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Mumia case poised for new hearing, reopening widow's wounds

Sep. 20, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirty years after her patrolman husband was killed in a traffic stop, Maureen Faulkner agreed to a 2011 deal that lifted the convicted killer's death sentence in hopes it would end his appeals and let his death row celebrity fade. Now, with the case revived again, she fears there's no...

3 pit bulls help injured man apprehend home invader

Sep. 20, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man captured a home invader with the help of his three pit bulls. Investigators say the 30-year-old homeowner and another resident were inside their North Philadelphia home around 8:45 p.m. when two men entered, announcing a robbery. The homeowner wrestled one...

Police: 5 men spent $12K at casino using stolen identity

Sep. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five men stand accused of using 81 illegally obtained gift cards to spend nearly $12,000 at an Atlantic City casino. Atlantic City police say William Newhart, of Philadelphia, opened a credit card in another man's name without his permission. Newhart then allegedly used it to buy...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

Cehlarik leads Bruins to 3-1 victory over Flyers

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

Peter Cehlarik scored a tiebreaking goal 4:16 into the second period and sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Danton Heinen and Connor Clifton also scored for Boston, which had Jaroslav Halak and Maxime Lagace share time in goal. Halak stopped 16 of 17 shots in...

Acuña hits 40th HR, Braves clinch tie for first in NL East

Sep. 19, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club. He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. Acuña became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the...

Eagles defensive coach Jim Schwartz set to face Lions again

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz struggled to remember any of his former players still on the Detroit Lions other than Matthew Stafford. Long snapper Don Muhlbach, punter Sam Martin and cornerback Darius Slay also remain from the teams Schwartz coached from 2009-2013. Schwartz, now a Super Bowl champion...

Acuña becomes third player to hit 40 homers at 21 or younger

Sep. 19, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger. The other two were Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, who are both in the Hall of Fame. The 21-year-old Acuña launched a two-run shot Thursday in the...

APNewsBreak: Age-bias claims cost Pennsylvania $225K

Sep. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen agents who investigate violent gun crimes for the Pennsylvania attorney general's office each cashed $12,500 taxpayer-funded checks last year to settle claims they had been subject to harassment because of their age, The Associated Press has learned. The agency this week...

Police commander sues over database of offensive posts

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police commander who was named in a database cataloging offensive social media posts made by police officers is suing the advocates who published it. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Inspector D. F. Pace filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Plain View Project organizers...