PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say gunfire that broke out on a north Philadelphia block where people were listening to music sent nine people to the hospital, two in critical condition.
Police said at least 27 shots were fired shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday near what’s called the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.
Several people who were injured told investigators they were listening to music when two unknown males opened fire into the crowd from across the street.
Media outlets reported that as many as 30 people were on the sidewalk dancing at the time and the shooting was captured live on Facebook.
Police said Sunday morning they didn’t know of any Facebook video.
They said two people were listed in critical condition and the other seven were listed as stable.
NEW YORK (AP) — A milestone night for the New York Mets nearly turned into a miserable one.
Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and manager Terry Collins made just the right moves as the Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday.
New York gave up three runs in a nervous ninth inning before substitute closer Addison Reed struck out pinch-hitter Danny Espinosa on a full-count fastball with the bases loaded for his sixth save.
“Definitely, to get that win was the last piece,” leadoff man Michael Conforto said. “To be able to celebrate that the right way was great.”
Collins massaged an unreliable bullpen through four innings after starter Zack Wheeler (3-2) unraveled in the sixth with a 4-0 lead.
The oldest skipper in the majors, seven days shy of his 68th birthday, also became the longest-tenured manager in team history, passing Davey Johnson (1984-90) by reaching 1,013 games with the Mets.
“It’s unbelievable to think that I’ve been here that long,” said Collins , who is 499-514 in seven seasons with the Mets. “It’s a humbling experience and it’s been a tremendous honor.”
Conforto scored three times, all after Reyes reached base right behind him. Neil Walker had two RBIs, and Reyes added a two-run single in a three-run eighth that featured a two-out RBI double by pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores .
Those insurance runs became crucial when reliever Neil Ramirez failed to retire any of the three batters he faced in his Mets debut. A leadoff walk and two soft singles brought on Reed, who walked Cameron Maybin to force in a run.
Kole Calhoun hit an RBI single and Mike Trout’s sacrifice fly trimmed it to 7-5 before Reed escaped . He got cleanup hitter Luis Valbuena, in an 0-for-21 slump, to foul out and then issued another walk before Espinosa whiffed.
“I had faith in Reeder to shut it down,” Conforto said. “It was definitely interesting.”
After the final pitch, Reed exhaled a sigh of relief and cocked his cap high on his forehead with sort of a sheepish smile on his face.
Angels rookie Alex Meyer (2-2) allowed four runs — three earned — and three hits in four-plus innings. The 6-foot-9 righty also singled on an 0-2 slider from Wheeler in his first plate appearance since high school.
“That’s just a poor ballgame on the defensive end. We let too many things get away from us,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ve got to tighten that up. That’s the major reason we lost.”
SAVOR THE MOMENT
Reyes singled in the first to become the eighth active major leaguer with 2,000 hits . His achievement was noted on the large videoboard and Reyes doffed his helmet at first base as fans and teammates gave him a standing ovation. The souvenir ball was tossed into New York’s dugout, and Reyes said he probably will give it to his father. “I feel very grateful to be part of that club,” he said.
The only other active bench bosses who have managed the most games in the history of their franchises are Kansas City skipper Ned Yost (1,141 games) and Scioscia (2,799), the full-time replacement for Collins with the Angels following the 1999 season.
BUILDING A BRIDGE
Before the game, Collins acknowledged he “wore out” struggling reliever Fernando Salas early this season. Salas replaced Wheeler with the bases loaded and nobody out in a 4-1 game and retired all three hitters he faced, allowing only one more run to score in the sixth. Collins then went to rookie Robert Gsellman, skipped in the rotation this time through. Gsellman threw two scoreless innings .
Angels: Albert Pujols missed his second consecutive game because of tendinitis in his right hamstring. He planned to take pregame batting practice on the field, Scioscia said, but wasn’t available to pinch hit. “He’s feeling much better, but not quite enough to get out there,” Scioscia explained.
Mets: C Travis d’Arnaud (bruised right wrist) had his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Las Vegas and flied out as a pinch hitter at New Orleans. He is still expected to catch another nine innings in a minor league game before rejoining the Mets, but it sounds as though he could be back for the upcoming series against San Diego, which begins Tuesday. … Collins said LHP Steven Matz (left elbow) and RHP Seth Lugo (right elbow) probably need at least two more rehab outings each — against some better competition — before returning to the Mets. Both pitchers made their first rehab appearances Thursday with Class A St. Lucie. … Collins said LF Yoenis Cespedes (strained left hamstring) has reached the “back half” of his extended running program, but no definitive target date has been determined for his return.
LHP Tommy Milone (1-1, 6.25 ERA) makes his third start for the Mets in the series finale Sunday against RHP Jesse Chavez (3-5, 4.22). Milone is 6-2 with a 4.68 ERA in 12 career starts vs. the Angels.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash in Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
Indiana University Methodist Hospital doctors told track officials that the 38-year-old Frenchman had multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip.
He slammed head-on into the second turn wall after completed two laps at over 231 mph, the fastest laps of the day.
As the image of the hit — the car flipping over and flames and smoke billowing out — appeared on video boards around the track, drivers were stunned as safety team members spent about 10 minutes trying to get Bourdais out of the car.
“You see big numbers during the week and people that are fast, the one that obviously stood out for me during the whole week was Bourdais,” Scott Dixon said. “Thinking of him, hoping he’s OK. It was definitely a big hit.”
Bourdais was transported by ambulance from the track to the hospital, and track officials said he never lost consciousness.
Other drivers were concerned, too.
Ed Carpenter, who grew up around the track, called it one of the hardest hits he’s ever seen in 500 qualifying. He said it took his breath away.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso also said he was hoping for a quick recovery.
“I know him from F1 time, and also yesterday we were talking in the casino, in the event, all together about the cars, about how he feels here, how fast he was on Friday,” Alonso said. “He was still very fast today.”
For the four-time Champ Car champion won the IndyCar season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida, after starting 21st.. Bourdais followed that with finishes of second at Long Beach, California, and eighth at Alabama before a crash at Phoenix dropped him to 19th.
Last weekend at the IndyCar Grand Prix, a bad engine forced him to drop out after only a few laps. And after another engine change Thursday night, Bourdais suddenly jumped to the top of the 500 speed chart Friday — giving him hope of winning the pole.
“It’s what this season has been for us so far,” Bourdais said Friday. “We’ve had really good days and really pretty terrible days. But the good thing is, you know, when we’re given the opportunity, we seem to make the best of it.”
With the final day of qualifying for the traditional 33-car starting grid set for Sunday and the race scheduled for May 28, Coyne likely will need a replacement driver soon.
Because only 33 cars are entered for the 500, any that do not qualify Sunday will start from of the field and will be arranged based on entrant’s points. The final two practices are scheduled for Sunday and Friday.
There are always willing drivers around the speedway in May, and one intriguing name could be Stefan Wilson, who got out of his Andretti Autosport car so Alonso could race.
But the only thing on Coyne’s mind Saturday night was Bourdais.
“Sebastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and now we just wait for him to recover,” Coyne said in a statement.
Bourdais raced in Formula One in 2008-09. He’s sixth on IndyCar’s career victory list with 35.
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ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world’s most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star.
But all eyes were on Pippa Middleton on Saturday as she walked down the aisle of a 12th-century church wearing a custom hand-embroidered gown with a tiara and long veil to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews.
Reporters, photographers and camera crews invaded the small village of Englefield west of London, home to St. Mark’s Church, and nearby Bucklebury, where a lavish reception was being held Saturday night at the estate of the bride’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton.
Middleton, 33, is not royalty. But the star-studded wedding took on some aspects of a royal wedding, with well-wishers gathering outside the church grounds hoping for a glimpse.
She arrived in a vintage Jaguar to enter the church on the arm of her father. Older sister Kate, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, looked after the page boys and bridesmaids, who were all under five years old and included her own children, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
Prince William and Prince Harry, decked out in formal morning suits, seemed relaxed as they strolled into the church and were greeted by the groom’s well-known brother, Spencer Matthews, a star on the TV show “Made in Chelsea.”
Matthews, 41, smiled broadly and sported elegant formal wear set off by a pale blue vest.
The new couple emerged from the church an hour later. The children dropped flower petals in their path before the couple celebrated their union with a kiss. Then it was off for champagne and, later, a short spin in a different Jaguar.
Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, said the Middletons could take pleasure in the day: Their first daughter, Kate, had married a future king, and their second daughter, Pippa, had married an extremely wealthy, charming and handsome man.
“You can’t do better than that,” she said.
Matthew and Pippa briefly dated in 2012 but became serious last year. He proposed during a visit to the enchanting Lake District, setting in motion what is being called the society wedding of the year.
The wedding plan was not without risks — including having such young children in the wedding party. But George and Charlotte — and the rest of the page boys and bridesmaids — did extremely well in public, winning hearts along the way in their custom-made outfits.
Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among the guests.
Pippa had kept the identity of her wedding designer a secret until she stepped out wearing a fitted, dramatic frock by English designer Giles Deacon.
The dress had a high neckline and a corseted bodice, with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail in the back. Deacon said the lace bodice was embroidered with pearl details over a layered organza-and-tulle underskirt.
“It was a privilege to show the craftsmanship that my team produces in London and a real testament to Pippa’s support of British fashion,” he said.
Kate, so often the center of attention as she performs her royal duties or poses for the cover of Vogue, gracefully ceded the spotlight to her younger sister. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a long-sleeved, blush pink Alexander McQueen dress.
She focused on making sure the young page boys and bridesmaids behaved, once raising her finger to shush the rambunctious youngsters.
Harry did not bring his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, to the crowded church ceremony. She may attend the private reception.
The bride’s parents built an elaborate glass marquee on their estate in Bucklebury for the reception and guests were advised to bring two outfits so they could change after the wedding ceremony.
The airspace above both villages was closed to prevent intrusive press crews from flying overhead or launching drones to get video footage.
Middleton was relatively unknown until her figure-hugging bridesmaid gown attracted attention at the 2011 royal wedding of Kate and Prince William. That sparked completely unfounded rumors that she was dating Prince Harry.
She has written a book about entertaining and columns for Vanity Fair while also working at her parents’ lucrative “Party Pieces” business.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, the party faithful both gave Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off and occasionally expressed disappointment at his abrupt departure from Congress and key role investigating the White House.
Chaffetz, known for his hard-charging investigations of Hillary Clinton and his frequent appearances on cable news, announced Thursday that he was resigning June 30, just as his committee was poised to investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey.
The five-term, 50-year-old congressman described the decision as a reaction to a mid-life crisis and desire to spend more time with his family.
The move shocked political junkies in Washington, where Chaffetz’s profile was soaring, but also those back in Utah like Dianne Carr.
A retired registered dietitian from Springville, Utah, Carr just voted Chaffetz into a new term in last November and said his early departure was “a little inappropriate.”
“He really probably should step forth and tell us what’s going on. I mean, I first thought he was probably going to run for senator, but the other rumor is he’s going to be on Fox News. He’s been on it a lot,” she said at the convention in Sandy, Utah.
Chaffetz has declined to say what his next move will be but has said in the past he’s interested in running for Utah governor — an office that isn’t up for election until 2020.
Carr said a February town hall meeting where Chaffetz was drowned out by boos of those demanding he investigate Trump was “really nasty,” but “he doesn’t seem like the guy who would go out because of that. He’s a pretty tough guy.”
Chaffetz appeared briefly at the event Saturday, watching in the wings as the party played a video tribute to him that included clips of the congressman issuing subpoenas as House oversight chairman and leg wrestling on the floor with comedian Stephen Colbert in a bit for Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”
The congressman, recovering from a recent foot surgery, used a scooter to make his way to the stage, where the crowed greeted him with a standing ovation. Standing in front of a large American flag with his wife at his side, he gave an emotional goodbye speech.
“When I go after something, I go after it with everything I can possibly go with. But there does come that point when you’ve got to make some choices,” Chaffetz said, with his voice catching a bit. “In my hierarchy of needs, the thing that really matters the most is my family.”
Chaffetz said one of his greatest achievements was using his oversight role to help expose scandals with Clinton’s email, the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi and the Secret Service — a list of investigations that drew applause from the audience.
Earlier in the day, as Republicans representing all corners of Utah mingled with politicians at campaign booths decked in banners, Chaffetz’s booth in the center of the room was strikingly bare, with the politician himself missing most of the morning. Several members of his staff gave away hundreds of leftover Chaffetz T-shirts, buttons, fleece vests and other gear left over from past campaigns.
“I wish he would stay,” Brent Holdaway, a 64-year-old trucking company owner from Pleasant Grove, told the staffers as he picked up a Chaffetz campaign shirt.
Holdaway voted for Chaffetz but says he would have liked to see the congressman investigate Clinton further and stay in office a little longer.
“For him to pull out is a disappointment. But I understand he’s got a life,” Holdaway said.
Lisa Morrise, a 59-year-old patient advocate from Salt Lake City, said she believes Chaffetz when he says his decision is all about his family.
“I understand the need to put family first. There are just times when that becomes important,” Morrise said. “I’m very disappointed, though, that any of our representatives would leave in the middle of their term.”
Zeb Dalton, a rancher from Blanding, in southern Utah, said he appreciates Chaffetz’s efforts to fight Utah’s new Bears Ears National Monument, which envelops land where Dalton runs his cattle.
“I wish he would stay,” Dalton said. “I don’t know all of his reasons, but he’s done a good job.”
Still, Dalton said that if Chaffetz runs for office again, he’s support him, but “I would want a commitment from him to finish out his term.”
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.
Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.
Kanter, who is Turkish, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he’d been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport.
He later tweeted “All good baby!” and said he’d hold a news conference in New York on Sunday.
Kanter said he believed he was held because of his political views. He’s been a critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter supports Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who opposes Erdogan.
He was traveling in Europe and Indonesia with his Enes Kanter Light Foundation when he arrived in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
Kanter posted photos of himself with officers in the airport on Saturday, his 25th birthday. In the video, he called Erdogan a “bad, bad man” and a “dictator.”
A Thunder spokesman said the team had been working with the NBA to gather information through appropriate channels.
The 6-foot-11 player, who moved to the U.S. in 2009, was the third overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2011 draft. He was traded to the Thunder in 2015.
Kanter has been one of the NBA’s best reserves the past two years. This season, he averaged 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds.
AP TV reporter Olimpiu Gheorghiu in Bucharest, Romania, contributed to this report.