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Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Holder looks for answers on overcrowded prisons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement officer got a glimpse of the challenges facing ex-offenders attempting to rebuild their lives on Tuesday as he attended an unusual court session and then met with […]

11/05/2013

Actor Kevin Hart donates 500 computers to Philly

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actor and comedian Kevin Hart donated 500 computers to schools and recreation centers in his hometown of Philadelphia, a move that he hopes will inspire others to follow his lead. “I […]

11/01/2013

This image provided by Marvel shows shows a page from "Iron Man" No. 17, out Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in comic shops. In the issue, Tony Stark, the avenging philanthropic billionaire better known for the high-tech armor he wears as Iron Man, is about to find himself felled by not one, but two, family secrets that has him questioning his place in the world and why the reality of his origin was kept from him. (AP Photo/Marvel)

In Marvel’s ‘Iron Man,’ family’s secrets unravel

Tony Stark’s always been a man of many talents for whom surprise is a rare thing. But the avenging philanthropic billionaire — better known for the high-tech armor he wears as Iron Man — is […]

10/23/2013

Man calls cops for theft from workers’ fridge

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — If you ever had your lunch disappear from the office refrigerator, consider what one southeastern Pennsylvania man did: He called the cops. KYW-TV in Philadelphia reports that Upper Macungie Township police […]

10/21/2013

People run to a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen, File)

Family of man who set self on fire says he was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, […]

10/08/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA hopes for another Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors voted its support today for bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in the summer of 2024. The board will send a letter to the United States […]

09/17/2013

Oct. 7, 2007 photo of New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia and other brain disorders they blame on the violent, bone-crunching […]

08/29/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet. (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family)

Pa. girl to leave hospital after lung transplants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose plight for a new pair of lungs spurred a national debate over organ transplants is going home Tuesday, her mother said Monday. In a posting on her […]

08/26/2013

An emblem on the Szechuan Hunan restaurant in Philadelphia Monday Aug. 19, 2013, indicates its participation in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear […]

08/23/2013

Woman turns up alive after her own funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial for her. Services for 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson were held Aug. 3 in New Jersey. […]

08/23/2013

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