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Deaths of 2 in June mobile home fire ruled murder-suicide

Dec. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EST

MOHRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found after fire gutted a mobile home in eastern Pennsylvania earlier this year have been ruled a murder-suicide. State police in Berks County said 57-year-old Scott Taulker and 74-year-old Maureen Taulker were found dead after early...

Penguins' Letang avoids major injury, could play vs Ducks

Dec. 17, 2018 12:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took part in a morning skate Monday and it will be decided at game time if he plays against the Anaheim Ducks. Letang appeared to injure his left leg after colliding with Boston forward Joakim Nordstrom during the third period of Pittsburgh's 4-3...

Town warily awaits release of police chief after sex plea

Dec. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EST

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania town is preparing for the release from prison of its suspended police chief, who pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from what he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Some residents in Leechburg are uneasy about suspended Chief Michael Diebold's release next month....

Pennsylvania man pushes to make Slinky official state toy

Dec. 17, 2018 8:10 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has a state dog, a state insect, a state fossil, and even a state beverage. Why, Bob Swaim wonders, can't it also have a state toy? Swaim, a retired math teacher from Springfield Township in upper Bucks County, has made it his mission over the last five years to persuade...

Shopping center evacuated after man found with knives

Dec. 17, 2018 7:41 AM EST

DICKSON CITY, Pa. (AP) — Fears that a Pennsylvania man possessed an explosive prompted the closure of a major shopping center. Police in Dickson City, outside Scranton, responded on Sunday after employees at a Target told them the man had been wandering around the store over the last three days. Police...

NFL ICYMI: As of now, Brady, Patriots not what they've been

Dec. 17, 2018 2:50 AM EST

Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do. The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive defeat. More importantly — and more interestingly...

Rams trying to handle adversity after second straight loss

Dec. 17, 2018 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are experiencing something they hadn't in Sean McVay's two seasons as head coach: a losing streak. Philadelphia's 30-23 win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night marks the first time under McVay that the Rams have dropped back-to-back games, something...

Man in Alaska arrested for threats to Pennsylvania college

Dec. 17, 2018 12:43 AM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a man in Alaska in connection to online threats made in May to an eastern Pennsylvania college. A Lafayette College news release says the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI plan to host a press conference Wednesday on the details of the arrest in...

Police: Worker becomes trapped under concrete

Dec. 17, 2018 12:30 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a worker became trapped under a concrete wall in Pittsburgh. KDKA-TV reports first responders were called to the scene around 3:40 p.m. Sunday. Police say two men were working on the side of a home when a 3 to 4-foot (1-meter) concrete block wall collapsed around them. One man...

Road Rash: Sloppy Patriots fall to Steelers 17-10

Dec. 16, 2018 10:07 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — No last-second meltdown. No double-lateral magic by the opponents. No, the New England Patriots couldn't point to anything fluky in a 17-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Not after a game in which they were penalized 14 times for 106 yards One in which they punted on five...