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Schwarber homers twice in Phillies' 11-0 romp past Nationals

Jul. 05, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristopher Sánchez perked up when he heard Kyle Schwarber's name dropped in a question to the Spanish-speaking pitcher. Sánchez said through a translator that after he returned to the clubhouse after five shutout innings, he had one thing to say to a trainer...

Pirates spoil Taillon's return to Pittsburgh, top Yanks 5-2

Jul. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Mazeroski threw out the first pitch. David Bednar froze one of the most feared hitters in baseball with the last. In between, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered a fleeting glimpse of what they're trying to build, one that came at the expense of an old friend and...

Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

Jul. 05, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place. Leaders were hoping negotiations would wrap up over the coming days and the House announced...

Phils' Harper vows to play this year, but no date for return

Jul. 05, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper has three pins in his left thumb, a cast on his left hand and an unyielding belief that he will return from injury this season to try and lead the Phillies to their first playoff appearance in 11 years. “I'll be back,” Harper said. ...

State lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge

Jul. 05, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A state lawmaker from western Pennsylvania removed his name from the ballot for reelection after police filed a drunken driving charge against him last week. Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, was charged June 30 by state police in Uniontown with misdemeanor...

July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

Jul. 05, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was someone shooting into the crowd. Two...

Penguins sign goalie Casey DeSmith to a 2-year extension

Jul. 05, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with Casey DeSmith, signing the team's No. 2 goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that carries an average annual value of $1.8 million. The signing gives the Penguins a dependable option behind All-Star...

COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay

Jul. 05, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor, has made a campaign staple out of the allegation that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's policy of readmitting COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes caused thousands of deaths — a baseless claim for...

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

Jul. 04, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in a Chicago suburb. Other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two...

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence

Jul. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...