March 19, 2016 |
Directed by Robert Schwentke. With Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, and Miles Teller. Distributed by Summit Entertainment. Running time: 1 hour, 46 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13 (violence, adult themes). Playing at: Area theaters.
March 18, 2016 |
WITH THE penultimate installment of the "Divergent" franchise, "Allegiant," opening today, moviegoers will be able to enjoy two new characters beloved by fans of Veronica Roth 's books - Matthew, played by Bill Skarsgard and Nita, played by Nadia Hilker . Both are excited at being part of such a big franchise, where the fanbase, cast of stars, budget and expectations are all huge. "It kind of felt like going to Disneyland," Hilker recently told Tattle Los Angeles correspondent Jerome Maida . "Expectations were so big and there were so many people and costumes and extras.
January 24, 2016 |
Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was released from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on Friday, 15 days after he was seriously injured when he was ambushed and shot in West Philadelphia by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. Hartnett, who suffered three gunshot wounds to his left arm, has undergone several surgeries but was cleared to return home Friday. It remained unclear, however, when he will return to work. "He's healthy enough to be home and spend time with his family, but he still has a long road ahead of him for recovery," said Officer Christine O'Brien, a Police Department spokeswoman.
January 11, 2016 |
HOURS AFTER he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said. "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark. Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
January 1, 2016
ISSUE | PLEDGE Don't brainwash kids What Mark Smith recalls with pride I find deeply disturbing for a nation that is dedicated to freedom of speech and thought ("Vision behind sometimes controversial Pledge," Monday). Smith recalled his 2-year-old son solemnly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which he had learned at play school, when they drove past an American flag. At that age, the child could barely speak full sentences, let alone make a decision about his beliefs and digest the propaganda of pledging allegiance to the flag of a nation "under God" that supposedly provides "liberty and justice for all. " For Smith, a university professor, to be proud of the brainwashing of his toddler is shameful and even un-American.
February 20, 2015 |
* ALLEGIANCE . 10 Thursdays, NBC10. NBC's "Allegiance" brings its reluctant Russian spies - and their CIA agent son - to Philadelphia Thursday. Besides including a cameo for Mayor Nutter, the show, which filmed two episodes here in October, takes viewers inside a local landmark most Philadelphians have seen only from the outside. The Masonic Temple on North Broad Street is the focus of a storyline in which the spies are racing the feds to retrieve something from City Hall on a Sunday without being detected.
February 8, 2015 |
A Monmouth County, N.J., lawsuit alleging that the words under God in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the rights of an atheist schoolchild and sought to have them stricken has been dismissed. For a local high school senior, that was good news indeed. Samantha Jones, 18, who attends Highland Regional High School; her parents; and two of her siblings had intervenor status in American Humanist Association v. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District . The decision "does affirm our right to say under God in the Pledge of Allegiance," Jones said.
September 25, 2014 |
Blackwood teenager Samantha Jones grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with the words under God , and she is willing to go to court for the right to keeping saying those words. "This is about our freedom as Americans," Jones said. The people who want to see those words taken out of the pledge would say the same thing. Jones, an 18-year-old Highland Regional High School senior, her parents, and her younger sister and brother learned this week that they have been granted intervenor status in a Superior Court case that contends that reciting the pledge violates the rights of atheists and humanists.
June 30, 2013 |
Other U.S. airlines have struggled over the last decade with the ups and downs of the economy and the price of jet fuel, but Allegiant Air has been profitable for 10 straight years. The tiny airline focuses on a niche others ignore: It flies only from small cities, including Allentown, Harrisburg, and Scranton in Pennsylvania, to sunny vacation spots. Allegiant entices people with low fares and nonstop flights. Then it aggressively pitches them hotels, rental cars, show tickets, and other entertainment, earning millions in commissions.