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This Week in InqU

William Guarnere, one of the 'Band of Brothers' Died

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere of South Philadelphia, a member of the famed 101st Airborne Division whose World War II exploits were portrayed in the TV mini-series Band of Brothers, died Saturday, March 8, at Jefferson University Hospital of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was a month shy of 91.

Investigators chase 'every angle' in missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Mississippi man who awakened inside body bag dies

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) - A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.

Hellishly hot chicken and a perfectly fine pig-out

As our meal unfolded at the Fat Ham - a slow train of Dixie-inspired small plates served on stumps and hollowed-out tree bowls, many with all the subtlety you'd expect from a Top Chef champ - I realized the "Nashville hot chicken" was anything but a mere bird.

It was the totem for Sbraga's inspiration, the dish that lit his torch, the indelible burn from a reconnaissance trip through the Southern states that he and his staff decided would be the first anchor of their menu. That glaze isn't just hot sauce - it's molten lard and cayenne. And that plump Amish chicken wouldn't even begin to represent the power of true Nashville unless it took a baptismal dunk in the heat before landing on its West Philadelphia plate.
So much of the rest of the menu at the Fat Ham is loosely interpreted, a personalized scrapbook of flavors reimagined by an admiring, but ultimately distant chef - a faithful Nashville chicken, perhaps, gives him the liberty to stray.

Jet blows tire, skids to stop at Philadelphia International Airport

A US Airways jetliner bound for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., blew a tire and skidded nose-down to a stop Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport.

Eagles could strike quickly in free agency again

When free agency opened last March, the Eagles agreed to deals with five players within the first four hours. Two days later, they signed three more.

When free agency begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Eagles could take a similarly quick, targeted approach. General manager Howie Roseman has had two months to plan for the free-agent period and three days to negotiate with agents.

South By Southwest music brings the glorious noise

AUSTIN, Texas - The volume turned up Tuesday as the raucous SXSW Music Festival took the baton from the geeky Interactive conference, and thousands of rock and rap fans poured into Austin.

'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook

In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.

Swarthmore grad Arthur Chu falls 'one penny short' on Jeopardy

An early sign that things were going downhill for Arthur Chu on Jeopardy! came when he and his fellow contestants were asked for the name of a Kurt Weill musical.

Drexel reaches for biggest video game record

And you thought video games were a big part of your child's life. A new game from Drexel University computer scientists will be much bigger, at least physically.