Monday, March 2, 2015

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In an eerie coincidence, two men were found dead two hours apart in opposite ends of the city this afternoon, police said. Neither case shows any signs...
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COMMUNITY relations and departmental oversight took top billing in a report released Monday by a presidential panel co-chaired by Philly's top cop to improve policing across the country.
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WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, New Jersey's Robert Menendez, said he will "be proud" to escort Benjamin Netanyahu into the House Chamber for the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress on Tuesday, even as some Democrats recoil at an event they see as a political jab at President Obama.
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PNC Bank will substantially cut its financing of coal companies that practice mountaintop-removal mining, according to a new policy included in a bank report released Monday.
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An explosion erupted inside a sheet metal plant in Montgomery County earlier this evening and quickly engulfed the entire facility in flames, according to fire officials. A plume of black smoke could be seen for miles from the blaze that was upgraded to five alarms at about 6:30 p.m.
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Gov. Wolf's broad proposal to reshape Pennsylvania's corporate-tax structure comes as a 2013 law takes effect that was adopted specifically to close a tax loophole Wolf has opposed.
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A judge ruled Monday that members of a politically connected Bucks County family charged with $20 million in insurance fraud will have a preliminary hearing - a step that prosecutors had sought to skip.
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If there was a certain energy in the air Monday night at the Kimmel Center, it wasn't only to be found in triumphant Verdi or euphoric Saint-Saëns. More than 400 students from the School District of Philadelphia's All-Philadelphia High School Music Festival performed onstage in Verizon Hall, even as officials continued their work behind the scenes to reinvigorate the program.
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An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Monday night in West Philadelphia, police said. About 8:15 p.m. in the 5800 block of Arch Street, the man was shot once in the left thigh, police said. Medics took him to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings, as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
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A Los Angeles developer wants to buy Atlantic City's closed Revel Casino Hotel out from under Florida developer Glenn Straub.
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EAST CALN A controversial 70-townhome development in East Caln moved a step forward Monday when the township approved a conditional use permit.
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New Jersey school districts on Monday began administering highly debated new standardized tests but faced relatively little protest.
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WASHINGTON – Joe Sestak will formally launch his Senate campaign Wednesday at Independence Hall, he announced in a news release Monday. Sestak...
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WASHINGTON –Rep. Chaka Fattah will not attend Tuesday’s speech from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, the Philadelphia...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
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A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.
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HARRISBURG - Though Gov. Wolf has been working behind the scenes for weeks on his first budget blueprint for the state, legislators and others say his real work is only just beginning.
Authorities are investigating the cause of death of a man whose body was found Monday afternoon behind Delilah's strip club in Old City.
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Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.