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.
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.
An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.
Atheer grew up in Baghdad, the youngest of ten children. After earning a degree in French studies, he followed his older brother into a career as a cameraman, shooting soap operas and documentaries. But in 2003 when the war came to Iraq Atheer discovered a new line of work — using his camera to capture the conflict for CBS News.
Analysts say gas prices are at the highest they’ve been for the July 4th weekend in six years.
Chris discusses the latest in the case of the missing IRS emails, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s release of a report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation, and the Supreme Court’s rejection of New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports gambling. He also talks to author Andrew McCarthy about the capture of the mastermind behind the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
Fifty percent of those questioned believe the US has no responsibility to do something about the violence in Iraq; 42 percent say we do.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is reporting that the national average price of a gallon of gasoline has risen three cents since last week, even though gas prices traditionally drop at the this time of year.
Gas prices weren’t supposed to take too much of a ride this summer, pretty much on par with last summer’s range. But the increase in violence in Iraq by Islamic militants could push prices higher.
As violence in Iraq continues to escalate, Iraqis in Philadelphia are growing more concerned about family still living in their homeland.
KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.
Chris covers the developing crisis in Iraq, President Obama’s intervention to halt the SEPTA strike, and Jimmy Rollins becoming the Phillies all-time hits leaders. He talks to Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris Stigall talked with Ed Turzanski about political turmoil in Iraq as the radical Sunni Muslim group ISIS marches toward Baghdad.
Chris details Hillary Clinton’s trouble answering questions on gay marriage, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon, and the declining state of Iraq. He talks to CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, and foreign policy analyst Ed Turzanski.
Chris reviews Congressman Eric Cantor’s decision to step down as House Majority Leader, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s testimony on the Bowe Bergdahl swap, and Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf both speaking before the Pennsylvania Economic Council. He talks to Comedian Colin Quinn about his new stage show, Unconstitutional.