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(US military veterans use specialized wheelchairs to compete in a game of "Quad Rugby," nicknamed "murderball."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Hosts Military Veterans’ Wheelchair Athletic Games

The US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America present the games each year, open to military vets who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurological problems.

08/12/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29:  Robin Williams attends the CW, CBS And Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Local Fans, Comics React To The Passing Of Robin Williams

In the comedy and improv world, Williams’ death has hit hard. At Philly Improv Theater many stand-ups feel as though they’ve not only lost one of their industry’s greatest minds, but a mentor.

08/11/2014

Ukee Washington had a cameo on Robin Williams' CBS show The Crazy Ones April 17th.  The show was taped in February. (credit: CBS)

Robin Williams Found Dead In Calif. Home

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiburon home Monday, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department.

08/11/2014

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Iraqi Exchange Student Concerned About Family During Escalating Violence, Airstrikes

A Kurdish exchange student is studying in Philadelphia at Temple University. But his heart and mind are half a world away with his family in Iraq.

08/08/2014

Women of the Convention (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Certain Tattoo Products Sold On Internet Have Been Recalled

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe.

08/07/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, August 7, 2014. Obama said he authorized air strikes and relief supply drops in Iraq to prevent "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities. "We can act, carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of genocide," Obama said, in an address as he announced military action.  (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes In Iraq

President Obama authorized airstrikes “if necessary” against Islamic militants if they move toward Erbil in northern Iraq where American military, diplomats and civilians are stationed.

08/07/2014

(A keyless entry remote, built into an ignition key.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Car Owners Warned About New, High-Tech Wave of Car Break-ins

“It always pays to make sure that you don’t attract criminals to your vehicle by leaving a laptop or a cell phone or GPS device or other valuables in clear sight,” says an insurance industry expert.

08/07/2014

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Body Of U.S. General Killed In Afghanistan Arrives At Dover Air Force Base

A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of 55-year-old Maj. Gen. Harold Greene landed Thursday morning at Dover, home to the nation’s largest military mortuary.

08/07/2014

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Local Cybersecurity Expert Weighs In On Data Breach Of More Than A Billion Usernames And Passwords

Balchunas says the magnitude of this breach is alarming but, just like any other case, it’s a warning for all of us.

08/06/2014

(Photo by Kelly Nelson, provided by National Cancer Institute.)

Doctor Warns That Itchy Skin Spot May Suggest More Investigation

Dermatologists trying to determine which skin lesions need testing first should ask patients how those patches feel.

08/05/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

US House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Ahead of Summer Recess

Before the House headed home, they actually agreed to do something — about threats to cybersecurity.

08/04/2014

In a picture taken from the Israel-Gaza border, smoke rises from the coastal side of the Gaza Strip following an Israeli controlled explosion of a tunnel, on August 1, 2014 after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the previous day that the army will continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza militants for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire. Even as troops have worked to destroy the tunnels, some of which have been booby trapped, militants have managed to use them to infiltrate southern Israel five times, Haaretz newspaper reported.  (Photo credit JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Concerns Of Local Residents With Loved Ones In The Middle East Grow As Conflict Escalates

An Allentown resident says his mother, father, aunts and uncles, in-laws and friends are all on the ground in Gaza.

08/01/2014

Atlantic City Boardwalk (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Budget Travel Tips For Atlantic City

Read on for budget travel tips for entertainment, travel, dining and lodging on the Jersey shore at Atlantic City

08/01/2014

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U.S. Warns Against Travel To Countries Hit By Ebola

The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

07/31/2014

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