The Erie Times-News reports that state police in Crawford County identified the woman Monday as 21-year-old Destine Conyers of Townville. Captain...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, left, and Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Eagles coach Doug Pederson regrets playing for the tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On second thought, Doug Pederson would not have played for a tie. The Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. After a false start penalty on Matt Pryor, Pederson elected to...