Big Three

The Sixers took a three-to-one lead in their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets this weekend.   But that’s not the day’s biggest sports story. That honor goes to the Philadelphia Flyers, who’ve decided to cut ties with their good luck charm—the late Kate Smith.   Turns out Smith, whose version of God Bless America […]

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the 69-year-old leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, an armed border militia group spreading conspiracies and rounding up asylum-seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border, has been taken into custody by the FBI. The New Mexico Resident allegedly illegal detained immigrants crossing the border while posing as United States Border Patrol. The organization has […]

Eight coordinated explosions that tore through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed at least 290 people and injured another 500, in what officials have called a “brand-new type of terrorism.” Police have arrested 24 people in connection with the suicide bombs, the worst violence the South Asian island has seen […]

A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze collapsed the cathedral’s spire and spread to one of its landmark rectangular […]

A 19-year-old waitress is recovering in the hospital after she jumped off of a Daytona Beach, Florida, pier to save a young boy who was caught in a rip current. Hanna Pignato was working her Saturday evening shift at a Joe’s Crab Shack when she noticed that a boy was struggling in the water beneath […]

The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday. The redacted report would be sent to Congress and also made available to the public, Kerri Kupec said. Special counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month […]

Today is tax day, and millions of Americans will have to show the government everything: their salaries and social security numbers, their expenses and their benefits, their profits and their losses. It’s like Uncle Sam is a peeping Tom, and he is every room in your house. And we gotta let him see it all, […]

President Donald Trump’s proposal to release detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities, categorically dismissed by the administration days ago, inched closer to reality on Sunday, with White House officials confirming that the controversial plan was back under consideration and urging immediate action in response to a surge of Central American migrants at the southern […]

Elton Brand expects Joel Embiid to be ready when the 76ers begin the playoffs this weekend. But the Sixers general manager couldn’t say for sure that the All-Star center would be on the court. “I am optimistic that he will be ready this weekend and will do everything to get back, but of course he […]

More than 345,000 residential properties — three-quarters of the total — are getting assessment increases next year. Citywide, the median assessment of single-family homes will increase by 3.1 percent, according to an Inquirer analysis. Nisenfeld’s middle-class Rhawnhurst neighborhood will have the largest increase in the median value of a single-family home in 2020, according to […]

When you’re a black person, and white nationalists ask you to speak for them, your life is probably on the wrong track. So when Republican lawmakers asked Candace Owens to be a witness at a Congressional hearing on white nationalism, somebody shoulda ran and got her mama. Somebody shoulda reached out to her pastor. Somebody […]

There was a tense exchange between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and California Rep. Maxine Waters over whether Mnuchin could leave a committee hearing for another engagement on Tuesday. Mnuchin had been in the House Committee on Financial Services hearing that Waters was chairing for over three hours, but said he needed to leave at 5 […]