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Jazz hungry to show they can contend for title

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After posting the best regular-season record a year ago, the Utah Jazz are hungry to show they can take another step and contend for an NBA title. It won’t be a simple task for Utah. The Jazz have evolved from an underdog into a team no opponent...

Prosecutor: Police shots hit 4 outside game, killing girl, 8

Sep. 27, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say four of the five people wounded outside a high school football game near Philadelphia a month ago — including an 8-year-old girl who was killed — were almost certainly hit by shots fired by police officers. Delaware County...

Anti-Trump Republican drops bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An anti-Trump candidate said Monday he is dropping his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Craig Snyder, a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia, said he has been unable...

Company says planned natural gas pipeline won't go forward

Sep. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Construction of a nearly 120-mile-long (193 kilometer) proposed natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to central New Jersey will not go forward, the group behind the project said Monday. PennEast Pipeline Company, which won a recent...

Column: Inconsistency the norm through Week 3 of NFL season

Sep. 27, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in rushing. The Kansas City Chiefs turned the ball over on their first three possessions. No surprise, both 2020 NFL conference champions lost Sunday. Three weeks into this season and inconsistency has become the...

Republicans aim to make big election changes in constitution

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Monday unveiled sweeping changes to the conduct of elections through a proposed constitutional amendment, the latest turn in a partisan power struggle over elections in the wake of former President Donald Trump's baseless claims...

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee

Sep. 27, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation that cleared a House committee on Monday would give Pennsylvania school districts the authority to decide whether student-athletes must wear masks while playing, as GOP lawmakers continue looking at a more aggressive move against the governor's universal...

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...

Transgender women with felony past fight name change rules

Sep. 27, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transgender women in Pennsylvania are trying again Monday to knock down state rules that govern legal name changes for people with felony records. The state requires them to wait two years after completing their sentence to apply for a name change....

Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

Sep. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies' home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race. The National League MVP contender who bows every game to fans in right field...