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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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August 29, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
A SUMMER WAVE of negative television ads has not nudged the needle at all for Gov. Corbett in his bid for a second term against Democrat Tom Wolf. A Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll being released today shows Wolf holding a comfortable 25-point lead on Corbett, 49 percent to 24 percent, with 25 percent undecided. That's virtually unchanged since Franklin & Marshall's last poll in late June. Four out of five of the registered voters in the poll said they have seen campaign ads for both Corbett and Wolf.
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August 29, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University has concluded its investigation of an altercation on campus last week in which a student said he was punched and called anti-Semitic names after a verbal exchange with students manning a table for a pro-Palestinian group. The university will soon turn over its findings to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said. It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether the incident constituted a hate crime and what, if any, charges may be filed, he said.
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August 26, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A half-naked man who attacked a driver along South Columbus Boulevard early Sunday while claiming to be the messiah will not be charged with a crime, police said. Neither will the driver and passengers who fought off his blows, police said. Police originally thought the 57-year-old man had been thrown from a car when they found him about 4 a.m. unconscious near Dickinson Street. But after speaking with the man - who police say suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression - they said he told them he had become delusional after mixing a new medication with alcohol, ran into the street naked from the waist down, and banged on passing vehicles.
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August 8, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ON A BALMY Friday afternoon late last month, Mary Ann McHenry of Center City obliged a stranger, handing him the cigarette he'd asked for. Imagine her surprise and sheer horror when, hours later, the same bum who bummed a smoke from her had his hands wrapped around her throat. "He kept screaming, 'Where's the money, bitch?' " a bruised McHenry, 46, said last night in a neighbor's home, where the attack took place. "I had no breath; I couldn't even scream," she said. "Then I passed out. " Kenneth Todd, 47, who police say brutally beat McHenry and made off with only a MacBook in that home invasion July 25, was still on the lam last night, with cops and U.S. Marshals hot on his trail.
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August 6, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defense lawyers for six Philadelphia narcotics officers accused of robbing and violently attacking drug dealers took aim at the criminal case against their clients Monday, calling it a series of weak allegations built on the testimony of "trashy riffraff" and one rogue officer. They also accused federal prosecutors of omitting key facts in laying out their indictment, including that many of the raids now deemed criminal acts were witnessed by police supervisors and members of other law enforcement agencies.
NEWS
July 25, 2014
WHEN DEBORAH Stagg saw the $11,828.18 bill from Philadelphia Gas Works, "I think I was speechless," she says. Then, she was curious and, finally, something close to furious. In a July 10 letter to Stagg, PGW said her meter had been recording only half her usage for years, but it would bill her for only the past four years. "There is no way they can bill me for four years," she said to herself, but she was wrong about that. Four years is the back-billing limit established by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
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July 21, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SURELY, THIS situation could've been handled better. One leader of an Overbrook mosque is behind bars - and another might join him soon - after Philadelphia police said the two men tried to lop off the hand of a worshipper who had supposedly stolen money from the mosque. The macabre tale started to unfold as the sun began to fill the morning sky on Monday. A prayer service had just ended at the Al-Masjid Ur-Razzaq Ul-Karim mosque, which is housed in a decrepit, Hitchcockian building on 63rd Street near Lebanon Avenue.
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July 17, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As Gov. Christie prepares to head to Iowa later this week, a conservative group opposed to his judicial record is targeting voters there with an online ad campaign saying that the New Jersey governor "broke his promise" to reshape the state Supreme Court. A 90-second spot from the Judicial Crisis Network describes New Jersey's high court as "one of the most activist courts in the nation," issuing rulings that have "wreaked havoc on state finances, driven away business, and jeopardized jobs.
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July 11, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AN UPPER DARBY man piled his daughter's belongings in his back yard and doused them with lighter fluid, then chased after his neighbor with a nail-studded board because the man took in the daughter he had kicked out, police said. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said that on Tuesday night, Jeremy Davis, 38, kicked his 18-year-old daughter out of the home they share with her mother, on Ruskin Lane near 69th Street, because she wouldn't give him money from her bank account.
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