News

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

Sports

WASHINGTON — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Lifestyles

As we come up on the holiday season, we may need to make a quick getaway to refresh ourselves, some do staycations, but just as easy could be a three-hour ride to the National Harbor in Maryland.

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga wore meat and Rihanna went naked, practically. Kate Middleton delivered royal wedding opulence and Billy Porter went viral in a tuxedo gown. There was the much-coveted Olivia Pope white coat, Lupita Nyong'o's perfect powder blue Oscar gown and Karl Lagerfield's embrace o…

Artists, community leaders, historians and West Philadelphia residents gathered Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, to mark the dedication and unveiling of the Stephen Smith mural at Stephen Smith Tower Apartments at 1030 Belmont Ave. Lead artist Keisha Whatley, of Custom Arts Studio, discussed Smith’s …

Every December the residents of the 2700 block of Smedley Street celebrate the season by transforming their neighborhood into the “Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular.” Located on Smedley Street between 16th & 17th, anchored by Moyamensing and Oregon Avenues. As part of their home…

Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish and Common but where’s Angela Rye? When we checked last, Common spoke about dealing with many issues from his youth with therapy, which helped him reunite with Angela Rye. The two community activists had been seeing each other, broke up and then got back together. They even g…

Lizzo has had quite the week. The “Juice” singer garnered lots of attention this past weekend for her outfit choice at an L.A. Lakers game. She wore a revealing t-shirt that showcased her assets complemented with a black thong and black fishnets.

NEW YORK — On "Oodles O' Noodles Babies," a song on Meek Mill's latest album, he raps about childhood struggles battling everything from poverty to violence, and proclaims: "We couldn't afford no clothes/It was hand me down/Who would think a (dude) get a Grammy now?"

Religion

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are …

My immediate reaction to a recent sermon I heard was to share it. Although this was not the topic of the message, the pastor’s comment about life and death made me think about my own obituary. It seems that the inventor of dynamite got an unusual chance to read his own obituary and was very …

Obituaries

Juice WRLD, one of a crop of sweet-voiced singing rappers who emerged from the streaming platform SoundCloud in recent years, died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, authorities said. He was 21.

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Willie James Ferrell Jr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and entrepreneur died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 after a lengthy illness at Phoenixville Hospital. He was 87.