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Pro-Palestinian protesters leave after Drexel University decides to have police clear encampment

May. 23, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters packed up their belongings and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Drexel University on Thursday after the school announced a decision to have police clear the encampment. University President John Fry said in a statement that he decided to have...

Disgruntled worker fatally shoots 2, wounds 3 at linen company near Philadelphia

May. 22, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A disgruntled employee opened fire at a linen company near Philadelphia on Wednesday, killing two coworkers and injuring three others, authorities said. The shooting took place at the Delaware County Linen at about 8:30 a.m. in the city of Chester, about 18...

Street shooting in Harrisburg leaves 2 men dead, 3 people wounded

May. 22, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A street shooting in Pennsylvania's capital city has left two men dead and three other people wounded. Harrisburg police found three of the victims when they responded to reports of shots fired shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A fourth victim showed up at...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

Urban Outfitters: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 21, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $61.8 million. The Philadelphia-based company said it had net income of 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 69 cents...

Drexel threatens to clear encampment as arrests linked to Israel-Hamas war protests exceed 3,000

May. 20, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

Drexel University in Philadelphia threatened to clear an encampment of pro-Palestinian protesters on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide. Drexel President John Fry said the encampment had disrupted campus...

Philadelphia requires all full-time city employees to return to the office

May. 20, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

Philadelphia has mandated all city employees to return to their offices if employed full-time, as of July 15. Mayor Cherelle Parker made the announcement Monday, saying she wants to create a more visible and accessible government. The decision ends the city’s virtual work policy...

Thomas Detry's late birdie assured him of a top-4 finish at the PGA and an invitation to the Masters

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thomas Detry's 12-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th on Sunday at the PGA Championship did more than assure the 31-year-old of his best finish in a major. It also carried him all the way to Augusta National. Detry's closing 5-under 66 —...

Pro-Palestinian protesters set up a new encampment at Drexel University

May. 19, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters set up a new encampment at Drexel University in Philadelphia over the weekend, prompting a lockdown of school buildings, a day after authorities thwarted an attempted occupation of a school building at the neighboring University of Pennsylvania...

Philadelphia still the 6th-biggest U.S. city, but San Antonio catching up, census data shows

May. 16, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New federal estimates show Philadelphia remains the nation's sixth-most-populous city, despite a decline in population throughout the pandemic. But the U.S. Census Bureau data out this week also shows San Antonio, Texas, could surpass Philadelphia in the coming...