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Five homers help Braves power past Phillies, 15-3

Jul. 24, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta used the long ball in a big way as Freddie Freeman, Abraham Almonte, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Joc Peterson all homered to lead the Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies in a 15-3 rout Saturday night. The win allowed the Braves to move...

Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

Jul. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

A familiar bearded face is going back to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' longest tenured player is off to Philadelphia. The player the Flyers got back? Well, Cam Atkinson is already in love with Philly’s favorite, familiar orange-bearded face. The...

Steelers' T.J. Watt focused on football, not contract status

Jul. 24, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt is entering the final year of his contract. The two-time All-Pro said he never gave any thought to holding out in hopes of reaching a long-term deal. “I love this team, I love all of the coaches and...

Police: SUV hits trooper, 3 firefighters on I-76; 1 dead

Jul. 24, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a firefighter struck along with two other firefighters and a state trooper as they were responding to a crash on Interstate 76 in suburban Philadelphia, police said. State...

Man charged in slaying outside Philadelphia cheesesteak shop

Jul. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged in the early morning shooting death of a New Jersey man outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop, authorities said. Paul Burkert, 36, of Reading is charged with murder, reckless endangering,...

Steelers open camp with new faces, same expectations

Jul. 24, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5) CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania LAST YEAR: The Steelers used a franchise-best 11-0 start to their fourth AFC North title since 2014. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 33 touchdowns in his return from right-elbow surgery...

Nearly 50 years later, ex-officer meets 'lost' girl again

Jul. 24, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As a Richland Township Police Department criminal investigator, retired Capt. Tony Palm spent much of his career handling tragic cases that brought criminals to justice. But for many years, his mind often shifted nearly 50 years into reverse to a...

In Pennsylvania, a falconry permit takes a lot of work

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A hunting bond between humans and birds dating 4,000 years continues in Pennsylvania. Across the commonwealth, the Game Commission has 207 active permits for people who enjoy falconry. Falconry is a sport where a hunter partners with a bird of prey...

Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void

Jul. 24, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have...