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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:44 GMT2016-12-09T09:25:44Z


John Glenn, 95, first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, dies

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:44 GMT2016-12-09T09:25:44Z

John H. Glenn Jr., 95, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday, the last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts.

Witness says correct man is charged with killing her parents, aunt: 'I am sure of that'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:31:43 GMT2016-12-09T06:31:43Z

A woman who saw her parents and aunt gunned down in the family's West Philadelphia bodega in 2011 insisted Thursday that the correct man was charged with pulling the trigger and killing her father.

Ubiñas: For 11-year-old South Philly girl, a prison visit means everything

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:31:39 GMT2016-12-09T06:31:39Z

It was hard to miss Zaniyah Ruffin in the crowd at the State Correctional Institution in Chester. She was the only kid there, and she was, well, adorable.

Trump to name fast-food CEO as labor secretary

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:31:38 GMT2016-12-09T06:31:38Z

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as Labor secretary.

Havertown couple who lost fathers to heroin now mourn friend who OD'd in Kensington

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:31:32 GMT2016-12-09T06:31:32Z

At home in Jenkintown, Sean Jimenez had a decent job, a woman who loved him, and two young sons who bore a striking resemblance to Dennis the Menace, just as he did when he was little.

Tributes from the worlds of science, space, politics

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:50 GMT2016-12-09T06:30:50Z

Tributes poured in for the late astronaut and Sen. John H. Glenn Jr., who died Thursday, from politicians, astronauts, educators, and others. He repeatedly was called a hero with many mentioning the phrase that first sent the Ohio native into orbit: "Godspeed, John Glenn."

Hand recount of paper ballots ordered in Chesco

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:49 GMT2016-12-09T06:30:49Z

Chester County on Thursday ordered a hand recount of 190,462 paper ballots cast in last month's election, as former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein continues her bid for a statewide recount.

Your salary will soon be your secret in Philadelphia

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:49 GMT2016-12-09T06:30:49Z

Philadelphia will soon be the first city in the nation to ban employers from asking job applicants for their salary history, a question advocates say perpetuates pay discrimination against women and minorities.

Fattah lawyers: A 17-to-22 year sentence for ex-congressman would be 'unnecessarily harsh'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:47 GMT2016-12-09T06:30:47Z

Chaka Fattah's lawyers pushed back against prosecutors Thursday, calling the two-decade-long sentence they recommended for the former congressman "extreme" and "unnecessarily harsh."

Citing 'inconsistent rulings,' collapse lawyer demands mistrial, judge's recusal

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:30:47 GMT2016-12-09T06:30:47Z

The lawyer for the owner of the Center City building that collapsed and killed six people inside a Salvation Army thrift store called for a mistrial Thursday and for the Philadelphia judge to step down, accusing her of favoring the victims in the civil trial.