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Archive: June, 2013

5 stories to follow: June 28

Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:58 AM
Happy Friday. Finish off the week with a quick look at five stories we're following today: 1. Sixers trades, draft, coaching rumors: The 76ers traded point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans during Thursday night's NBA draft, acquiring the rights to sixth overall pick Nerlens Noel. The... Read more

States with the most executions, inmates on death row

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:56 PM
Texas executed its 500th inmate this week. The state has carried out nearly 40 percent of executions in the United States since 1976, when the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume. We took at look at which states have executed the most inmates, and which have the most prisoners currently... Read more

5 stories to follow: June 27

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:56 AM
Here's a quick look at five stories we're following today: 1. What's next for gay marriage?: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and backers of California's Proposition 8 didn't have standing to challenge lower court rulings... Read more

10 more Craigslist murder cases

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:11 AM
Police say Daniel Cook Jr. was killed in Philadelphia after he showed up to look at an all-terrain vehicle that was being sold on Craigslist. A 23-year-old man, Thomas Coffee, is charged with fatally shooting Cook. Here are 10 other killings in which the victims and assailants met on the online classified-ad... Read more

5 stories to follow: June 26

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:08 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories we're following: 1. Supreme Court and same-sex marriage: The high court is expected to release its decisions in two major same-sex marriage cases today, the last decision day of the court's term. The cases concern California's Prop 8, the 2008 ballot initiative... Read more

Jackpots hit in Pa. worth $50 million or more

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:29 AM
Powerball's latest jackpot-winning ticket, purchased at a Philadelphia beer outlet, will be the fourth biggest prize ever awarded in Pennsylvania. Only one Philly win was bigger, and the state record was set by a ticket bought in Bucks County. Here are the top winners in roughly reverse order of... Read more

5 stories to follow: June 25

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:14 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Major gift for CHOP: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will announce its largest gift ever today. The $50 million donation from the Buerger family, which owns a financial-services firm in Fort Washington, will go toward a $425 million... Read more

5 stories to follow: June 24

Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:05 AM
It's Monday. Ease into the week with your quick round-up of stories to know about: 1. Powerball winner in Point Breeze: The winning ticket for the $131.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Point Breeze beer distributor. Owner Gary Patel will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket... Read more

5 stories to follow: June 21

Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:54 AM
Happy Friday, Philly. Here are five stories to know about before the weekend hits: 1. Philly budget: The Philadelphia City Council has approved a $3.8 billion spending plan. The budget has no major spending initiatives or cuts. But it doesn't resolve one of Philly's biggest fiscal challenges, the... Read more

The 13 worst commutes around Philadelphia

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:52 AM
Commuters who drive on Interstate 676 between I-95 and I-76 or on state Route 611 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 during rush hour spend 125 hours a year sitting in traffic. Those are the worst commutes in the region, according to a new report from TRIP, a transportation research group... Read more
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