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Jared Kushner, Russia discussed secret communications channel: Report

Jared Kushner and Russia discussed a secret and secure communications channel, according to a new report. President Trump’s son-in-law and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed setting up communications between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin. The plan reportedly...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:16pm

Former L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda undergoes pacemaker surgery

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, the baseball Hall of Fame great who led his team to two World Series championships in the 1980s, has undergone surgery to replace his pacemaker, the club said on Friday. The team confirmed last Saturday that the 89-year-old Lasorda was hospitalized...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:16pm

Trump-branded toilet paper to be sold in Mexico, will aid deportees: Report

Donald Trump will soon be circling the drain. A Mexican lawyer plans to market Trump-branded toilet paper in that country and use the proceeds to benefit deportees, the CNN-affiliated site Expansión reported Wednesday. Mexico City-based attorney Antonio Battaglia said he was spurred to action...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:07pm

WATCH: Man tries to rob WaWa with hypodermic needle.

The Philadelphia Police are seeking help from the public after a man attempted to rob a WaWa store in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood with a hypodermic needle. Surveillance video from the incident can be seen here. According to police, the incident occurred at about 5:22 a.m. on...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:52pm

Republican congressman cries after learning what's in health bill he voted for: Report

Reinforcing that the Trump doctrine is shaping up to be "oops," Republican congressman Mark Meadows (R-TK), chairman of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, reportedly teared up when he learned the American Health Care Act he co-authored wouldn't have protected his late family...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:11pm

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. Monday...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:35pm

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump hard in Wellesley commencement speech

In delivering the commencement speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College, today, Hillary Clinton Went There. The former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate broke her relative silence about Donald Trump's young administration, comparing him to Richard Nixon, calling his budget...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:06pm

Philly man faces life in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

A Philadelphia man is facing life in prison and a mandatory 15 years behind bars, after the FBI arrested and charged him following an investigation by Project Safe Childhood, a program that targets individuals who exploit children online. According to law enforcement officials, Tyquil Clayron...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:56pm

Hillary Clinton made jabs at Trump in Wellesley commencement speech

Forty eight years after speaking at her own graduation, Hillary Clinton was once again at the commencement of her alma mater, Wellesley College.   Clinton addressed the Class of 2017 on Friday in a speech that jabbed at President Donald Trump, touched on the spread of false information and...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:49pm

Alabama executes 75-year-old inmate convicted of 1982 murder

Alabama executed on Friday a 75-year-old inmate who had spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven previous execution dates after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend's husband in 1982. Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. (0515 GMT) in Atmore,...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:24pm

'Challenging' talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet

Talks between President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's rich nations at the G7 summit on Friday were expected to be "robust" and "challenging" after he had lambasted NATO allies and condemned German trade policies a day earlier. Trump's confrontational...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:19pm

U.S. takes 'full responsibility' for Manchester intelligence leaks: Tillerson

The United States government takes full responsibility for leaks of the British police investigation into Monday's deadly bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday. Appearing alongside British foreign secretary Boris Johnson in London,...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:13pm

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. A race that was expected to be a test of President...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:09pm

'Game of Thrones' creator compares Donald Trump to King Joffrey

President Trump is winding up what is widely considered to be an unfortunate foreign trip. He started three games of Handshake War and lost. He forgot Israel was in the Middle East. At the NATO conference, fellow heads of state were seen smirking, laughing and looking at their shoes while he spoke...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:02pm

This piece of equipment at your gym has 300 times more germs than a toilet seat

Hit the gym to pick up some weights, and you just might come down with the flu. City dwellers are well aware of the grime that lives on just about everything — good luck, kid who licked the pole in a subway car — but gyms, those paragons of human health, aren’t the exception we...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:36pm

SEPTA rates increase across the board

The cost of every service SEPTA offers – from mass transit to parking – will increase this summer, after the transportation authority’s board voted on Thursday for what they called “modest increases across all modes of travel and methods of payment.” This rate...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:05am

Amazon opens first IRL bookstore in Manhattan, and it sounds like a giant Prime ad

Amazon, the online giant whose existence threatened brick-and-mortar bookstores, has opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Manhattan. But according to reviews, it seems more like a giant Amazon Prime ad than a cozy bookstore where page-lovers can chill with like-minded folk. "It seems to be...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:31am

Trump loses dramatic handshake battle to Macron

While Americans struggle to avoid psychological collapse at home — a new poll has found that the Trump/Russia allegations have 55 percent of Americans "nervous" and "worried" about the future of their families and the country — President Trump has taken a different...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:39am

MBTA general manager Shortsleeve to step down, triggering overhaul of management

The MBTA leadership team is undergoing a sudden overhaul with Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve departing at the end of June, triggering a series of moves pending the hiring of a permanent CEO. Shortsleeve's exit before the expected completion later this year of a search for a permanent...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:32am

Ending cash bail: Badly needed reform or 'hug-a-thug' campaign?

Larry Krasner, Democratic candidate for Philadelphia district attorney, has recently become a lightning rod for criticism from the law-and-order crowd that says he'll make Philly less safe. Among his proposals: ending cash bail. "Stop lighting money on fire," Krasner said during a...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:18am