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Philadelphia editor resigns over 'Buildings Matter' headline

Jun. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as...

People pay their respects during a memorial service for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Raeford, N.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Ed Clemente/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Atlanta protests have festive air with music

Jun. 6, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Atlanta protests punctuated by music take on an almost festive feel. — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law. — Floyd honored with memorial service near his North Carolina hometown. ___ ATLANTA...

PA senator criticized for treatment of women loses primary

Jun. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator who lost the support of Democratic officials after he was criticized for his treatment of women in his office and on his campaign has lost his suburban Philadelphia primary contest. The Associated Press projected Saturday that Amanda Cappelletti, former...

Christian Whittaker, Crisis Officer, speaks to a crowd of protestors with an open prayer at the Philadelphia Art Museum steps on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Philadephia. People are protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after he was restrained in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Thousands in Philadelphia march in protest of Floyd's death

Jun. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of people demanding justice for George Floyd flooded the streets of downtown Philadelphia on Saturday, chanting “No justice, no peace!” Demonstrators gathered near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its famous “Rocky" steps before setting off for the City...

Erie zoo employee bitten on arm by orangutan, dispatches say

Jun. 6, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An employee at a northwestern Pennsylvania zoo was bitten on the arm by an orangutan over the weekend, authorities said. Erie County emergency dispatchers said the 29-year-old zookeeper sustained puncture and bit wounds to his forearm during Saturday afternoon's attack at the Erie Zoo. He...

Man gets 2 consecutive life terms in 2016 double slaying

Jun. 6, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms without possibility of parole in the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in a Pennsylvania home almost four years ago. Paul Henry III, 43, was sentenced Friday in York County in the September 2016 slayings of 31-year-old Foday...

This Jan. 6, 2016, photo shows the former York County Prison, back. The beaten body of George Costella Sr. was found May 31, 1990, in Poor House Run, located next to the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street. The homicide remains unsolved, but his siblings still hope an arrest will be made. Thirty years ago, Costella's loved ones lost the family man and gifted artist to an act of violence in York City that police have been unable to solve. (Dawn J. Sagert/York Dispatch via AP)

Siblings still seek justice in 30-year-old cold-case murder

Jun. 6, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Thirty years ago, George Costella Sr.'s loved ones lost the family man and gifted artist to an act of violence in York City that police have been unable to solve. The killer has remained free all these years, and two of Costella's siblings — there were 11 of them — fear if...

This is Keystone Amish School in Gap, Pa. May 29, 2020. Local experts in Amish and Old Order Mennonite culture say most, if not all, of the 250-or-so area Amish-run schools closed in accordance with Gov. Wolf's order to close schools in mid-march. (Alex Geli/LNP/Lancasteronline via AP)

Amish schools: ‘Distance learning’ involves paper and pencil

Jun. 6, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — In mid-March, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all Pennsylvania schools to close, prompting an abrupt shutdown of the state’s public and private schools – and, it turns out, Amish one-room schoolhouses. Local experts in Amish and Old Order Mennonite culture say most,...

In this March 22, 2019 photo, founder of 247 Fighting Championships Ryan Middleton poses at Printscape Arena in Canonsburg, Pa. Since the closing of gym's due to the COVID-19 pandemic, boxers and MMA fighters have taken to the streets and using makeshift home gym's to stay in shape while quarantining.  (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Combat fighters putting in work despite uncertain next steps

Jun. 6, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John De Jesus could feel how close he was to reaching the top of the mountain. The 29-year-old mixed martial artist from Canonsburg is a veteran of 20 professional fights and is coming off two consecutive victories. Though nothing is ever guaranteed, De Jesus felt he was “close...

Sistas Van driver Denise Rodriguez pauses in front of the van she uses to pick up and drop off supplies for those in need of help amid the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in New York. Originally launched to help survivors of sexual and reproductive violence and physical abuse, the women's network and their van have been delivering badly-needed resources to black and Hispanic communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the fast-spreading virus. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Food, coffee, diapers: Amid pandemic, van delivers donations

Jun. 6, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent day, a powder-blue van parked curbside in Brooklyn, one of the hardest-hit communities in America by the coronavirus pandemic, and a group of women wearing protective face masks and gloves set to unloading. Locals lined up, spaced out next to orange traffic cones on the...