Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced he's suing the Trump administration over a new rule that eases birth control coverage mandates for employers and insurers under the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it is rolling back federal rules put in place under the Affordable Care Act that require employers include contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration in employee health insurance coverage, unless the employer qualifies for a special exemption. Here's what Shapiro's lawsuit is arguing.
Speaking of Trump vs. PA, the president was in Harrisburg Wednesday taking a break from tweeting about shutting down the free press to stump for his tax plan. In front of a select audience of 1,000 supporters, Trump said "our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class." He called out Congress to get the plan passed, vowed to end the estate tax and promised $1 trillion that his tax reform will bring in to fix roads. "The highways," he said, "will be beautiful again. They will be smooth and beautiful again."
Every single day, the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team rescues Philly animals from disasters like fires and floods (they rescued a West Philly cat over the summer who saved his owners' lives in a house fire). In order to keep the free service going 24/7, Red Paw also needs to fundraise. It's a difficult task made even harder by the recent hurricanes. The storms have created a strong need for resources and money elsewhere. Here's how Red Paw is handling its even more urgent need for fundraising, and the organization's recommendations for how to donate to causes locally.
The Eagles play tonight on Thursday Night Football, which you can watch at 8:25 p.m. on CBS or Amazon Prime. Reminder: Thursday Night Football is terrible, but every team has to do it once and this game in Carolina is between two of only three 4-1 teams in the NFC. The short week has done Philly no favors, as offensive lineman Lane Johnson will miss the game with a concussion. In a season full of injuries, his might be the one injury the Eagles can't overcome.
This night market isn't about food, it's about drama. Live performances from the best of Philly's underground arts scene will take over the Northern Liberties plaza. Expect firebreathers, aerialists, belly dancers, drag queens and burlesque shows on a free stage surrounded by visual artists painting and sketching the goings on in real time.
Where: The Schmidt's Commons (fka The Piazza) at 1001 N. 2nd St. 19123
When: October 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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It was just a preseason game, but Sixers fans were so angry Wednesday's tilt with Brooklyn wasn't on TV they complained until it was. And thank goodness for it, because Joel Embiid made his return and put the NBA on notice, tallying 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in just 14 minutes. His response? "They can't f-ing guard me." And while you're in Trust the Process mode, we tried to figure out the Sixers rotation. Who's in the starting 5? Who comes off the bench? Who might get traded away? It depends on how the Sixers use Ben Simmons. We break it all down here.
He was on the way to Hahnemann for an interview at what should have been his dream job, but Anthony Logan couldn’t take his mind off an abandoned building he spotted from the backseat of a cab. Something about the proximity to City Hall gave him the crazy idea that he could be successful there and perhaps fulfill the wacky prediction of his godfather that he’d one day be a restaurateur. Fourteen years later, he's proud owner of Flambo, a hot new Trinidadian restaurant on North Broad. This is how everything came together.