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April 15, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
In the months leading up to tonight's midnight tax-filing deadline, Americans have been feverishly pouring billions of dollars into Individual Retirement Accounts at a far faster pace than in 1990, according to Money magazine's Small Investor Index. Discount broker Charles Schwab, for example, has opened 17,500 new IRA accounts this year, compared with 12,700 for the same period a year ago. At Fidelity Investments, investors with existing IRAs have added 15 percent more cash to their accounts than they did a year ago. Analysts give two reasons for the heightened interest in IRAs.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rewrote the record books Thursday in a 156-73 romp over Nigeria, an epic blowout that answered the Americans' detractors after two opening routs that provoked criticism of their slow starts and outside shooting. They led by 26 in the first quarter; had an Olympic-record 78 points in the first half; and Anthony scored 37 points, including a 10-of-12 three-point shooting night, to break the U.S. single-game scoring record in less than three quarters.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
I AM an American. I am neither a Democrat nor Republican, red or blue, left or right. I grew up a rebellious child, I challenged authority and would not stand up to salute the flag in high school. I didn't agree with the way MY country was run. I'm older now, and though I still carry a heavy stone in my stomach at the thought of the way MY country is run, I know it's not America's fault. I love America, and am a proud American. But, like every American, I have my opinions and beliefs that oppose those of others.
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November 16, 1988 | By RICHARD REEVES
So, Nancy Reagan told the Los Angeles Times that she hasn't talked to her daughter, Patti Davis, for more than a year. What else is new? There is a reason that Americans feel compelled to talk about "family values. " We don't have any - or, rather, we have significantly fewer than almost any other people on Earth. We are the people who left our parents and grandparents behind in Europe to come to the New World. Then we left them behind generation after generation as young men followed Horace Greeley's advice to go West.
NEWS
July 16, 2010
By Leonard Boasberg Rick Santorum was recently quoted as telling the blog The Iowa Republican that President Obama "is detached from the American experience. He just doesn't identify with the average American because of his own background - Indonesia and Hawaii. " The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania went on to say of the president: "His view is from the viewpoint of academics and the halls of the Ivy League schools that he went to, and it's not a love of this country and an understanding of the basic values and wants and desires of its people.
SPORTS
December 16, 1990 | By Roger Allaway, Inquirer Staff Writer
If it didn't know it before, the U.S. national soccer team has found out this year the difference between a "friendly" match and a "competitive" match. The difference is intensity. Learning to deal with an intensity that the Americans don't get from friendly-match opponents is a major consideration as they look toward the 1994 World Cup, which the United States will host. That is why two developments in recent months have been important to the American team. They are the increased movement of top American players to European clubs, where they are playing in professional, competitive situations week in and week out, and the announcement that beginning next year, the CONCACAF regional confederation, of which the United States is a member, will hold a biennial CONCACAF Nations Cup competition.
NEWS
September 15, 2009 | By FATIMAH ALI
WHETHER it's South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's angry outburst during President Obama's address to Congress last week, or Serena Williams' ouster from the U.S. Open for cussing out an official or Kanye West's meltdown at the MTV awards, Americans are losing their cool. And although it makes great headlines here, we have a very bad rap internationally. A friend of mine, recently returned from a visit to Asia, was most impressed with the impeccable manners of the people she met there in three different countries.
SPORTS
June 19, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
They came here with high hopes, but modest expectations. The first U.S. soccer team to play in a World Cup final in 40 years is down to its third, and probably last, game today (TNT, 2:55 p.m. EDT), against Austria in Florence's Stadio Comunale. Mathematically, the Americans still can advance to the second round. But realistically, when Czechoslovakia scored five goals in the game on June 10, the Americans were through for this tournament. Almost as much of a win, most of the players want to gain individual recognition on the international soccer market so they can play in a European professional league next year.
SPORTS
October 20, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
If it's redemption the Americans are after, they've certainly delivered a conclusive opening statement. This one looks like it's already history, even if it's hardly begun. Where's Yogi Berra when you really need a reason to continue paying attention through the weekend? The fourth Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour's even-yeared answer to the seven-decade tradition of Samuel Ryder, got under way yesterday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 40 miles west of the nation's capitol.
NEWS
March 31, 1988 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
Even though the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam almost 15 years ago, the conflict continues to touch Americans, say two Philadelphia professors. They presented their views to 51 high school history teachers at a March 18 conference on Vietnam at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. Michael Zuckerman, chairman of undergraduate history at the University of Pennsylvania, told the teachers that Americans have not been able to forget the war. "There is a continuing presence of Vietnam in today's society," he said.
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February 4, 2016 | Lauren McCutcheon, For the Daily News
A few weeks ago, the children's book world was in an uproar over educational publisher Scholastic's history-based picture book about African American slaves, a Founding Father, and a baked good. The title of the made-for-kids tale: A Birthday Cake for George Washington . The story: Washington's enslaved chef, Hercules, and Hercules' enslaved daughter Delia make a dessert in the Philadelphia kitchen of their master, the first president of the United States of America. The controversy, which drew hundreds of negative reviews on Amazon.com and more than a thousand signatures to a petition on Change.org: The text and illustrations offered a one-dimensional, all-too-happy portrayal of slavery.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
You will still have to pay to check a bag, or get a pillow, a blanket, or a seat with extra legroom. But in a throwback to an earlier era, American and United Airlines are bringing back free snacks in the economy cabin. The perks all but disappeared after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the 2008 recession. American, Philadelphia's largest carrier, announced Monday it will offer coach passengers crunchy Biscoff-brand cookies and pretzels, starting this month, on coast-to-coast flights between New York and Miami and California, and in April on all U.S. flights.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
American Airlines, Philadelphia's largest carrier, reported a record fourth-quarter profit Friday on falling oil prices and strong corporate travel. Business customers and all fliers also fared well, paying lower ticket prices in the latest quarter as American matched the fares of discount carriers Spirit and Frontier Airlines, which have been expanding in cities including Philadelphia. American said it plans to roll out a "basic economy fare" in the second half of this year to compete with the "no frills" ticket prices of Spirit and Frontier.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Staff Writer
For the first time, two African American women will serve as the top judges in the Philadelphia court system, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday. The high court appointed Judge Jacqueline F. Allen as administrative judge of the trial division of Common Pleas Court, which includes the system's busiest and most prestigious criminal and civil courtrooms. The court named Judge Sheila A. Woods-Skipper, already the president judge of Common Pleas Court, to chair the system's administrative governing board.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
After four - failed - auditions for American Idol , Junhow Wei got the message that he probably wasn't going to be a pop star. But Wei, who is now on the verge of getting his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, has found a way to turn his rejection into something positive: a study on how Idol losers deal with bad news. Wei's own reaction the first time he was rejected - anger - was a common one, he said. But, like lots of others, he also decided to try again, a tack he considers more in line with the "meritocratic" ideal that hard work and talent can triumph over lousy odds.
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | Reviewed by Miriam Díaz-Gilbert
American Governor Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption By Matt Katz Threshold Editions. 464 pp. $28. Matt Katz's hefty Chris Christie biography, American Governor , can be a bit exhausting, but it is definitely not boring. If you have not given much thought to the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate - whose popularity has been tarnished by Bridgegate, and who currently is in the low single digits in national presidential polls - American Governor might have you thinking twice.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines has reduced its flight schedule Friday evening and is canceling all flights on Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport due to the impending winter storm. American and merger partner US Airways operate 76 percent of the flights in Philadelphia. Flights here will resume on Sunday morning, the airline said. American said the storm will impact travel at 42 airports. lloyd@phillynews.com 215-854-2831@LoydLinda  
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January 22, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Heroes to pen memoir The three young American men who last summer stopped a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris will tell their story in a memoir due in August, the Perseus Books Group announced Wednesday. The 15:17 to Paris will recount how civilian Anthony Sadler and two friends, Army Spec. Alek Skarlatos and Air Force Airman Spencer Stone were traveling on a train bound from Brussels to Paris when they encountered a heavily armed ISIS terrorist named Ayoub al-Khazzani carrying an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
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Jason Rezaian Rezaian, a reporter with the Washington Post, was detained in July 2014 when Iranian security forces raided his home and seized his wife and him. Rezaian, who was born in California and holds both U.S. and Iranian citizenship, was convicted in closed proceedings last year after being charged with espionage and related allegations. The length of his sentence has not been disclosed. The Post and the U.S. government have denied the accusations, as has Rezaian. His wife, Yeganeh Salehi, was released on bail in October 2014.
NEWS
January 18, 2016
ISSUE | REFUGEES Compassion, not pain A humanitarian crisis in Central America has driven hundreds of thousands of refugees - including more than 115,000 unaccompanied children - to the United States since 2014. In the last quarter of last year, more than 10,000 Central American children crossed into this country. This situation demands compassionate and sensible approaches. Instead, inhumane federal deportation practices are tearing apart these refugees' communities ("Deportation controversy," Jan. 10)
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