Solomon Jones

Felicity Huffman and a dozen other wealthy parents swept up in the far-reaching college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty after being charged in the scheme, according to court records. The actress and 12 other parents, including Los Angeles marketing guru Jane Buckingham, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail […]

Pennsylvania is closing the Glen Mills Schools, the oldest existing U.S. reform school, amid an investigation into child abuse and cover-ups at the Delaware County campus. The state Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Monday that it was revoking Glen Mills’ license, having found evidence that its employees beat juveniles sent to the all-boys school […]

Barack Obama don’t say much these days. He’s too busy chilling with Michelle, going on vacation, and trying to figure out how we voted in a reality star who rose to fame by telling folks—you’re fired. Over the last two years, Donald Trump has turned the White House into a real-life version of The Apprentice. […]

The forced resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is not just the usual story of an administration racked by chaos and the short shelf life of almost everyone who works for an imperious and grudge-bearing President. Nielsen was hardly a moderate out of step with President Donald Trump on his signature issue of immigration. […]

Kelly gave a 28-second performance and spent about half an hour more hobnobbing with fans who paid $50 to $100 to see him at a club in Springfield early Sunday. The R&B singer posted a video on his Instagram page hours before the early Sunday performance at the Dirty South Lounge. In the video, Kelly […]

Turns out Chicago  Mayor Rahm Emmanuel wanted Jussie to pay $130,000 to pay for the cost of investigating the claim that two men in Trump hats assaulted Jussie while shouting, “This is MAGA country.” Now, I’ve believed from the beginning that Jussie was lying. But once the prosecutors decided to drop the charges against him, […]

The opioid epidemic now brings one more worry for public health professionals in the city and at least one suburban county, as the number of new HIV diagnoses — which had been declining — has substantially increased among those who inject drugs. “There is a new epidemic among people who use IV drugs,” said Jane […]

Inspector Anthony Washington — oversight of the Special Victims Unit, as well as Homicide, Major Crimes, and other key units. The assignment could have been seen as an apex of sorts for Washington’s 30-year career. But to some observers inside and outside the department, his affiliation with SVU appeared problematic. Washington has been accused in […]

Federal authorities have launched an investigation into possible civil rights violations by a Deptford police officer who fatally shot a suspected shoplifter who authorities allege aggressively drove toward him as she attempted to flee. The review comes nearly five months after a grand jury in Gloucester County declined to recommend charges against Sgt. Kevin Clements […]

North Philadelphia native Robert Rihmeek Williams has been on probation for 11 years — a seemingly endless, telescoping sentence that has dogged him throughout his ascendancy as Meek Mill, the chart-topping rapper and, lately, activist for criminal justice reform. Now, while still under the weight of Pennsylvania’s unusually onerous probation laws — which, unlike most […]

A political challenger to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is criticizing a supervised injection site proposed for the city. Speaking at a contentious community forum in Kensington last night, Democratic state Sen. Anthony Williams said he opposes opening a place where people addicted to drugs could use them under medical supervision. A rowdy crowd attended the […]

President Donald Trump on Monday night backed away from his push for a vote on an Obamacare replacement until after the 2020 elections, bowing to the political reality that major health care legislation cannot pass in the current Congress. Trump’s statements come a week after his administration announced that it now agreed with a judge’s […]