AP PA Headlines and Sports Scores and Schedules for Sunday, Sept 24

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Independent analysts say Pennsylvania would be one of the hardest-hit states under US Senate legislation that would take federal health care subsidies provided under President Barack Obama’s 2010 law and redistribute it among states.  Friday, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf urged Pennsylvania’s U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to reject the bill that’s scheduled for a vote next week.

 

Analysts including the Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health say Pennsylvania would lose billions of federal health care dollars, while some other states would get billions in new federal dollars.  Toomey, a Republican, hasn’t said yet whether he supports it. Casey, a Democrat, opposes it.  Pennsylvania is one of 31 states that expanded Medicaid’s income guidelines under Obama’s 2010 law and received a more generous federal subsidy to help pay for the new coverage.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania business boosters couldn’t help noticing this week that state government got slapped with another credit downgrade just as the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions are trying to land Amazon’s second headquarters. The credit downgrade comes amid an ugly budget stalemate over an entrenched post-recession deficit. Gov. Tom Wolf’s economic development secretary, Dennis Davin, says Amazon will look at Pennsylvania’s business environment, not its budget fisticuffs.

 

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit.  Jonathan Shub represents Daryoush Taha, a New Jersey man arrested on disorderly conduct and other charges in 1998. Those charges were expunged two years later.

 

Taha sued the Bucks County jail after his mug shot and arrest information were included in 2011, when the county created a website letting people look up current and former jail inmates. After the lawsuit, the county removed all mug shots and most inmates’ arrest information two years later.  The county is appealing a judge’s ruling last year that it violated federal law and that Taha’s case can go forward as a class action.

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Pennsylvania woman is facing a retrial next year on charges that she poisoned her son’s girlfriend with antifreeze, leaving her near death. A Luzerne County judge scheduled a trial date of March 19 for 85-year-old Helen Galli, who is charged with aggravated assault. Galli was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 5½ to 12 years, but a judge ruled that her attorney was ineffective and granted her a new trial.

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sheriff is warning that a website promising to help Pennsylvania residents apply and pay for concealed-carry gun permits online is a scam.  Allegheny County Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus says ConcealCarryServices.com is fraudulent. Kraus says the website claims to help people in Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Wisconsin get permits. He says people can’t register for permits online in Pennsylvania and the state doesn’t involve third-party vendors in that process.

 

Kraus says the site has taken money from unsuspecting people who send in fees for the permits, the highest amount being $37.  Pennsylvania residents must apply for concealed-carry permits in person at their county sheriff’s offices.  The website was inactive Friday afternoon but operational again later in the day. It doesn’t appear to show any contact information for its owner.

 

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Conversation starters and Features

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors say they will not go to the White House when they visit Washington early next year. The team announced the decision hours after President Donald Trump tweeted he was withdrawing the invitation.  Warriors star Stephen Curry had said he wasn’t interested in the traditional event American championship teams usually have with the president.

 

That raised Trump’s ire, prompting the president to tweet: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”  The Warriors say they’re “disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.”

 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says President Donald Trump’s comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are “divisive” and show an “unfortunate lack of respect.”  Trump said during a speech Friday night that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

 

Pres. Trump suggested that fans show their disapproval of the demonstrations by walking out of the stadium in protest.   The head of the players union is also weighing in. DeMaurice (deh-MOHR’-ihs) Smith says demonstrations are “protected speech” and no one should have to “choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights.”

 

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — A school superintendent in Vermont says a substitute teacher has been fired after being accused of showing elementary school children how to make the Nazi salute to Adolf Hitler.  Georgia Elementary School superintendent informed parents of the Thursday decision. In an email to parents, Superintendent Ned Kirsch says the children were seen standing with arms out and the teacher modeling the salute.

 

He says she raised her arm slightly and then said “now we say Heil Hitler.”  The television station reports that the woman apparently had filled in at the school for several years. She wasn’t immediately identified.  The superintendent says he did not know what the teacher’s intent was. He says a guidance counselor will visit the classroom and make sure the students feel safe.

 

DALLAS (AP) — The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey’s devastation a sign from on high.  U.S. Rep. Jep Hensarling, a Republican from Dallas, said on CNBC during a segment on flood insurance Thursday that U.S. taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for at-risk homes that have flooded over and over again.

 

He said, “At some point, God is telling you to move.”  Hensarling says homeowners in flood-prone areas should make their properties more resilient or move out of the flood zone.  Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed a bill providing $15 billion for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, which incorporated an extension of the federal flood insurance program.

 

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered at the country’s oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol.  At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the “V” hand sign for peace, on Boston Common.  The gathering failed to set a record— it needed more than 5,000 people.

 

But organizers say the event was mostly aimed at highlighting the work of Children’s Services of Roxbury, a statewide organization that provides social services to children and families.  Participants tell The Boston Globe they wanted to be a part of something good and “help promote peace.”

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump is urging Americans competing in an Olympic-style athletic contest to “bring home the gold.”  Nearly 100 athletes are participating in the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded service members and veterans founded by Britain’s Prince Harry.  Mrs. Trump is leading a U.S. delegation to this year’s event, which opens Saturday in Toronto.

 

At a reception for the American athletes and their families, the first lady wished them good luck but said she knows they won’t need it.  She told them to “take that fighting spirit that I know you have and bring home the gold.”  More than 550 people from 17 countries are expected to compete in sports as varied as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball during the coming week.

 

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Sports, Scores & Skeds

The Phillies are on WKOK today. They are at the Atlanta Braves at 1pm. You can hear the game on 1070AM WKOK, while our normal programming (CBS News, AccuWeather and CBS Sportsradio) continues on WKOK.com.

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Juwan Johnson caught a seven-yard TD pass as time expired and fourth-ranked Penn State rallied to stun host Iowa 21-19 in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Saquon Barkley added 211 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions, who outgained Iowa 579-273 but nearly blew a game that could’ve been crippling to their postseason hopes. Penn State went 80 yards on 12 plays to close out the game, and McSorley found Johnson in the end zone on fourth down.

 

ATLANTA (AP) — KirVonte Benson ran for a career-high 196 yards with two touchdowns, TaQuon Marshall added 112 yards rushing with two scoring runs, and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 35-17 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed eight runs in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals slipped up against the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6. St. Louis entered the day 1 1/2 games behind Colorado, which plays San Diego on Saturday night, for the second NL wild card. The loss ended the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak. St. Louis remained five games behind the Cubs in the NL Central after Chicago lost to Milwaukee, which is a half-game ahead of the Cardinals.

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Johan Camargo doubled in two runs in the three-run eighth inning, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. Teheran has looked more like an ace in his last eight starts, giving him hope heading into next season.

 

 

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Boston 5          Cincinnati        0

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final    Houston          6          L.A. Angels    2

Final    N-Y Yankees  5          Toronto           1

Final    Cleveland        11        Seattle 4

Final    Minnesota       10        Detroit 4

Final    Tampa Bay      9          Baltimore        6

Final    Kansas City     8          Chi White Sox            2

Final    Oakland          1          Texas   0

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final    Milwaukee      4          Chi Cubs         3, 10 Innings

Final    Pittsburgh        11        St. Louis          6

Final    Washington     4          N-Y Mets        3, 10 Innings

Final    Atlanta            4          Philadelphia    2

Final    Miami  12        Arizona           6

Final    San Diego       5          Colorado         0

Final    San Francisco  2          L.A. Dodgers  1

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final SO          L.A. Kings      4          Vancouver       3

Final    Minnesota       2          Colorado         1

Final    New Jersey      2          N-Y Rangers   1

Final    Detroit 5          Boston 1

Final    Carolina           4          Washington     1

Final    Toronto           3          Buffalo            1

Final    Ottawa            5          Montreal          1

Final    Dallas  4          St. Louis          0

Final    Columbus        3          Chicago           2

Final    Edmonton       6          Winnipeg         2

Final SO          San Jose          5          Arizona           4

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TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final    (1) Alabama    59        Vanderbilt       0

Final    (2) Clemson     34        Boston 7

Final    (3) Oklahoma  49        Baylor 41

Final    (4) Penn St.     21        Iowa    19

Final    (5) Southern Cal          30        California        20

Final    (16) TCU         44        (6) Oklahoma St.         31

Final    (7) Washington           37        Colorado         10

Final    (8) Michigan    28        Purdue 10

Final    (10) Ohio St.   54        UNLV 21

Final    (11) Georgia    31        (17) Mississippi St.      3

Final    NC State         27        (12) Florida St.            21

Final    (13) Virginia Tech       38        Old Dominion 0

Final    (14) Miami      52        Toledo 30

Final    (15) Auburn    51        Missouri          14

Final    (18) Washington St.    45        Nevada            7

Final    (19) Louisville 42        Kent St.           3

Final    (20) Florida     28        Kentucky        27

Final    (22) San Diego St.      28        Air Force         24

Final    Arizona St.      37        (24) Oregon     35

Final    (25) LSU         35        Syracuse          26

 

PRO SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Baltimore        at         Jacksonville     9:30 a.m.

New Orleans   at         Carolina           1:00 p.m.

Denver            at         Buffalo            1:00 p.m.

Cleveland        at         Indianapolis    1:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh        at         Chicago           1:00 p.m.

N-Y Giants     at         Philadelphia    1:00 p.m.

Houston          at         New England  1:00 p.m.

Miami  at         N-Y Jets          1:00 p.m.

Atlanta            at         Detroit 1:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay      at         Minnesota       1:00 p.m.

Seattle at         Tennessee        4:05 p.m.

Cincinnati        at         Green Bay       4:25 p.m.

Kansas City     at         Los Angeles    4:25 p.m.

Oakland          at         Washington     8:30 p.m.

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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

 

Final    Houston          1          New York City           1

 

 

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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INTERLEAGUE

 

Boston             at         Cincinnati        1:10 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota       at         Detroit 12:10 p.m.

N-Y Yankees  at         Toronto           1:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay      at         Baltimore        1:35 p.m.

Kansas City     at         Chi White Sox            2:10 p.m.

Texas   at         Oakland          4:05 p.m.

Cleveland        at         Seattle 4:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels    at         Houston          8:05 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Washington     at         N-Y Mets        1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         Atlanta            1:35 p.m.

St. Louis          at         Pittsburgh        1:35 p.m.

Chi Cubs         at         Milwaukee      2:10 p.m.

Miami  at         Arizona           4:10 p.m.

San Francisco  at         L.A. Dodgers  4:10 p.m.

Colorado         at         San Diego       4:40 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON

Nashville         at         Columbus        3:00 p.m.

Florida at         Tampa Bay      4:00 p.m.

Minnesota       at         Colorado         7:00 p.m.

Vegas  at         Anaheim          8:00 p.m.

St. Louis          at         Pittsburgh        8:00 p.m.

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

L.A. Sparks     at         Minnesota       3:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Baltimore        at         Jacksonville     9:30 a.m.

New Orleans   at         Carolina           1:00 p.m.

Denver            at         Buffalo            1:00 p.m.

Cleveland        at         Indianapolis    1:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh        at         Chicago           1:00 p.m.

N-Y Giants     at         Philadelphia    1:00 p.m.

Houston          at         New England  1:00 p.m.

Miami  at         N-Y Jets          1:00 p.m.

Atlanta            at         Detroit 1:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay      at         Minnesota       1:00 p.m.

Seattle at         Tennessee        4:05 p.m.

Cincinnati        at         Green Bay       4:25 p.m.

Kansas City     at         Los Angeles    4:25 p.m.

Oakland          at         Washington     8:30 p.m.

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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Los Angeles    at         Kansas City     2:00 p.m.

 

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