WILLIAM HERBERT GRAY, III (1941–2013) by Ron Todt PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority whip, died Monday at 71. Gray passed away suddenly Monday while in London with one of his sons to attend the Wimbledon tennis championships, said William Epstein, a former aide to Gray.
In this May 30, 2013 file photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, left, lies in her hospital bed next to adopted sister Ella on the 100th day of her stay in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family, File) by Jason Carroll and Chris Welch (CNN) — Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant last week following a court battle, is out of a coma and responsive. The 10-year-old woke up Friday night, said Tracy Simon, a family spokeswoman. Although she remains on a ventilator and is unable to talk, she is nodding and shaking her head in response to questions, Simon said. Prior to her surgery, Sarah, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was put in a medically induced coma to allow her body needed rest prior to the transplant surgery.
CHEO TYEHIMBA TAYLOR Complaints about the depiction of Black males in media is nothing new, it just continuous. Just listen to the hub-bub…
STILL WAITING–Veteran Dan Blevins, 29, of Carnegie is one of 245,000 U.S. veterans still waiting for benefits. (Photo by Alexandra Kanik/PublicSource) by Bill Heltzel, PublicSource Dan Blevins, 29, of Carnegie is one of more than 10,000 veterans in Pennsylvania who has been waiting more than a year for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to rule on disability claims.
DR. KERMIT GOSNELL (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, File) by Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury won’t hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges that he killed a woman and four viable babies.