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People stand, on July 17, 2014, amongst the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels fighting central Kiev authorities claimed on Thursday that the Malaysian airline that crashed in Ukraine had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. The head of Ukraine's air traffic control agency said Thursday that the crew of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in the separatist east had reported no problems during flight. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET        (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Professor Weighs In On Malaysia Airlines Crash In Ukraine

As the situation in the Ukraine continues to unfold, a Villanova Professor and expert on Russian Studies has weighed in on the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down on Thursday.

07/17/2014

Smoke from rockets fired from a northern neighborhood of Gaza City are seen after being launched toward Israel on July 17, 2014. Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed four children, medics said, after a humanitarian lull in a 10-day conflict that has killed 237 Palestinians. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Rabbi In Israel Speaks To CBS 3 As Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Continues To Escalate

By Pat Ciarrocchi PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For Rabbi Neil Cooper and his wife Lori, posing with their children and grandchildren who live in Israel is infrequent and precious. So when sirens warned of incoming Hamas […]

07/17/2014

(Pres. Obama, speaking with the shut-down I-495 bridge in the background.  Image from White House video feed)

Pres. Obama, in Delaware, Urges Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure

It’s not just a question of safety and security, Obama says. He sees it as a matter of keeping the country competitive with the rest of the world.

07/17/2014

(A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 17th.  Photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Mideast Conflict Changing Some Delaware Valley Travelers’ Plans

“People are calling and asking questions, but I have to say that there are not many cancellations at all,” says a spokeswoman for one Philadelphia-based travel agency specializing in Israel travel.

07/17/2014

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Early 2016 Poll in Colorado Has Mixed News For Hillary Clinton

If the presidential election were held today, survey responses indicate Hillary Clinton would lose to Rand Paul, 46 to 43 percent, but she’d edge out Chris Christie.

07/17/2014

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Travel Guide To Paris, France

Regardless of your budget, you can enjoy everything the amazing City of Lights has to offer.

07/17/2014

(Dave, a friend of Jay Lloyd's mother, lounging at front right with his unit behind the lines in France, 1918.  Juliet Shubert collection)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Trip Back in History

If you have a family connection to World War I and are vacationing in Paris this summer, may I suggest a stop at the French Museum of the Army.

07/17/2014

(Country singer Doreen Taylor, speaking to kids during a ceremony on Independence Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Singer Named ‘Ambassador’ For National Parks Conservation

“Get off your iPhone!” Doreen Taylor advises. “When I was a kid, my parents packed us all into a car, drove us cross country, and we saw every single national park that we could.”

07/16/2014

(Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong runs through final notes before the launch of Apollo11.  Photo by NASA/ Keystone/ Getty Images)

45th Anniversary of Moon Flight That Culminated In ‘One Small Step…’

Exactly forty-five years ago, the attention of the entire world was on three brave men going, as the saying goes, where no man had gone before.

07/16/2014

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Create DIY Road Trip Survival Packs

Road trip survival packs should include everything to keep the family safe and occupied while on a road trip.

07/16/2014

(Adrian Nitkowski prepares to serve for the Team Philly volleyball team at the Transplant Games in Houston.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Transplant Games: Love Bloomed When They Met As Fellow Recipients

Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.

07/15/2014

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Have A Romantic Vacation In San Francisco

Make plans to visit San Francisco and discover why it is often called one of the most romantic destinations in the country.

07/15/2014

Philadelphia police step between two sides, rallying in Center City. (credit: Jan Carabeo/CBS3)

As Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Escalates, Philadelphians With Family Overseas Left Worried About Loved Ones

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates in the Middle East, Philadelphians with family overseas are left worried about their loved ones. Many rallied in Center City on Friday to bring awareness to both sides.

07/11/2014

(Israel supporters rally outside the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Israel Supporters Rally In Philadelphia As Gaza Conflict Boils Over

Yaron Sideman, the counsul general of Israel in Philadelphia, told the crowd at 19th and JFK Boulevard that Hamas has been indiscrimately firing rockets and missiles into Israel.

07/11/2014