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Members of the U.S. Army National Guard Joint Task Force Empire Shield patrol Grand Central Terminal in New York"We are keenly aware that New York State remains a top target for terrorists," Cuomo said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert calling for local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State militants. In New York City, the nation's largest municipal police force assigned about 7,000 officers and nearly all its counterterrorism personnel to handle security around Independence Day events. . . more
Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeMatt, 49, was shot and killed by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent on June 26 about 27 miles northwest (43 km) northwest of the prison in Dannemora, New York. Sweat, 35, was shot and captured on Sunday another 23 miles (37 km) away, close to the Canadian border. . . more
Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photoThe U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the fires and has so far determined that one was an electrical fire and two others were from natural causes. The fires were being investigated against the backdrop of the June 17 shooting of nine black churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. . . more
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska. . . more
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AccuWeather: A Cool, Damp 4th of JulyMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking clouds and showers Saturday, with drying in time for most fireworks. . . more
Dozens without service after Southwest Philadelphia water main breakA water main break in Southwest Philadelphia has left dozens of residents without service. . . more
Marking 50th anniversary of historic LGBT protest in PhiladelphiaThis Fourth of July also marks the 50th anniversary of the first equality protest for gay rights and it happened right here in Philadelphia. . . more
UNITED NATIONS (AP) Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday. . . more
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Prosecutors in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez asked a judge to hold a hearing to determine whether some evidence should be withheld or restricted due to possible national security concerns. . . more
Victim and suspect ID'd in Bridesburg fatal shootingPolice have arrested a man after a deadly shooting in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. . . more
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, circles the Kalaeloa Airport, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Kapolei, HI. The plane, piloted by Andre Borschberg, is attempting to fly around the world without fuel. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. . . more
4 suspects wanted for TD Bank robbery in Chestnut HillPolice want your help finding four men who robbed a TD Bank branch in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. . . more
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, golfer Bubba Watson drives off in the General Lee after playing in the pro-am at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. Watson said Friday, July 3, 2015, he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01." (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. . . more
This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Francisco Sanchez. A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco and died at a hospital. Police arrested Sanchez about an hour after the shooting. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination. . . more
Family sickened by pesticides 'will likely never recover'A Delaware family, accidentally poisoned while vacationing in the Caribbean back in March, will likely never fully recover. . . more
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Suspect sought for robbing steak shop 3 timesPhiladelphia police are looking for the person responsible for robbing Jim's Steaks on three separate occasions. . . more
VIDEO: Celebrating the holiday weekend across the cityFrom a pop up beer garden in South Philadelphia to a regatta along the Schuylkill River, there are plenty of things to do this holiday weekend in the city. . . more

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