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Archive: May, 2013

5 stories to follow: May 31

Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:41 AM
Happy Friday. Before you kick off the weekend, here are five stories to follow today: 1. Heat wave: Philly is poised to record its first official heat wave of season. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s for the third straight day, with a predicted high of 94. The 90-plus temps are expected... Read more

14 of 'World's Most Powerful Women' have Philly ties

Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:18 AM
Forbes' annual list of the world's 100 most influential women includes 14 who run major institutions in the greater Philadelphia region, or who have residential or educational roots here. Here's the list in reverse order, with ranking by Forbes before the name. Forget Lady Gaga (No. 15 on the Forbes... Read more

10 tips for staying safe in the heat

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:47 AM
It's only May, but it's about to feel like July or August. Forecasters say the hottest stretch of the year thus far is coming this week, with three more days of 90-plus temperatures expected. With that in mind, here are 10 tips for staying cool and preventing heat-related illness or injury, courtesy... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 30

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:21 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Police-involved shootings: A day after police Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the use of deadly force by Philly police, officers shot three suspects, killing one. Including Wednesday's incidents, Philadelphia... Read more

The 10 best places to live if you don't have a car

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 2:12 PM
Getting around without a car can be tough. Luckily for car-less Philadelphians, Philly is one of the best places in the nation to live if you don't own a vehicle. Financial website Credit Donkey ranked the 10 best cities for car-free living, based on the percent of people who commute to work on public... Read more

The fittest cities in the U.S. (plus 10 facts about Philly's fitness)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:09 AM
The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual American Fitness Index report, which ranks U.S. cities' fitness. The report evaluates cities based on preventative health behaviors, chronic disease levels, health care access and community resources that support physical fitness. Here's... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 29

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:52 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Feds to review police shootings: Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the use of deadly force by Philly cops. The request comes a report that found the number of police... Read more

Today's national bee has 20 tri-state spellers

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:24 AM
Maybe it's all the odd local names, like Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd and Lower Gwynedd, but Eastern Pennsylvania has a fair share of students in the National Spelling Bee. The contest started this morning with 281 spellers undergoing computerized testing at a convention center in National Harbor, Md.... Read more

Holiday weekends: Which has fewest DUI crashes?

Friday, May 24, 2013, 3:52 PM
Given that's it's Memorial Day Weekend, you might have guessed the answer to the headline. Memorial Day Weekend is indeed the holiday weekend with the fewest under-the-influence accidents, at least on a per-day basis, according to Pennsylvania State Police. And yet it's one of the top weekends for... Read more

15 Must-Read T-shirts

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:34 AM
One way to get something off your chest is to wear a message on your chest ... or back. Here are photos of T-shirts sighted over several years. For a more serious side, see recent news story, "Did cancer hats go too far?" which pictures T-shirts with the sentiment that got two women kicked out of the... Read more
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