Sen. John McCain receives the Liberty Medal for his lifetime of service to the nation, presented by his friend, former Vice President Joe Biden, at the National Constitution Center Monday, October 16, 2017. Photos by TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer
Accepting the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal Monday night, Sen. John McCain blasted "half-baked, spurious nationalism," saying the United States has a moral obligation to act as an international leader.
The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance on Monday announced that it had approved average rate increases of 30.6 percent for individual plans to be sold next year on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange.
In a memo filed with U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond, government lawyers described the city's fallen top prosecutor as a crooked politician who took every opportunity to enrich himself through numerous frauds, thefts from his campaign fund, and bribes accepted from generous donors.
Marijuana possession arrests in Pennsylvania, excluding Philadelphia, have increased by 33 percent since 2010 - and black adults have been arrested at a rate disproportionate to white adults that is rapidly increasing, a new study shows.
Ruling that prosecutors had met key thresholds in proving corruption laid out in a landmark Supreme Court decision last year, a federal judge Monday denied a motion to dismiss charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. His attorneys began presenting their case after the ruling.
Here are three of most notable destinations beyond Philly's city limits for a stellar sip (or three), not to mention a great meal, excerpted from this year's suburban edition of the Ultimate Dining guide.
"Today, any pet owner can go online and buy a vest for a dog to pass it off as a service animal to gain access to restaurants, hotels and places of business," said Republican state Rep. Kimberly Ferguson, who introduced the Massachusetts bill. "Their animals aren't trained and end up misbehaving in these public places, which gives real service dogs a bad name."
- Carmen Heredia Rodriguez & Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
Oct 16 - 1:25 PM
People already facing serious health problems are even worse off now. On an island with high rates of diabetes and kidney disease, even patients who can make their way to clinics are receiving only three hours of dialysis instead of the preferred four-hour treatments.
Atlantic County Freeholder John Carman - in hot water already for a sexist comment on Facebook, then for a Confederate flag patch of South Jersey - got ridiculed on a national podcast over the weekend.
Philadelphia-based Aramark, deviating from its history of relatively small acquisitions in recent decades, will spend $2.35 billion to buy one company that manages $5 billion in purchasing for major hotel chains and and another that will expand its uniform-rental and linen-supply business in the United States and Canada,
In a review of 7,218 possible adverse events, researchers found some of the biggest problems lay with administration (such as giving the wrong medication) and diversion (such as drugs that were not secured).
Chiropractors are jumping into the lucrative but barely regulated field of stem cell therapy, and hyping its potential. Mainstream orthopedic researchers warn that "regenerative medicine" has no magic bullets for arthritic knees and aching backs.
"There's still more than $2 trillion in cash not invested - and that's just in money market funds," Leo Grohowski said. The BNY Mellon CIO noted a lot of investors sitting on the sidelines. "Each time there's a correction of even a few percent, more of that money comes rushing back into stocks."
- Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA, Director of Community Engagement of The Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Jefferson University
Oct 16 - 6:00 AM
I do not want to have to switch my health care coverage. For the past 15 years, I have had multiple spinal epidural injections to relieve my sciatic nerve pain. The injection lasts for 4-6 months and I am pain free during that interval. All of my records and images are at a major hospital in Delaware where I worked for 8 years. When I left that position I went on Medicare. My injections continued without a copay. I now work at a major health system in Philadelphia and receive health coverage through that health care system.
Twenty-seven Chinese restaurants have been hit with multiple fines over the last 2 1/2 years - while nearby pizza, fried chicken and doughnut joints and delis that all advertised staying open past 11 were not cited, according to city records compiled by Councilman David Oh's staff and submitted in a report to City Solicitor Sozi Pedro Tulante last month
The wind tunnel tests various dune plant species to determine how they hold up and join together to protect New Jersey's beaches and properties. The project could help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with future beach replenishment and dune construction projects.
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
Question: I plan to ask my girlfriend's father for permission to marry her. How early is this commonly done before proposing and, if possible, should it be in person? I'm not planning on proposing for three months. However, the parents live a considerable distance away, and we are visiting her family next month. Do I wait until it's closer and ask by phone or take the opportunity to do it in person?
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC.
A push to reduce the cost of health benefits to the state and its employees has actually worked, so much so that the state is expected to see $1.6 billion in savings over the next three years, and employees will not see a health-care premium price increase in 2018.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may find the best thing you can do is back off and give plenty of room for another to solve a problem independent of you. It will probably be harder than stepping in and fixing things, though.