The union workers laid off by the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery won’t get severance pay or extended medical benefits after Sunday. That’s according to a collective-bargaining agreement union leaders reached with the company on Wednesday.
Of the many issues that kept former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross awake at night, nothing troubled him more than the inability to reduce city’s homicide rate, particularly among young African-American men.
People who move to New Jersey from another state are allowed to bring their legally acquired guns with them — even if they hail from a state where firearms laws are less strict.
Patty Beach’s voice broke as she described the emotional roller of saying goodbye to the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery where she spent 21 years working 12-hour days.
A tiny community near Philadelphia that managed to save the oldest surviving quarantine station in the Western Hemisphere from the wrecking ball is now transforming the 18th-century structure into township offices.
The man out on bail in the alleged fatal stabbing of a Center City developer last year could have his bail yanked on Friday.
NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey spends more per mile on its highway system than any other state in the country but isn’t getting its money’s worth, according to a report released Thursday by a nonpartisan public policy group.
PHILADELPHIA — A woman accused of stabbing two sisters during a street brawl in Philadelphia this week has been charged with murder.
SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel will retire on Dec. 31, at the end of his contract with the $2 billion-a-year transit agency, officials confirmed Wednesday.
SEPTA’s Key Card conquest continues.
A coalition comprising a majority African-American groups is calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to appoint a Black woman to be Philadelphia’s next police commissioner.
A residential building at 509 Vine St., known as the Boekel building, is turning into an apartment-style hotel. All units will become short-term rentals — à la Airbnb. And residents are not happy about it.
The allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by two Black Philadelphia police officers against others in the department were enough to compel the city’s top cop, Richard Ross, to resign.
PHILADELPHIA — Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have reached a temporary agreement with the city involving their fears of retribution.
Council meetings in the Chester County borough of West Chester are usually not very well attended. But it was standing room only for the council’s July 17 public hearing about a ban on plastic bags and straws.
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HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching Black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe is targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men.
NEW DELHI — On Aug. 5, at 1:15 a.m., Asifa Mubeen was woken up by the sound of barking dogs as police officers began pouring into her yard.
WASHINGTON — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79.
CAIRO — On the Libyan comedy show, the punch line was in the baby carriage.
KINSHASA, Congo — Hundreds gathered in Congo’s eastern city of Goma Thursday to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread.
NEW YORK — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country’s state attorneys general say.
The Amazon is burning — and humans are likely to blame.
WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.
WILMER, Texas — At the public library in Wilmer, books were checked out not with the beeps of bar code readers but with the scratches of pen on notebook paper. Out on the street, police officers were literally writing tickets — by hand. When the entire computer network that keeps the small t…
Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change.
A friend of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has defended Prince Harry's wife in a post on Instagram, calling out the "racist bullies" who criticize her, following years of "undeserved hate and abuse."
SALT LAKE CITY — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in …
NEW YORK — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives hi…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government's ability to hold migrant families until their …