Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2018 census-estimated population of 1,584,138. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
A gargantuan heat wave sat itself right down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday. Reuters reports the heat has sent residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat..
Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last week. They met to strategize and hear from some of the most outspoken Democrats on the party's left flank. Business..
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a "historic" amount of cocaine off a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Field Operations Director Casey Durst said on Friday. She said laid..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday morning, a massive fire was burning out of control in Philadelphia at the largest and oldest oil refinery on the US East Coast. Philadelphia Energy Solutions..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday morning, a Philadelphia fire department official said that a fire was burning out of control at an oil refinery in Pennsylvania, while local media reported a..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Amtrack, the U.S. national passenger railroad operator, said that a power outage temporarily suspended some local and regional passenger trains traveling..
(CNN)Federal authorities seized about 16½ tons of cocaine Tuesday from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. The investigation is ongoing, said a tweet form US..
Rapper Meek Mill's legal fight to clear his name continues. According to his lawyer, Mill has been granted a new hearing at an appellate court in Philadelphia on July 16. CNN reports Mill is advocating..
Thirteen Philadelphia police officers are expected to be fired for posting racist, homophobic and threatening comments online. The posts were published in a study by an independent research group. It.. CBS News - Published
Millions of Americans face scorching temperatures that could reach triple-digits across much of the country. Also, 13 Philadelphia police officers are expected to be fired for posting racist,.. CBS News - Published
A group of 13 Philadelphia police officers will be fired over racist or offensive Facebook posts. More than 50 other officers are being reprimanded or suspended. Don Dahler reports. CBS News - Published
Hip hop artist Meek Mill is back in court Tuesday, trying to get his more than decade-old conviction on gun and drug charges thrown out. The rapper wants to make himself the face of criminal justice.. CBS News - Published