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Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

May. 23, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship. Jenkins attends Girard College, a boarding school in north Philadelphia, and is this...

Principal: Charter school staffer suspended over gun

May. 23, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The principal of a Philadelphia charter school says a staff member has been suspended after bringing a gun to the school. Principal Kareem Goodwin told parents in a letter Wednesday that police were called and the unnamed staffer was escorted from the Russell Byers Charter School...

Southwest Airlines crew detail engine explosion

May. 23, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The flight crew on the Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded described the harrowing experience in their first joint interview on Wednesday. Capt. Tammie Jo Shults called her first officer Darren Ellisor an "unsung...

Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

May. 23, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties. The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Amazon and...

DA: No charges to be filed in police shooting

May. 23, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The prosecutor's office says no charges will be filed in the shooting of an unarmed man by a Philadelphia police officer two years ago. District Attorney Larry Krasner said Wednesday the officer "reasonably believed that he was in danger of death or serious bodily injury" when he shot...

Man probing strong gasoline smell shot at apartment building

May. 23, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia man investigating a strong smell of gasoline outside his apartment building was shot and wounded by a suspect who then fled the scene. The shooting occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday. The 39-year-old victim suffered a leg wound and was taken to a hospital,...

Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment

May. 23, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marco Andretti had already wagered a few bucks with teammate Alexander Rossi on the Super Bowl and then decided to up the ante. Andretti tweeted that if the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, he'd meet fans at his hometown's downtown circle . The Eagles won and Andretti...

Albies goes deep, McCarthy and Braves beat Phillies 3-1

May. 22, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon McCarthy keeps finding ways to beat the Phillies. McCarthy tossed 5 2/3 sharp innings, Ozzie Albies hit his 14th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 on Tuesday night. McCarthy (5-2) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts. He is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA...

Eagles release starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks

May. 22, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks after six seasons with the team. The cost-cutting move announced on Tuesday came after linebacker Paul Worrilow went down with a knee injury on the first day of organized team activities. Kendricks was due to...

Attorney: Mexican man wrongly detained at marriage interview

May. 22, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia said Tuesday his detention is unlawful. Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez and his U.S.-citizen husband Paul Frame visited U.S. Citizenship and...