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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:41 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:41Z


Judge prepares to challenge DA Seth Williams in primary

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:41 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:41Z

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will face yet another Democratic primary challenger Monday, when Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni declares her candidacy.

Philadelphia starts an election recount of 4 percent of divisions

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:40 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:40Z

Some snapped pictures, others watched intently, as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown.

Penn's provost to lead Duke

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:38 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:38Z

The University of Pennsylvania's provost is leaving to become president of Duke University, school officials announced Friday. Vincent Price, 59, a political science and communication scholar, has been No. 2 in command at the Ivy League university since 2009.

Mayoral flame war: Nutter, Street take aim at one another

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:35 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:35Z

It was never much of a secret that former Mayors John F. Street and Michael A. Nutter didn't get along.

Rising costs, Pa. budget impasse, behind county tax hikes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:20 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:20Z

Hundreds of thousands of property owners in the region stand to pay more in real estate taxes in 2017, as counties across Pennsylvania continue to grapple with the rising cost of services - and continued fallout from last year's state budget impasse.

Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:19 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:19Z

Villanova University has ended its probe into a report of a black female student who allegedly was knocked down by young white males yelling "Trump" because the student does not want to pursue the matter, according to the university.

Mom charged - but not with homicide - in boy's death

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:18 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:18Z

When Andrea Worrell posted a picture of her baby boy, Zyair Worrell, sleeping soundly upon her chest in November 2015, she captioned it: "Omg never leave my side."

Architect's lawyer seeks to shift blame in Center City collapse trial

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:18 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:18Z

Some witnesses have called him the person most responsible for the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse. On Friday, the lawyer for Philadelphia architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. worked to counteract that impression by focusing on Marinakos' contract limiting him to monitoring demolition of the vacant building that collapsed and crushed the adjacent Salvation Army thrift store.

Camden County police nab 29-year-old suspected serial rapist

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:17 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:17Z

Police on Friday night apprehended a suspected serial rapist who was being sought in the sexual assault of a woman in Camden on Sunday.

Former South Jersey TD Bank teller sentenced for stealing from customers' accounts

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:00:08 GMT2016-12-03T05:00:08Z

A former TD Bank teller was sentenced in federal court in Camden on Thursday to 33 months in prison for stealing $600,000, and at times it was difficult to tell whether who was more apologetic: the accused for her crimes, or the judge for having to sentence her.

China hopes Trump call with Taiwan leader won't damage ties

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:45:05 GMT2016-12-03T04:45:05Z

BEIJING (AP) - China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader.

Magic push around the listless Sixers

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:32:02 GMT2016-12-03T04:32:02Z

It was just another night in 76ersville. The 76ers showed promise while Joel Embiid was on the floor. Then they struggled when he wasn't. And on Friday night, that led to a 105-88 drubbing by the Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center.

Trump, GOP ask courts to block recounts in Pa., Mich. Wisc.

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:22:52 GMT2016-12-03T04:22:52Z

President-elect Donald Trump's supporters filed court motions Friday to try to block statewide recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Days before a Commonwealth Court hearing in Pennsylvania on the request for a statewide recount from Green Party candidate Jill Stein, the state Republican Party urged the court to reject the request. In a motion made public Friday, they said a recount "puts Pennsylvania at grave risk" of not meeting a federal deadline to certify its votes.

Phila. man, 72, killed by hit-run driver in Lower Merion

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:16:02 GMT2016-12-03T04:16:02Z

A 72-year-old Center City man was killed by a hit-and-run motorist Friday evening in Lower Merion, police said. Huiqing Jiang was walking in the 600 block of Righters Mill Road when he was struck around 6:40 p.m. by a vehicle heading east, Lower Merion police said. The unidentified vehicle left the scene.

Sheriff: McKnight shooting was 'road rage'; defends case

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:45:04 GMT2016-12-03T03:45:04Z

HARVEY, La. (AP) - The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a "road rage" incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case.

Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:27:04 GMT2016-12-03T02:27:04Z

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.

Philly420: Pennsylvania's plan for corporate cannabis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:51:25 GMT2016-12-03T00:51:25Z

Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:36:04 GMT2016-12-03T00:36:04Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.

Gates gives Wistar $9 million for novel fight against Zika

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:31:23 GMT2016-12-03T00:31:23Z

Obama's job creation ranks behind Clinton and Reagan but ahead of G.W. Bush

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:54:21 GMT2016-12-02T23:54:21Z