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Today's Picks: July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:37 AM
City's checklist for WMOF, DNC With the pope's September visit fast approaching, here’s a to-do list for Philadelphia. Read more 'Recall' or 'Repair'? Advocates question Ikea's action Anger swirls over Ikea's "repair program" for dressers that killed two... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:37 AM
Feds accuse Fattah of multiple criminal schemes Rep. Chaka Fattah was finally served a long-expected indictment - along with several associates - for 2007 campaigan shenanigans. Here's a deep-dive into what led to the 29-count indictment and what's likely to happen next. Read more Iced... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 7:29 AM
Wolf's DRPA appointee has clouded past Some Democratic officials say Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration may not have fully vetted 48-year-old Whitney White, whom the governor appointed to the Delaware River Port Authority earlier this year. White, now the chairman of a mysterious... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 7:11 AM
Impatience grows over lack of papal visit details Confusion, frustration and impatience are mounting over the lack of details released thus far about the expected security zones for Pope Francis' September visit. Questions about where vehicles will be able to drive, where a security... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015, 7:35 AM
Tony Williams' bad mortgage adventure The story of how State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams fell victim to a mortgage scam shows how even powerful people can be taken advantage of. A disastrous Camden County real estate deal during the subprime lending crisis ruined his credit and led... Read more

Airports with best, worst cell service

Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:13 AM
If you use your phone while waiting to board a plane or pick up baggage, you may have noticed it works a lot better at some airports than others. And travelers at Philadelphia International Airport encounter some of the slowest network speeds among the country's major airports. A new report from... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015, 7:12 AM
Past controversies for new Philly schools admin A new high-level administrator in the Philadelphia School District has resigned from two previous positions after allegedly misusing public resources. Eric Becoats has been named the district's superintendent for the Turnaround Network... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7:32 AM
Landmark buildings among top tax delinquents Several well-known landmarks are among the top property-tax delinquents in Philadelphia. Atop the list is the iconic Wanamaker building in Center City, which has an outstanding tax bill of more than $1.2 million. Other delinquents that recently... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:28 AM
'Burqa Bandit' latest rare female bank robber The woman dubbed the "Burqa Bandit," who's held up five banks across Northeast Philadelphia, is the city's latest example of an unusual suspect demographic: female bank robbers. And amid the Burqa Bandit's crime spree, another woman was... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 6:59 AM
Long rehab for chef after Amtrak crash Chef Eli Kulp faces a long road to recovery after the May Amtrak derailment that left him paralyzed. Kulp, of Fork and High Street on Market, recalls thinking, "I'm going to die right now" as the 100-plus mph train derailed at Frankford Junction... Read more
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