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Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled the 1.5-cent-per-ounce (per 28 grams) levy is aimed at distributors and dealers and does not illegally duplicate another tax.

US: Truck spills watermelons on interstate, causing deadly crash

The watermelons spilled onto southbound lanes of the interstate, hitting a car and causing the driver to lose control. A passenger in that car, 61-year-old Thanh Tam Nguyen, of Glenolden, was killed in the crash. The driver was hospitalized.


US: Amtrak lead engine derails after crash near Philadelphia, 2 dead

Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgie, when it hit a backhoe that was on the track in Chester, about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia, officials said.

Man who shot Philadelphia police officer cited Islam as motive: Official

The 30-year-old shooter, who has been arrested, fired about 11 shots through the window of the officer's car, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.

Philadelphia-based Indian filmmaker Vijay Mohan dies after bike accident in US

Mohan sustained multiple fractures and head trauma after he was hit by a car shortly after midnight on May 10, police said.

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

The shooting rampage started before dawn at the home of Stone's former sister-in-law in Souderton and ended about 90 minutes later.


Ex-governor takes blame for Malala event song flap

Ed Rendell is blaming himself for a flap that led to a song being scrapped from a program honoring Malala.

Set & The City

Boston and Philadelphia are rich in Hollywood history with both cities being central to cinematic moments over the years.

Watching activity video may boost your brain power

Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to flex and adapt, allowing for better learning.

Chill returns to the US as storm dumps more than a foot of snow

The storm stretched 1,600 kilometers between Kentucky and Massachusetts

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26/11 will be Pak.’s revenge against India: Lakhvi told Headley

Mumbai, Feb 12 (ANI): The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict David Coleman Headley’s 5th day of deposition began on Friday. Deposing before a special Mumbai court through video conferencing, he revealed that Lakhvi told him that 26/11 attack will be revenge to all bomb blasts planned by India in Pakistan. He further said that he visited Siddhivinayak Temple, made a video of the premises and purchased 15-20 sacred thread for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians. He also told that he chose Cuffe Parade as the landing site for 26/11 attackers after visiting Gateway of India and Cuffe Parade. When he returned to Pakistan after his Mumbai visit from April 9th-15th, 2008, he met Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal to show them video of possible landing sites in India. He told the court that he was in Pakistan from April 15 to June 30, 2008, but during this period somewhere in May, he visited New York and Philadelphia.