Philadelphia

Philadelphia

City in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States; MOST populous city in Pennsylvania

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Our Foreign Staff
July 22, 2020
The Telegraph
Donald Trump threatens to send federal agents to US cities run by Democrats as gun violence increases
Reuters
June 1, 2020
Financial Post
WASHINGTON -- When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday, some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2,000 new voting machines acquired last year by Philadelphia and two other counties perform without glitches.
July 7, 2020
WebWire
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Gareth Davies
June 22, 2020
The Telegraph
Victim's brother is a captain in the Philadelphia police force and said: "I love him. I always have. I always will. He was a great guy."
Gareth Davies
June 22, 2020
The Telegraph
The second victim of the Reading terror attack has been named as a 39-year-old American man by US media.
JD Alois
June 7, 2020
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By CLAUDIA LAUER and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press
June 4, 2020
Houston Chronicle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush. Between mid-March, when the city's stay-at-home order was issued, and the end of April, most of the 19 sewer and storm water pumping stations in Philadelphia had experienced clogs from face masks, gloves and wipes residents had pitched into the potty, Kenney said. "Please do not flush any of these items down the toilet," the mayor said. Officials in other U.S. cities and rural communities - and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - have issued similar pleas as wastewater plant operators report a surge of stopped-up pipes and damage to equipment. The problem has sharpened the longstanding clash over whether wipes are suitable for flushing. While drain clogs aren't new, most of the more than 15 cities contacted by The Associated Press said they've become a more costly and time consuming headache during the pandemic. Home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves. "When everyone rushed out to get toilet paper and there was none ... people were using whatever they could," said Pamela Mooring, spokeswoman for DC Water, the system in the nation's capital. Sanitary sewer overflows jumped 33% between February and March in Houston because of clogs from rags, tissues, paper towels and wipes, said public works department spokeswoman Erin Jones. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, crews are cleaning sewage pumping stations a couple of times a week that previously needed it once a month, said John Strickland, manager of the treatment facility. At Beale Air Force Base in Northern...
Reuters Editorial
June 1, 2020
U.S.
Nasdaq Inc said it postponed Monday's planned reopening of its PHLX options trading floor in Philadelphia, which had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the demonstrations over the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.
Kenneth Chang
May 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Some researchers hope a decades-old technology might get its moment and be deployed in stores, restaurants and schools.
Cecilia Kang
May 5, 2020
www.nytimes.com
With cafes and libraries closed, Americans without internet access are sitting outside them to get free and fast connections.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
April 30, 2020
Mail Online
Increasing the percentage of cities covered by tree canopy could help prevent hundreds of premature deaths each year and boost economic activity by billions according to a new study.
Reuters Editorial
April 17, 2020
U.S.
Boeing Co said on Friday it would resume operations at production facilities in Philadelphia next week after a two week suspension due to the spread of the coronavirus.
March 3, 2020
The Economic Times
The 1918 flu could have been prevented. But a toxic mix of corruption and complacency opened door to disaster.
Telegraph reporters
February 29, 2020
The Telegraph
Man, who was shot three times, was chased through the city in a low-speed pursuit following a domestic disturbance
Nina Lakhani in Philadelphia
February 26, 2020
the Guardian
Shanaya Ball sits with her son, Amari, at her home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Hannah Yoon/The Guardian
Chris Ciaccia
February 25, 2020
Fox News
A 224-year-old letter from President George Washington to a Scottish nobleman in which the two discussed agriculture and farming has surfaced.
Jeanna Smialek, Ben Casselman and Demetrius Freeman
February 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
After a decade of stagnation, black and African-American workers have seen pay increase. One man's story shows the hope -- and limitations -- with that shift.
Cade Metz and Adam Satariano
February 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Across the United States and Europe, software is making probation decisions and predicting whether teens will commit crime. Opponents want more human oversight.
Amelia Nierenberg
January 28, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A new wave of cooks are hosting meals that explore their personal memories and culinary traditions.
Dom Calicchio
January 24, 2020
Fox News
The future of retail is supposed to include "cashless" stores, where shoppers pay with a swipe, or tap, of their credit or debit card - or with their smartphones. But New York City lawmakers don't seem to be buying in.
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