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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Philadelphia

This year
# Pennsylvania
Death toll from powerful explosion at chocolate factory in United States rises to seven
The explosion happened on Friday afternoon in the state of Pennsylvania.
Last year
Washington Commanders end Philadelphia Eagles’ perfect run with 32-21 defeat
‘We had a marvelous time ruining everything’, the visitors said after their victory.
# on the trail
US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
The representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd District speaks about the Democrats’ chances.
In a diner in northeastern Philadelphia, Boyle speaks to Rónán Duffy about the Democrats' chances.
Boyle outlines why he has been so outspoken about Brexit and Ireland;s constitutional future.
The backdrop is a high-profile Senate race in the Pennsylvanuia that has the US talking.
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms
# Shooting
Three killed, 11 wounded in Philadelphia shooting, say police
Multiple shooters opened fire on a popular street in the city.
# Fire
Eighth child confirmed dead in Philadelphia house fire that killed 12 people
The city’s fire department deputy commissioner said it was too early to say what caused the blaze, but that his department was investigating.
# Fire
Philadelphia house fire leaves 13 dead including seven children
None of the smoke detectors were working in the building, which firefighters attended at 6.40am.
All time
# Philadelphia
Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say
Police do not believe a single witness on the train just outside Philadelphia dialled 911.
# Attack
One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.
# walter wallace junior
Family of police shooting victim were seeking help for mental health crisis
The two officers each fired at least seven rounds – at least 14 total shots – at Mr Wallace.
# walter wallace
Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill black man
A man named as 27-year-old Walter Wallace died after a confrontation with officers yesterday.
# Philly
Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching 13-year-old boy
Gritty has yet to comment.
# Philadelphia
Ikea to pay family over €40 million after 2-year-old boy killed by falling dresser
Jozef Dudek died in 2017 of his injuries after a recalled dresser tipped over onto him.
# Immigration
Irishman detained in the US told to leave the country by Friday or face prison
He has until Friday to sign paperwork allowing him to leave the US but banning him from re-entering for five years.
# Playoffs
Joel Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected
The 76ers star returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds.
# Wild Card weekend
Late, late drama as Philadelphia edge heartbroken Bears at the death in playoff thriller
It came right down to the wire in Chicago.
# Wrap
Seattle Seahawks seal playoff spot, halt Chiefs' AFC West title bid
Four NFL playoff berths were claimed on Sunday, with three remaining.
# Washington DC
Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke
Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.
# Philadelphia
US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him
The homeless man had helped the couple pay for fuel for their car when they were left stranded one night.
# trust the process
76ers boss resigns after report he was behind numerous Twitter accounts criticising his players
The accounts also revealed sensitive information about the physical state of certain players.
# Philadelphia
Black men arrested at Starbucks settle case for $1 - and a $200k youth programme
The entrepreneur programme will be for Philadelphia public high school students.
# Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to similar accident in 2016
A Southwest Airlines plane was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday after one of its engines exploded.
# Philadelphia
Starbucks CEO apologises after two black men arrested in café while waiting for a friend
A video of the incident on Twitter was viewed millions of times.
# Philadelphia
Bill Cosby retrial struggles to find jurors who haven't already made up their minds
Veteran lawyers and jury consultants say #MeToo movement could cut both ways for Cosby.
Woman sets up fund for homeless man who bought her petrol - donations pass €300,000
“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day.”
# gonna fly
Aer Lingus promises 900 new jobs and a new route to major US city
The airline today announced an expansion for summer 2018.
# Pennsylvania
'There was blood everywhere': Over 40 injured in Philadelphia train crash this morning
At least four people are seriously injured.
# Philadelphia
Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial set for 6 November
A judge declared a mistrial last month after jury members failed to reach a verdict.
# not messing around
'Don't open your door' - things have just gotten very, very real for illegal Irish in the US
Under Donald Trump’s presidency, US customs officials are directly targeting undocumented immigrants like Donegal man John Cunningham who seems set to be deported.
# Philadelphia
Cosby trial opens with witness breaking down in tears on stand
Witness Kelly Johnson claimed that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a Los Angeles hotel in 1996.
# Cancer
Jonathan Demme, Silence of the Lambs director, dies at 73
He also directed Philadelphia in 1993, which earned Tom Hanks an Oscar as best actor.
# Irish Abroad
Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote
Enda Kenny announced yesterday that a referendum will be held to let Irish people living abroad vote in presidential elections.
# sincere flattery
Melania Trump caught plagiarising again, but this time she's gone for one of her husband's ex-wives
In a speech in Pennsylvania, Trump’s wife said that American culture has become “too mean”.
# democratic crisis
Watch: Bernie Sanders booed for telling his supporters to elect Hillary Clinton
The Democratic Convention hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts.
# potus
Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia with huge protests
Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters have descended on Philadelphia to protest against Hillary Clinton.
# not helping
Leaked Bernie Sanders emails a headache for Hillary as convention gets set to kick off
Emails from senior Democrat figures appearing to disparage Bernie Sanders have given Donald Trump an easy target.
# Abstain
US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'
Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.
# Philadelphia
Teenage boy dies after being shot in the face while he and friends were playing with a gun
No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
# cold
'Disgusting' hit overshadows Capitals' NHL playoff cruise
“This was as close as I have seen to somebody possibly breaking a neck.”
# Newshound
Nine-year-old journalist defends murder coverage after backlash
“It kind of gets me angry because, just because I’m nine doesn’t mean I can’t do a great story.”
# Collision
Two dead as train hits digger near Philadelphia
Another 30 were taken to hospital.