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Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:05 GMT2018-01-21T07:00:05Z

 



Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:05 GMT2018-01-21T07:00:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.



Joel Embiid pushes Sixers to win over Bucks

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:13:29 GMT2018-01-21T04:13:29Z

Joel Embiid scored 29 points as the Sixers won their third straight game.



Women's March on Philadelphia: Thousands protest for the second time

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:00:30 GMT2018-01-21T04:00:30Z

Thousands of women converged on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday morning for the 2018 version of the Women's March on Philadelphia.



Rep. Patrick Meehan faces political storm after report of sex-harassment settlement

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:39:25 GMT2018-01-21T03:39:25Z

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan, who has led the charge in Congress to combat sexual abuse, used thousands of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim made last year by a former aide. House leaders removed him from an Ethics panel, and Gov. Wolf called for his resignation. Meehan said the allegations against him were false.



PennEast shale-gas pipeline gets key U.S. permit; opponents vow to fight on

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:22:05 GMT2018-01-21T01:22:05Z

Despite federal approval, activists vowed to continue to fight the 120-mile pipeline connecting Pennsylvania to New Jersey.



A year into Trump administration, and still we rise

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:01:39 GMT2018-01-21T01:01:39Z

At the Women's March in Philadelphia, anger was critical.



An oxymoron of anger and joy, Women's March doesn't know what's next. That's the beauty of it | Will Bunch

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:31:18 GMT2018-01-21T00:31:18Z

Mostly white, lacking seeming focus, the Women's March is a solidarity movement that succeeds in spite of itself, sparking 2017's "Time's Up" movement. What's next?



Disney college contest yields careers as 'imagineers'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:30:27 GMT2018-01-21T00:30:27Z

Teams from the University of Pennsylvania and Muhlenberg College are among six finalists in Disney's Imaginations contest this year.



Tourists' plans foiled by the federal shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:21:39 GMT2018-01-21T00:21:39Z

You could see the Liberty Bell through a window. Independence Hall was closed. Visitors were not happy.



Flyers' hot start leads to win over Devils

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:12:31 GMT2018-01-20T23:12:31Z

Young stars Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere showed the way to a 3-1 victory.



Women’s March on Philadelphia: As it happened

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:02:33 GMT2018-01-20T23:02:33Z

Live updates from the Women's March on Philadelphia, an event organizers expect will draw tens of thousands to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday.



Getting personal with Rufus Wainwright and the Philly Pops

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:31:03 GMT2018-01-20T22:31:03Z

Against orchestrations, at the keyboard and with his voice alone, Wainwright covered some trenchant emotional territory.



Walnut gets another high-end furniture maker: CB2 opens Feb. 2 near Thos. Moser

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:11:55 GMT2018-01-20T22:11:55Z

Furniture retailer CB2, considered the younger, hipper version of Crate & Barrel, debuts at 1422-24 Walnut Street in Center City on Feb. 2. Thos. Moser will be two blocks away, at 1601 Walnut Street.



What's more unbelievable than Nick Foles vs. Case Keenum in the NFC title game?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:30:42 GMT2018-01-20T21:30:42Z

Detailing the carousel that led to a Case Keenum-Nick Foles NFC championship matchup.



Eagles' Brandon Graham has a fan in Jaguars' Calais Campbell | Marcus Hayes

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:24:08 GMT2018-01-20T21:24:08Z

Campbell, at 31, just had the best season of his career. He's aging like Reggie White. He believes Brandon Graham can defy Father Time, too.



Film breakdown: What Eagles should expect from Vikings defense

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:27:06 GMT2018-01-20T20:27:06Z

The Vikings had the No. 1 defense in the NFL during the regular season and rightfully so. Mike Zimmer's scheme is aggressive, fast and filled with top-flight talent.



The surest thing in Washington about Trump Year One: exhaustion

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:59:41 GMT2018-01-20T19:59:41Z

For most people who follow politics or governance, year one of the Trump administration has aged us in dog years. Without the daylong naps. While many of his policies will take time to have their full impact, Trump's effect on the everyday rhythms of public life have been sweeping and immediate.



Lane Johnson's 'home dogs' T-shirt, dog masks raise $100K for Philadelphia schools

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:58:19 GMT2018-01-20T16:58:19Z

Philadelphia Eagles fans have a tough decision to make - dog mask or dog T-shirt? They both help a good cause, but the latter may be easier to find.



Government shutdown: How'd we get here? Where do Pa., N.J. lawmakers stand? What closes?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:06:25 GMT2018-01-20T16:06:25Z

Here's what's affected in a government shutdown, and where Pennsylvania and New Jersey lawmakers stand.



Seth Joyner confronts Skip Bayless, Bruce Arians wants 'Monday Night Football' gig

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:35:41 GMT2018-01-20T15:35:41Z

If I had to pick someone to call Skip Bayless out to his face on his non-stop trolling of the Eagles and Carson Wentz, Seth Joyner would be near the top of my list.



Women's March on Philadelphia 2018: Roads, parking and security details

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:23:08 GMT2018-01-20T15:23:08Z

There are seven entry points where bags will be subject to search by police.



Pa. State Police shooting case looks ugly under grand jury spotlight | Maria Panaritis

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:16:58 GMT2018-01-20T13:16:58Z

After troopers shot and killed a man threatening to blow himself up, a grand jury found staggering confusion within Pennsylvania's second-largest police force about who gets to investigate cops.



US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:46:44 GMT2018-01-20T12:46:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.



Huge sinkhole swallows street in Fishtown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:42:31 GMT2018-01-20T12:42:31Z

Emergency responders were called early in the afternoon to the 2200 block of Taggert Street, where the sinkhole ate the front steps of one house.



Post-Sandy makeover maximizes waterfront views in Margate

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:23:38 GMT2018-01-20T10:23:38Z

The necessity of raising their house after Hurricane Sandy to avoid future floods became a catalyst for these Margate homeowners to do the whole house makeover they had long dreamed about.



Gov't shutdown seems near; Senate fails to approve funding

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:45:09 GMT2018-01-20T04:45:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump's first year as president. An eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the Senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight deadline neared.



Autopsy: Roy Halladay had morphine, sleeping aids in system at death

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:06:50 GMT2018-01-20T04:06:50Z

An autopsy released Friday said that Roy Halladay had evidence of morphine, amphetamine, and zolpidem in his system in November when he fatally crashed his single-engine plane into the Gulf of Mexico.



How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:41:43 GMT2018-01-20T03:41:43Z

New Localism is the 21st century means of solving problems as local metropolitan leaders reclaim the future by addressing these issues in pragmatic ways.



From Atlantic City High to ISIS: the path of a homegrown terrorist

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:35:11 GMT2018-01-20T03:35:11Z

Federal prosecutors have identified a Margate man as an ISIS commander who made propaganda videos for the Islamic State. In one video, he is shown beheading a Kurdish soldier.



Worker leads Eagles fight song at jury duty as Philly gets pumped for NFC championship

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:26:08 GMT2018-01-20T02:26:08Z

Productivity was at an all-time low and hype was at an all-time high in Philly on Friday.



On set of Scorsese's 'The Irishman,' New York has a wannabe-Philly moment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:09:25 GMT2018-01-20T02:09:25Z

"The Irishman," Martin Scorsese's film based on former hit man Frank Sheeran's story of life in the Philadelphia mob, is being shot not in South Philadelphia (where it indisputably belongs), but a hundred miles up the road in New York. Still, by the looks of photos submitted by readers and posted on social media, yous can expect to see some familiar sights.



Jefferson doctor and teen son attacked while at Australian Open

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:44:28 GMT2018-01-20T01:44:28Z

The doctor was placed in a medically induced coma.



Handling Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs might be Eagles' toughest challenge - and their Super Bowl ticket

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:29:46 GMT2018-01-20T01:29:46Z

Minnesota makes it hard to win through the air; the Eagles have to be just as tough Sunday.



Feds will retry N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:28:13 GMT2018-01-20T01:28:13Z

Federal prosecutors said Friday they would retry U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery charges, two months after a jury in Newark said it was hopelessly deadlocked.



Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Everson Griffen matchup a key to NFC championship game

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:20:00 GMT2018-01-20T01:20:00Z

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has called Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen a "game-wrecker." It will be left tackle Big V's task to prevent him from being that on Sunday.



Note to Minnesota: Real Vikings didn't wear horns

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:03:57 GMT2018-01-20T01:03:57Z

As Vikings of the Minnesota variety invade the city for Sunday's NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field, a shrine to far fiercer Norse warriors is hiding in plain sight at the edge of FDR Park. The American Swedish Museum busts some fake-history myths.



Eagles-Vikings: Police will be on alert in stadium, neighborhoods

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:51:37 GMT2018-01-20T00:51:37Z

The police security effort for Eagles-Vikings game will include undercover officers at the Linc and beef up presence of uniformed cops in areas where victory celebrations might erupt.



Pa., NJ reporting widespread cases of flu - and it could get worse in coming weeks

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:38:01 GMT2018-01-20T00:38:01Z

Cases in the city are still increasing and officials expect that to continue for another two or three weeks. Flu usually does the most damage in February and March.



'Jersey Shore' star Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino pleads guilty to tax evasion

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:26:33 GMT2018-01-20T00:26:33Z

He faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for April 25.



Five things to know about new Delaware County DA Katayoun 'Kat' Copeland

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:21:09 GMT2018-01-20T00:21:09Z

The graduate of the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple's Beasley School of Law was sworn in Friday morning, becoming the fifth female district attorney in Philadelphia's collar counties.



Governors place sweet-and-salty bet on Eagles-Vikings game

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:12:26 GMT2018-01-20T00:12:26Z

At stake for the governors of Pennsylvania and Minnesota in the NFC Championship Sunday night: five pounds of food.



Audrey Claire selling 2 restaurants to Rob Wasserman

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:44:08 GMT2018-01-19T23:44:08Z

Taichman maintains ownership of Audrey Claire Cook, the studio kitchen a few doors from Twenty Manning Grill.



For safer streets, Philly looks to more traffic cops in Center City

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:40:26 GMT2018-01-19T23:40:26Z

Philadelphia's street safety initiative could soon put more police on the street as a check on unsafe driving.



Plaintiffs appeal Pa. gerrymandering case to SCOTUS after losing at trial

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:29:30 GMT2018-01-19T23:29:30Z

A week after losing at trial, plaintiffs in a Pennsylvania gerrymandering case have appealed to the Supreme Court.



Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:27:11 GMT2018-01-19T23:27:11Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday.



Holly Robinson Peete talks Hallmark, her new family show and the Eagles

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:18:21 GMT2018-01-19T23:18:21Z

The Mount Airy-born actress is broadening her relationship with the Hallmark networks.



PUC stands by decision to punish PGW for lien practices

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:13:25 GMT2018-01-19T23:13:25Z

The Public Utility Commission stood by its 2016 decision to fine PGW $27,000 and ordered it to refund $566,000 in late charges to an apartment complex owner.



Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:07:55 GMT2018-01-19T23:07:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) - A proposal to charge motorists nearly $12 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan provoked protests and complaints even before it was released Friday, though there are signs the idea of congestion pricing is quietly gaining momentum in the nation's largest city.



Philly panel recommends scrapping contentious electric-vehicle parking program

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:59:15 GMT2018-01-19T22:59:15Z

Rather than staking off public parking spaces for a few electric vehicles, a task force recommends creating more off-street public charging stations.



Pa. has approved all but two of 12 marijuana growers; Lower Merion gives OK for dispensary

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:51:01 GMT2018-01-19T22:51:01Z

Though the township granted a zoning variance, the state has not granted a permit to any company to operate a facility in Lower Merion.