Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the eighth-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2017. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis.
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  • Tall Ships sail into Philly for five-day festival
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    Tall Ships sail into Philly for five-day festival

    A gorgeous fleet of tall wooden ships started arriving in Philadelphia Thursday for Sail Philadelphia 2018, just in time for Memorial Day.

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    Fed could be finished hiking rates by 2019, Philadelphia's Harker says

    Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker favors three interest rate hikes in 2018 and three more in 2019. Interest rate hikes could come to an end for this cycle in 2019, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said Thursday. One of the more hawkish central bankers when it comes to monetary policy, Harker said he envisions a scenario where the Federal Reserve increases its benchmark overnight rate three times total in 2018 and three more times next year, then stops as the economy hits equilibrium.

  • People in the News—May 24, 2018—Reger Rizzo & Darnall
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    People in the News—May 24, 2018—Reger Rizzo & Darnall

    The law firm of Reger Rizzo & Darnall partnered with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to raise money in support of the foundation’s annual Philly Jeans for Justice Campaign.

  • Crazy road rage video shows sledgehammer attack in Philadelphia
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    Crazy road rage video shows sledgehammer attack in Philadelphia

    The Rankin family was driving down I-480 in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 18, when they spotted a cat clinging to the roof of a van driving in the lane next to them. They were able to alert the drivers of the van so they could pull over and rescue the cat.

  • Associated Press

    Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia firm

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm.

  • 'Survivor' final vote ends in tie, Philadelphia man wins
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    'Survivor' final vote ends in tie, Philadelphia man wins

    Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday night revealed jurors on "Survivor: Ghost Island" in Fiji were deadlocked at five votes apiece for Wendell Holland and construction supervisor Domenick Abbate of Nesconset, New York. It was up to the third member of the final three, Laurel Johnson, to break the tie.

  • Jonah Bolden: Could join Philadelphia in 2018-19
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    Jonah Bolden: Could join Philadelphia in 2018-19

    Philadelphia president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo acknowledged Tuesday that Bolden could join the 76ers during the 2018-19 season, Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports. "With respect to the players we selected last year, players who we anticipated would be parts of the future here, I think it's most likely that the player you might see here early on is Jonah Bolden, who had a really good season at a EuroLeague level of competition playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv," Colangelo said. Bolden, the 36th overall pick in 2017, turned some heads while playing with the 76ers' summer-league entry shortly after being drafted, then locked down a starting role in the frontcourt for Maccabi and averaged 7.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.1 minutes per game. Bolden's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League in July will likely have a heavy influence on the 76ers' decision whether or not to add him to the roster in 2018-19.

  • Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard
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    Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.

  • Couple's historic Philly home came with an unusual caveat: Annual battle reenactments
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    Couple's historic Philly home came with an unusual caveat: Annual battle reenactments

    Meet: Alex Aberle and Violette Levy, young preservationists who've made Upsala mansion – formerly a historic house museum – their home.​ War zone: Once a year, the couple are required to allow their front yard to be turned into a battlefield for a Revolutionary War reenactment. There's no place like home: They dressed their historic mansion up as the Emerald City for Halloween.  When Alex Aberle and Violette Levy bought the 18th-century Upsala mansion last spring, they weren't at all dissuaded by language in their contract that obligated them to host a Battle of Germantown reenactment on the front lawn every year. “It wasn't really a deal-breaker for us,” Levy said. “If anything, it made it more

  • Carson Wentz explains why he's visiting the White House
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    Carson Wentz explains why he's visiting the White House

    Wentz, recovering from an ACL tear, admitted his reason for going is not a political one.

  • Like the locals: Philadelphia
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    Like the locals: Philadelphia

    Known for its cheesesteaks, rich history and iconic moment in "Rocky,"

  • Lutheran minister from Philly overcame misgivings to make history as first black female bishop
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    Lutheran minister from Philly overcame misgivings to make history as first black female bishop

    When the Rev. Patricia A. Davenport was asked to run for the post of bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, her first thought was not about making history, but rather, “Who in their right mind would want that job?” A longtime synod official, most recently its director for evangelical mission, she had watched a succession of occupants of the bishop's office down the hall reap the joyous rewards of Christian leadership. But she also saw them struggle to manage the church in a time of transition — of declining membership, shuttered sanctuaries, dwindling finances, and aging clergy, of disaffected youths checking out of institutional religion.