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As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

Apr. 19, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — To understand Pennsylvania's fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber's last Republicans standing in those areas —...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Steelers want draft built on difference-makers, not drama

Apr. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is gone. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door. And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital part of one of...

What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

Apr. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. "Are guys too content with...

Man surrenders in death of teen daughter shaken in infancy

Apr. 18, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has turned himself in to face a criminal homicide charge after the death of a teenage daughter he injured when she was an infant. Authorities say 37-year-old Ariden Jackson surrendered around noon Thursday to Allegheny County detectives. It's not clear whether he has an...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Apr. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at...

Teen shaken as infant dies; father now charged with homicide

Apr. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father convicted of injuring his infant daughter years ago by shaking her was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide following the teenager's death. The 13-year-old girl, who had been in the care of a family friend, died in February of "complications of a seizure disorder resulting...

Can he win? Sanders makes case he can take back the Midwest

Apr. 17, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Price was not old enough to vote in 2016, but is keeping a close eye on the expansive field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. He likes Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders. The 20-year-old says it's "way too early" for him to make up his mind....

Islanders prove they're for real in sweep of Penguins

Apr. 17, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The expectations were modest at first. The New York Islanders simply wanted to be better than the team that allowed the most goals in the NHL in 2017-18. Tougher to play against. Smarter on both ends of the ice. Momentum built slowly. A midseason surge under new head coach Barry Trotz...

Yanks beat Red Sox 8-0 in matchup of struggling AL East foes

Apr. 17, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton struck out 12 in his first stab at baseball's biggest rivalry, Red Sox ace Chris Sale found his fastball but not better results, and the New York Yankees three-hit Boston 8-0 on Tuesday night in the first game this season between the struggling AL East foes. Paxton (2-2)...