Drexel Dragons burst through Big 5 Classic with 57-55 win over No. 18 Villanova
Amari Williams blocked a shot that ignited a Drexel celebration — yellow and blue streamers were chucked on the court — decades in the making for a program long the outsider on the Philly hoops scene. Let the old-timers spin tales about the faded, glory days of the...
A home at last: Greater Philadelphia’s small Tibetan community will soon have a cultural center of their own
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!. After years of fundraising, the Philadelphia region’s small Tibetan community will finally have their very own center where they can gather to preserve and celebrate their language and culture.
Countries promise millions for damages from climate change. So how would that work?
As climate change negotiations kicked off in Dubai, countries reached a historic agreement for a new fund to help developing countries which bear the brunt of climate impacts. More than $400 million was announced, with the largest pledges coming from Germany and the United Arab Emirates, to kick off the “loss and damage” fund. They are the first pledges since the fund was created at climate negotiations last year.
Pa. water authority one of several organizations breached by Iran-affiliated hackers, federal agencies say
A small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached in the United States by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made, U.S. and Israeli authorities say. “The victims span multiple U.S. states,” the FBI, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Cybersecurity...
Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders
Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day after a truce collapsed.
In Dubai, Harris deals with 2 issues important to young voters: Climate and Gaza
DUBAI — Vice President Harris on Saturday told leaders gathered at a United Nations summit that they should take a cue from young activists and do more to curb climate change. “They understand the urgency of this moment, and they fight with conviction, knowing we still have time to...
U.S. Marshals join search for escaped Philadelphia prisoner Gino Hagenkotter
This story originally appeared on 6abc. The search continues for a prisoner who escaped from a Philadelphia prison. The U.S. Marshals have joined the effort now that it’s been more than a day since Gino Hagenkotter was last in custody. Hagenkotter, 34, was in custody for retail thefts. He...
Philly teen Nathanael Barlow wins gold at Amateur Night at the Apollo
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!. A bus load of friends and family drove up to New York City’s Apollo Theater to cheer on Philadelphia teen Nathanael Barlow, a contestant at the recently concluded “Child Star of Tomorrow” competition at the 89th Amateur Night at the Apollo in late November.
For years, the FBI quietly stopped tracking anti-Arab violence and hate crimes
The families of three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot over the weekend in Vermont are calling it a crime “fueled by hate.” So far, police in Burlington say they don’t have information to suggest what the motive for the attack was. Still, the shooting...
How Spotlight PA’s nonpartisan journalism cuts through the noise and gets results
This story originally appeared on Spotlight PA. State capitols are the testing grounds for the future of our country. New policies and novel legal theories on everything from abortion to education to election administration are being shaped at the state level. And the decisions made in Harrisburg have a far greater effect on your life than the little done in Washington, D.C. these days.
Veterinarians say fears about ‘mystery’ dog illness may be overblown. Here’s why
I watched anxiously as my 80-pound doodle trotted off to his regularly scheduled doggy daycare, blissfully unaware that he’d soon be swapping all manner of germs with his buddies. I wondered, does this constitute a high-risk situation? This was the same small circle of dogs he played with every...
Executions are on the rise in the U.S., even as public support wanes
Phillip Hancock on Thursday became the fourth death row inmate executed in Oklahoma this year. The state’s parole board had voted 3-2 to recommend clemency for Hancock, who was convicted for the 2001 murders of two men, but the governor declined to intervene. Nationally, executions climbed for the second...
Appeals court says Trump isn’t immune from Jan. 6 riot lawsuits
Former President Donald Trump is not immune from being sued over the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, clearing the way for lawsuits filed against him in connection with the deadly riot. The ruling from a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of...
Casino workers seethe as smoking ban bill is delayed yet again in New Jersey Legislature
A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry, including enclosed...
Electric vehicle mandate takes effect in Delaware
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!. After more than a year of controversy, consternation, citizen complaints, and contemplation, Delaware’s environmental secretary has moved ahead with a mandate for car dealerships to sell more and more zero-emission vehicles starting in three years.
A ‘living nightmare’: After Vermont shooting, Haverford student speaks to fear among Palestinians
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!. Nearly one week after Palestinian American Kinnan Abdalhamid and two friends were shot in Vermont, the Haverford College junior recounted his experience as a “living nightmare.”. Seated...
N.J. police search for people responsible for abandoning 3 puppies in freezing cold
This story originally appeared on 6abc. The South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter and New Jersey State Police are trying to find whoever is responsible for abandoning three puppies in the freezing cold in Pittsgrove Township, causing one of them to die. Suzanne Stretch said she was by Gershal Road and...
Court ruling on undated ballots brings confusion as Pa. counties certify November election results
This story originally appeared on Spotlight PA. In the wake of a long-awaited federal court ruling, Pennsylvania counties are making diverging decisions about whether to count undated and misdated mail ballots cast during the November election. The ruling was delivered as counties were in the middle of certifying voting results....
Wrongfully convicted Philadelphia man released from prison after 27 years, prosecutors say
This story originally appeared on 6abc. A Philadelphia man who has been incarcerated for nearly three decades was released from prison Thursday after prosecutors now say he was wrongfully convicted. Eddie Ramirez, 47, has spent the last 27 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing Joyce Dennis, a...
George Santos expelled from Congress
Members of the House of Representatives voted 311 to 114 this morning to expel New York Republican George Santos from Congress. Santos is sixth congressman ever to be expelled from Congress. The embattled congressman is accused by prosecutors of a number of financial misdeeds, including reimbursing himself for loans to...
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