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Violent Mother's Day in Philadelphia kills 4, wounds others

May. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a violent Mother's Day in Philadelphia that included several multiple shootings claimed the lives of four people and left others wounded. Police said five people were shot in the Olney neighborhood of north Philadelphia shortly before...

Post-industrial public steps could use some love, attention

May. 10, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stairways were always rising and falling in Pennsylvania’s industrial towns. Long, wooden steps carried workers down to the mills in Manayunk and businesses in Jim Thorpe, then back up to their homes in the hilly streets at night. Over the...

Dementia wards in Pennsylvania hard-hit during the pandemic

May. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the weeks before she died of COVID-19 in the dementia unit of a suburban Philadelphia personal care home, Barbara Demech often lamented about the Alzheimer’s disease that began gripping her mind a decade earlier. “She’d say to me, ‘I just...

Devers, Renfroe HR, lead Pivetta, Red Sox past Orioles 4-3

May. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rafael Devers and Hunter Renfroe homered, Nick Pivetta won his third consecutive start and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday. Boston has won five of six, improved to 12-4 on the road and at 22-13 owns the best record in...

3 found in car after shooting; 1 dead, 1 extremely critical

May. 09, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in north Philadelphia killed one young person and injured two others, one extremely critically, police said. The victims were found insider a car after the gunfire that occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Glenwood neighborhood,...

Aaronson's 1st 2-goal game moves Salzburg to verge of title

May. 09, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

American midfielder Brandon Aaronson had his first two-goal game for Red Bull Salzburg in a 3-1 win at Sturm Graz on Sunday that moved his team to the verge of its eighth straight Austrian Bundesliga title. Aaronson, a 20-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, has five goals...

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

May. 09, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won't receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes. A federal judge on Wednesday...

Carter, Lagace help Penguins beat Sabres, clinch 1st in East

May. 08, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter scored and Maxime Lagace stopped 29 shots for his first career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday. Lagace, making his first start in more than two years, got his seventh career win, and helped...

Capitals beat Flyers in overtime, Penguins win East Division

May. 08, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to dress the usual 18 skaters because of injuries and other absences, the Washington Capitals rallied for one accomplishment with the playoffs on the horizon but fell short of another. Lars Eller tied it with 39.8 seconds left in regulation,...

Embiid scores 29, 76ers beat Pistons for 8th straight win

May. 08, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 29 points, Tyrese Maxey added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their eighth straight game, 118-104 over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Embiid again put up the kind of numbers that have him in the thick of MVP consideration...