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Philadelphia: Largest city in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city with a 2018 census-estimated population of 1,584,138. Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic boundaries as Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

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Father and daughter ballet video breaks stereotypes, says teacher

Erin Lee of the Echappe dance school in Philadelphia says the dads are "super committed".
BBC News - Published

In Trump's shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing

The last time Democrats controlled the government in Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia, the U.S. Civil War had just ended.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Philadelphia


'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna [Video]'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna

Madonna talking to her concert crowd in Philadelphia on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for "not supporting the constitution" and called for his impeachment.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:27Published

'Jumanji' star Kevin Hart places his hands and feet in cement [Video]'Jumanji' star Kevin Hart places his hands and feet in cement

Comedian Kevin Hart was honored on Tuesday (December 10) as he made his hand prints and footprints in cement at the TLC Chinese Theatre. The 40 year-old film star was joined by wife Eniko Parrish and

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:45Published

Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult [Video]Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult

The U.S. faced nearly 900 cancelled flights and closed roads due to heavy snowfall. According to Reuters, travelers trying to head home after Thanksgiving were stranded. Most of the flight..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Cause of Philadelphia fire sounds alarm over aging U.S. refineries

How did a piece of piping installed when Richard Nixon was U.S. president go without once being checked before leading to a fire that devastated the East Coast's largest and oldest oil refinery?
Reuters - Published

Mum writes diversity book as 'gift' to daughter Philly

Vese Aghoghovbia Wolu struggled to find black children in books when she was young.
BBC News - Published

Artur Beterbiev stops Oleksandr Gvozdk to unify light heavyweight titles

Russia's Artur Beterbiev unifies the light heavyweight division with a 10th-round stoppage of Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Philadelphia.
BBC News - Published

Not your typical polo players

A scheme in Philadelphia takes inner-city youths and gives them the chance to play polo.
BBC News - Published

Old, corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: Chemical Safety Board

An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard..
Reuters - Published

Jury says J&J must pay $8 bln in case over male breast growth linked to Risperdal

Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow..
Reuters - Published

Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment

Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents..
Reuters - Published

Bankrupt Philadelphia refiner paid executives millions in bonuses just after fire: documents

Executives of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery were paid roughly $4.5 million in retention bonuses after a summer fire that led to the plant's closure and before the company filed for..
Reuters - Published

Former CEO of shut Philadelphia refinery seeks to buy the plant

The former chief executive officer of Philadelphia Energy Solutions is seeking to buy and restart the 335,000 barrel-per-day PES refinery, which closed after a June fire, the former CEO and backers of..
Reuters - Published

Rapper Meek Mill pleads guilty to gun charge, ending decade-long court fight: media

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's decade-long court fight that turned him into an advocate for criminal justice reform ended on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to a gun charge and prosecutors dropped all..
Reuters - Published

Philadelphia police commissioner abruptly resigns

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday over what the city mayor said was his department's failure to address accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in the ranks.
Reuters - Published

Pryce Harper smashes match-winning home run as Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs 7-5

Philadelphia's Bryce Harper hits a match-winning grand slam home run against the Chicago Cubs to overturn a 5-3 deficit in the bottom of the ninth innings.
BBC News - Published

Groping vicar Peter McConnell gets suspended sentence

Peter McConnell assaulted an American student on a flight from Philadelphia to Heathrow.
BBC News - Published

Trump calls for 'long' prison sentence for Philadelphia shooter

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for the shooter who wounded six police officers amid an hours-long stand off in Philadelphia to get a "long sentence" and said the incident showed..
Reuters - Published

Suspect in Philadelphia shooting standoff taken into custody

A suspect was taken into custody early on Thursday after a seven-hour armed standoff at a Philadelphia home in which six police officers were wounded in a barrage of bullets.
Reuters - Published

Police rescued after six officers wounded in Philadelphia shootout

A SWAT team rescued two police officers and three civilians trapped inside a Philadelphia house with an active gunman after a shootout in which six officers were wounded, police said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

SWAT team rescues police trapped in Philadelphia shootout

A SWAT team has rescued two police officers who were trapped inside a Philadelphia house with an active shooter who is still armed and remains inside the home, police said.
Reuters - Published

Philadelphia shooting: Gunman in stand-off with police after injuring six

A gunman is believed to be holding two officers hostage during a stand-off in Philadelphia.
BBC News - Published

Six Philadelphia cops shot, police fear hostage situation

Six Philadelphia police officers were shot and wounded on Wednesday in a shootout during a drug raid on a house and negotiators were urging the shooter to surrender as two officers remained trapped..
Reuters - Published

Philadelphia and VW ads banned for gender stereotyping

Ads for cheese and an electric car fall foul of new rules banning the showing of gender stereotypes.
BBC News - Published

Shut Philadelphia refinery begins risky job of removing toxic chemical

Workers at the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery took the first steps this week toward ridding the plant of roughly 30,000 barrels of modified hydrofluoric acid, a dangerous..
Reuters - Published

Former Philadelphia sheriff gets five years in prison in bribery scheme

The longest-serving sheriff of Philadelphia, who this year admitted taking some $675,000 in bribes and kickbacks from a local businessman, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, prosecutors..
Reuters - Published

Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise

The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.
BBC News - Published

Suspected carjacker dies after 'mob justice' in Philadelphia

A man who tried to steal a car with children inside was chased and beaten by a mob in Philadelphia.
BBC News - Published

Philadelphia refinery seeks to sell oil stocks, equipment after fire: sources

The Philadelphia refinery ravaged by a massive fire two weeks ago has begun offering to sell stocks of oil and some equipment, according to four people familiar with the matter, as it looks to..
Reuters - Published

Philadelphia refinery workers plan for uncertain future after jobs go up in smoke

At Erin Pub, a classic Irish neighborhood bar in Norwood, Pennsylvania, dozens of Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's unionized employees crammed around the bar on Wednesday night, toasting to their..
Reuters - Published

Before fire, Philadelphia refinery scaled back big maintenance project: sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions dramatically scaled back a large maintenance project in January in the same section of the refinery complex where a massive explosion occurred last week, according to..
Reuters - Published

Longhorsley vicar Peter McConnell guilty of drunken plane grope

The Reverend Peter McConnell rubbed the man's groin on a flight from Philadelphia to Heathrow.
BBC News - Published

Philadelphia refiner pre-paid employee vacation in advance of layoffs: sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions overnight pre-paid some employees vacation compensation in advance of anticipated layoffs and the expected closure of its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery complex,..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Philadelphia refinery to seek closure after fire - sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to close its oil refinery in the city, the largest on the U.S. East Coast, after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources..
Reuters - Published

Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday appealed his Pennsylvania conviction for drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
Reuters - Published

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