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A person is handcuffed and detained by police at 55th and Pine Street, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the citywide curfew had passed, two days after Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by police officers. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

Oct. 29, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows...

Philadelphia Eagles safety Jalen Mills, left, warms up with cornerback Darius Slay, right, during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Darius Slay quickly learned Cowboys-Eagles rivalry is bitter

Oct. 29, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darius Slay learned quickly how much Eagles fans dislike Dallas long before he walked into the locker room this week and heard teammates say: “It’s Cowboys Week.” “I understand how big it is,” Slay said. “It’s like Super Bowl or die....

Bishop Dwayne Royster sits on a bench in a park in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Royster is the interim executive director of POWER Interfaith, a group of religious leaders from more than 50 congregations in Pennsylvania that focuses on social justice issues, and has been active in the community following the police shooting death of Walter Wallace, Jr. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

Oct. 29, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days. Philadelphia police say Walter Wallace...

Steelers, Ravens renew rivalry in duel for 1st place

Oct. 29, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (6-0) at BALTIMORE (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Ravens by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Steelers 5-1; Ravens 3-2-1 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 28-24 LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Steelers 28-10 on Dec. 29, 2019 at Baltimore LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Titans 27-24; Ravens had bye, beat...

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

New York Giants' Sterling Shepard (87) catches a touchdown pass against Philadelphia Eagles' Darius Slay (24) and Rodney McLeod (23) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Rodney McLeod's voting initiative includes fun events

Oct. 29, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rodney McLeod is bringing a party atmosphere to Election Day. The Philadelphia Eagles’ safety and his wife, Erika, developed a “My Voice My Vote” initiative in partnership with their Change Our Future Foundation to support and encourage civic engagement and voting...

Police in Philadelphia find van with low-grade explosives

Oct. 29, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police and federal agents said they found a van containing low-grade explosives as the city tries to stem the widespread unrest that followed the fatal police shooting of a Black man. Spokesman Rob Cucinotta of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said...

Old Pats meet: Brady and Buccaneers face Judge and Giants

Oct. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-2) at NEW YORK GIANTS (1-6) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 8 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 4-2-1; Giants 4-3 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 16-7 LAST MEETING - Giants beat Buccaneers 32-31 on Sept. 22, 2019 at Tampa LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Raiders 45-20;...

With the U.S. Capitol dome visible, a voter drops a ballot into an early voting drop box, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Union Market in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

Oct. 29, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans...

A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before...