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It took the best part of an hour, but a debate eventually broke out among the six Democratic mayoral candidates Monday night.
A new ad from state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams turns the heat up on Jim Kenney over complaints the former City Councilman made almost 20 years ago about restrictions that were being placed on police.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."
Stuniversity: The Republican field widened today with the entrance of Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorino as candidates. It’s hard to see how the GOP can do worse
An app that would allow Philadelphia drivers to pay for parking by phone - and add time remotely to avoid a ticket - could be launched as soon as this fall, if parking authority officials get the green light from City Hall. But the Nutter administration fears the app will hurt the Philadelphia School District, which benefits from parking ticket revenue.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former CIA official says in a new book that President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years.
Local government cannot by itself fix problems of violence and unemployment like those brought to light in last week's Baltimore protests, Mayor Nutter said Sunday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City has reportedly submitted a layoff plan to state officials that calls for the elimination of about 200 positions.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.
The Republican presidential field has three new contenders. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson all announced their intention to seek the Republic nomination.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.
ATLANTA (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a look at where Carson, who has never held public office, stands on issues that could help determine the GOP nominee:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.
DETROIT (AP) - Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned conservative politician, says he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here are some key things to know about the highly regarded physician and little-known candidate:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she steps into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, expected Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as a comeback city that recovered from the ravages of drugs and violence during his years as mayor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - One day after raising $1.5 million in donations, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was out to convince supporters in the early voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday he could raise the $40 million to $50 million to run a competitive presidential primary campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. But, for now, many are content to run against President Barack Obama, Iran and Middle East extremists.
Former high-tech CEO Carly Fiorina jumped into the Republican presidential race Monday.