Friday, March 27, 2015

Breaking News

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NEW YORK - A seesaw day for U.S. stocks ended with slight losses Thursday, giving the market its fourth drop in a row.
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WASHINGTON - A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers, including one in New Jersey, has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans, and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Chick's to get new ownership BRIDGEPORT After 80 years of management, the family behind a borough mainstay is stepping out from behind the bar.
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Two punks picked the wrong person to rob in West Philly. Just before 10:30 p.m., two men, 26 and 27, had just gotten off the trolley on Media Street...
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Stepping gingerly into one of the finance industry's longest-running controversies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that it has begun shaping rules to govern payday loans and other small, short-term credit offered at triple-digit interest rates - products that consumer advocates have for years labeled debt traps.
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City Council on Thursday approved a controversial bill that would allow two huge, animated, three-dimensional billboards in Center City. Councilman Mark Squilla's ordinance permitting the hybrid-movie screen/digital sculptures, dubbed "urban experiential displays," passed, 15-1. A companion bill authorizing location of the boards and specifying the approval process passed 13-3.
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Five bounty hunters were charged in Camden County after beating and allegedly robbing a suspect they were pursuing, then kidnapping the suspect's teenage acquaintance and holding a knife to his throat, authorities said Thursday.
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WASHINGTON - Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law but not accepted by mainstream medicine.
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U.S. flight regulations make it less likely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit as French prosecutors say the Germanwings copilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst said Thursday.
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DELAWARE COUNTY Two Haverford professors are named Fulbright scholars HAVERFORD Two Haverford College professors have been named Fulbright scholars for the 2015-16 year, the school announced.
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BUCKS COUNTY County helps finance advanced data center in Fairless Hills FAIRLESS HILLS The county has approved $2 million in financing and loan guarantees to help launch a new advanced data center in Fairless Hills that will support the cloud-based storage and large computer networks used by companies along the East Coast.
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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori Feibush faced off in a one-hour debate Thursday that touched on campaign finance, school funding, and development.
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The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $5.5 million in back wages for New Jersey gas station attendants who were not paid the required minimum wage or overtime in the last five years.
The lone demolition company still under contract to perform some work as part of Camden's large-scale demolition project backed out of the agreement Thursday, according to the city.
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A state Superior Court panel upheld this week the prison sentences of a Catholic priest and former parochial-school teacher convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year-old altar boy from Northeast Philadelphia.
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Five days after Christmas, Tommy Joshua received an e-mail from a Philadelphia Housing Authority official that threatened to bulldoze the preceding three years of his life. The agency would be testing soil on land it owned in Sharswood, a neighborhood defined by its two 18-story project towers and the expanse of vacant land that surrounds them.
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EXTON Several county groups will mark Saturday as the opening day of the Chester Valley Trail with giveaways of bicycle helmets, refreshments, and new maps of the trail.
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Nicole DeGuio will do anything to find her missing sister. She has even knocked on a pimp's door in a dicey Philadelphia neighborhood and handed out condoms to prostitutes in hopes they would be able to give her information.
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The Philadelphia School District is projecting a budget of $2.9 billion next year - a forecast that banks on $264 million in new city and state money that is not assured.
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