Thursday, May 28, 2015

Breaking News

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A 'rubber' duck billed as the world's largest will float into the Delaware River for the Philadelphia/Camden Tall Ships festival.
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The U.S. Justice Department has subpoenaed a subsidiary of Olympus Corp. regarding a company endoscope that has been linked to the transmission of deadly "superbugs" that are resistant to multiple antibiotics.
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Philadelphia police on Thursday announced a $10,000 reward for information on a man police believe attacked two women in their homes in Point Breeze and South Philadelphia.
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A ranking manager at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office booked a medium for a party then invited her employees to attend and pay $35 to communicate with the dead, according to VA investigators.
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PATCO finally rolled out the first of its refurbished rail cars Thursday morning, with local officials promising the $194 million overhaul will mean new levels of comfort, safety and reliability for commuters who travel between South Jersey and Center City.
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Rick Santorum and Joe Paterno are back in the news because, well, some merry-go-rounds never stop.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened.
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Gov. Christie plans Thursday to officially disavow the controversial Common Core education standards, directing his education commissioner to develop New Jersey-specific goals.
1
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Even as cancer spread throughout his body, Frank Bender couldn't help but satisfy his vision.
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Drexel overhauled its enrollment process this spring. How's it going? Pretty good, so far, though a smaller freshman class is likely.
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From Marcus Hook to Caribou, Maine, Northeast now in the dry zone.
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A new mural at a Catholic school in North Philadelphia will honor Pope Francis. Officials unveiled a rendering for the mural, which will be displayed at the future location at St. Malachy School at 1012 W. Thompson St., on Thursday. The announcement of the mural comes just less than four months in advance of the pope's visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.
5
hrs ago
Every hurricane season is different. Some see lots of storms. Some see few. Some parts of earth have a lot more than others. We who live near the North...
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Rachel Hall, the Temple University student who was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident four weeks ago, has been transferred from Temple University Hospital to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, her mother says.
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A longtime civilian employee of the Philadelphia Police Department was acquitted by a judge Thursday of charges she brandished a gun and threatened to kill a South Philadelphia woman last summer during a family dispute.
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The death of a 20-year-old Royersford woman hit by an Amtrak train Wednesday night in Chester County has been ruled a suicide, authorities said.
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Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders united Thursday behind former City Councilman Jim Kenney for mayor - with one noteworthy exception.
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A Pennsylvania newspaper has apologized for printing a Memorial Day letter to the editor that called for a "regime change" and the execution of President Obama.
5
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A man accused of kidnapping his estranged girlfriend and their 2-year-old child from Missouri and sexually assaulting the woman has been arrested after authorities traced the victim's phone to a motel in Camden County.