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Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

Oct. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense faces the New York Giants' sluggish offense on Monday night. The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. They've been hit hard by injuries and won't...

Police: Mall fight ends with shots fired in lot, evacuation

Oct. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fistfight at a Philadelphia-area mall ended with shots fired in the parking lot, but no one was injured. Officials say the Springfield Mall was closed following the Saturday afternoon gunfire and no arrests were reported. Springfield police said they were called to...

Skinner's hat trick leads Sabres over struggling Kings

Oct. 21, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Jason Pominville had a goal and two assists for his 700th career point, and Jack Eichel added three assists after Sabres...

Redick caps big game with late 3, 76ers beat Magic 116-115

Oct. 20, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Ben Simmons went down with an injury, JJ Redick stepped off the bench and into a starring role for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Redick scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left that lifted the 76ers over the Orlando Magic 116-115. Redick had his best...

Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

Oct. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange Saturday. The hourlong...

Voracek puts Flyers ahead, defense shines in win over Devils

Oct. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Voracek thought he wasn't very good for most of the first two periods. The Flyers were plenty happy with his performance. "You guys have to watch the game a little bit more, you know what I mean," Voracek said. "It's not only about points." Voracek scored the go-ahead goal and...

Officials: 2 slain by man on run after credit union robbery

Oct. 20, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

CORNWALL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities allege that two men found shot to death near a crashed car in eastern Pennsylvania this year were killed by a man on the run after a credit union robbery. Gilberto Torres-Reyes is charged in Lebanon County with criminal homicide in the deaths of Alexis Rafael Perez-Garcia,...

Man charged in fire that killed elderly mother, companion

Oct. 20, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

BROWNS MILLS, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with arson and aggravated manslaughter in a New Jersey fire that killed his elderly mother and her companion. The Burlington County prosecutor's office alleges that 59-year-old Kurt Smith was in the garage with two other people Tuesday night when he "acted...

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Oct. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last...

Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

Oct. 19, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His...