Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to be honoured in Philadelphia

When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate.

Fighting for Philadelphia`s boxing legacy
Fighting for Philadelphia`s boxing legacy

They are buried in unmarked graves, unloved and unknown. Philadelphia may be the setting of the "Rocky" films, but the fighters who made it once one of the most famous cities in the boxing world are in many cases dead and in danger of being forgotten.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find in its own storage rooms.

Long after move to US, Nazi suspect faces charges

A decade after a court ruling allowed him to live out his quiet, middle-class life in the US, an 89-year-old Philadelphia man faces possible extradition to Germany on charges he aided in the killing of 2,16000 Jewish men, women and children at a Nazi death camp.

US plane makes emergency landing after dog poops thrice

In a bizarre incident, a Philadelphia-bound US flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a dog defecated thrice in the centre aisle making the smelly ordeal unbearable for passengers on board.

Snubbed Donovan becomes MLS all-time top scorer

Landon Donovan offered a stylish response to his World Cup snub on Sunday, becoming Major League Soccer`s all-time leading scorer in the LA Galaxy`s 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

3-year-old girl shoots, kills 2-year-old brother in US

A three-year-old girl in the US has accidentally shot and killed her two-year-old brother with a rifle, the fourth such incident in the country this month involving children.
The boy, whose name was not released, was shot in the stomach with a .22-caliber rifle that was used earlier in the day and then left in the living room of the home in Cache County, Utah.

Tie-breakers set order, lottery odds in NBA Draft

Defending champion Miami lost a couple of places in the NBA Draft selection order while Utah gained slightly better odds at the top pick after tie-breaker drawings were made Friday.

76ers snap 26-game skid beating Pistons

The Philadelphia 76ers beat Detroit Pistons 123-98 to stop the NBA record-tying 26-game losing streak.

US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff, passengers evacuated

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

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

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.

Tanaka strikes out three in solid Yankee debut

Masahiro Tanaka struck out three and surrendered two hits in two scoreless innings Saturday in his pre-season debut for the New York Yankees in a 4-0 victory over Philadelphia.

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

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.

Two students get shot at Philadelphia high school

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

Stoudemire, Anthony lead Knicks to fourth win in a row

Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Saturday to spark New York over Philadelphia 102-92 for the Knicks` fourth straight win.

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

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.

Cavaliers suspend Bynum for detrimental conduct

The Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended center Andrew Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant announced Saturday.

Iverson officially retires at 38

Eleven-time NBA All-Star guard Allen Iverson officially announced his retirement Wednesday, ending a 15-year NBA career during which he was name MVP in 2001.

US girl to leave hospital after lung transplants

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.