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FILE - In this April 14, 2020, file photo the Rocky statue is outfitted with a mock surgical face mask at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is banning indoor dining at restaurants and plans to shutter gyms, museums and libraries as the city battles a resurgence of the coronavirus, officials announced Monday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia bans indoor gatherings, broadens virus rules

Nov. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST

Philadelphia is banning indoor gatherings of any size, public or private, as the city battles a resurgence of the coronavirus, officials announced Monday, warning that hospitals will become overrun by the end of the year without dramatic action. The city also plans to prohibit indoor dining at restaurants,...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, Wilfredo Carrasquillo, center, and other protesters demonstrate in support of a proposed supervised injection site, outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. A federal appeals court became the latest panel to wrestle with the nation’s opioid epidemic as judges reviewed a plan Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to open a medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia. 
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

US appeals court weighs law on supervised injection sites

Nov. 16, 2020 2:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court became the latest panel to wrestle with the nation’s opioid epidemic as judges reviewed a long-debated plan Monday to open a medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia. U.S. Attorney William McSwain, an appointee of President Donald Trump,...

A Luzerne County worker canvases ballots that arrived after closing of voting until Friday at 5 p.m. and postmarked by Nov. 3rd as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result

Nov. 9, 2020 9:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign launched a lawsuit to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, suing Monday as counties continued to sort through provisional ballots and mail-in ballots nearly a week after the election in the battleground state. The...

Sheila Rhames rests her hands on a banner honoring Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Wallace, a Black man, was shot and killed by police in West Philadelphia, last month. Rhames was his neighbor. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

Wallace family calls for firing of officers, police reforms

Nov. 6, 2020 3:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of Walter Wallace Jr. called Friday for the officers who fatally shot the young Black man to be fired and asked that some of the city’s more than $700 million police budget be diverted to mental health services. However, on the eve of his funeral, they said they won't...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 5, 2020 10:36 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Rally sets bad example for public health Reading Eagle Nov. 5 In a normal year, we would have been celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision to hold a campaign rally in Berks County. Our area is routinely...

Sheila Rhames rests her hands on a banner honoring Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Wallace, a Black man, was shot and killed by police in West Philadelphia, last month. Rhames was his neighbor. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

Video, 911 calls released in Walter Wallace police killing

Nov. 4, 2020 9:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s district attorney vowed Wednesday to make his own decision about whether to charge two young officers in the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. and not to rely solely on the police investigation. The comments from District Attorney Larry Krasner came just before...

Urban Youth Racing School founder Anthony Martin, left, and his wife Michelle Martin pose for a photo at the school, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The school has made it its mission to introduce inner-city youngsters, most of them black, to the motorsports world. (AP Photo/Dan Gelston)

Racing school for minorities extends olive branch to Larson

Nov. 4, 2020 11:18 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jysir Fisher was whisked into victory lane at Dover for a whirlwind of hugs and high-fives with race winner Kyle Larson. Fisher never really watched NASCAR and had no idea who Larson was when they were seated only days earlier at the same table at an awards banquet for a youth racing...

A man watches results come in on a screen set up at an election night gathering at Independence Mall , Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Pennsylvania vote goes smoothly, but tallying may take time

Nov. 4, 2020 12:05 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters turned out in large numbers Tuesday for an election that produced few of the glitches some had feared, leaving in their wake a mountain of ballots that will have to be counted in the coming days amid intense national scrutiny. The battleground state's decision to...

President Donald Trump arrives with Vice President Mike Pence for a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Latest: Trump predicts he'll 'so easily' win Michigan

Nov. 3, 2020 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:20 a.m. President Donald Trump declared he would win Michigan “so easily” as he rallied supporters in a midnight gathering that wraps up his reelection campaign and heralds the beginning of Election Day. Thousands...

A person is handcuffed and detained by police at 55th and Pine Street, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the citywide curfew had passed, two days after Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by police officers. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

Oct. 29, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows...