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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia

Baseball’s 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don’t …

U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem.

Feds indict powerful Philly union boss, councilman, others

A powerful union boss who has long held a tight grip on construction jobs in the Philadelphia region and wielded political power in the city and Statehouse has been indicted …

GoFundMe, law firm says homeless Samaritan will get cash

GoFundMe and the law firm representing a homeless good Samaritan say he will receive all the money raised for him.

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must …

Police: Man opened fire following dispute in Walmart checkout line

A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after …

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Jay-Z unhappy ‘Made in America’ leaving Philadelphia parkway

PHILADELPHIA – Jay-Z said Wednesday he’s disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city’s grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having “zero appreciation for what Made …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary city’ fight

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle $1 each and $200K for young entrepreneur program

Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, where Robinson …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Woman on Southwest flight dies after nearly being sucked out of jet after it blew an engine

A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman …

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode …

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Amtrak engineer ordered to stand trial in Philadelphia crash

An Amtrak engineer was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia as a judge reinstated involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Cities sue Defense Department over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Bunny Sigler, who helped create 1970s Philly Sound, dies

Walter “Bunny” Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create “The Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s, has died.

42 hurt in train crash outside Philadelphia

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train early Tuesday inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, injuring 42 people, officials said.

Lawsuit claims rodent baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Philadelphia police search farm where four missing men were found

Philadelphia police joined multiple law enforcement agencies Thursday for another search of the sprawling Pennsylvania farm where the bodies of four missing young men were found buried deep underground last …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …

Casket with organ tissue found on Philadelphia sidewalk

Police are investigating the discovery of a small casket found on a north Philadelphia sidewalk that contained some embalmed remains believed to be those of an infant or child.

A pattern for success: Shirtmaker stitches a survival story through sexism, recession and casual Fridays

Not due to any lack of skills. Nancy Gold found that her only shortcoming was her gender: It was the 1960s, and custom shirt makers in the United States were …

Outside View: Seattle finds that taxing sugar is complicated

One question is whether customers are shopping in other jurisdictions to avoid the tax, or getting their sugar fix in other products.

Mom spends $25K on exotic cars, sand, camel for son’s prom

One Philadelphia teenager’s mom took his prom to the extreme, spending $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic cars. He brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, …

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in fatal 2015 crash

An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers turned himself in to police Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case …

30 injured, 2 critically, as Philadelphia school tour bus crashes in Maryland

A bus carrying Philadelphia schoolchildren on an eighth-grade class trip was involved in a serious accident on I-95 in Maryland on Monday.

Amtrak engineer won’t be charged in deadly crash

The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.