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Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:31:40 GMT2017-06-23T05:31:40Z


Sixers get their man, Markelle Fultz, with the No. 1 pick

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:31:40 GMT2017-06-23T05:31:40Z

There was no suspense when the team began the NBA draft Thursday night. The 76ers traded up to make sure they got the point guard.

Sixers trade for Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks after he was drafted by Magic

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:01 GMT2017-06-23T04:33:01Z

NEW YORK - Anzejs Pasecniks was oblivious. Seated at the podium, the 7-foot-2 Latvian post player thought the Orlando Magic had just acquired his rights with the 25th overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. He was even given a Magic hat and shook hands with league commissioner Adam Silver.

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:09:05 GMT2017-06-23T03:09:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Cosby juror says he didn't believe 'well-coached' Constand

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:29:50 GMT2017-06-23T02:29:50Z

He said the jury was nearly evenly split after 52 hours of deliberations, And he said Cosby has already "paid dearly" for the allegations and shouldn't be retried.

City says new trash cans coming; Controller says they're a waste

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:22:02 GMT2017-06-23T02:22:02Z

The new compactors, fitted with foot pedals, will be provided free to the city in exchange for advertising rights.

At Philly DA Seth Williams' trial, benefactor testifies 'it's good to know someone in power'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:15:18 GMT2017-06-23T02:15:18Z

Mohammad N. Ali has emerged as one of the central figures in the case against the district attorney.

Dirt bike rider killed in North Philly crash

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:10:44 GMT2017-06-23T02:10:44Z

An 18-year-old man riding a dirt bike on a North Philadelphia street Thursday afternoon died after he tried to overtake a box truck, lost control of his bike and crashed. The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on the 3800 block of Whitaker Avenue. Police said the unidentified man was riding a 2001 Yahama south on Whitaker when he lost control of his bike, and slid underneath the truck.

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:56:20 GMT2017-06-23T01:56:20Z

PHOENIX (AP) - The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.

Cleanliness next to godliness as Jehovah's Witnesses scrub Liacouras Center

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:38:40 GMT2017-06-23T01:38:40Z

Before more than 24,000 Jehovah's Witnesses stream through the doors of the Liacouras Center for a series of weekend conventions, a crew of conference attendees swept and mopped floors, scraped up dried gum from aisle stairways and dusted chairs.

On the receiving end for a change, the Lenfests win the Carnegie Medal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:35:36 GMT2017-06-23T01:35:36Z

The Lenfests join past medalists like the Rockefeller and Gates families.

Philadelphians could be on the hook for political campaign expenses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:28:50 GMT2017-06-23T01:28:50Z

City Council wants taxpayers to help fund local political campaign in an effort to get more Philadelphians to run for office.

SEPTA approves express bus for Roosevelt Boulevard

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:28:25 GMT2017-06-23T01:28:25Z

SEPTA approved a long-awaited express route on Roosevelt Boulevard Thursday, a first step in Philadelphia's plan to improve safety on that busy, and dangerous, thruway.

Council passes dozens of bills in pre-summer crunch

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:27:41 GMT2017-06-23T01:27:41Z

Before its annual summer hiatus, City Council approved dozens of bills including the lease for a new police headquarters, plans for Schuylkill Yards development, and funding for Mayor Kenney's Rebuild initiative.

Philly Council passes plan to move police to ex-newspaper building on N. Broad

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:27:24 GMT2017-06-23T01:27:24Z

Members voted Thursday in favor of legislation establishing a framework for taking occupancy of the 18-story tower at 400 N. Broad St. after it is renovated for the department by its current owner, a subsidiary of developer Bart Blatstein's Tower Investments Inc.

Nebraska Democratic official ousted for Scalise comment

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:27:17 GMT2017-06-23T01:27:17Z

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Democratic Party removed a party official from his post Thursday after he was recorded saying he was glad U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise got shot and that he wished the Louisiana Republican had died.

Squilla takes a public pool plunge, a la Rendell

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:25:06 GMT2017-06-23T01:25:06Z

City Councilman Mark Squilla takes an unplanned plunge in a city pool. And some local officials with a strong interest in the city's soda tax may be shut out of a state Senate hearing in City Hall.

Renee Tartaglione's federal fraud trial goes to the jury

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:24:14 GMT2017-06-23T01:24:14Z

The prosecutor urged the jury to find the 61-year-old Democratic politico guilty of all 53 counts charging her with conspiracy, theft, fraud, and tax evasion.

In rare move, judge in Kermit Gosnell case sues authors of critical book

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:20:25 GMT2017-06-23T01:20:25Z

The anti-abortion authors make allegations he says have hurt his reputation.

Camden unveils water-play area in Cramer Hill neighborhood

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:07:02 GMT2017-06-23T01:07:02Z

Until Thursday the city's Cramer Hill neighborhood did not have any place where children could go to play in water.

Man charged in A.C. Expressway shootout

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:06:06 GMT2017-06-23T01:06:06Z

A 21-year-old Atlantic County man was charged for his alleged involvement in a shootout last year on the Atlantic City Expressway. Devan Leggette, of Pleasantville, was charged with four counts of attempted murder and related offenses.