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Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers

Nov. 22, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the most heavily drilled region of the...

Body of missing Pennsylvania woman found in Nevada desert

Nov. 22, 2019 6:35 AM EST

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed a body found last month in a Nevada desert is a Pennsylvania woman who disappeared in September. Officials in Nevada on Thursday announced dental records were used to identify 33-year-old Jamie Feden. Police in Pennsylvania have charged her boyfriend,...

Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case

Nov. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a Pennsylvania courtroom to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him. The 75-year-old Sandusky will be resentenced Friday by Judge Maureen...

Champagnie leads Pitt over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-41

Nov. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At one point, it looked like Justin Champagnie might not have a freshman season with Pittsburgh. Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a knee injury in the lead-up to the season that was feared to be season ending. But after a second opinion, he was allowed to...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Authorities: Family of 3 found dead was murder-suicide

Nov. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a woman stabbed her parents to death before turning the weapon on herself. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that the three people found dead in an Erdenheim, Springfield Township, home was a murder-suicide....

Eagles took Nick Foles because Seahawks chose Russell Wilson

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson nearly ended up in Philadelphia instead of Nick Foles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted to select Wilson in the 2012 NFL draft but Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. So Reid took Foles 13 picks later. Both quarterbacks ended up winning...

2 police officers, transit worker charged in separate cases

Nov. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say two Philadelphia police officers and a transit authority employee have been charged in two separate investigations. The city’s district attorney’s office announced the charges Thursday. Narcotics officer Charles Myers was charged with perjury, records...