Special Report

Where do Council candidates stand on soda tax, charter schools, and other issues?

Support or oppose? Here’s what the candidates say about the sweetened beverage tax, property-tax abatements and more.

Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Pennsylvania, with Philadelphia among hardest-hit areas
The declaration makes the state eligible for funds to purchase more doses of a vaccine against the liver disease, whose symptoms can include vomiting and jaundice.

‘Reform is here’: Chicago's new mayor vows substantial changes
Lori Lightfoot, who ran for Chicago's top job as a first-time reform candidate with few ties to the city's entrenched political structure, was sworn in as its 56th mayor Monday.

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Gavin White Jr., Temple athletic director who hired John Chaney, dies at 93

White served more than 30 years as a Temple coach and administrator.

First defendant in feds’ case against ‘Johnny Doc’ and Local 98 gets 18-month sentence

George J. Peltz, co-owner of MJK Electrical Corp., admitted to providing labor leader John J. Dougherty nearly $57,000 in home and office improvements at no charge between 2012 and 2015.

Widow waits for justice for Philly man shot by cop 17 months ago

District Attorney Larry Krasner is deciding whether to charge fired Philly cop Eric Ruch, who fatally shot an unarmed man in December 2017. It would be the second time in his two-year administration that he will have charged an on-duty cop with homicide.

Head of Jewish Museum resigns

The museum has put together highly regarded exhibitions, but it has struggled financially.

N.J. lawmakers advance medical cannabis, expungement bills

New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation expanding the state's medical marijuana program and making it easier for certain convicts to clear their records.

Philly unions spent $940,000 in the City Council at-large race this year. Here's who they're backing

Council members Helen Gym and Derek Green have received the most money and endorsements from organized labor, as well as Democratic Councilman Allan Domb and candidates Isaiah Thomas, Katherine Gilmore-Richardson, and Ethelind Baylor.

OCD has ‘bullied her brain’ since she was 3. Now she’s using cycling to raise awareness.

Sami Sorid approaches OCD the same way she does cycling: “Sometimes when I’m going down the hills I feel scared because I don’t know what’s coming next, but I always keep pedaling.”
Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

Judge rules against Trump in records dispute with Congress
Judge rules against Trump in records dispute with Congress
Philadelphia weddings: Claire Krantz and Alan Dyer Jr.

Philadelphia weddings: Claire Krantz and Alan Dyer Jr.

Philadelphia weddings: Stephanie Consoli and Mauricio Cruz
Philadelphia weddings: Stephanie Consoli and Mauricio Cruz
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Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

Motormouth: Tight lug nut solution has one flaw
Motormouth: Tight lug nut solution has one flaw