Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:52 pm
Last year alone, the FBI reports, around 20 American citizens were detained trying to travel to Syria to join militants fighting for the so-called Islamic State. According to law enforcement officials, ISIS and other terrorist organizations are increasingly adept at using social media to recruit from abroad.
Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:58 pm
Dinner is served in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua.
"You look like you're ready to have a great Dornsife neighborhood partnership meal! Am I right about it?" Rose Samuel-Evans asks the crowd at a free community dinner of chicken marsala and stuffed flounder hosted by Drexel University.
Samuel-Evans works in this two-story, orange-brick schoolhouse; it's one of three refurbished buildings that opened last summer north of campus as part of Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.
When it comes to the news — what its contents are and how it is delivered — who knows best? This conversation has been taking place as newsrooms go digital and social. This week the messaging app Snapchat weighed in, launching a new feature called Discover.
Indiana farmers saw a record popcorn crop last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers planted a total of 91,000 acres of corn used to make popcorn - more than ever before. The state's production totaled 432 million pounds of corn.
Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 9:07 am
When President Obama meets with House Democrats tonight during their retreat in Philadelphia, officials say he'll lay out the details of his budget proposal, which will include reversal of large cuts to federal spending instituted in 2013.
Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 10:18 am
Charles Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser died Tuesday at 99.
Townes is best remembered for thinking up the basic principles of the laser while sitting on a park bench. Later in life he advised the U.S. government and helped uncover the secrets of our Milky Way galaxy.