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Investigation Underway After Hackers Attack Pine Forge Academy, Demand A Million Dollars

Set on a hill and surrounded by trees, picturesque Pine Forge Academy has become a target for an ugly cyber crime that police are now investigating.

12/19/2014

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With One Notable Exception, Pa. High Court E-Mails Get Clean Review

Special counsel Rob Byers says he combed nearly 5,000 e-mails — any between a justice and the state attorney general’s office between 2008 and 2012.

12/19/2014

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Pizza, and What’s Open in Philly?

Hadas reports on two new pizza places opening in the Delaware Valley, and a Twitter hashtag that can help you find the best places to eat.

12/18/2014

(Comcast added a late fee to Don's bill even though he is on "autopay," which deducts the payment from his bank account when due.)

Comcast Admits Billing Errors, Says Affected Customers Being Credited

For Don from Bella Vista, a $9.50 late fee threw him for a loop.

12/17/2014

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Report: Pennsylvania Social Media Users Among The Most Humble

You’ve heard them referred to as “gloaties” before. Now, a new app has ranked the most “braggadocious” U.S. states.

12/17/2014

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Sony Hackers Reference 9/11 In New Threats Against Theaters

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

12/16/2014

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Philadelphia Councilman Standing Firm For Calling Christie A ‘Fat [Expletive]’ On Twitter

Councilman Jim Kenney was fuming that Gov. Christie sat with the owner of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night’s Eagles game.

12/15/2014

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Phila. Apprenticeship Program Serves as Backdrop For $100M US Labor Dept. Announcement

Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.

12/11/2014

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Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.

12/10/2014

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Twitter Lists Its Most-Tweeted Topics of 2014

During the year, Twitter users sent an average of more than 500 million tweets per day, but only one is recognized as the “Golden Tweet.”

12/10/2014

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Roxborough’s Beer Blogging Priest Debuts Christmas Brew, ‘Gingerbread Jesus’

Described as a Belgian Dubbel brewed with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, the hilariously-named Gingerbread Jesus has a story behind it, just like its co-creator, Father Kirk, who says he never liked beer as a teen.

12/10/2014

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Facebook Releases Its Most-Posted Topics of 2014

Facebook analyzed the past year’s conversation on the social network to reveal the most talked-about topics.

12/09/2014

(A "die-in" was held outside Lincoln Financial Field on December 7th in protest of black men killed at the hands of police.  Photo by Matt Rivers)

Central Bucks West Counselor on Leave After Facebook Threat Posted Against Post-Eagles Game Protesters

The post said, “If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You’ve been warned idiots!!”

12/08/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

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Dot-LGBT The New Dot-Com For Gay Community

A Montgomery County company is behind one of the newest dot-com names.

12/05/2014

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