CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Philadelphia
CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Philadelphia

Canada, Mexico and host United States learned first-round groupings Thursday for July`s Gold Cup football tournament, with the North American championship`s title match set for Philadelphia on July 26.

Cavs bounce back while Hawks grounded by Sixers
Cavs bounce back while Hawks grounded by Sixers

The Atlanta Hawks, fresh off a victory over LeBron James and Cleveland, saw their six-game win streak snapped Saturday by the NBA`s second-worst team, Philadelphia, while the Cavaliers ripped Phoenix.

Arrest made in stabbing of two Nicki Minaj tour members

A Philadelphia man has been arrested in the stabbings of two members of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour, one of whom died.

Nicki Minaj's crew member stabbed to death in Philadelphia
Nicki Minaj's crew member stabbed to death in Philadelphia

A member of rapperNicki Minaj's crew was stabbed to death in Philadelphia, it has been reported.

NBA: Hawks thump 76ers and stretch win streak to 19
NBA: Hawks thump 76ers and stretch win streak to 19

Al Horford scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to spark the Atlanta Hawks over Philadelphia 91-85 Saturday for the NBA overall leader`s team-record 19th victory in a row.

US East Coast braces for ''historic'' blizzard on Monday
US East Coast braces for ''historic'' blizzard on Monday

A swath of the US East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.

Freezing rain makes US Northeast roads slick; 4 killed

Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeastern US, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives.

Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Sixers as three-team swap finalized
Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Sixers as three-team swap finalized

With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sidelined and guard Dion Waiters headed out in a three-team trade, the NBA`s Cleveland Cavaliers fell to lowly Philadelphia 95-92 on Monday.

Tony Wroten`s go-ahead layup with 9.9 seconds to play gave the 76ers their first home victory of the season.

Police kill man who threatened US authorities

A man who threatened on social media to kill police was shot dead by them near Philadelphia when he tried to run them down in his car, police said.

Police kill man who threatened US authorities

A man who threatened on social media to kill police was shot dead by them near Philadelphia on Tuesday when he tried to run them down in his car, police said.

`Christmas baby` born on Philadelphia subway

A woman in Philadelphia got an unexpected holiday surprise on the subway when she went into labor, delivering a healthy child dubbed the "Christmas baby."

Obama voices outrage over NYC police shootings to Philadelphia police commissioner

US President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

Suspect in Pennsylvania killings found dead

 The former Marine reservist suspected in the killings of six people in suburban Philadelphia was found dead Tuesday, authorities said.

TV station: 5 dead in shootings in US

Police on Monday surrounded a home outside Philadelphia where they believe a suspect had barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes.

More "chokehold death" protests begin on US West Coast after clashes

A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York`s police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months.

76ers inch closer to dubious distinction
76ers inch closer to dubious distinction

Tyson Chandler had 20 points, 13 rebounds and four steals as the Dallas Mavericks defeated Philadelphia 110-103, sending the struggling 76ers to their 16th straight loss on Saturday.

US weather woes to spark travel `havoc` over Thanksgiving

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed Wednesday in the US northeast as a winter storm delivered freezing rain and snow ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the year`s biggest travel weekends.

World's first selfie was taken in 1839
World's first selfie was taken in 1839

Ever wondered when was the first time that it struck someone to take a selfie? 

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to be honoured in Philadelphia

When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate.

Fighting for Philadelphia`s boxing legacy
Fighting for Philadelphia`s boxing legacy

They are buried in unmarked graves, unloved and unknown. Philadelphia may be the setting of the "Rocky" films, but the fighters who made it once one of the most famous cities in the boxing world are in many cases dead and in danger of being forgotten.