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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:12:13 GMT2017-06-28T10:12:13Z

 



With Rebuild coming, city unveils diversity partnership with building trades

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:12:13 GMT2017-06-28T10:12:13Z

Under an agreement released for the first time Tuesday, the trades and the city will launch a pre-apprenticeship program for the initiative, which is expected to involve renovations at upward of 150 parks, recreation centers and libraries over the next six or more years.



Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:49:53 GMT2017-06-28T09:49:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is attending his first re-election fundraiser Wednesday night, at his own hotel in Washington.



Trump group's Republican war over health care frustrates GOP

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:48:12 GMT2017-06-28T09:48:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far.



'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:44 GMT2017-06-28T09:43:44Z

BEIJING (AP) - A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump.



Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:45:05 GMT2017-06-28T03:45:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.



Philly FOP backs Republican Beth Grossman for DA

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:11:59 GMT2017-06-28T02:11:59Z

The lodge has been after being critical of Democrat Larry Krasner's campaign for district attorney.



Overhaul at the Mayor's Fund, including new leadership

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:08:45 GMT2017-06-28T02:08:45Z

The fund is replacing its executive director, board of directors, and chairwoman. The moves follow questions about fund spending and oversight.



Wolf sees budget 'progress;' evidence wanting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:56:10 GMT2017-06-28T01:56:10Z

He said state budget talks are going well, but legislators have yet to say how they will fill a gaping shortfall in the budget for the fiscal year that ends Friday and raise the money to balance next year's.



How Toomey can atone for his health care bamboozlement

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:32:53 GMT2017-06-28T01:32:53Z

Sen. Pat Toomey goes on national TV in an effort to bamboozle the American people about what the Senate health care bill does and doesn't do. It's time for Toomey to have a real town hall and a real give-and-take with the Pennsylvanians who'll be effected by this billionaire tax cut masquerading as a health care bill.



Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic control

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:18:03 GMT2017-06-28T01:18:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel approved legislation Tuesday that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company.



CNN defends producer seen in video criticizing network's Trump coverage

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:29 GMT2017-06-28T01:00:29Z

"I think the president is probably right to say, 'Look, you are witch hunting me,'" the producer says in an undercover video.



Christie 'not worried' about shutdown but Horizon fate murky

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:07 GMT2017-06-28T01:00:07Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded confident on Tuesday that a government shutdown could be avoided despite an approaching deadline and a lingering disagreement over changes to the state's largest health insurer the governor has sought but lawmakers oppose.



EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:45:05 GMT2017-06-28T00:45:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.



Christie projects calm on budget despite impasse over tapping Blue Cross funds

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:05:13 GMT2017-06-28T00:05:13Z

He suggested he was confident the state would pass a budget by its Friday deadline, even as lawmakers squabble over the controversial proposal to tap reserve funds from the state's largest health insurance company.



Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:06 GMT2017-06-28T00:00:06Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania's biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize.



Analysis: Once a unifier, undoing Obamacare now an albatross around GOP's neck

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:59:30 GMT2017-06-27T23:59:30Z

The effort to make good on a seven-year promise has cost the Trump administration precious months of its first year in office, with tax restructuring backed up somewhere in the legislative pipeline, infrastructure idling somewhere no one can see it, and budget deadlines looming.



Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting case

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:49:01 GMT2017-06-27T23:49:01Z

The announcement comes months after an appeals court ruled against the state on the issue, saying its attempt to legalize sports betting breached federal law.



Lacking support, Republicans postpone vote on health-care bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:37:11 GMT2017-06-27T23:37:11Z

The failure to muster a vote was at least a temporary setback for Republicans, still angling for their first major policy victory since winning control of the White House and Congress.



Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:25 GMT2017-06-27T23:00:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.



Christie won't 'light' self on fire over GOP health proposal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:34:57 GMT2017-06-27T22:34:57Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's not going to Washington to "pour gasoline" on himself and "light" himself on fire to register his concern over the Senate GOP's health care overhaul bill.



City official: Fee boost for appointed criminal lawyers? Not so fast!

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:20:59 GMT2017-06-27T22:20:59Z

The city deputy managing director for criminal justice - retired Judge Benjamin Lerner - says funding is in the works but not here yet.



Baer: The summer of our (political) discontent

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:56:05 GMT2017-06-27T21:56:05Z

In Washington and Harrisburg, pols are awash in disagreement that isn't serving the public good.



Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:45:09 GMT2017-06-27T21:45:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries on Thursday, but has yet to say how it will be implemented or what it will do to avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban.



A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's fake

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:30:56 GMT2017-06-27T20:30:56Z

It’s not clear who created the image or why, but it is displayed prominently at some of his properties.



Protests planned at Gettysburg battlefield this weekend

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:28:50 GMT2017-06-27T20:28:50Z

Officials at the park are aware other groups on social media have planned rallies but they have not applied for permits.



Philly gets money from DAR for semiquincentennial trees

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:28:34 GMT2017-06-27T20:28:34Z

Trees are a symbol of life and strength, they manufacture oxygen for us and provide a home for birds and other critters. They are pleasing to the eye. There's a lot to like.



Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to US at airports

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:25:53 GMT2017-06-27T20:25:53Z

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Trump administration's travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation's major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get into the country.



Pennsylvania enacts penalties for lying about veteran status

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:46:43 GMT2017-06-27T19:46:43Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - New penalties for people who misrepresent themselves as military veterans in order to get financial benefits are going into effect in Pennsylvania.



GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:44:36 GMT2017-06-27T19:44:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill.



Trump bashes CNN after retweeting 'Fox & Friends' four times

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:34:30 GMT2017-06-27T19:34:30Z

If it were any other president, Trump's posts on Twitter Tuesday morning would be creating shockwaves.



The 5 factions that could kill Senate Republicans' health-care bill before it even gets a vote

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:57:01 GMT2017-06-27T18:57:01Z

The no-repeal, no-deal GOP senators, the keep-the-rug senators, and on it goes.



Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:49:03 GMT2017-06-27T18:49:03Z

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) delivered the message to GOP senators at a private lunch attended by Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.



Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:27:07 GMT2017-06-27T18:27:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.



John Oliver blasts Trump as a 'human megaphone' for the anti-vaccine movement

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:52:31 GMT2017-06-27T17:52:31Z

The anti-vaccine movement gained momentum in 1998 from a now-discredited study by conspiracy theorist Andrew Wakefield, who claimed there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.



GOP infighting stalls budget plan

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:27:35 GMT2017-06-27T17:27:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest budget push by House GOP leaders has faltered, leaving quarrelling Republicans almost three months behind on their budget work as they head into next week's recess.



Alec Baldwin will return to 'SNL' next season with his Donald Trump impersonation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:00:57 GMT2017-06-27T17:00:57Z

He's getting another term - Alec Baldwin will bring his pursed lips and blond wig back to the Saturday Night Live stage next season, the actor told CNN.



What Sessions gets wrong about marijuana

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:32:08 GMT2017-06-27T16:32:08Z

Opioid overdose alone killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. But rather than address this public-health crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared a new war on drugs.



3 out at CNN in wake of Trump/Russia story retraction

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:19:21 GMT2017-06-27T16:19:21Z

CNN is making changes in how it handles stories involving Donald Trump's possible connections to Russia following the high-profile retraction.



TRUMPadelphia: The travel ban goes to court and more

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:06:14 GMT2017-06-27T15:06:14Z

The GOP's latest healthcare bill is (maybe) in dire straits, the President's latest travel ban was (sort of, temporarily) upheld, and I'm terrified to type another sentence in the event this all changes in the next 15 minutes. 2017!



Pa. defends choice of a medical marijuana grower

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:56:13 GMT2017-06-27T14:56:13Z

One of the companies awarded a coveted permit last week is affiliated with a Minnesota-based cannabis grower whose two former executives have been criminally charged with illegally transporting medical marijuana oil across state lines.



Poll shows U.S. image abroad has tumbled under Trump

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:02:06 GMT2017-06-27T14:02:06Z

President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a new international Pew study. But in the 37 countries surveyed, Russia is a bright spot for Trump.



Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:56:52 GMT2017-06-27T13:56:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional.



Analysis: Trump-McConnell bond is being tested by health bill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:50:31 GMT2017-06-27T13:50:31Z

The two men are both hungry for a win. Their understanding, built to score legislative victories, does neither of them any good if victories remain out of reach.



Senate health plan will increase uninsured by 22 million, CBO says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:48:42 GMT2017-06-27T13:48:42Z

The Republican health plan speeding toward a vote as early as this week would increase the number of uninsured people to that level by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, delivering a projection that will weigh on the unfolding debate. The report from Congress' nonpartisan scorekeeper also estimated that the Senate plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over the next decade. The savings come largely from slashing expected Medicaid spending by $772 billion, though much of those savings would be consumed by tax cuts for the wealthy and insurers



Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:43:25 GMT2017-06-27T13:43:25Z

NEW DELHI (AP) - President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.



Shore town wants a tavern, but nobody bid on its liquor license

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:32:06 GMT2017-06-27T13:32:06Z

No bids for a liquor license were received by the deadline, Ventnor commissioners said. "We will review all formal and informal info received during this process and explore other considerations."



Joe Biden recalls lessons learned as the only white lifeguard at Wilmington pool in 1962

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:51:47 GMT2017-06-27T12:51:47Z

Now, 55 years later, the community has named the center housing the pool after the former vice president.



Democracy dies in darkness, so please turn on the freakin' camera lights!

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:37:47 GMT2017-06-27T12:37:47Z

The moves by the White House to bar cameras or audio from press briefings are another small step on the road to authoritarianism. It's time to turn the cameras back on, or walk out the door.



Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it's a sensation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:42 GMT2017-06-27T11:30:42Z

The former Wall Street executive is tracking the subtle alterations in once taken-for-granted governmental norms that she believes could undermine democracy. A lot of people are paying attention.



For more than a year, FBI wiretapped labor leader John Dougherty, Councilman Bobby Henon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:05:10 GMT2017-06-27T03:05:10Z

The FBI taped the labor leader's cellphone for 16 months and the phone of the councilman for a year as part of an ongoing investigation of Dougherty, according to a disclosure letter by federal prosecutors.