Barbara Mack hugged Larry Miller after he apologized for killing her brother, Edward David White. But if she were 30 years younger, she told him, “I would have been across that table at you.”
‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.
Investigators determined that a 5-year-old, who told the police he had been playing with a lighter, was the only person in the part of the apartment where the fire began.
The authorities said it was a “miracle” that the injuries were not life-threatening. The helicopter was carrying an infant patient to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
A fire that raged through a public housing unit in Philadelphia left 12 people dead. But families living in cramped conditions have few options, with thousands waiting for subsidized housing.
The city is investigating the possibility that a child playing with a lighter near a Christmas tree sparked the blaze.
Twelve people, including eight children, were killed in the blaze, which swept through a building owned by the federally funded Philadelphia Housing Authority.
It was among the deadliest residential fires in the country in recent years. The mayor called it “one of the most tragic days in our city’s history.”
Five teenagers were arrested in Delaware on Wednesday after they were found in a car that was stolen from Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, who was not harmed, the authorities said.
Federal officials point to the city’s mandate as a success story and a shield against new Covid outbreaks at hospitals and nursing homes.
Prosecutors said he conspired to submit fake data about Temple’s Fox School of Business that helped it climb influential U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
After two teenage boys exchanged gunfire outside a football game in a Philadelphia suburb, the police opened fire and killed an 8-year-old girl. Now the teenagers are charged with a crime.
Larry Miller has written a book revealing that at age 16, in 1965, he murdered someone. The disclosure blindsided the family of the victim, whose name he never mentioned.
The city agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the family of Mr. Wallace, a Black man with a history of mental illness who was shot by officers last year while holding a knife.
With his ceramics, Roberto Lugo tries to reach out to people who often feel ignored by museums.
The revised agreement eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.
The SEPTA train car near Philadelphia had several passengers aboard but none called 911 while the woman was sexually assaulted, the authorities said.
Hospital staff members looked the other way while Ricardo Cruciani addicted vulnerable women to pain medications and assaulted them, according to a new lawsuit.
Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.
Gun violence interventions often focus on high-risk people. To achieve meaningful change, policy makers should focus on high-risk places, too.
Hundreds of students, parents and residents in York County, Pa., protested limits on books told from the perspective of gay, Black and Latino children.
Members of a Haitian church in Philadelphia opened their hearts and pocketbooks to sponsor a family of immigrants. Then came another, and another.
The couple behind Carversville Farm believe that everyone deserves high-quality food, so they donate most of theirs to kitchens feeding the neediest in Philadelphia.
“Mind/Mirror,” a monumental retrospective at the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reveals an artist’s protean talent, changing perspectives and resiliency over six decades.
A flamboyant YouTuber known as Omi in a Hellcat was charged with illegally selling copyrighted TV shows and movies through an online service, prosecutors said.
After over five decades of making art, and confronting the double bind of racism and sexism, she is having her first major solo show. Unfazed, she says, “I just kept making what was right for me.”
“It’s life-changing money for Rickia and her family,” a lawyer for Rickia Young said. “But what she went through was equally life-changing.”
Two major museums teamed up for “Mind/Mirror,” only to realize they disagreed. Alike yet different, the two shows offer a revelatory look at America’s most famous living artist.
Tornadoes touched down in Maryland and in the Philadelphia suburbs. Rain-swollen rivers were still rising. Many were without power.
As the pandemic took hold, more than 1 million children did not enroll in local schools. Many of them were the most vulnerable: 5-year-olds in low-income neighborhoods.
Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.
One of the girls’ remains from a 1985 police attack are believed to have ended up in a cardboard box for use in a university forensics course, provoking outrage.
Secrecy has long been part of the art market’s mystique, but now lawmakers say they fear it fosters abuses and should be addressed.
By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.
Will Philadelphia be able to exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples?
A Greek Revival-style home in Memphis, a brick townhouse in Philadelphia and a three-bedroom Earthship house near Taos.
In a major interior expansion directed by Frank Gehry, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens new spaces and invites new artists in.
Larry Krasner, part of a new breed of prosecutors, easily defeated Carlos Vega in Tuesday’s primary in spite of a rise in gun crime.
Larry Krasner, the district attorney who reduced incarceration in Philadelphia, faces a challenger who blames him for a spike in shootings and homicides.
Frantic efforts to vaccinate people in an underserved area of Philadelphia underscore a difficult new stage of the nation’s vaccination campaign, as door-to-door efforts become the norm.
City officials said that remains from the 1985 bombing, which were believed to have been cremated without the family’s permission, had apparently been saved in a box in storage.
The revelation that unidentified remains from at least one of the victims of a 1985 police bombing had been discarded without regard to the family’s wishes touched off fresh waves of pain and anger.
In two North Philadelphia neighborhoods, many hands create homegrown art tributes to local heroes.
The disclosure that anthropologists at two Ivy League universities had kept bones from a victim of the 1985 MOVE bombing infuriated its members as well as city leaders.
The gripping PBS documentary series is a richly detailed look at what happens when an idealist gets actual power.
Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.
Alex Da Corte, known for provocative, brightly colored installations, will showcase the beloved “Sesame Street’” character at the top of the Met this spring — but with a twist.
William Heiser Jr. said his father had told him and his sister that their mother, Marie Heiser, had “just packed up her stuff and left.”
Several people corroborated parts of the account of Tom Garvey, a Vietnam veteran and former stadium employee who described his “secret apartment” in a recent book.
Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.