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Authorities believe remains are those of missing Amish teen

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities strongly believe that remains found a day earlier in a grave along railroad tracks in southern Pennsylvania are those of a young Amish woman who disappeared last summer, a county prosecutor said Thursday. Lancaster County District...

Suns survive heave from Embiid in 116-113 win over 76ers

Apr. 22, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid grabbed a two-handed rebound, turned and heaved an 85-foot, right-handed strike with a throw ripped from Bryce Harper's playbook that banked off the glass and rattled off the front and back of the rim and out. The Philadelphia center was...

Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez insisted he was seeing the ball well and had his timing down, though his approach was a little off and the results weren't what he wanted. This time, everything clicked. Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took...

Human remains found in search of missing Amish woman, 18

Apr. 21, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have announced the recovery of human remains during a search related to the disappearance of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania last summer. The Lancaster County district attorney's office announced Wednesday that the remains were...

After months of study, lawmakers face election law decisions

Apr. 21, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A monthslong review of state election law by Pennsylvania representatives has wrapped up, but leaders said Wednesday it's unclear what changes, if any, might be enacted for the November election. There are many ideas floating around, but House...

Knapp's 9th-inning single leads Phillies past Giants 6-5

Apr. 21, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper tied the game with one swing and scored the winning run with one hand brushing the plate. The Phillies slugger was in the mix for two late rallies that saved them from a sweep. “That's the most dangerous Bryce Harper you can find,”...

Bill to prevent retail shutdowns in disasters passes House

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state House on Wednesday gave divided approval to a Republican-sponsored bill to let many retail stores remain open during a declared state of disaster emergency, which backers said would safely prevent smaller businesses from going broke. ...

Man pleads in drug collection plot that ended with 2 slain

Apr. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges in a drug debt collection plot that ended in the killings of two brothers whose bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river almost seven years ago. Lam Trieu, 49, insisted as he pleaded guilty in federal court...

Penguins' Kapanen practices, nears return from foot injury

Apr. 21, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen's left foot is on the mend. The Pittsburgh forward practiced with his teammates without restrictions Wednesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve last month. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said there is still no...

Lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue

Apr. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, prominent Republican state senators on Wednesday put their support behind legislation in Pennsylvania to change the law to allow now-adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue the perpetrators or institutions that did not prevent it when it...