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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia has been trying for decades to tackle a persistent litter problem and shed itself of the unwanted nickname "Filthadelphia." Citizens recently pulled down 8.500 illegally posted signs around the city, and now they are looking for way to turn them into art. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: About 520 words.


WASHINGTON — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. By Richard Lardner. SENT: About 1330 words.


WILLIAMSPORT — A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers. SENT: About 320 words.



WILKES-BARRE — Christian Legath of Foster Twp. sprinted from his lifeguard stand to aid the Kingston woman gored in the chest by the tip of beach umbrella. Even in that traumatic moment, they shared a laugh over their Luzerne County ties. After summoning medics and grabbing hold of the umbrella pole to prevent it from moving, his role was to keep her calm and obtain information, like where she lived. "When she said 'Kingston,' I was like, 'Oh my gosh, we're neighbors.' Bob Kalinowski, The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens Voice. SENT: About 490 words.


FATAL POLICE SHOOTING— An autopsy is planned Tuesday on the body of a man shot and killed by a police officer after witnesses say he was damaging cars and interfering with traffic.

SLAIN DURING FISTFIGHT — Police in western Pennsylvania say an 18-year-old man was slain when shots were fired into a group of people gathered to watch a fistfight.

HIGHWAY CHASE-CRASH — Authorities say two people wanted in Pennsylvania are in custody after leading police on a highway chase that ended in a crash in western New York.

OFFICERS ASSAULTED-CRUISER STOLEN — Authorities say two Philadelphia police officers are in stable condition at a hospital after a pedestrian they stopped to question assaulted them and took off in their cruiser. Moved very late for Sunday AMs.

MAN ELECTROCUTED — Philadelphia police say a man doing electrical work in the backyard of a home was electrocuted. Moved very late for Sunday AMs.

INTERSTATE 95-TRAFFIC BACKUP — Traffic is moving again after a crash had brought vehicles along southbound Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia to a standstill.



PITTSBURGH — The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates play their last game before the non-waiver trade deadline on Sunday when they wrap up a four-game series. Zack Wheeler (4-6, 4.33 ERA) starts for New York against Joe Musgrove (4-4, 3.90). Game begins at 1:35 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — The Phillies and Reds complete their four-game series, with Zach Eflin (7-2) facing Luis Castillo (5-8). Game starts at 1:10 p.m. EDT.


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