Delegates to political conventions come from all kinds of backgrounds.
That's a given.
Still, it's kind of surprising, when you come across someone who admits to having worked in the sex industry.
THANK GOD it's gone.
The heat wave, not the DNC.
As you read this, the thousands of delegates and media are streaming to the airport and 30th Street Station (and maybe the Bolt bus) to get home to enjoy the weekend with their families.
The body of a 70-year-old man was found lying face down on a soccer field in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, according to police.
The DNC has brought out a lot of Philly critics. Philly Twitter doesn't take kindly to critics.
A Rhode Island man arrested during protests outside the Democratic National Convention was carrying three "throwing knives" as he breached the eight-foot fence surrounding the Wells Fargo Center, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Yasmeen Kaboud's father is an Egyptian immigrant, and her mother, a child of the American heartland.
And that diverse family tapestry - from her grandfather who owns a laundromat in rural Indiana to the cousins who shared her cramped bedroom when they immigrated to the United States - has always been a point of pride.
"Democrats think making laws solves things, but people will get around them [the laws] like water around a rock," says Kyle Doebler of Manayunk, whose Windows Done Right crew was up on ladders at a house near 20th and Bainbridge.
Decades ago, Peggy McCausland worked as a secretary in an office that felt a lot like the TV show Mad Men.
As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders move to make free college a key piece of the Democratic platform, officials at some public colleges around the region are hopeful that at the very least the effort will keep the issue of cost in the spotlight.
After months of complaints from state Attorney General Kathleen Kane that her criminal case stemmed from her war on pornography, a judge on Thursday said the porn drama could play no role in her looming trial.
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her brother to death after an argument at their home in Port Richmond on Tuesday, according to police.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City is about to get a long-awaited state loan to help it stave off default and possibly bankruptcy.
Philadelphia police said Thursday that three people were killed in shootings Wednesday through Thursday morning in the city's Nicetown, Fairhill and West Oak Lane neighborhoods.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a former borough councilman in eastern Pennsylvania died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a traffic accident more than two decades ago.
Flooding remains a concern throughout the Philadelphia area as rain continues to fall.
Flash flood watches are in effect in Southeastern Pennsylvania and at the Jersey Shore, while a flood advisory is in place for the remainder of South Jersey.
It was, after so long, her moment.
And so it was a moment for all of them, ushered in with a most basic and loving gesture: a daughter returning the favor of a mother's love.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former airman who was caring for the 21-month-old son of another airman who was deployed to Qatar has been convicted in the child's death.
A 10-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Thursday night in North Philadelphia, according to police.
The work visits the Philadelphia Museum of Art starting in Sept.
When Depelsha McGruder, 43, of Brooklyn, started a Facebook group called "M.O.B.B. - Mothers of Black Boys" earlier this month, she didn't expect that by the end of July it would grow to include almost 117,000 moms from all over the country, all concerned for their black sons in their interactions with police.
The last Philadelphia event connected with the Democratic National Convention will bring the party's nominee to Temple University Friday.
But transportation officials aren't expecting Hillary Clinton's noon post-nomination rally to create much disruption.
An attorney is accused of attempting to run over his neighbor a second time following an incident Tuesday night, police said.
T-shirts on sale at the corner of 13th and Arch streets Thursday came with a snappy slogan: "Bill for First Lady." The group hawking them - a Hillary Clinton political action committee called FirstLadyBill.com - attracted a small crowd, despite the heat.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in central Pennsylvania are accusing a contractor working on the Interstate 81 bridge over the Susquehanna River of dumping chemicals and other material into the water.