Friday, July 31, 2015

Today's Top Picks: July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:00 AM
Recent Drexel grad slain in West Philly Police are investigating the brutal slaying of a woman who just received a graduate degree from Drexel University. Jasmine Wright was found dead in her West Philadelphia apartment Thursday afternoon. Neighbors describe the 27-year-old who earned... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:06 AM
Homeless man: 'I was trying to yell' at mayor The homeless man who got involved in a scuffle with Mayor Michael Nutter's security detail, prompting the mayor to intervene in an encounter captured on camera, says he "was trying to yell" at the mayor. George Creamer says he was angry... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 7:16 AM
Philly ex-offender inspired Obama speech An ex-offender from Philadelphia was part of the inspiration for President Barack Obama's address on criminal justice reform -- and mentioned by name during the president's speech at the NAACP convention. Jeff Copeland and a few other city ex-offenders... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 14, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7:07 AM
Obama to talk criminal justice reform in Philly President Barack Obama will be in Philadelphia today to speak at the NAACP convention, where he is slated to discuss criminal justice reform. His address comes a day after speakers lamented mass incarceration and racial problems in America... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015, 7:16 AM
Philly struggling to hire black cops Fewer black police officers are being hired in Philadelphia. Since 2008, when Mayor Michael Nutter assumed officer and Commissioner Charles Ramsey was appointed to lead the police department, just 20 percent of new hires have been black. Overall... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015, 7:11 AM
Election oversight board chairman AWOL from City Hall It's tough to find City Commission Chairman Anthony Clark at City Hall, despite new rules meant to crack down on absentee employees in his department. The Daily News has repeatedly visited his office and contacted the chairman,... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 9, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:06 AM
Hundreds meet over teacher's firing for same-sex marriage About 200 people attended a meeting to discuss the firing of a Catholic elementary school's popular and respected religious education director. Margie Winters was dismissed from Waldron Mercy Academy for being in a same-sex... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:12 AM
Cosby's education legacy in question Bill Cosby's most visible philanthropic legacy -- the millions of dollars he's donated to universities and for scholarships -- is being questioned in light of newly released court documents. Filings unsealed this week say the actor-comedian offered... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7:40 AM
Cosby admits getting drugs to give woman In newly public court filings, Bill Cosby said he gave powerful sedatives to a 19-year-old woman before the pair had what he called consensual sex. Cosby, now 77, said under oath that he got the prescription for Quaaludes with the intention... Read more

Today's Top Picks: July 6, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015, 7:06 AM
U.S. women win World Cup The United States won the Women's World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan in Sunday night's final. Delran native Carli Lloyd, who won the Golden Ball as the cup's most outstanding player, made history by scoring the first hat trick in a championship game. Read... Read more
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