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FILE - Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, the new Atlanta Falcons coach, has started building his staff by hiring offensive coordinator Dave Ragone, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special teams coach Marquice Williams.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Falcons' Smith adds veteran Gary Emanuel, 3 more assistants

Jan. 23, 2021 2:47 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — New Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith is building his staff. He added four assistants Saturday, including veteran defensive line coach Gary Emanuel. Emanuel coached the New York Giants' defensive line in 2018-19. He has 38 years coaching experience, including 10 in the NFL. He...

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Jan. 23, 2021 1:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years, two months and one day old...

FILE - In this April 30, 2018 file photo, Pennsylvania state Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong, speaks at an annual gun rights rally in the state Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, Pa.  Pyle has issued a vague apology, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, after sharing an image on Facebook mocking the appearance of Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s recently departed health secretary.  Levine is a transgender woman newly nominated to serve in the Biden administration.  (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)

Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee on Facebook, apologizes

Jan. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday....

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kevin Selverian, a use of force specialist, poses as an armed suspect during a use of force presentation at the Troop M Barracks in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Michele Haddon/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 9:21 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...

Melissa Kutney poses for a picture in front of St. Peters Cathedral Rectory in downtown Scranton, Pa.,  Friday, Jan.  15, 2021.   Kutney was scouring cubbies built into a room of her former Scranton home when she discovered a 19th century Bible and a broken rosary tucked away in a back corner, almost buried in insulation.(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Antique family Bible in Scranton tied to Biden’s ancestors

Jan. 23, 2021 9:19 AM EST

About 2008, Melissa Kutney was scouring cubbies built into a room of her former Scranton home when she discovered a 19th century Bible and a broken rosary tucked away in a back corner, almost buried in insulation. Kutney, now of Thompson, held onto the mammoth Catholic Bible she found at 357 N. Garfield Ave. for...

Jade Chen and her red tail hawk, Candy Corn hunt in a wooded field in Grantville, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020. Chen, a Lansdale native who lives in Mechanicsburg, is a second-year apprentice falconer, one of just 204 people in Pennsylvania licensed to take part in falconry, one of the world’s most ancient forms of hunting. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Falconry, an ancient form of hunting, finds new devotees

Jan. 23, 2021 9:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The red-tailed hawk sat perched on the twisted limb of an old, dead tree, its eyes locked on the woman traipsing through the briars and thickets below. Wherever Jade Chen went, Candy Corn, the hawk, followed. Sometimes Chen, 33, had to blow a small whistle around her neck to nudge him....

Amid pandemic, boy gets new heart, new lease on life

Jan. 23, 2021 3:01 AM EST

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Dillan McGaughran is longing for the first signs of spring, when he can put on his catcher’s mitt and start playing baseball again, enjoying the fresh air and the crack of the bat as it sends the ball soaring over the fields at Catasauqua Park, where the 12-year-old plays with...

Teachers grapple with current events lessons after breach

Jan. 23, 2021 3:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Going over current events is one of Barak Naveh’s favorite parts of teaching. It’s an honor and a privilege, he said, to be able to help his history students at Pittsburgh Obama Academy understand the world in the context of the past, to show them how history is relevant in...

Philadelphia 76ers' Seth Curry, left, looks to make his move against Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid dominates again in 76ers' 122-110 win over Celtics

Jan. 22, 2021 11:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid dropped a step-back 3-pointer and stated the shot was “nasty.” His game at MVP level, Embiid has avoided the flops that have dogged his career — putting up numbers as he dodged the claim he should be too big to flail. Embiid had 38 points and 11...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) lifts the puck over New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin for a shootout goal during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins rally past Rangers for 4-3 shootout victory

Jan. 22, 2021 11:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is impressed with his team's resiliency. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach would just prefer it if his players didn't rely on it so much. Kris Letang scored in the final round of a shootout, and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night for its third straight...