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Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Matt Slocum)

In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out

Oct. 21, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job on Wednesday as he made his first in-person campaign pitch for his former vice president, Joe Biden. With less than...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) beats Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) as Henry runs 94 yards for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Regarding Henry: Steelers D bracing for Titans star back

Oct. 21, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sure there are options when facing Derrick Henry. None of them, however, are particularly fun. Try to hit the NFL's hottest running back high, and he will stiff-arm you into GIF-worthy oblivion ( see Norman, Josh ). Try to hit him low one-on-one, and you risk Henry turning you into highly...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020 file photo shows the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, Pa. Brighton, where more than 330 residents have contracted the virus and 73 died, has been sued over allegations that it failed to take basic steps to prevent the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pennsylvania nursing home sued over severe COVID-19 outbreak

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

A large, for-profit Pennsylvania nursing home where dozens of residents died of COVID-19 was sued Wednesday over allegations that it failed to take basic steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, near the Ohio border, was among the hardest-hit...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Long Island Six needs to deliver for residents Newsday Oct. 20 In the New York State Senate, the Long Island Nine are now the Long Island Six, the stalwart Republican bloc of years past transformed into a growing...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) tries to recover from a sack as teammates offensive tackle Jedrick Wills (71), offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and center JC Tretter (64) look on during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Browns 38-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Browns' Mayfield ignoring critics, 'noise' aimed at him

Oct. 21, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's getting blitzed from every direction right now. He's ducking from the barrage. Cleveland's quarterback has been under a steady attack this week following a dreadful performance in Pittsburgh, a two-interception outing that has brought out his critics and fueled their...

Ex-fraternity leader gets prison term in sex assault case

Oct. 21, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former president of a Temple University fraternity has been sentenced to 3½-to-seven years in state prison for the attempted sexual assault of a female student in his bedroom during a frat house party. Ari Goldstein, 23, will also have to register as a sex offender under the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens' Jihad Ward (53) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Despite 1 win each, Eagles, Giants have first place in sight

Oct. 21, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the mix for first place. Welcome to the NFC East. A division that has produced more Super Bowl champions (13) than any other is the worst in the NFL this season with five...

Philadelphia Eagles' Travis Fulgham (13) cannot catch a pass against Baltimore Ravens' Marcus Peters (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

NFC Least leader could come out of Giants-Eagles game

Oct. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

It's so fitting to call the NFC East the NFC Least this season. Just adding an L to the division makes sense: Dallas, Washington, Philadelphia and the New York Giants have been collecting losses. On Thursday night, the nation will be treated to (subjected to?) Giants at Eagles. In some ways, it is a potential...