72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

U.S. 06/19/19, 20:58

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said ...

Update: Ship owner says it’s cooperating in coke bust

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:55

The Latest on a large seizure of cocaine from a container ship in Philadelphia (all times local):5:55 p.m.The owner of a container ship where U.S. law enforcement officials say they found about 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) worth of cocaine says ...

Huge sphinx begins journey to new spot in Philly museum

U.S. 06/12/19, 12:20

How do you move a priceless, 25,000-pound (11,340-kilogram) sphinx? Very carefully.The largest sphinx in the Western Hemisphere is on the move for the first time in nearly 100 years.The Penn Museum in Philadelphia is relocating its 3,000-year-old sphinx of Pharaoh ...

Update: Companies respond to suit over Grenfell fire

U.S. 06/11/19, 13:18

The Latest on a lawsuit filed in the United States over a 2017 London high-rise fire that killed 72 (all times local):2 p.m.Two of the companies that are being sued by victims of a London high-rise fire that killed 72 ...

US lawyer to discuss London fire case as deadline looms

U.S. 06/11/19, 05:12

An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people.The BBC has reported that more than 100 people ...

Philadelphia Orchestra gets $55M, its largest gift ever

U.S. 06/06/19, 16:24

A $55 million dollar donation has been given to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the largest gift in the orchestra's history.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a couple wishing to remain anonymous donated the money, which puts $50 million in the orchestra's endowment ...

Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:26

Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former ...

Phillies face depleted bullpen because of injuries

Baseball 05/29/19, 18:49

Phillies manager Gable Kapler could have draped a stethoscope around his neck in his office that seemed more fit for an urgent care."I have notes on injury stuff," Kapler said Wednesday, not long before Philadelphia's scheduled game against St. Louis ...

Teenager plays organ accompanying silent films

U.S. 05/29/19, 15:12

When Brett Miller first saw a live organ accompany a silent film — the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera at the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium — he was stunned."Oh, I want to do this," he thought to ...

Hernandez’s 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Cardinals 4-3

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:29

Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Nick Pivetta threw five tough innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night.Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna hit homers in the first inning, but the Cardinals wasted ...

Phillies OF Herrera arrested in domestic case, put on leave

Sports 05/28/19, 12:05

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino.The commissioner's office put Herrera on leave Tuesday, a day after his arrest ...

Moore, Virginia dethrone Yale to win NCAA lacrosse title

Sports 05/27/19, 16:19

Sitting at the podium for the postgame press conference, Matt Moore and Michael Kraus bobbed their head along as music blared down the hall.They were eager to rejoin their teammates for a celebration eight years in the making.Moore scored four ...

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