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Today in History: September 25, soldiers escort Black students into Little Rock high school

Sep. 25, 2023 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2022. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock,...

Harper's 20th homer sparks Phillies to 7-5 come-from-behind win over Mets

Sep. 23, 2023 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper sparked Philadelphia’s comeback from a two-run deficit by reaching 20 homers for the ninth time, leading the Phillies over the New York Mets 7-5 on Saturday for their fourth straight win. Harper had three RBIs for the defending NL champions...

Maxime Crépeau earns second clean sheet in 3 days as LAFC and Philadelphia play to a scoreless draw

Sep. 23, 2023 22:34 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Maxime Crépeau earned his second clean sheet in three days as LAFC and the Philadelphia Union played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night. Crépeau is the third different goalkeeper with a shutout this season in MLS play for LAFC. LAFC (12-9-9),...

Saudi Crown wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on sloppy track

Sep. 23, 2023 19:47 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Saudi Crown led all the way to win the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by a half-length on a sloppy track Saturday at Parx Racing. Tropical Storm Ophelia brought rain to the suburban Philadelphia track, where Saudi Crown outlasted a late challenge from Dreamlike...

U.S. to nominate Okefenokee Swamp refuge for listing as UNESCO World Heritage site

Sep. 22, 2023 16:10 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. agency said Friday it will nominate the vast, federally protected wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The National Park Service filed a notice in Washington that it will seek the designation for the...

Philadelphia sheriff disputes controller report that her office can’t account for nearly 200 guns

Sep. 21, 2023 18:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's sheriff on Thursday disputed a city controller report that determined that the sheriff's office couldn't account for 185 guns that the controller's office says are missing. Sheriff Rochelle Bilal said at a news conference that the controller's...

Jail where murderer Danilo Cavalcante escaped plans to wall off yard and make other upgrades

Sep. 21, 2023 12:35 PM EDT

The Pennsylvania jail from which convicted murderer Danilo Cavalcante brazenly escaped, eluding searchers for two weeks, plans to enclose its exercise yards with walls and a roof and make inmates wear brighter uniforms, along with other security improvements. The Chester County jail...

Acting Temple University president JoAnne A. Epps dies after falling ill on stage

Sep. 19, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University acting president JoAnne A. Epps died Tuesday shortly after becoming ill on stage during a memorial service, officials said, describing her loss as a gut punch and struggling through emotion as they recalled her nearly four decades of service. ...

Temple University says acting president JoAnne A. Epps has died after collapsing on stage

Sep. 19, 2023 16:27 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University says acting president JoAnne A. Epps has died after collapsing on stage.

Officer's bail revoked in shooting death of driver after prosecutors lodge constitutional challenge

Sep. 19, 2023 15:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer charged in the shooting death of a driver last month is back in custody following the revocation of his bail after prosecutors challenged the constitutionality of his release. Officer Mark Dial was taken into custody in the...