So many people tend to think about ISIS as something that is both foreign and far away, but the truth is it's neither of those things. Counter-terrorism officials in the area say they are increasingly seeing ISIS influence, and that's because getting to that group is not nearly as hard as one might imagine.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich brought his campaign to Philadelphia once again Thursday, his second visit to Pennsylvania in two weeks' time. His visit comes on the day he issued his harshest critique, yet, about his party's front-runner, Donald Trump, as Kasich predicts a contested convention is now unavoidable.
It happened after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook, and again after the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, and again in the hours after the terror act in San Bernardino. Every time a mass shooting unfolds in America, gun sales surge. December set a single-month sales record not seen in two decades.
The Action News team is saying farewell and many thanks to one of its longtime colleagues. After nearly 30 years, David Henry is retiring after reporting thousands of stories for us and, more importantly, for you.
As we have been reporting for weeks, more than one million people are expected along the Ben Franklin Parkway to take part in the papal events, but many more of you will be watching from home, and 6abc and Action News are ready to bring you all of it.
On Friday members of a local choir got some exciting news when they learned they'll play a role in the World Meeting of Families. The Joybells of Melmark are going to perform during a weekend of festivities when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia in September. This hand bell choir is entirely made up of adults with disabilities.
On Friday members of a local choir got some exciting news when they learned they'll play a role in the World Meeting of Families. The Joybells of Melmark are going to perform for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia in September. This hand bell choir is entirely made up of adults with disabilities.
Mayor Michael Nutter met with the mayor of Rome to discuss how to handle the Papal crowds expected in September. Thursday is the final day of meetings for the delegation from Philadelphia responsible for planning the World Meeting of Families and the Pope's visit in just ninety four days.
It was a special moment Wednesday morning as Pope Francis greeted Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and a delegation of city and church officials in Rome. The meeting in St. Peter's Square happened as the pontiff continues to prepare for his upcoming trip to the City of Brotherly Love in September.
We have known for several months now that the upcoming World Meeting of Families would be headlined by Pope Francis - a kind of international rock star. But today we got word of some of the actual rock stars that will join him during that week in September, and it quickly became clear that this is an international event.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".