What you thought you knew about the beginnings of U.S. slavery may need an update

This weekend marks the 400th anniversary of the “20 and odd” African people brought to Virginia in August 1619, what most people think of as the start of slavery in the United States. But a lot of what was always taught in schools has since been debunked.

What you thought you knew about the beginnings of U.S. slavery may need an update

This weekend marks the 400th anniversary of the “20 and odd” African people brought to Virginia in August 1619, what most people think of as the start of slavery in the United States. But a lot of what was always taught in schools has since been debunked.

After police commissioner resigns, Philadelphia’s sexual harassment policies again under scrutiny

The city controller says this all could have been avoided had City Hall implemented changes she outlined in an audit more than a year ago.

After police commissioner resigns, Philadelphia’s sexual harassment policies again under scrutiny

The city controller says this all could have been avoided had City Hall implemented changes she outlined in an audit more than a year ago.

Lawsuits from owners of water-damaged Toll Bros. houses can go forward, judges rule

The decision upheld previous ruling that the 30 homeowners did not have to submit to arbitration to seek compensation for damages from mold, rotting wood, and other water infiltration problems.

Lawsuits from owners of water-damaged Toll Bros. houses can go forward, judges rule

The decision upheld previous ruling that the 30 homeowners did not have to submit to arbitration to seek compensation for damages from mold, rotting wood, and other water infiltration problems.
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How an unremarkable Tioga drug probe led to Philly’s largest shooting of police in modern history

An Inquirer review of court records, and interviews with law enforcement sources who requested anonymity to discuss an open criminal case, shed new light on how police were drawn to the 3700 block of North 15th Street, and what happened in the moments after Maurice Hill allegedly opened fire.

AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others promise to help investigators trace robocalls

The companies — including AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Verizon — pledged to block fraudulent calls on their networks and assist law enforcement investigating the calls’ origins.

Ex-U.S. senator accused in Jeffrey Epstein scandal oversaw Philly Archdiocese’s sex-abuse compensation fund

George Mitchell, a former U.S. senator, has forcefully denied the claims. But Mitchell’s ties to Epstein have only deepened reservations among Philadelphia-area clergy sex abuse victims about a program many of them already viewed with skepticism.

Gov. Wolf pledges $3.8M for PFAS-tainted water in Philly suburbs

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the state will spend $3.8 million to treat PFAS-tainted water in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Cannabis ‘drought’ strikes Philadelphia region as the number of marijuana patients spikes

A sudden spike in the number of registered patients and the addition of more dispensaries serving them may be causing a “drought” of medical marijuana available in the Philadelphia region, store owners say.

Philly police launch website to help find suspects in unsolved murders

The new website, PhillyUnsolvedMurders.com, will allow people to submit information anonymously.

Woman, 19, sought in deadly Brewerytown street brawl now facing murder charge

Police say Tianna Thomas, 19, remains at large, along with seven women who allegedly took part in the confrontation.

Fallout from the North Philly standoff: ‘It’s really difficult to have empathy for oppressors’

As residents of a block-long crime scene, their battered and bullet-riddled cars still impounded for evidence, they blame the police for what happened as much as they do the shooting suspect.

Philly suburban factory owner fined $1 million for retaliatory firings

A federal jury had found that owner William “Billy” Lloyd fired two employees who cooperated with OSHA inspectors investigating an accident.

Man, 31, arrested in Southwest Philadelphia murder

James Harper, 36, died earlier this month, police said.

Vaping without nicotine still harms blood vessels, Penn study finds

In a new University of Pennsylvania study, researchers found the kind of damage associated with developing atherosclerosis -- what is popularly called hardening of the arteries.

Man, woman die early Thursday in separate shootings

Police responded to incidents in Frankford around midnight, and shortly after 7 a.m. in West Philadelphia.

Politics
Trump confirms he’s considering a payroll tax cut amid mounting economic concerns

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress resigns from NRA, the sixth board member to exit since May

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