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Black Power Afro pick sculpture part of traveling exhibit

Jun. 25, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist —...

'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of The Women’s Centers, at one point pulling Kifferly into something resembling a mosh pit, where they surrounded her...

AP source: 76ers trade Green, pick to Memphis for Melton

Jun. 24, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers traded the rights to the 23rd overall pick of Thursday night's NBA draft and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De’Anthony Melton, said a person with knowledge of the situation. The Sixers selected Colorado State's David Roddy and...

Schwarber, Realmuto go deep vs Musgrove in Phils' 6-2 win

Jun. 24, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Big swings by Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies put an end to Joe Musgrove's unbeaten start to 2022. Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Realmuto added a three-run shot later in the sixth inning for the Phillies, who handed Musgrove his...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. June 15, 2022. Editorial: As cost of farmland soars, next generation of farmers finding ways to get a foothold Farmland in Lancaster County is valuable — increasingly valuable — in more ways than one. It’s essential to the...

'It's terrible:' Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

Jun. 22, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said...

Fanatics founder Michael Rubin selling stake in 76ers

Jun. 22, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fanatics founder Michael Rubin is selling his stake in the company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. Rubin, worth an estimated $8 billion according to Forbes, said on social media posts he was “s hifting from part-owner ” of the teams...

GOP lawmakers block assault-style gun ban for those under 21

Jun. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State House Republicans blocked a proposal to prevent those ages 18 to 21 from possessing assault-style rifles on Tuesday by completely changing the bill into a constitutional amendment to allow anyone to carry concealed guns. It was the second week in a row...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

Jun. 20, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional...

Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia

Jun. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philippine officials on Monday were mourning a government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia and called for the perpetrator to be brought to justice. John Albert Laylo and his mother were heading to the airport to board a flight early Saturday when someone in...