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FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Catholic Diocese Bishop Nelson Perez talks during an interview in Cleveland. The Vatican announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that Perez will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia’s next archbishop

Jan. 23, 2020 10:04 AM EST

The bishop of Cleveland will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. A news conference was scheduled Thursday morning to introduce Nelson Perez. He will succeed...

Pope accepts Charles Chaput's resignation as Philadelphia archbishop; Bishop Nelson Pérez of Cleveland to succeed him.

Jan. 23, 2020 7:25 AM EST
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope accepts Charles Chaput's resignation as Philadelphia archbishop; Bishop Nelson Pérez of Cleveland to succeed him.

Homemade pipe bombs raise concerns in Pennsylvania town

Jan. 23, 2020 6:08 AM EST

THORNDALE, Pa. (AP) — Investigators were seeking a suspect and a motive Thursday after two pipe bombs were found in a southeastern Pennsylvania community. Caln Township police posted on Facebook that a postal worker found an undetonated pipe bomb at 14th Avenue and Olive Street on Tuesday. The Montgomery...

Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson, left, shoots as Boston College's Nik Popovic defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Murphy's late jumper gives Pittsburgh a 74-72 win over BC

Jan. 23, 2020 12:20 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team's 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players to make the...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) reacts after hitting a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

VanVleet scores 22 as Raptors top 76ers for 5th straight win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Already without star center Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t overcome losing another starter to injury. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed 76ers 107-95 on Wednesday night, extending their...

Army scores season high in 94-74 win over Lafayette

Jan. 22, 2020 9:53 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Matt Wilson had 23 points as Army romped past Lafayette 94-74 on Wednesday night. Lonnie Grayson added 21 points for the Black Knights. Tommy Funk had 19 points and 11 assists for Army (8-10, 3-4 Patriot League). Alex King added 14 points and seven rebounds. The 94 points were a season...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Hilco Redevelopment aims to move quickly to clean up the 1,300-acre South Philadelphia refinery complex and redevelop it into a mixed-use industrial facility. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Firm to redevelop Philadelphia refinery site after $240M bid

Jan. 22, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A redevelopment firm's $240 million bid won an auction to acquire the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site and has an “aggressive” timeline to clean up and redevelop, city officials said. Hilco Redevelopment Partners agreed to pay the high price to acquire...

Rangers sign veteran LHP Nicasio to minor league contract

Jan. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Juan Nicasio has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will go to spring training as a non-roster invitee. Nicasio has played for six big league teams in his nine major league seasons, and was on an opening day roster each of the past...

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, performs during an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. Chris Greenwell has alleged that the mascot punched his 13-year-old son, Brandon, after a photo shoot in November. The Incident is under investigation. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Flyers mascot under investigation for alleged assault

Jan. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said. Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Brandon patted Gritty on the head...

Governor to ask for more money to improve human services

Jan. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he will ask lawmakers for an extra $40 million-plus to help improve services for the vulnerable, including children and the elderly, and expand direct care services to more disabled people who are on a waiting list. The request for money is designed...