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1 year 6 months ago

Medal to be awarded to Hillary Clinton today

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be presented with the 2013 Liberty Medal this evening. The award will recognize her career in public service and her work with human rights. Clinton will receive the medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

1 year 8 months ago

Trayvon Martin's mom to speak in Philadelphia

The mother of Trayvon Martin is scheduled to speak at the Urban League's Annual Conference in Philadelphia today. Attorney General Eric Holder is also slated to speak at the conference, which is expected to bring about 6,000 attendees. Holder's Justice Department is currently debating whether to charge George...

2 years 3 months ago

Late fumble secures Navy victory

PHILADELPHIA - With no bowl games on the schedule, the Army Navy game was the only action in college football this weekend. Sophomore fullback Noah Copeland found pay dirt from 12 yards out in the second quarter to put the Navy on the board first.Army answered on a 11...

2 years 5 months ago

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday morning, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 707 flights have been cancelled Sunday, with more than 265 cancellations at...

2 years 7 months ago

Joe Paterno's FBI file reveals letters, threats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's voluminous FBI file contains threatening letters sent to him and his staff years ago but nothing about his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, convicted of molesting boys. Paterno's 868-page file contains the fallout from a series of threatening letters from someone...

3 years 4 months ago

Occupy arrest made in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police have begun arresting a group of roving marchers who left the Occupy Philadelphia encampment near City Hall after officers evicted protesters. Police began pulling down tents at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday after telling demonstrators they had to leave. A group of protesters who left Dilworth...

3 years 10 months ago

Spielberg to honor Comcast head during Philly gala

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The head of Philadelphia-based cable television company Comcast is being honored by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who created a foundation to preserve oral histories of the Holocaust. Spielberg will present Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts with the Shoah Foundation's annual Ambassadors for Humanity Award at a Philadelphia...

4 years 8 months ago

Body found near duck boat crash site

Police say a female body was pulled from the waters of the Delaware River near the site of a collision between an amphibious tour boat and a 250-foot barge that left two people missing. Coast Guard Petty Officer Crystal Kneen says the body was recovered early Friday just north...

4 years 8 months ago

Cities get the worst of it in a heat wave

The high temperatures blanketing the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the country are making many people miserable. But those in New York City, Philadelphia and other dense, built-up areas are getting hit with the heat in a way their counterparts in less developed places aren't. It's called the heat...

4 years 8 months ago

East Coast in for another scorcher

Forecasters say the day after one of the hottest in decades in the Eastern U.S. won't be any more comfortable. More of the same is forecast today with temperatures in the 90s to 100 degrees or more. The temperature broke records yesterday in New York, where it hit 103,...

5 years 1 month ago

Teenage girls struck by Amtrak train

A high-speed Amtrak train struck and killed two teenage girls near Philadelphia. Officials say the Acela train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit the two girls around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Norwood, about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Interboro School District Superintendent Nancy Hacker says the 10th-graders...

5 years 1 month ago

How many wings can you eat in 30 minutes?

29 amateur eaters gathered in Philadelphia Friday for the annual Wing Bowl--a precursor to Sunday's Super Bowl. Winning is easy--just eat the most chicken wings. Prizes include a car, a motorcycle, and a Mexican vacation. Jonathan Squibb repeated as champ, eating 238 wings in 30 minutes.

5 years 2 months ago

Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59

A relative says soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died in suburban Philadelphia at age 59. The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, says his father died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Pendergrass' son says his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery." The elder Pendergrass...

5 years 5 months ago

Worker dies in Philly after 125-foot fall

Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling 125 feet when a tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was properly strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof....

5 years 5 months ago

Rockies win game 2

Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday to even their NL playoff series at 1. Hamels, the World Series and NLCS MVP last year, looked nothing like the guy who...

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