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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phils-Marlins set for 7 games in 5 days in new MLB schedule

Aug. 6, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving him and Bryan Reynolds in with a three run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates rally past Twins 6-5 to end 7-game losing streak

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates' bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players' attitudes. He pointed...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speaks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.  While Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is encouraged by the fact no players have opted out of the 2020 season, he's also wary the season will be able to go without interruption amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

While Steelers remain united, Tomlin warily eyes 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are united heading into the 2020 season. Yet even with every member of his team opting to play this fall, that doesn't mean Mike Tomlin is certain his club — or the NFL at large — will be able to navigate without any complications the next five months...

Volunteers load up vehicles at the Johnstown Galleria in Johnstown, Pa. for the fourth Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank drive-up distribution event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Wolf roils youth sports world by urging halt until January

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor said Thursday youth sports should not resume until January, a recommendation sure to disappoint students, parents and coaches preparing for fall seasons. Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment at a news conference on a separate subject, following up with a news...

Man breaks into Pennsylvania town hall, destroys computers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man broke into a Pennsylvania city hall, damaged computers and the phone system, and caused the temporary closure of the building. Kevin Waller, 24, of Philadelphia was arrested on Wednesday evening when police officers responded to a call that someone had used a fire extinguisher to...

Tugboats remove barge that got stuck under Philly bridge

Aug. 6, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tugboats have hauled away a barge that broke loose during Tropical Storm Isaias and lodged itself under a bridge. The Vine Street Expressway Bridge reopened Thursday to Interstate 676 traffic in both directions after the barge was freed. The issue had forced drivers to find alternate...

Father of officer's killer convicted of witness intimidation

Aug. 6, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, PA. (AP) — The father of a man convicted in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer has been found guilty of intimidating a potential witness in his son's trial. A Westmore­land County jury convicted Gregory Baucum, 49, on two misdemeanor counts Wednesday but...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, federal officers launch tear gas at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. The Associated Press found that there is no government oversight of the manufacture and use of tear gas. Instead, the industry is left to regulate itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

Aug. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks...

6-year-old shot when gunfire erupts on Philadelphia street

Aug. 6, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 6-year-old girl attending a neighborhood cookout was shot and wounded when gunfire erupted on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said two cars pulled up around the same time and people inside each vehicle soon started...

Minnesota Twins starter Randy Dobnak pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dobnak shines in homecoming, Twins top reeling Pirates 5-2

Aug. 5, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Dobnak grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs making regular pilgrimages to PNC Park. When he walked over the Roberto Clemente Bridge for the first time as a professional, the former undrafted prospect turned starting pitcher for the red-hot Minnesota Twins took a moment to drink it in....