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Hundreds Gather At Love Park For National Moment Of Silence

People in more than 90 cities across the country observed a National Moment of Silence as they remembered those who died at the hands of police brutality.

08/14/2014

(The US State Department urges Americans visiting Egypt to be aware of political unrest.  File photo by Andrea Berman)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Travel Warnings for Americans

The height of the summertime getaway season is here, so it’s time to revisit a valuable Internet resource created to help travelers stay safe.

08/14/2014

(Mayor Nutter and former governor Rendell listen as DNC executive director Amy Dacey briefs reporters on the first day of the Democrats' visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.

08/13/2014

(A security barricade is seen in front of the Washington Monument on August 25, 2011, two days after an earthquake struck the region.   File photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montco Measurment Company Makes Digital Image of Washington Monument

A 2011 earthquake along the East Coast caused extensive damage to the Washington Monument. Now, an Abington company is helping to preserve the tourist attraction.

08/13/2014

(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

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