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Farmland is pictured below Stone Mountain, where the Rural Broadband Cooperative's wireless internet tower is located in Mill Creek, Pa., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Local residents worked together to build and maintain the tower, which became operational in October 2019, because they were frustrated with slow internet service. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Rural Pennsylvanians put up their own wireless tower

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Big Valley is a living postcard of Pennsylvania. Jet-black buggies hug the shoulders of its long, straight roads and knobby-kneed foals prance in fields so green they look electrified. Most signs there urge motorists to repent and rejoice, or to buy fresh strawberries from the Amish...

Monique Jones, left, of Erie, receives a face mask Friday, July 10, 2020 from Rajahnee Hollamon, a member of the Blue Coats, in the 900 block of East Eighth Street in Erie, Pa. A group of volunteers was canvassing the neighborhood to educate residents about COVID-19. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)

Pennsylvania reports 1K new virus cases, 1st time since May

Jul. 10, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New confirmed coronavirus infections in Pennsylvania hit their highest one-day mark since May on Friday, with state officials blaming the rising numbers on crowded bars where people aren't wearing masks and on out-of-state travel to virus hot spots. Pennsylvania reported more than...

Philadelphia will shut down homeless encampment next week

Jul. 10, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will soon close an encampment of homeless people that sprang up four weeks at a city park. The encampment near Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be shuttered July 17, city officials announced Friday. They called the move an action “very much of last resort” that...

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto warms up in the outfield during baseball practice at Citizens Bank Park, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto patient on contract

Jul. 9, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto isn’t worried about his contract situation. The All-Star catcher and the Philadelphia Phillies had preliminary discussions about a long-term deal before the coronavirus pandemic but talks between the two sides haven’t progressed since baseball returned last...

FILE - This is a Nov. 24, 2019, file photo showing New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Edelman said he hopes that recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment not just for him but others as well. In a video posted to Instagram Thursday, July 9, 2020, Edelman joined the Eagles, NFL and others who have condemned Jackson’s posts over the weekend.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Pats' Edelman hopes Jackson posts serve as teaching moment

Jul. 9, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just for him but others as well. In a video posted to Instagram on Thursday, Edelman joined the Eagles, NFL and others...

Driver Frank Robinson confirms on his smart phone a delivery of food to a Brooklyn resident, left, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in New York. The HUNGRY program

Virus forces catering platform to find new audience, purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it launched in 2017, the catering tech platform HUNGRY had one customer in mind: well-heeled office workers. The goal was to bring delicious meals to places like Microsoft, Amazon and Google by creating networks of chefs and deliverers. HUNGRY was going to be the Uber of catering....

Teen seriously hurt when explosive device detonated in home

Jul. 9, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The detonation of an explosive device inside a Philadelphia row home has left a teenage girl seriously injured and the residence damaged, authorities said. The 16-year-old girl was with two other teens when the device was detonated around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The injured girl apparently...

2 Pennsylvania women killed in head-on crash in New Jersey

Jul. 9, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A head-on collision on a southern New Jersey roadway has left two Pennsylvania women dead, authorities said. The accident in Logan Township occurred around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities said a 22-year-old woman from Darby was trying to pass another vehicle when she entered...

A National Guardsman directs traffic at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges

Jul. 8, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test. The first time, he showed up an hour before the public testing site was set to close and was told they had reached capacity. He was turned away from a second center when...

Beaver Falls High School football players Mitch Myers and Quadir Thomas sanitize their hands between drills during practice Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Beaver Falls, Pa. They will continue with practice even as about 20 others high schools will pause practices for a week due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Pennsylvania holds off on new pandemic restrictions

Jul. 8, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh and the rest of Allegheny County reported a near-record number of new coronavirus infections Wednesday as state health officials expressed concern about the situation in southwestern Pennsylvania, but made no move to reimpose pandemic restrictions in border counties that...