Holidays

Members of Britain's Royal family watch as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 6:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. Her birthday is marked this year by...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine's "party with a purpose" turns 25 this year. Festival producers announced a partial lineup Monday, listing more than 80...
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Dreamstime
February 14, 2019 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What did your boss give you for a holiday gift? A big tax bill? Fortune magazine posted a survey from Snappy, an employee rewards program, of the 15 most extravagant gifts employers gave their employees in 2018, including...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many businesses are closed for Christmas, but that didn't stop some people from making the best out of their trip into the city. Kylie Chappell and her family came all the way from Australia to make Philadelphia part of their holiday vacation site. "We're passing by...
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The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals.
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December 24, 2018 - 3:49 pm
By Nina Avramova (CNN) — With the festive season upon us, people are brainstorming for the perfect gift. The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals. "Animals do not belong underneath a Christmas...
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Dreamstime
December 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout this entire holiday season, there is a sense that everything is a bit more hectic and frantic than normal. Perception is probably reality because many of...
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Paul Kurtz
December 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at one Frankford elementary school received some much-needed early Christmas presents last Thursday, just in time for winter. “Santa is the best,” said 6-year-old Cara Gonzalez. Cara was overjoyed as she and dozens of other first graders picked through a pile...
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Kimberly Adams
December 22, 2018 - 5:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Italian Market in South Philadelphia was packed with shoppers who were all packing their shopping bags with lots of fixins' for Christmas. "I have Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, fresh figs,” said one Italian Market shopper. She joined hundred heading to Isgro...
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Philadelphia police officers hosted a big party Friday for all of the special needs students at Widener Memorial School, complete with pizza, Santa Claus and presents.
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John McDevitt
December 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police officers from every district helped make Christmas a little more special this year. They hosted a big party Friday for all of the special needs students at Widener Memorial School, complete with pizza, Santa Claus and presents. Officer Roz Talley,...
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