City officials gave coronavirus vaccines to Philly Fighting Covid, whose brash CEO had no health care experience. After a WHYY investigation, the city cut ties with the group over alleged misconduct.
The Philadelphia business was the location of a bizarre press conference by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani last weekend. The business is cashing in on its newfound fame and has even run out of merch.
"We understand that the materials released today will be very painful. It will elicit anger, rage, distress, evoke more questions, and rightfully so," the district attorney said, urging calm.
President Trump has claimed, with little evidence, the city's election system is corrupt. His critics say the president is trying to suppress turnout. But voters have registered in record numbers.
Lawyers for Rickia Young, 28, and her son said she was battered, separated from the child for hours, and kept in handcuffs while being treated at a hospital. No charges have been filed against her.
"Here's why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job," the family's attorney said on Thursday. The officers' names have not been released.
Mayor Jim Kenney ordered the curfew amid unrest after the fatal police shooting of the 27-year-old Black man. The city's police commissioner says bodycam footage will be released "in the near future."
Police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, in a confrontation Monday. National Guard troops will be deployed, at the county's request, amid protests following the shooting.
"I've been an artist since I was a child," says James "Yaya" Hough. After serving 27 years in prison, he is now the first-ever artist in residence at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
Philadelphia is suing Pennsylvania so that the city can enact stronger gun control laws. City officials want the freedom to pass their own measures aimed at curbing gun violence.
Parking is usually a hot-button issue in crowded cities. But restaurants are taking over spaces once reserved for cars, and to the surprise of owners, few are complaining.
Dr. Ala Stanford was frustrated by systemic barriers preventing Black residents from getting tests. She created the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and sends mobile test units into neighborhoods.
Experts say the hotel industry may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2023. Hospitality workers are bearing the brunt of this long downturn.