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One dead in U.S. after airliner engine explodes midair on Southwest flight

Apr 18, 2018

One dead in U.S. after airliner engine explodes midair on Southwest flight

A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Passengers scrambled ...

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Jun 17, 2016

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. The tax is set to ...

Two workers killed when Amtrak train hits backhoe on tracks, derails

Apr 4, 2016

Two workers killed when Amtrak train hits backhoe on tracks, derails

An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two Amtrak workers and sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals, authorities said. Train 89, reportedly known as the Palmetto, was heading from New York to ...

Philly auction set for Pope Francis Fiat

Jan 21, 2016

Philly auction set for Pope Francis Fiat

One of the two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia last year is going up for auction. The car will be up for bid as part of the Philadelphia Auto Show black-tie gala on Jan. 29. Bids will be accepted in ...