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Sunday hunting days poised to become law in Pennsylvania

Nov. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will sign legislation allowing hunting on three Sundays a year in Pennsylvania. The Senate voted 38-11 on Wednesday, the bill’s last hurdle before it heads to Wolf’s desk. The bill permits Sunday hunting one day during rifle deer season, one during...

$9.50 minimum wage bill advances in Pennsylvania Legislature

Nov. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A compromise package to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 is advancing in the Legislature, up against a deadline for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to relent on his effort to extend overtime pay eligibility to thousands of workers. A Senate committee on...

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the resources...

Diocese denied access to children's fund for abuse payouts

Nov. 18, 2019 5:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has denied a request by Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic Diocese to use an $8 million-plus fund for needy children to help compensate victims of sexual abuse by priests. The diocese unsuccessfully argued that compensating adults traumatized as children would fit the spirit of...

Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

Nov. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration’s insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry. Dozens of children and...

Browns’ Garrett has suspension appeal set for Wednesday

Nov. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett will make his case to the NFL to have his indefinite suspension reduced on Wednesday. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league on Friday for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet during the closing seconds of...

Lack of offense leaves Brady, Patriots fans concerned

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Only in New England is a 9-1 record a reason to panic. The defending Super Bowl champions have the best record in the conference — tied for the best in the NFL — with a two-game lead over Buffalo in the AFC East as they try to earn their 11th straight division title....

Browns take first steps without suspended star Myles Garrett

Nov. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused. It’s going to stay that way for a while. As Garrett begins his indefinite suspension from the NFL for swinging a helmet and striking Pittsburgh...

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise for...

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions

Nov. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death...