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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

Man, 77, dies after being pulled from ocean

Jul. 11, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man died after he was pulled from the ocean off Atlantic City, police said. Gustave Vincolato, 77, was unconscious when he was found in a shallow section of water near Ohio Avenue beach just after 3 p.m. Thursday, police said. Lifeguards got the Folcroft, Delaware...

Rows of school buses are parked at their terminal, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Zelienople, Pa. Pennsylvania schools are working on how they will safely transport students this fall, but one idea that won't be part of the plan is to install plastic barriers around school bus drivers. The state Transportation Department rejected that idea recently, saying there wasn't evidence it'll make anyone safer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Buses pose particular challenge for schools' pandemic plans

Jul. 11, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to construct plastic barriers around school bus drivers as a COVID-19 mitigation tactic was shot down by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a sign of one particular challenge — among many — schools face as they plan for a fall reopening. The state...

Man, woman killed in restaurant parking lot; suspect wounded

Jul. 11, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (AP) — A man and woman were gunned down in the parking lot of a central Pennsylvania restaurant, and a suspect was also wounded, authorities said. State police in Snyder County said the victims were shot at about 8 p.m. Friday outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Hummels Wharf,...

Counties charge inmates lockup fee, but few pay

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two single beds with semi-private bathroom. Shared shower and gym facilities. A balcony room that overlooks a spacious common area with tables and television. No safe in the room, and sunlight is minimal. Free parking. Meals and outfit included in $10 nightly fee. Book and movie...

Rock climbing tests body and mind, enthusiasts say

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) — There is a rock surface at Ohiopyle State Park called “the crack.” Made of sandstone, it is divided by a fissure that leads to a landing about 25 or so feet off the ground and then to a wider opening that provides access to the top of the outcropping. Rachel Chidlow, a...

In this undated photo, Gordon Felt, right, whose brother Edward Felt perished aboard Flight 93, views a wall of photographs of the passengers and crew of the aircraft at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Shanksville, Pa. Since opening in 2011, the National Park Service and partners have worked to restore the land to its natural beauty.  (Sean Hamill/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the rural...

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...

Bears in backyards are becoming common in the Lehigh Valley

Jul. 11, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The bear first left a friendly warning. One morning in mid-May, it knocked over the garbage cans in Gary Ramunni’s driveway in rural Williams Township, dragging trash bags all the way to the woods. Two weeks later, it did it again. “We knew, that’s not...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...