Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a numbe...

Philadelphia files court challenge of ban on local gun laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia city leaders are again filing a court challenge to the state's prohibition on municipal gun regulations, this time joined by families of gun violence victims in Philad...

Laptop, USB drives stolen from Philly election-staging site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Computer thumb drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse along with the laptop of an employee from the machines’ manufacturer. ...

Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black L...

Lawsuit: Pennsylvania county jail punishes mentally ill

Four inmates on Tuesday sued Allegheny County jail and mental health officials, alleging the in Pennsylvania facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabili...

Federal charges filed against 2 on eve of Trump visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges in two Philadelphia gun cases Monday, saying local prosecution of the men was too lenient. U.S. Attorney William McSwain ann...

Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people wa...

Man sues for wrongful conviction after childhood in prison

A Pennsylvania man is suing a handful of retired state police investigators and officials alleging malicious prosecution after he spent most of his childhood in prison for the shotgun killing of his f...

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

There was a boom, then the house shook. Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a polic...

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

There was a boom, then the house shook. Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a polic...

Thousands headed to indoor Trump rally, raising virus fears

Tens of thousands of people from many states are converging on Tulsa for an indoor rally and other campaign events Saturday for President Donald Trump, raising concerns that the gatherings could help ...

Police: Man ambushed police; stood over body, kept shooting

A man accused of murder ambushed two officers who wanted to interview him about a killing hours earlier, then stood over a dead officer’s body while continuing to shoot him, according to police docume...

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being "it," they “caught” the virus. ...

Mother sues hospital for test that led to child abuse probe

A mother is suing a Pittsburgh hospital after she says it collected and drug tested her urine without her consent and reported a false positive result to child protective services, launching a child a...

Naming names: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unpreced...