Philly man exonerated after more than 30 years in prison

U.S. 08/01/21, 16:09

With support from the District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), a black Philadelphia man was freed from jail on Thursday, July 29, after spending more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. After being charged with robbing and killing a South Philadelphia store owner ...

Supreme Court rules in favor of a Catholic foster care agency over LGBTQ rights

U.S. 06/19/21, 02:23

In a case pitting so-called homosexual rights against the conscience rights of a Catholic foster care agency, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of religious freedom, leads to a conservative victory that could shift the balance between LGBTQ rights and the First Amendment's protection of religious freedom.‘The ...

Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

U.S. 06/21/19, 16:28

Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe. The fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex was ...

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 he believed at least "several dozen" people would be disciplined ...

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:48

U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia announced ...

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 it "takes this matter very seriously."This photo shows the MSC ...

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 Ramses II from the Egypt Gallery where it's resided since ...

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 have released statements expressing their "deepest sympathies" to those affected.The ...

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 plan to join a product liability lawsuit targeting U.S. companies ...

Battle flag carried by black Union troops hits auction block

U.S. 06/10/19, 00:22

A flag that was carried into battle by a black Union regiment during the Civil War and hand-painted by an acclaimed African American artist is going up for auction in Pennsylvania.The 127th United States Colored Infantry Regiment's flag depicts a black soldier waving goodbye to Columbia, the white female personification ...

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 plus $5 million into the coffers for general operating costs.Orchestra ...

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 cops.The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who ...

Harper leads homer-happy Phillies past Cardinals 11-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:57

Bryce Harper hit his 10th homer , his 200th career double and drove in four before fouling a ball off his foot and exiting in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-4 following a rain delay Wednesday night.The hot-hitting Harper had his second straight ...

Phillies star Harper leaves game after foul ball off foot

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:25

Bryce Harper left Philadelphia's game against St. Louis on Wednesday night after he fouled a ball off his right foot.Harper nicked one off his foot with the Phillies leading 11-1 in the fifth inning. He continued the at-bat and flied out to center. Harper had a homer, a double and ...

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 went into a rain delay. "There's some stuff to report."Just ...

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 himself. "I don't know how I'm going to do it, ...

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