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Wilson, Seahawks edge Steelers 28-26 as Roethlisberger exits

Sep. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, including a 28-yard rainbow to DK Metcalf midway through the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-26 on Sunday. The Steelers lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a right elbow injury late in the...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Andrew Benintendi had a pair of hits for the defending World Series champions, who have...

Township zoning aims to bar pipelines, turbines near trail

Sep. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail. Plainfield Township supervisors unanimously last week...

'I just want to be myself': Teen's transgender journey

Sep. 15, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Since coming out as transgender six months ago, Ashton Brooks, 13, has struggled with being bullied while building confidence in who he is. Daniel Rainville, drainville@eveningsun.com It was a Sunday night in July at about 7 p.m., and Ashton Brooks, 13, was outside texting one of his...

Disability center closure marks end of era, start of battle

Sep. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

POLK, Pa. (AP) — With its clusters of stately red-brick buildings and manicured lawns, set amid the farm fields and state game lands of Venango County, Polk Center almost looks like a college campus. Instead, it is one of the last vestiges of Pennsylvania's once-vast system of institutions for people with...

Philly's mahjong club brings game to bottle shops, cafes

Sep. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sarah Wright stared at the row of 13 mahjong tiles in front of her, each etched with Chinese characters and numbers. Her brow furrowed in concentration as she eyed her opponents' rows. When it was her turn, Wright drew a tile from the "wall" — two rows of mahjong tiles stacked...

Police: 3 men found with car of woman found dead in park

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have taken into custody three men they say were found with the car of a woman whose body was found in a western Pennsylvania park. Allegheny County police say two men were arrested on charges of receiving stolen property and a third man was taken into custody on a parole...

Horse collapses at stable, killing rider, officials say

Sep. 15, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

SLICKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a horse that collapsed, killing the rider, at a western Pennsylvania stable. The Tribune-Review reports that the Slicksville Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland County responded to Stonehosue Stables shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday....

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Police: Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day

Sep. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A homeowner near Pittsburgh blew up his house on his daughter's wedding day, police said shortly after his body was found in the rubble late Saturday. The man had been seen standing in front of his house in Edgewood shortly before it exploded and caught fire, authorities said, but for...