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March 11, 2013 | By Ernesto Londoño and Kevin Sieff, Washington Post
KABUL, Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a stark taste of the challenges that continue to bedevil Afghanistan, as insurgents carried out two deadly bombings Saturday, one within earshot of the Pentagon chief. The Afghan government, meanwhile, abruptly canceled a ceremony scheduled for Saturday that had been meant to show that Kabul and Washington had finally reached a deal for the handover of a U.S. military prison. Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the last minute balked at the proposed terms of the handover of the Parwan Detention Facility, Afghan and U.S. officials said, dashing hopes that a resolution of a contentious issue that has poisoned the relationship between the two countries was in sight.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
Philadelphia, state and federal officials conducted a drill yesterday to test their preparedness for a chemical terrorist attack. Firefighters, police and other rescue personnel took part in the exercise, which involved the evacuation of Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and included citizens in the role of victims.
NEWS
December 26, 2003
On December 12 at approximately 2:30 a.m. I was awaken from a sound sleep of a vicious dog attacking and mauling to death Joey, a stray cat on the 600 block of East Flora Street. The sound of Joey screaming for help was horrible. The owner of this vicious dog did not even have the dog on a leash and did not even try to stop the attack. Joey never bothered anyone and he did not deserve to die like he did. This was a senseless killing.The dog's owner is a heartless human being for allowing this to happen.
NEWS
October 5, 1987
It's a dangerous world we live in. Killer earthquakes rumbling through Southern California, test Soviet ICBMs splashing close to Hawaii, radon silently poisoning the rec room. And now - Attack video! Imagine. You are sitting in that comfortable chair in the living room, feet on the ottoman, clutching a cool one, watching television. Suddenly, powerful laser beams shoot out from the TV. Zap! Gotcha. Attack video! The reality is less frightening. The only known victim of an attack video is Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D., Del.)
NEWS
February 2, 2013 | By Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey - In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard in what the White House described as a terrorist attack. Washington immediately warned Americans to stay away from all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey and to be wary in large crowds. The attack drew condemnation from Turkey, the United States, Britain, and other nations. Officials from both Turkey and the United States pledged to work together to fight terrorism.
NEWS
November 30, 1990 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Frankford teenager yesterday was found guilty of robbery, riot and indecent assault for his part in an attack by more than 15 black youths on a white woman who was beaten, robbed and stripped of all but her bra. After issuing the verdict against David Fletcher, 19, of the 4700 block of Hawthorne Street, Common Pleas Court Judge Gene D. Cohen said, "I am particularly outraged by this case. " Cohen did not find enough evidence to convict Fletcher of a charge of ethnic intimidation, although police had said the April 10 nighttime attack was racially motivated.
NEWS
September 29, 1992 | By James Cordrey, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Philadelphia man was sentenced yesterday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in Delaware County Prison for sexually assaulting a 24-year-old Drexel Hill woman at a department store in January. Donald Ranson, 48, of the 700 block of North 46th Street, pleaded guilty in Delaware County Court to assaulting the woman in a fitting room at Macy's in Springfield Mall. Ranson was a store supervisor. The attack occurred before the store opened on a Saturday. Ranson approached the woman, who worked as a housekeeper, in the fitting room and asked her to have sex with him. When she refused, Ranson tried to force himself on her; she broke free and ran. Later, he told her that he would try again and threatened to use a gun if she did not remain quiet.
NEWS
October 15, 1991 | BY JIM FARBER, New York Daily News
APOCALYPSE '91: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BLACK Public Enemy. Columbia. Talk of Public Enemy usually centers on their incendiary words. And no wonder. On their fourth and latest album, PE, the self-described "prophets of rage," skewer black radio for not playing enough rap, attack Arizona for refusing to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, eviscerate malt liquor companies for targeting black consumers and put down the church as a pacifying distraction in the black community. And that's just for starters.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The fifth suspect in the Sunday beating and shooting of Hunting Park drug crusader Santiago Pineda claims he didn't attack Pineda, Pineda attacked him. Carlos Duprey, 21, surrendered to Police Sgt. Gerald Duffy outside a City Hall courtroom yesterday and was charged with taking part in the assault on Pineda, who, police say, was trying to shoo a group of drug peddlers from in front of his home at 8th and Pike streets. Duprey was taken into custody after arriving with his wife and infant child.
NEWS
November 4, 1998 | By Aileen Soper, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Caln police are investigating a report that a student was abducted Monday from the front of Coatesville Intermediate High School, driven to a vacant lot, and molested for an hour before the attacker released her. The 17-year-old district student was attacked about 4 p.m., according to a Coatesville Area district news release yesterday. Caln Police Chief James Franciscus did not return calls yesterday. Caln police notified school officials of the incident yesterday, said Gail Jackson, assistant superintendent.
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November 20, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer and Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writers
A woman accused of repeatedly stabbing a child protection worker Monday in a state office building in Camden, from which armed guards had just been withdrawn, had twice before been charged with assault, according to court records. On Tuesday, after Taisha Edwards, 30, of Camden, was charged with attempted murder, union officials who represent the state workers in their offices at 101 Haddon Ave. complained of a lack of protection there. The concerns appeared to lead to action, as the Department of Children and Families decided Tuesday to restore armed guards at the building, according to Hetty Rosenstein, state director for the Communications Workers of America.
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
A bioterrorist attack has exposed a swath of Philadelphia to anthrax and thousands of residents need antibiotics to try to ward off the deadly bacterial infection. That scenario was part of Saturday's training session for nearly 200 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. "Imagine 20,000 Philadelphians coming through here, getting medications" for anthrax, said physician Steve Alles, standing in the gymnasium of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where the training exercise was held.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS WAS after the Eagles' 31-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, and somebody asked center Jason Kelce about Darren Sproles. "I don't want to talk about just Darren Sproles," Kelce responded. "I'd like to talk about all of [the Eagles' running backs]. Darren, LeSean [McCoy] and Chris Polk. "They all offer their own unique running styles. I wouldn't trade them for any three-back rotation in the league right now. All three of them play off each other extremely well. They all have things that they're very good at. They're huge for us. " All three played significant roles in the win over the Texans.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia police have arrested well-known Mummer Carmen D'Amato, 62, in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend. Rita D'Amato, 36, his daughter, was also charged after the two turned themselves in to South Detectives on Friday. Police had contacted the D'Amatos after arrest warrants were issued earlier in the day, police said. The D'Amatos believed the victim may have been breaking into cars, a law enforcement source said. Both were charged with aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment, and related counts.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia police on Wednesday released video footage of a Queen Village shooting and asked for the public's help to identify the perpetrators, who investigators believe are a father and daughter from the neighborhood. Investigators believe the man and his daughter attacked the 36-year-old victim, a homeless man, on Saturday, according to a law enforcement source. The source said the alleged assailants believed the victim had been breaking into cars. On Wednesday afternoon, police were preparing a search warrant for a home in the area, the source said.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
Be afraid of potentially devastating cyber attacks, and be better prepared to guard against them. But also be wary of the risks - especially to privacy - that accompany a growing focus on cyber security that may exaggerate some threats. Those are among the themes and dissents that emerge from a report Wednesday by the Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center. Its authors surveyed more than 1,600 computer and Internet experts on the future of cyber attacks and found most said there was good reason to worry.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have obtained footage from a home security camera that captured a shooting in Queen Village early Saturday morning and are searching for suspects in an attack that may been retaliation for car break-ins in the neighborhood. The 36-year-old victim told police he was walking on the 100 block of Carpenter Street around 2:40 a.m. when a woman with a baseball bat and a man with a handgun approached him. "You know what you did, you son of a [expletive]," the victim said one of the assailants yelled at him. The woman then struck him with the bat, the victim said.
NEWS
October 23, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia could soon have laws that define attacks on gay and disabled people as hate crimes, ban the sale and possession of realistic-looking toy guns, and increase the penalties for selling BB guns to minors. Following a nearly three-hour meeting, City Council's Committee on Public Safety approved three bills and sent them for a vote to the full Council. The hate-crime addition to the City Code, triggered by the Sept. 11 assault on a gay couple in Center City, is expected to be approved by Council, and Mayor Nutter has been sympathetic to issues concerning the LGBT community in the past.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norm Willey seemed determined that his football-card images be worthy of his "Wild Man" nickname. On one, the 1950s Eagles defensive end looks like a winged raptor about to snatch a prairie dog. As he glides menacingly toward the camera, Willey's arms are spread wide, his mouth agape, his long fingers curled and outstretched like talons. That's how he must have looked to New York Giants quarterback Charlie Conerly on Oct. 26, 1952, the most memorable day of Willey's eight-year Eagles career.
NEWS
October 14, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
DRIVING your car in Center City on a weeknight. Fairly safe situation, right? Not for a Fairmount couple who police say were attacked by a small group of rampaging punks on bicycles at 18th and Lombard streets. Cops say the driver and his wife, both 31, were stopped at a red light at 8:34 p.m. Thursday when the kids pulled up on bikes in front of the vehicle. One opened the passenger door and tried to pull the woman out. When her husband started to back up, the kids hurled rocks, causing him to strike parked vehicles, according to police.
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