Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Plus: The Phils inch closer to the playoffs, don't eat the ricotta salata, fund-raising starts for Joe Frazier statue, and more of what the city is buzzing about this morning.

Embassy Under Attack in Yemen. Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen early Thursday morning, just two days after the initial attacks in Libya that resulted in the death of an American ambassador. [New York Times]

Only Three Games Back. The Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates all lost again on Wednesday night. The Fightin’s are just three games from the final playoff spot. [MLB]

Former Sixer Now Head Coach at UConn. Legendary basketball coach Jim Calhoun has announced his retirement. Calhoun won three National Championships at UConn, where he’s coached for 26 years. Former Sixer Kevin Ollie will take over as the Huskies interim coach under a one-year contract. [USA Today]

Don’t Eat the Ricotta Salata. Bad ricotta cheese has killed one person and sickened more than a dozen others (only one reported in PA). One person has died from the listeria strain caused by the bad cheese. The cause is one bad batch of Forever Cheese Ricotta Salata, with sell-by dates of October 2nd. [6 ABC]

Xfinity Live Kicks Off Frazier Statue Funding. Mayor Nutter announced on Wednesday the start of a fund-raising campaign that will eventually land a Smokin’ Joe Frazier statue outside of Xfinity Live. The statue will reportedly cost $150,000, and Xfinity Live has kicked things off by donating $25,000. [Daily News]

Two Pedestrians Hit by SEPTA Trains. Two people were struck and killed by SEPTA trains on Wednesday afternoon. A 16-year-old was hit on the Warminster line while walking home from school, and another person was hit near West Main Street in Landsdale. [Fox 29]

City Council’s Fall Agenda. This fall, Philadelphia’s City Council looks to sure up the details and changes necessary for Mayor Nutter’s property tax reassessment plan. Council will also look to make changes to ensure fund-raising safety in the city. [CBS 3]

Ali Receives Liberty Medal Thursday. On Thursday evening, Mayor Nutter, Terrence Howard, Dikembe Mutombo, and others will be on hand at the Constitution Center as Muhammad Ali receives the 2012 Liberty Medal. [6 ABC]