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US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff, passengers evacuated

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:31

A US Airways plane blew a tire during takeoff from Philadelphia`s airport, though officials reported no serious injuries.

Legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas dies at 89

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 04:53

The family of legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas says he has died at his home in northern Virginia.

Snow shuts down much of Washington again

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 22:11

The forecast of nearly a foot of snow was enough to shut down much of Washington, with the federal government closing its offices in the capital area.

Masahiro Tanaka set for pre-season debut with New York Yankees

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 00:51

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka makes his first game appearance for the New York Yankees on Saturday when they host Philadelphia in a Major League Baseball pre-season game.

Man saves 5-month-old from fire by throwing her out of window

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 18:52

A US man saved his 5-month-old niece from flames by throwing her out of the second-floor window of a fire ravaged house.

Two students get shot at Philadelphia high school

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:35

Two students were shot at a high school Friday in Philadelphia, the US state of Pennsylvania, Xinhua reported citing local media.

S&P 500 retreats from record; bank profits disappoint

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 01:02

US stocks fell on Thursday, with the S&P 500 pulling back from record levels following a round of disappointing earnings as financial stocks led the way lower.

`Jihad Jane` gets 10 years in US in terror plot

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 23:12

A US woman involved in a plot to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she was once obsessed with jihad.

NBA: Lopez suffers season-ending surgery

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 17:36

Brooklyn Nets All-Star centre Brook Lopez underwent a surgery on his right foot, which means he will miss the rest of this NBA season, announced the team.

US girl to leave hospital after lung transplants

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:03

A 10-year-old girl whose plight for a new pair of lungs spurred a national debate over organ transplants is going home on Tuesday, her mother said.

Dead US woman turns up alive two weeks after burial

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 14:58

A woman in the US who was believed to be dead and buried turned up alive after almost two weeks.

Jay Z surprises wife Beyonce with onstage kiss during Philadelphia gig

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 14:09

Beyonce got a pleasant surprise when hubby Jay-Z snuck up onstage, during her performance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn, to steal a kiss, on Thursday.