PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After two years under a gag order, a Philadelphia abortion provider got his chance to answer charges that he killed a female patient and seven babies as his capital murder trial began.
And Kermit Gosnell's fiery defense lawyer didn't hold back on Monday, accusing the government of "a lynching" in going after their client, who is black. Read More
Two San Francisco brothers could learn something from the city of Philadelphia after they said to hell with love and got into a knife fight in Chinatown on Monday, police said.
Both men sustained minor injuries after they stabbed each other in the 700 block of Broadway about 7 a.m., police said. Both were arrested. Read More
The Philadelphia Phillies traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, parting with two of their starting outfielders in a span of about two hours to signal the start of a rebuilding phase for the five-time defending National League East champions.The Phillies announced the trade Tuesday. Read More
Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to put former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to death in the killing of a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in the fight over the death penalty.Flanked by the police Officer Daniel Faulkner's widow, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision Wednesday. Read More
He’s no novelty act. Pennsylvania-bred artist Asher Roth is a well-schooled white hip-hopper who can actually spit, even though his humorous 2008 debut disc “Asleep In The Bread Aisle” and flagship single “I Love College” might suggest otherwise. Read More
Philadelphia folk-rocker Amos Lee lived in San Francisco for a while recently, just hung out at a friend’s apartment for several weeks and took in all of our fabulous sights while he was composing songs for his latest chart-topping “Mission Bell” release. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will visit the White House next week to be honored by President Barack Obama for last year’s World Series win.The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers last November for their first World Series victory since the team moved to the San Francisco from New York in 1958.The Giants will visit with Obama at the White House next Monday, an-off day for the team before it starts a three-game series in Philadelphia the following day. Read More
Excellent Forbes piece by Joel Kotkin on the rise of the Gulf Coast, and especially the port of Houston. Read More
WHAT: The latest federal audit of the troubled Philadelphia Housing Authority found virtually no receipts to prove how nearly $1 million was spent for shoddy renovation work on 10 sample houses. An average of $112,000 was spent on each unit. Read More
It's amazing what cognitive dissonance can do: Liberals reacting to the news of the Philadelphia Horror with hairsplitting about what was actually so horrible about Kermit Gosnell's abortion "clinic." Some say it's horrifying that Gosnell ran such a "crappy clinic." Or that it's awful so many had to rely on it because of poor "access," referring critically to the Hyde Amendment which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortions. Read More