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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.
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.)
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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April 20, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Netflix announced another strong surge in subscribers and revenue on Monday with revenue up 24 percent year to date at $1.96 billion and subscriber count exceeding 45.7 million domestically and 77.7 million worldwide. Yet the leader in streaming TV services was feeling the heat of rivals, especially Amazon. Timed to Netflix's first-quarter earnings Report and a looming price hike for some subscribers, Amazon introduced two new ways to access its streaming video alternative. One option is an $8.99 monthly streaming video subscription.
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April 14, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
In their first substantive attack on evidence that could feature in their client's corruption trial, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's attorneys accused prosecutors of lobbing disingenuous accusations and innuendo at members of the congressman's family. Lawyer Samuel W. Silver, in filings late Monday in U.S. District Court, said government lawyers had twisted the meaning behind recorded conversations they hope to use at trial. He specifically cited a tape that prosecutors flagged this month, saying it could expose Fattah's wife, former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, to possible criminal liability.
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April 10, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
The beverage industry is dishing out $1.5 million to defeat Mayor Kenney's proposed soda tax. Radio ads debuted in mid-March. On Friday, the American Beverage Association took its message to TV, attacking Kenney's proposed sugary drink tax in a commercial that is slated to run through at least April 24. In the 30-second animated spot for the "No Philly Grocery Tax" coalition, a woman's voice breaks down how prices would increase. "Right now Philadelphia is considering a three-cent-per-ounce grocery tax on the kind of drinks we buy for our families.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITERS
Over the last 48 hours, the Democratic race for president has descended into a place it had hardly ever gone: the land of invective. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continued a war of words Thursday. Sanders repeated his assertion that she is unqualified to be president because as a senator she voted for the Iraq war, "one of the biggest blunders in U.S. history"; backed most free-trade agreements that cost U.S. jobs; and raised millions in campaign money from Wall Street.
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April 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
In his first public comments after being attacked near Philadelphia City Hall nearly three weeks ago, state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty said Wednesday that he wants the assailant to get proper mental-health treatment. James Paulk, 26, was charged with two counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person in relation to two seemingly random attacks on March 18, including the one on Dougherty. Dougherty, 53, said the "main concern in this matter is not about prosecution, but about the proper treatment of the vulnerable and disabled.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
HOUSTON - This was late in the second half Saturday night, and Jay Wright lost his mind. This was deep into one of the most flabbergasting games in Final Four history - Villanova 95, Oklahoma 51 - and one of Wright's players, guard Phil Booth, flew toward the basket on a breakaway layup and appeared to be fouled. No referee's whistle blew, and Wright began yelling at the officials, livid that Booth was not on his way to the free-throw line. He screamed at such volume and pitch that Booth, even out on the floor, even with NRG Stadium full of people and humming with sound, could hear him. "We just wanted to keep attacking them," Booth said.
NEWS
April 2, 2016
ISSUE | TERRORISM The price of comfort U.S. Rep. Brendan F. Boyle's commentary blames "militant Islamism" for the war that has produced terrorist attacks around the globe ("The defining struggle of this generation," Monday). Militant Islamism may be the most obvious explanation, but there's a much more significant underlying cause: The world is becoming divided into haves and have-nots, and the have-nots are increasingly not accepting this. Each year, about 25 percent of the world's resources are consumed by the 5 percent of the world's population that lives in the United States.
NEWS
April 1, 2016
Six years into Obamacare, its critics still see the Affordable Care Act as a sign of the apocalypse. All three Republican candidates for president have vowed to repeal it if elected. Their obstinacy is a reminder of past naysayers who similarly predicted that Social Security and Medicare would destroy the fabric of America. Actor and budding politician Ronald Reagan, in a speech recorded in 1961 for the American Medical Association, called Medicare "socialized medicine. " Were Medicare to become law, he said, "One of these days, you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in America when men were free.
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March 31, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A female groomer at a PetSmart store in South Philadelphia was attacked by a customer's bullmastiff, police said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman suffered cuts to her hand, arm and ankle, and was taken to Methodist Hospital, police said. The incident happened about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday when the employee was trying to groom the dog, police said. The mastiff then attacked a Pomeranian in the grooming area of the store on the 2300 block of Oregon Avenue, according to police and a spokeswoman for PetSmart.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
Workers at Philadelphia International Airport postponed a planned strike Tuesday and instead arranged to hold a vigil Wednesday in honor of those killed in terrorist attacks in the Brussels airport and subway.At least 30 were killed Tuesday in suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State claimed responsibility. "As workers at highly sensitive airports around the country, they are well aware of the dangers and risks that unfortunately continue to be a threat," the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ said in a statement.
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