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Philadelphia records most homicides in over a decade

Dec. 17, 2018 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has seen more homicides this year than in any other in over a decade, as a particularly violent summer morphed into a deadly fall. Police data show that there have been 333 homicides in the city as of Sunday, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year. Even with...

Crunch time nears in Pennsylvania to buy new voting machines

Dec. 2, 2018 9:44 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It's getting down to crunch time for Pennsylvania's counties to decide which new voting machines to buy, and how, as Gov. Tom Wolf presses them to switch to voting machines that leave a paper trail as a safeguard against hacking. Wolf's administration told county officials this week...

2 Jewish officers sue department over anti-Semitism claims

Nov. 20, 2018 2:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Jewish police officers in Philadelphia have filed a federal lawsuit against the department over claims of a pattern of anti-Semitism by colleagues, including scratching a Nazi "SS" symbol into a locker and drawing a Star of David and the phrase "Jewish Hammer" on a patrol car. The...