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Woman in parked car wounded in Philadelphia street shooting

Aug. 7, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded while sitting in a parked car with her two children when gunfire erupted on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. It wasn't clear what prompted the gunfire, but authorities believe the two shooters were...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) greets Jesus Aguilar, back, after they both scored on a Brian Anderson single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In early March, Don Mattingly figured the rebuild of the Miami Marlins just might begin to show results this season. The world, and the Marlins, are vastly different since then. Yet, somehow, this baseball team has found a way to overcome a team-wide coronavirus outbreak, an unwanted...

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) vie for the puck in the cornerduring the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Laughton scores twice to lead Flyers past Capitals 3-1

Aug. 6, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers played like a team making a run as the best in the East before the NHL shutdown. With hockey back, the streaking Flyers just might get there. With one more win, they'll earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference in coach Alain Vigneault's first season. “I like...

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phils-Marlins set for 7 games in 5 days in new MLB schedule

Aug. 6, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...

Volunteers load up vehicles at the Johnstown Galleria in Johnstown, Pa. for the fourth Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank drive-up distribution event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Wolf roils youth sports world by urging halt until January

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor said Thursday youth sports should not resume until January, a recommendation sure to disappoint students, parents and coaches preparing for fall seasons. Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment at a news conference on a separate subject, following up with a news...

Tugboats remove barge that got stuck under Philly bridge

Aug. 6, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tugboats have hauled away a barge that broke loose during Tropical Storm Isaias and lodged itself under a bridge. The Vine Street Expressway Bridge reopened Thursday to Interstate 676 traffic in both directions after the barge was freed. The issue had forced drivers to find alternate...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, federal officers launch tear gas at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. The Associated Press found that there is no government oversight of the manufacture and use of tear gas. Instead, the industry is left to regulate itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

Aug. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks...

6-year-old shot when gunfire erupts on Philadelphia street

Aug. 6, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 6-year-old girl attending a neighborhood cookout was shot and wounded when gunfire erupted on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said two cars pulled up around the same time and people inside each vehicle soon started...

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres bats in a run-scoring double play off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the first inning of the first baseball game in doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Tauchman’s RBI double helps Yanks earn DH split vs Phils

Aug. 5, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once Aaron Nola left the game, the New York Yankees took advantage. Mike Tauchman’s tiebreaking double in the seventh inning sent the Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and a split of their seven-inning doubleheader Wednesday. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto...