Monday, February 8, 2016

Breaking News

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Temple University's board of trustees is set to hold a special meeting Monday afternoon to weigh plans for a new on-campus football stadium.
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Several inches of snow are possible in the Philadelphia region starting Monday tonight, with parts of the New Jersey coast already seeing flooding from a separate storm system.
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A male pedestrian died after he was struck by a minivan in Philadelphia's Bustleton section. Philadelphia police said the man was walking in the road on Bustleton Avenue near Veree Road when he was hit at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
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The sign at the door of Masjid Mujahideen, the West Philadelphia mosque of accused ambush-shooter Edward Archer, is uncommon for a house of worship: "Please do not bring any weapons, guns, or knives into the masjid."
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SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a resolution with "significant" new sanctions.
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A federal whistle-blower suit claims an elementary principal at the Franklin Towne Charter School in Bridesburg was hired under false pretenses and then terminated after he raised serious concerns about its operations.
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EXETER, N.H. - Ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday, the three governors fighting to prove themselves in the Republican race all have been campaigning on an asset that they argue the front-runners lack: executive experience.
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You probably think of StubHub as a website you can use to buy tickets on the "secondary market," when someone else who has them wants to get rid of them.
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Kathryn Knott, the 25-year-old Bucks County woman who was convicted by a Philadelphia jury in December of participating in an attack on a gay couple in Center City, is to be sentenced Monday afternoon.
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Police and divers were called to a Chalfont neighborhood Sunday afternoon to rescue three youngsters who were playing on and broke through the ice of a frozen retention basin, about 20 feet out from the shore.
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As Camden's City Council moves to fill a vacancy left by departing member Arthur Barclay, a familiar name has emerged as his likely successor: Angel Fuentes, who spent 16 years on Council before leaving in 2010 for an Assembly seat.
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There are few signs of an impending recession. So why is everyone using the "R" word? Wall Street's thinking goes like this: Flat returns in the stock market make it harder for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, and in turn, the Fed's lack of action concerns investors about U.S. economic expectations.
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HARRISBURG - This time last year, talk in the Capitol swirled around how newly elected Gov. Wolf's first budget was going to be bold and controversial.
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Another day, another gig for Michael Nutter. The former Philadelphia mayor will serve as a senior fellow for What Works Cities, a Michael Bloomberg-funded, data-driven, philanthropic program aimed at making government more effective and increasing community engagement. Nutter will advise mayors around the country and serve as the program's national spokesman.
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Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in Camden. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Nicholas Rowser was shot on the 1500 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue at about 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane lambasted a judicial panel Sunday for naming a well-connected lawyer to mediate Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin's Porngate case, calling it a step to "sweep his hate-filled emails under the rug."
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Constance G. Yaros, a Philadelphia artist for 60 years, died Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital. She was 90. A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Ms. Yaros was involved in portrait and landscape painting, sculpture, industrial design, fashion design and interior design. She also acted at Allen's Lane and Abington Theater companies.
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NEW YORK - Twice, applause erupted as the owner of the rusting SS United States touted a proposal to restore the once-grand liner and set it to sea again, ferrying passengers in high-class splendor.