August can be a deadly month for football players of all levels. A recent study catalogued almost 200 fatalities between 1998 and 2018 that occurred during football conditioning sessions. Also, the Trump administration announced a new rule Monday that would target legal immigrants that receive financial assistance. Beware: your evening commute might get impacted by severe storms that are expected to roll into the region. Plan accordingly.

Over-conditioning kills more football players than traumatic injuries, according to a report presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine’s annual meeting this summer.

Between 1998 and 2018, there were 187 fatalities that happened during conditioning sessions. The researchers also added that August was the deadliest month for football at all levels — from Pop Warner to the NFL.

The deaths, one researcher said, are largely preventable.

The Trump administration Monday finalized a new rule that could limit legal immigration into the U.S. The new regulation would penalize immigrants who depend on food stamps or other public assistance.

For more than a century, immigrants that wanted to live in the U.S. had to prove they wouldn’t become a “public charge” — anyone who receives one or more public benefits for more than a year total within a three-year period. This new rule would dramatically expand the condition of the test. In short, it would mean that an immigrant might have to choose between staying in the United States and accepting financial aid.

Clients have been calling Philly-based HIAS Pennsylvania, a group that helps immigrants navigating society. The tension has only increased, the group’s executive director said.

Have you ever been trapped in traffic leaving the sports complex? A lot of your frustration could be aimed at the lack of access to the Schuylkill Expressway in South Philly.

A fix looked to be in store when competitors for a city casino license promised to build a new westbound I-76 on-ramp on Seventh Street. Putting the ramp in was a special condition of the license.

But now, Stadium Casino LLC, the company that won the bid, is saying that the on-ramp idea is unfeasible. It has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to release it from the obligation it made in 2014.

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