Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background....
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FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials....
US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...
Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) -- When coal was king, its castle was the breaker - an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast....
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday....
Freshman Pittsburgh-area senator resigning to join chamber
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce....
DA: Schools manager charged in scheme over shuttered schools
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia school official has been charged with steering a $900,000 contract related to school closures to her family and friends....
Local addiction centers vie for shares of $5M in state money
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million....
Man sentenced to 25 years to life in store clerk slaying
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to killing a north Philadelphia store clerk who authorities said was targeted because she witnessed a prior homicide....
Charges filed in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say charges are being filed in an early morning shooting that left two people dead on a Reading sidewalk and injured a third person....
Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday....
Hearing slated for Wolf's choice to lead Pa. State Police
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is planning a long-awaited hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to lead the State Police....
2 sentenced in theft of $1M in nickel briquettes
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Two men have been sentenced in the theft of $1 million in nickel briquettes which were imported through the Port of Baltimore....
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