Harris Wofford, former Pa. senator and civil rights activist who helped Kennedy win White House, dies at 92

The former Democratic senator from Pennsylvania was an early supporter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and marched alongside him.

Harris Wofford, former Pa. senator and civil rights activist who helped Kennedy win White House, dies at 92

The former Democratic senator from Pennsylvania was an early supporter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and marched alongside him.

Independence Visitor Center cuts days due to partial shutdown of the federal government

The center at 6th and Market Streets is usually open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Independence Visitor Center cuts days due to partial shutdown of the federal government

The center at 6th and Market Streets is usually open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What happened in the rush to open Pennsylvania’s biggest, most expensive prison?

SCI Phoenix was not complete when prisoners moved in, according to documents, but Pennsylvania officials could not afford further delay.

What happened in the rush to open Pennsylvania’s biggest, most expensive prison?

SCI Phoenix was not complete when prisoners moved in, according to documents, but Pennsylvania officials could not afford further delay.
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Pennsylvania man is recording world languages in a mission to save them

A man who grew up in the Poconos has set out to document and revitalize the world's languages.

In national skyline survey, 67 percent of people mistook Philly for NYC or Chicago

Even New Yorkers surveyed mistook Philadelphia for the Big Apple.

Mayor Kenney once derided city trade missions. Now he’s a believer.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says "I was wrong" about utility of mayoral overseas trade missions.

A new study says Philly court reporters aren’t accurate when recording black dialect

Researchers tested Philly court reporters on how they handle African American English. Forty percent of their transcriptions were inaccurate.

Two years after Penn State frat death, Greek life research center will rise in Tim Piazza’s honor

“We want Tim’s legacy to save others,” Jim Piazza said. “They can’t save Tim at this point, but to see them step up and take the lead, they can save others.”

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The discreet charm of Fishtown’s working-class architecture

Stone facade on Fishtown bar is totally fake and totally great.

Will even more murder cases tied to a former Philly detective be thrown out?

At least four cases connected to ex-Det. Philip Nordo have deteriorated or dissolved in the past six months, but no one will say how many more might be under review — or if an investigation of Nordo might yield charges.

Two-alarm tire fire disrupting traffic in Port Richmond

The Betsy Ross Bridge was temporarily closed because of smoke.

Philly rapper PnB Rock arrested for drugs, gun in Bucks County home

Bensalem Police found four pounds of marijuana and a stolen gun in a home the rapper PnB Rock rents.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150,000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1,800 community service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the region’s King Day of Service.

Temple offering free dental care to furloughed federal workers

Temple University is offering free dental care to furloughed federal workers.

A Philly repair company charged an 86-year-old $4,650 and gave her nothing

Repairs R Us claims it sold the consumer a "preventative maintenance plan," but it never provided a receipt or contract.

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Trenton and Camden must ensure the state’s much-maligned tax incentives finish the job in the city

State tax breaks that have sparked a development boom in Camden have come under withering fire by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and others.

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Concerns about global economy grow

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