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Trump hawks $399 branded shoes at 'Sneaker Con,' a day after a $355 million ruling against him

Feb. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he closes in on the Republican presidential nomination, former President Donald Trump made a highly unusual stop Saturday, hawking new Trump-branded sneakers at “Sneaker Con,” a gathering that bills itself as the “The Greatest Sneaker Show on Earth.” ...

House scores 18, Drexel downs Campbell 81-66

Feb. 17, 2024 17:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Luke House had 18 points in Drexel's 81-66 victory against Campbell on Saturday. House shot 6 for 11, including 6 for 8 from beyond the arc for the Dragons (17-10, 10-4 Coastal Athletic Association). Kobe Magee scored 15 points while shooting 5 for 8 (1 for 3...

Saving democracy is central to Biden's campaign messaging. Will it resonate with swing state voters?

Feb. 17, 2024 12:11 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Just blocks from the shuttered Bethlehem Steel plant, the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley was bustling on a recent day with scores of older people eating lunch. Downstairs, out of sight, a constant stream of visitors was shopping in its massive food pantry. Over...

Philadelphia traffic stop ends in gunfire; driver fatally wounded, officer injured

Feb. 16, 2024 13:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A traffic stop in a Philadelphia neighborhood ended in gunfire when authorities say the driver backed into the officer's cruiser and then pinned him against a wall, spurring the officer to fire several shots into the vehicle. The driver sped off but was soon...

Man charged with beheading father carried photos of federal buildings, bomb plans, DA says

Feb. 15, 2024 17:14 PM EST

The suburban Philadelphia man charged with decapitating his father and posting a video online in which he held up the severed head had a device with photos of federal buildings and apparent instructions for making explosives when he was arrested, authorities said Thursday. Justin...

Management issues at Oregon's Crater Lake prompt feds to consider terminating concession contract

Feb. 15, 2024 16:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Years of management issues involving facility upkeep and staff at Oregon's Crater Lake have prompted the federal government to consider terminating its contract with the national park's concessionaire. Crater Lake Hospitality, a subsidiary of...

Penn Museum buries the bones of 19 Black Philadelphians, causing a dispute with community members

Feb. 15, 2024 15:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For decades, the University of Pennsylvania has held hundreds of skulls that once were used to promote white supremacy through racist scientific research. As part of a growing effort among museums to reevaluate the curation of human remains, the Ivy League...

Bradley Cooper laments lack of public awareness of Leonard Bernstein

Feb. 15, 2024 15:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gushing after the New York Philharmonic performed Leonard Bernstein’s music, Bradley Cooper talked about creating the film “Maestro ″ in hopes of drawing more attention to the composer and conductor. “Many people don’t know who he is,” the actor and...

Bam Adebayo has 23 points and 14 rebounds in Heat's 109-104 victory over 76ers

Feb. 14, 2024 22:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-104 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the NBA All-Star break. Adbebayo’s thundering dunk capped off a 10-2 run in the fourth quarter that...

Independence Realty Trust: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 14, 2024 17:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Independence Realty Trust Inc. (IRT) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations. The Philadelphia-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from...