Jobless rate drops: AP Headlines, Sports, Scores & Skeds

AP PA Headlines 5/19/18

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s payrolls crept to another record high in April, while the unemployment rate inched down to a post-recession low as the labor pool shrank.  The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in April. The national rate is 3.9 percent.


A survey of households found Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force contracted by 16,000, falling further below its 2012 record high as employment and unemployment dropped.  A separate survey of employers showed seasonally adjusted non-farm payrolls rose by about 9,000 in April, reaching a record high a bit farther above 6 million.  The biggest gains were in professional and business services and education and health services.

Friday’s figures are preliminary and could change.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — First responders who were called to help a man allegedly suffering from an allergic reaction in Pennsylvania say he actually had bullet holes in his neck.  The Public Opinion reports emergency workers found the man in Chambersburg on Wednesday with two gunshot wounds in the back of his neck.  Police went to the area where the shooting was believed to have happened and found a man who said he had assisted the victim.


The man said he was 54-year-old John Black and acknowledged shooting the victim with a .22-caliber rifle that he thought was unloaded.  Black has been charged with discharge of a firearm and recklessly endangering another person.  He has a court hearing May 29.  Black’s attorney information is unavailable. There were no details on the man’s condition.


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WINDSOR, Eng. (AP) – Like every good royal wedding, it was all about the hats, the dresses and the posh tails in Windsor.  Early guests included Oprah Winfrey, who sauntered into St. George’s Chapel in Stella McCartney pink for the wedding Saturday of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newly minted Duke of Sussex and his soon-to-be duchess.


Winfrey’s wide-brim hat was a well-plumed accessory to her soft tiered day dress. Idris Elba, meanwhile, beamed in a dark blue suit while Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, opted for a morning coat.

Amal Clooney came in bright yellow.  One male guest even came in formal long shorts — all the better to show off his two prosthetic legs.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix canceled the premiere party for its second season of the teen drama “13 Reasons Why” because of a school shooting near Houston.  The streaming service announced the cancellation hours before the scheduled premiere and red carpet event, citing the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead.  Despite the canceled premiere red carpet and party, the entire Season 2 is available on Netflix.


The first season of “13 Reasons Why” drew criticism for its graphic depiction of a teenager’s suicide. The second season focuses on the aftermath of the girl’s death, and it includes a storyline about a student’s thwarted plans to shoot up a school dance. The student, who is heavily armed with a rifle and handguns, is talked out of the shooting by a classmate who helps him escape before police arrive.  The show’s launch party in West Hollywood was expected to feature appearances by show stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh and others, and producer Selena Gomez.


CLARKS HILL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo.  News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that a mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days. Maj. Robert Christie says authorities have yet to discern how it escaped, but it’s likely the kangaroo found a weak spot in the fence or a gate left open.


The kangaroo’s Houdini act first was noticed Tuesday, when Sheriff Clark Sterns says calls came streaming in about a kangaroo sighting along Highway 28. Sterns says its owner was notified and was able to corral the animal. Details about the kangaroo’s Thursday morning exploits and capture were not released.  The sheriff’s office says the unidentified owners are properly licensed to keep the kangaroo in South Carolina.


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Sports, Scores & Skeds


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  1. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Martinez drove in five runs and had four hits to help the St. Louis Cardinals rout the Philadelphia Phillies 12-4. Francisco Pena homered and also had a single and double for the Cardinals in a game delayed by rain for 1:35. The Cardinals set a season high with 15 hits, but got none off Phillies shortstop Pedro Florimon, who threw a perfect eighth inning in his second pitching appearance of the season. Florimon then hit his second home run of the season to cap off his night in the ninth.


Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:



Final    Milwaukee      8          Minnesota       3



Final    Oakland          3          Toronto           1

Final    Baltimore        7          Boston 4

Final    Houston          4          Cleveland        1

Final    Texas   12        Chi White Sox            5

Final    Kansas City     5          N-Y Yankees  2

Final    Tampa Bay      8          L-A Angels     3

Final    Seattle 5          Detroit 4



Final    San Diego       3          Pittsburgh        2

Final    N-Y Mets        3          Arizona           1

Final    Chi Cubs         8          Cincinnati        1

Final    Miami  2          Atlanta            0

Final    St. Louis          12        Philadelphia    4

Final    Colorado         6          San Francisco  1

L-A Dodgers   at         Washington     7:05 p.m., postponed



Final    Vegas  3          Winnipeg         2



Final    Phoenix           86        Dallas  78




Milwaukee      at         Minnesota       7:10 p.m.



Oakland          at         Toronto           1:07 p.m.

Cleveland        at         Houston          4:10 p.m.

Texas   at         Chi White Sox            7:10 p.m.

Baltimore        at         Boston 7:10 p.m.

N-Y Yankees  at         Kansas City     7:15 p.m.

Tampa Bay      at         L-A Angels     9:07 p.m.

Detroit at         Seattle 9:10 p.m.



Chi Cubs         at         Cincinnati        1:10 p.m.

L-A Dodgers   at         Washington     2:05 p.m.

Philadelphia    at         St. Louis          2:15 p.m.

Colorado         at         San Francisco  4:05 p.m.

San Diego       at         Pittsburgh        7:05 p.m.

Arizona           at         N-Y Mets        7:10 p.m.

Chi Cubs         at         Cincinnati        7:10 p.m.

Miami  at         Atlanta            7:10 p.m.

L-A Dodgers   at         Washington     8:05 p.m.



Boston at         Cleveland        8:30 p.m.



Washington     at         Tampa Bay      7:15 p.m.



Chicago           at         Indiana            1:00 p.m.


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