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Hurricane Michael, strongest storm ever to hit Florida panhandle, makes landfall with nearly Category 5 strength

Michael was nearly at Category 5 strength when it made landfall Wednesday afternoon. The storm's remnants could bring rain to the Philly region Thursday.

Mysterious obituary of cancer patient at Philly hospital goes viral

Rick Stein's daughter told The Delaware News Journal that the obituary reflects his great humor.

Philly Trans March to reflect on Shantee Tucker’s unsolved murder, other injustices

Shantee Tucker's slaying in September rattled Philadelphia's transgender community.

Philadelphia's disputed neighborhoods: What you call them, and why

We told you what we call the city's neighborhoods. Now we share what you call them.

Kavanaugh confirmation: Trump orders FBI to launch investigation

The president says the investigation must be completed in less than a week.

The Kavanaugh-Blasey Ford hearing, as it happened

Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in an emotional, nearly nine-hour hearing Thursday.

On eve of anticipated hearing, Trump says he'd be open to changing his mind on Kavanaugh

The third accuser said she was gang raped at a party where Brett Kavanaugh was present, though she didn't claim the Supreme Court nominee participated in the assault.

Brett Kavanaugh, facing more sexual misconduct allegations, vows: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

The Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is in disarray as a second woman has come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

Endangered monkey, last of her species in the U.S., dies at Philly Zoo

Toi, a 21-year-old female red-shanked douc langur, "was a favorite of many," the zoo said. She had experienced worsened health recently.

Chester County shooter, ex-wife tangled in bitter, 3-year divorce that ended day before violent encounter

Bruce Rogal and his ex-wife saw their marriage fall apart over his extramarital affair, as well as issues with money, the proceedings show.