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Phila. DA Says One Aspect of “21st-Century Policing” Report is All Wet

The report, commissioned by Pres. Obama, calls for external, independent investigations and outside prosecutors when police use deadly force.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(Zelda Westbrook reads to students at a charter school in Germantown.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Honoring Children’s Author Dr. Seuss, NFL Moms Read To Schoolchildren in Germantown

Zelda Westbrook, mother of beloved former Philadelphia Eagles’ running back Brian Westbrook, read Dr. Seuss’ “Wacky Wednesday” to a group of kindergartners.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Newt Gingrich's Birthday is June 17th

Newt Gingrich On War Against ISIS: ‘We’re Engaged In A War That Is Going To Be Around For 50-75 Years’

Rich Zeoli talked with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC about the mistakes the White House in making in the war against ISIS.

02/27/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.  File image)

Obamacare Open Enrollments Up By 3.2 Million This Year

Kevin Counihan, CEO of the federal health insurance marketplace, says it was a “blowout” weekend for enrollment, which he says helped push signups ten percent higher than projected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(The federal government's healthcare.gov web site contained prominent warnings as the signup deadline approached.)

Health Care Officials Warn Uninsured Americans To Get Signed Up By Midnight Sunday

The deadline is Sunday night, and health officials, advocates, and insurers are all urging the uninsured not to wait until Sunday to sign up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(The Union League's commemorative parade moves down Chestnut Street, near Juniper.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Union League Commemorates Lincoln’s Birthday, 206 Years On

Despite the frigid weather conditions, about 75 people, led by Union cavalry reënactors, marched from Broad Street to Independence Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

US-CRIME-SHOOTING

Head Of Muslim Group: ‘If North Carolina Killer Describes Himself As An Atheist, Are We To Demand All Atheists Apologize For Him Like Muslims Have Had To Do?’

Three American-Muslim students were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday evening. The killings inspired uproar over night with the Twitter campaign of #MuslimLivesMatter by those that felt that they were killed because of their religion.

02/12/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Dr. Eugene Richardson speaks to students at William Penn Charter School.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Visiting a Philadelphia School, a Tuskegee Airman Tells World War II Unit’s Story of Triumph

Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

Regina Moran  during White House tour. (credit: Regina Moran)

Philadelphia Woman, Who Says Health Care Reform Changed Her Life, Invited To White House

A Philadelphia woman’s letter to the President landed her an invitation to the White House last Tuesday and she told him that the Affordable Care Act had changed her life.

02/07/2015

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Address Joint Meeting Of Congress In September

House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement and expressed gratitude that the Pope accepted his invitation.

02/05/2015

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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015