Pennsylvania - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pennsylvania AP Reporter Explains Jury Selection Cosby Trial One-third of potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:52:00Z Cosby Arrives for Jury Selection Bill Cosby arrived at a Pittsburgh courthouse Monday morning for the start of jury seleciton in the sex assault case against him. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:30:00Z Pennsylvania woman's lost keepsake necklace found in Iceland PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who lost a keepsake necklace in Iceland is getting it back, thanks to the efforts of an alert souvenir shop clerk and a 911 dispatcher. Ashley Fusco, of Pine Township, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) she lost the necklace while visiting Reykjavik in March. The necklace featured the engraved fingerprints of her ... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:29:00Z Trusty replaces Fossey on US Under-20 World Cup roster CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty has replaced Fulham's Marlon Fossey on the U.S. roster for the Under-20 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that Fossey arrived at training camp with a groin injury. The Americans open the tournament in South Korea against Ecuador on Monday, play Senegal three day... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:00:00Z Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 03:03:00 GMT 2017-05-17T03:03:00Z Pittsburgh Apartment Fire Leaves One Dead A high-rise apartment fire in downtown Pittsburgh early Monday has left one woman dead, and two residents and two firefighters needing medical treatment.... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:37:00Z Sandusky Back in Court to Appeal 2012 Conviction Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is fighting to overturn his conviction on charges of sexually abusing 10 boys, arrived... Thu, 11 May 2017 19:27:00 GMT 2017-05-11T19:27:00Z NJ Republican Faces Angry Crowd at Town Hall A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House of Representatives faced jeers and insults from... Thu, 11 May 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-05-11T15:37:00Z Customs agents find heroin inside 'Success!' greeting card PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customs agents in Philadelphia say they found 8 grams (0.28 ounces) of heroin stuffed inside a congratulatory greeting card shipped from the Netherlands. The front of the card, written in Dutch, read, "Success!" Officials said Monday the card was addressed to someone in Washington, D.C. So far, no one has been arrest... Wed, 10 May 2017 04:41:00 GMT 2017-05-10T04:41:00Z Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their tight NHL Eastern Conference semifinal. John Carlson and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Capitals. Braden Holtby stopped 16 to send the series back to W... Tue, 09 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT 2017-05-09T02:34:00Z MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play PITTSBURGH (AP) — The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint. When Dovydas Neverauskas - fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates - jogged onto the mound at PNC Park on April 24 to clean up what was left a lopsided loss to the Chicago Cubs, the 24-year-old reliever... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:23:00 GMT 2017-04-28T17:23:00Z The Latest: Another Watt joins J.J. and Derek in NFL PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 11:33 p.m. TJ Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Wisconsin linebacker TJ Watt with the 30th pick of the draft. The AFC North champions are looking to upgrade their pass rush after letting former No. 1 pick Jarvis Jones go in free agenc... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:04:00 GMT 2017-04-28T04:04:00Z NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL draft will begin in about an hour in Philadelphia. The Cleveland Browns hold the first pick yet again after finishing just 1-15 last season. Though Cleveland could use help at quarterback, the Browns could also help their defense by taking Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, thought by many to be the most talented overall player in the draft. ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-04-27T23:15:00Z Pirates rookie Ngoepe 1st African player to reach majors PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gift Ngoepe was aware of the significance of the moment when he put on his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform for the first time in the regular season. The Pirates recalled the infielder from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, making him the first player from Africa to reach the major leagues, according to the team. "It's a d... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:54:00 GMT 2017-04-26T20:54:00Z Rookie Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel was surrounded. Boxed in, really. Three Blue Jackets were within a stick's reach of the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie as Guentzel stood just off to the side of the Columbus goal. It was overtime of Game 3 of a physical first-round series. Guentzel did have one advantage: All three Blue Jackets had their eyes... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:46:00 GMT 2017-04-25T06:46:00Z Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday after Pittsburgh put utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. Neverauskas arrived at PN... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:05:00 GMT 2017-04-25T04:05:00Z Alcoa moving headquarters from New York back to Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alcoa Corp. is moving its global headquarters — but very few jobs — back to Pittsburgh, where the 129-year-old company had been based until moving to New York City in 2006. Alcoa has maintained offices in Pittsburgh and 10 of the 15 employees at its New York headquarters will move to western Pennsylvania effective Sept. 1, spokeswoman Joyce Saltzman said Th... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:17:00 GMT 2017-04-20T16:17:00Z Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals _ to a point WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast," says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, Florida. "He's changing his mind on almost everythi... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-04-15T00:03:00Z League Landscape: 2 winless, 3 undefeated for MLS Week 6 A handful of games into the season, two teams remain winless in Major League Soccer while three others are undefeated. Clubs are at the point in the year where they have been able to see where they are and what they have — and whether changes are in order. The Philadelphia Union are struggling with no wins, three losses and a pair of dr... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:14:00 GMT 2017-04-12T18:14:00Z Devils' Elias uncertain about future after retiring NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrik Elias hasn't finished saying goodbye, even though he announced his retirement last week. The New Jersey Devils' all-time leading scorer dropped the ceremonial first puck before New Jersey's Tuesday night home game against the Philadelphia Flyers. On Saturday, he will suit up one final time before the Devils ho... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:56:00 GMT 2017-04-04T23:56:00Z NHL skipping Olympics. Ovechkin: 'I don't care _ I just go' Alex Ovechkin isn't budging. Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics. A day after the NHL said that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, disappointed players hit the ice Tuesday and tried to understand how something they have treasured for the pa... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:27:00 GMT 2017-04-04T23:27:00Z Teen admits plotting to kill pope during Philadelphia trip CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager has admitted plotting to kill Pope Francis when he visited Philadelphia in 2015, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Santos Colon Jr., 17, pleaded guilty as an adult to attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The Lindenwold resident faces up to 15 years in prison, but a sentencing date hasn't been scheduled. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:53:00 GMT 2017-04-03T22:53:00Z John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 96. Harrison died March 22 at a hospice in Philadelphia, according to the Murphy Ruffenach Funeral Home. A funeral with military honors was held Friday. Harrison was 22 when he became one of America's f... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-03-31T19:20:00Z Penn State bans frat where student was fatally injured Penn State University on Thursday permanently banned a fraternity after a pledge was fatally injured last month and announced additional steps to curb underage drinking throughout the university system. The university revoked its recognition of the school's chapter of Beta Theta Pi after it said an investigation found "a persistent pattern" of excessive a... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:23:00 GMT 2017-03-30T21:23:00Z Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are needed, even after the conviction of the university's former president. A jury's guilty verdict against Graham Spanier on Friday to a... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-03-25T21:30:00Z Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout PITTSBURGH (AP) — Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders' run to the playoffs. Slovakian Halak, after spending time in the American Hockey League, won for the first time since December when John Tavares scored in the shootout to lead the Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in the NHL on Friday night. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:22:00 GMT 2017-03-25T06:22:00Z Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86. Archbishop William Lori announced in a statement that Keeler died at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. No cause of death was released. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-03-23T20:41:00Z Bio box of Cardinal William Keeler NAME: William Henry Keeler. AGE: 86; born March 4, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, 1952; licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, 1956. Doctoral degree in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, 1961. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:33:00 GMT 2017-03-23T12:33:00Z Westbrook triple-double helps Thunder beat Philly OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that stretches to the 2008-09 season, the franchise's first i... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-03-23T05:26:00Z Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out of the woods' SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground. Clinton's gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick's Day speech in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton. "I'm like a lot of my f... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-03-18T06:30:00Z