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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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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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July 8, 2014
HERE'S A FLASH: "The Eight Things You Can't Say in Philly," in the July Philadelphia mag, was conjured up to stir controversy, or as it's called in the "biz," buzz. How? Attack the beloved. So I am a suckerfish for taking the bait. Knowing how the mag works, I believe most of the writers were copping an attitude. I have done that once or twice in my long career. (Or am I copping an attitude by writing that? Life can be so complicated.) For instance, Christine Speer Lejeune 's smackdown of Wawa.
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July 5, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Rick O'Brien, and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dan Algeo, 49, the longtime head football coach at Cardinal O'Hara High School, died Thursday morning at Abington Memorial Hospital. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved coach, teacher, and friend Dan Algeo," the Delaware County Catholic school posted on its website. A prayer service was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Mr. Algeo suffered a heart attack Monday night and underwent surgery to open a blockage in his heart, according to the school.
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June 20, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN EAST Germantown woman probably won't be sleeping tight any time soon, to hear her tell it. Sabrina Hammond, who lives on Nedro Avenue near 19th Street, filed a civil suit Monday in Common Pleas Court, claiming she was "aggressively attacked and bitten" by bedbugs at a Wissahickon movie theater last September. In the suit, Hammond says the bugs bit her on the buttocks and legs while she was watching a movie at the United Artists Theater on Main Street near Ridge Avenue. The bites caused a "severe shock to the nerves and nervous system" that has prevented her from completing her "daily duties," leaving her with "great financial damage and loss," according to the complaint filed in the case.
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June 19, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update: A suspect has surrendered in the 'knockout game" attack, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood reports. He is identified as Trent Epps, 18. Earlier Story The video is chilling. A teen engages in conversation with an older man sitting at a trolley station, then turns and delivers a vicious sucker punch to the man's head - all evidently staged for a friend's cellphone camera. Now police are looking for four people connected with the assault.
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June 1, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are asking the public for help in solving three sexual attacks in the Northeast over the last two months that they say could be related. At a news conference Friday, Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit said there were similarities in all three assaults, which happened within a dozen blocks of one another between April 25 and May 28. In all three cases, the women were walking on city streets at night alone when a man approached from behind and grabbed them.
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May 30, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, STEPHANIE FARR & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SOMETIMES a story changes - even a story about attempted murder. In the days that followed the March 2 shooting of an off-duty cop named Robert Penn, Philadelphia Police Department officials said they knew of no motive for the crime. A gunman muttered something before putting a slug in Penn's shoulder in the driveway behind his Overbrook home, but the department told reporters at the time that Penn couldn't discern what had been said. But search warrants recently obtained by the Daily News say that Penn told investigators that he heard the triggerman growl: "This is for your wife.
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May 29, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An off-duty police lieutenant was allegedly doused with unknown liquid Monday morning by a stranger outside her home in the city's Overbrook Park section. Lt. Jennifer Penn, who is assigned to the 17th Police District in South Philadelphia, was about to drive to work when an unidentified man carrying a plastic container inside a small black-plastic bag approached her at 6:19 a.m., police said. A witness told police the man had been pacing nearby for 20 minutes, apparently waiting for Penn to leave her home in the 7300 block of Brentwood Road.
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