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Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...

Rookie Yamamoto blanks Cardinals again, Marlins win 6-0

Jun. 19, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In his first two starts, Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century. It's been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie, who was acquired by the Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade and summoned from Double-A to the majors earlier...

Tigers slip by sloppy Pirates 5-4, snap 4-game losing streak

Jun. 18, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christin Stewart's sped his thinking up and slowed down his feet, helping the Detroit Tigers end a four-game losing streak in the process. Stewart was on first with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game on Tuesday night when Brandon Dixon hit a sharp grounder to...

The Latest: 2 charged in huge cocaine bust at Philly port

Jun. 18, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a large seizure of cocaine from a container ship in Philadelphia (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two members of a container ship's crew face federal drug charges after agents raided their vessel at a Philadelphia port and seized about 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) of...

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

Jun. 18, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney's office...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

Jun. 18, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

A federal watchdog agency said Tuesday that public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior. The Government Accountability Office detailed reporting errors in which New York City, Philadelphia and other districts entered zeros in the Education...

Wolf wants power plant emission plan to fight climate change

Jun. 18, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The Democratic governor's move is part of his...

Task force report finds special interests shaped tax credits

Jun. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state task force found private stakeholders, particularly those linked to an influential Democratic fundraiser and business executive in southern New Jersey, helped craft tax credits to benefit their business interests. The 75-page report by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's tax credit...

Officials say they've seized over 16 tons of cocaine at a Philadelphia port in one of the largest busts in US history

Jun. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say they've seized over 16 tons of cocaine at a Philadelphia port in one of the largest busts in US history.