March 31, 2013 11:41 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated down to the finest stitch. The tent, also called a marquee, is being reproduced this summer as part of a new partnership between the planned Museum of... more »
December 9, 2012 1:55 AM
PHILADELPHIA - With no bowl games on the schedule, the Army Navy game was the only action in college football this weekend.
Sophomore fullback Noah Copeland found pay dirt from 12 yards out in the second quarter to put the Navy on the board first.Army answered on a 11... more »
November 28, 2012 8:36 PM
A southern New Jersey high school custodian has been accused of using eight small cameras he had hidden around the school to secretly film students and teachers, including in places where students change clothes. Authorities say John Martin had hours of video footage from the pinhole cameras and kept video... more »
October 28, 2012 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday morning, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 707 flights have been cancelled Sunday, with more than 265 cancellations at... more »
August 29, 2012 7:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's voluminous FBI file contains threatening letters sent to him and his staff years ago but nothing about his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, convicted of molesting boys. Paterno's 868-page file contains the fallout from a series of threatening letters from someone... more »
July 7, 2012 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years... more »
April 8, 2012 12:43 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has shot himself in the chest in Philadelphia with a gun he found under his mother's pillow. The shooting happened at around 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mayfair section of northeast Philadelphia. Police say the boy shot himself once in the left... more »
February 15, 2012 6:55 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It's like the promised land for Bruce Springsteen fans at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Boss' guitars, handwritten lyrics, personal scrapbooks and 1960 Corvette are among 150 items in the exhibit "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen."... more »
November 30, 2011 6:35 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police have begun arresting a group of roving marchers who left the Occupy Philadelphia encampment near City Hall after officers evicted protesters.
Police began pulling down tents at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday after telling demonstrators they had to leave. A group of protesters who left Dilworth... more »
September 20, 2011 12:11 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judicial panel is considering whether to reverse a ruling it made a week ago to declare nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis eligible to run for state Senate in New Jersey.
The three judges held a hearing Tuesday on the matter.
New Jersey... more »
September 20, 2011 12:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - University of Pennsylvania students who were puzzled by a no-show professor later found out why he missed the first day of class: He died months ago.
The students were waiting for Henry Teune to teach a political science class at the Ivy League school in Philadelphia... more »
August 27, 2011 12:21 AM
DENVER (AP) - Frontier Airlines is canceling some flights to and from the East Coast because of Hurricane Irene.
The airline said Friday the canceled flights were scheduled between Saturday and Monday.
The airline says it has added other flights on Saturday for passengers who want to travel... more »
May 8, 2011 3:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The head of Philadelphia-based cable television company Comcast is being honored by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who created a foundation to preserve oral histories of the Holocaust.
Spielberg will present Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts with the Shoah Foundation's annual Ambassadors for Humanity Award at a Philadelphia... more »
February 13, 2011 8:52 AM
A woman from London died in Philadelphia early last week after receiving cosmetic injections in her buttocks and investigators now consider a transgender hip-hop singer as a person of interest in the case.
The singer, who goes by the name "Black Madam," has apparently been identified as the person... more »
January 20, 2011 6:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A grand jury report says a Philadelphia abortion clinic would have been shut down a long time ago, had it not been for extraordinary failures by state regulators.
A doctor at the clinic was arraigned today on eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven... more »
September 30, 2010 8:46 AM
Police in Philadelphia, Mississippi, say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Colorado Springs woman whose body was found hanging from a tree on Saturday.
Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk tells The Neshoba Democrat that an autopsy report shows the death of Donna Giao Dao, 34, of... more »
September 29, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »
September 14, 2010 10:09 AM
Firms from around the world are competing to design a wildlife crossing that could be installed over Interstate 70 in Vail.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University on the contest and five firms have been selected as finalists. The... more »
July 22, 2010 3:12 PM
Ronny Paulino hit the winning single with the bases loaded and none out in the ninth inning Thursday, and the Florida Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2.
Florida's Josh Johnson struck out 11 in 6 1-3 innings and allowed only one run, on a homer by Ian Stewart in... more »
July 9, 2010 9:02 AM
Police say a female body was pulled from the waters of the Delaware River near the site of a collision between an amphibious tour boat and a 250-foot barge that left two people missing.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Crystal Kneen says the body was recovered early Friday just north... more »
July 7, 2010 9:55 AM
The high temperatures blanketing the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the country are making many people miserable. But those in New York City, Philadelphia and other dense, built-up areas are getting hit with the heat in a way their counterparts in less developed places aren't.
It's called the heat... more »
July 7, 2010 8:16 AM
Forecasters say the day after one of the hottest in decades in the Eastern U.S. won't be any more comfortable. More of the same is forecast today with temperatures in the 90s to 100 degrees or more.
The temperature broke records yesterday in New York, where it hit 103,... more »
May 20, 2010 7:46 PM
A park official says a white powder found in a balloon near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was flour.
The balloon was found Thursday inside the building that houses the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell Center and part of a street next to it were evacuated as a precaution.... more »
May 20, 2010 4:14 PM
The downtown Philadelphia building that houses the Liberty Bell and the streets around it have been evacuated because of a suspicious item that looks like a balloon.
National Park Service rangers called police on Thursday afternoon. Park Service spokeswoman Jane Cowley says it's unclear whether the item is inside... more »
February 25, 2010 4:04 PM
A high-speed Amtrak train struck and killed two teenage girls near Philadelphia.
Officials say the Acela train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit the two girls around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Norwood, about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
Interboro School District Superintendent Nancy Hacker says the 10th-graders... more »
February 5, 2010 12:31 PM
29 amateur eaters gathered in Philadelphia Friday for the annual Wing Bowl--a precursor to Sunday's Super Bowl.
Winning is easy--just eat the most chicken wings.
Prizes include a car, a motorcycle, and a Mexican vacation.
Jonathan Squibb repeated as champ, eating 238 wings in 30 minutes.
January 21, 2010 10:39 AM
Transportation security officials say a US Airways flight has been diverted to Philadelphia International Airport because of a disruptive passenger. US Airways Express Flight 3079 took off Thursday from La Guardia airport in New York bound for Louisville, Ky. It landed without incident in Philadelphia around 9 a.m. A statement... more »
January 14, 2010 9:03 AM
A relative says soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died in suburban Philadelphia at age 59. The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, says his father died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Pendergrass' son says his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery." The elder Pendergrass... more »
January 8, 2010 9:10 AM
A broad snowstorm pushed eastward early Friday, dumping a light coating of snow in the Northeast, all part of a powerful cold front engulfing much of the nation.
The National Weather Service said that the edge of the storm, with light snow flurries, reached the Philadelphia area overnight and... more »
November 17, 2009 7:02 PM
A letter President Abraham Lincoln wrote to a boy whose friends didn't believe he had met the commander in chief is being sold in Philadelphia. Lincoln sent the letter from the White House to 8-year-old George Patten two weeks after his March 1861 inauguration. The youngster had been mocked by... more »
October 20, 2009 3:04 PM
The kids at West Philadelphia High School's Academy of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering are a driven bunch, and that's good news for everyone. What's driving them is their effort to design a 100-mpg passenger sedan that could go a long way - on very little fuel - toward helping to... more »
October 12, 2009 4:47 PM
Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling 125 feet when a tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was properly strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof.... more »
October 12, 2009 1:00 PM
The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies are getting ready to meet again at Coors Field for Game 4 of their playoff series. The Rockies need a win to keep the series alive. The Phillies are on the verge of winning after beating the Rockies 6-5 in a game that... more »
October 8, 2009 6:57 PM
Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday to even their NL playoff series at 1.
Hamels, the World Series and NLCS MVP last year, looked nothing like the guy who... more »
October 5, 2009 6:11 PM
Just like they did in 2007, the Colorado Rockies open the playoffs in Philadelphia as the hottest team in the National League. Only this time, they might be without the hottest pitcher in baseball. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa, who went 16-3 after losing his first six decisions, will test... more »
September 15, 2009 12:01 PM
In downtown Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, a young man plays the violin.
He provides a one man soundtrack that makes everyone seem to stop in their tracks, and he's just 13-years-old.
"I get this adrenaline rush, when crowds are standing by", says violinist Phnom Justus Rivera. "I like the... more »