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  1. Philadelphia is 1st major American city with soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | KFVS12

    Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimil... . FILE - In this Wednesday, June 8, 2016 file photo, opponents of a proposed sugary drink tax demonstrate outside City Hall in Philadelphia.


  2. Philadelphia becomes 1st major American city with soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | KFVS12

    Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimil... . FILE - In this Wednesday, June 8, 2016 file photo, opponents of a proposed sugary drink tax demonstrate outside City Hall in Philadelphia.


  3. WWII veteran misses best friend 72 years after D-Day invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | KFVS12

    It was 72 years ago today when Army veteran Charles Mitchell, 92, stepped out on the Omaha beach in the Battle of Normandy. "It wasn't necessarily scary, you just didn't realize what was going on," Mitchell said.


  4. Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | KFVS12

    Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86. His death was confirmed Saturday by his daughter, Maria La Rosa Smith, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Joe Charapata of the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Smith said her father died in his sleep of natural causes Thursday at his home in Crivitz.


  5. Obama takes one more shot at zinging official WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | KFVS12

    Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. "Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe," Obama cracked at the White House Correspondents' dinner Saturday night. 1 comment

  6. Teddy Roosevelt, Alabama's Wallace mounted memorable third party bidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | KFVS12

    If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg mounts a third party candidacy and wins a single Electoral College vote, the billionaire will have outpaced Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and achieved something not accomplished in almost 50 years. Not since 1968 when segregationist Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace won 46 electoral votes has a candidate outside the Republican and Democratic parties earned an Electoral College vote.


  7. Snow, sleet and rain to hit Mid-Atlantic, NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | KFVS12

    Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend. . Ice begins to form on the banks of the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, as temperatures dove to the single digits this weekend.


  8. As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge cautionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | KFVS12

    The National Weather Service predicts temperatures well below freezing on Saturday for New York. . A woman bundles up against the cold air, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in New York.


  9. Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | KFVS12

    Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network. Licensed gun retailers can still advertise their businesses on Facebook, but they aren't allowed to accept orders or transact sales on the site.


  10. Actor Abe Vigoda of 'Godfather' dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | KFVS12

    Abe Vigoda, a character actor who portrayed a mobster in The Godfather and a detective in the Barney Miller television series, died at his home Tuesday, according to his family. He was 94 years old.


  11. As Bloomberg weighs White House run, Iowa voters ask, 'Who?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | KFVS12

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest flirtation with a White House run set the political world aflutter Saturday. Asked whether she was familiar with the three-term New York mayor, Clinton supporter Beverly Williams, 55, said, "No, I'm not."


  12. 5th teen in custody in suspected gang rape at NYC playgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | KFVS12

    Four teenagers were in custody on Monday in connection with the incident, ... . This Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 photo shows Osborn playground in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the site of an alleged gang rape.


  13. States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2015 | KFVS12

    The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teachers, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation. But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association's axiom that more "good guys with guns" are needed to deter mass shootings.


  14. Survivors return to Pearl Harbor 74 years after attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | KFVS12

    Pearl Harbor survivors Armando Galella, left, from Sleepy Hollow, NY, and Clark Simmons, of Brooklyn NY, throw a memorial wreath from the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, in New York, in remembrance on the 74th... . Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Irwin shakes the hand of his brother, Frank Broz, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Pearl Harbor, Hi., before a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into Wo... .


  15. Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2015 | KFVS12

    Store retailers saw fewer customer visits on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, compared with last year, according to Kevin ... . Shoppers line up outside a Michael Kors store at Dolphin Mall, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Miami.


  16. Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | KFVS12

    From cafes in Manhattan to a throng of football tailgaters in the heartland, Americans asked a gnawing question in the aftermath of the carnage... . Customers dine at the gourmet emporium Eataly in New York Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. 9 comments

  17. Possible 3-eyed fish caught in canal in Brooklyn, NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | KFVS12

    A video first shown on the website shows what appears to be a three-eyed catfish, fished out of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Some people who know about the toxic, polluted waterway all too well were actually a bit disappointed. 2 comments

  18. Pfizer doubling patient income limit for free drug programRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | KFVS12

    Pfizer, the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, is increasing its financial assistance to patients by do... . FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, the logo for Pfizer is displayed on a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


  19. 10 Things to Know for MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | KFVS12

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1965, file photo, New York City is seen in darkness from the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City during a power failure that left most of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada without power for h... . Alabama linebacker Keith Holcombe celebrates after the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa , Ala.


  20. In NY, race for prosecutor job spotlighted in chokehold caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | KFVS12

    3, 2010 file photo, first-term Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon speaks at rally in the Staten Island borough of New York. A campaign for Richmond County District Attorney is taking shape between McMahon... .


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