Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease. Later Friday, President Barack Obama met Pham in the Oval Office and gave her a big hug. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," she said. "Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team."
Washington (AFP) - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug
Malcolm Burnley, Philly Magazine: As of this morning, Philadelphia is the largest city in the country to decriminalize marijuana. You'll now receive a $100 fine for smoking in public and a $25 for possession of up to 30 grams -- but you will not be arrested. Pot advocate Mike Whiter called dibs on the first marijuana citation weeks ago, and today, he promptly lit up a joint in City Hall's courtyard at 8 a.m. with police by his side. One quick puff and one handwritten ticket later, Whiter was the happiest man to pay a municipal fine I've ever seen. read more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus P. McCaffery (D) on Monday amid allegations that he sent pornographic e-mails and threatened to entangle a fellow justice in the widening scandal after vowing not to go "down alone." McCaffery, 64, a former Marine and Philadelphia police officer, has apologized for sending sexually explicit e-mails, saying crude language and jokes were part of the vernacular of military and law enforcement. read more