February 12, 2013 |
SEVERAL Philadelphia gun owners with nonresident permits from Florida to carry a concealed weapon say that when state Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Friday that she was closing the so-called Florida gun loophole she also should have promised to look at why so many Philadelphians sought permits from Florida in the first place. "The only place that this seems to become an issue, which they are not saying, is in Philadelphia," said firearms instructor Richard Oliver. "It's just a Philly problem, because to get the Philadelphia permit is so crazy.
February 4, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry offered a rare expression of regret Saturday after riot police were caught on camera a day earlier beating a protester who had been stripped of his clothes, then dragging the naked man along the muddy pavement before bundling him into a police van. The video of the beating, which took place late Friday only blocks from the presidential palace, where protests were raging in the streets, further inflamed popular anger...
January 24, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I am 21 and I have an anger problem. Sometimes when my friends, roommates or my boyfriend do something that annoys me, I feel so mad that I can't concentrate on anything I have to get done. I'm having that problem right now, because one of my roommates was mean to me tonight. I think I'm owed an apology, but I know I won't be getting one. Is it normal to get this mad? How can I control my anger better? Taking a deep breath and counting to 10 just makes me feel angrier.
January 22, 2013 |
Six years after Ellen Gregory Robb was beaten to death by her husband, a dozen of her Upper Merion friends gathered to remember her Monday at a gazebo they had built in her honor. What brought them together on a gray, 30-degree morning was that Robb's husband, Rafael, is scheduled to be paroled Monday, four years short of his maximum 10-year sentence for manslaughter. The friends joined Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, members of Ellen Robb's family, and several state legislators in calling on the Board of Probation and Parole to reverse its decision to free Robb, a renowned University of Pennsylvania economist, then 56, who repeatedly attacked his wife with a metal rod Dec. 22, 2006, as she wrapped Christmas presents in their kitchen.
January 15, 2013 |
CAIRO - Hosni Mubarak's new trial may resolve key questions unanswered in his first one: Who ordered the crackdown that left 900 protesters dead and who pulled the trigger? But the answers could complicate the new president's efforts to stabilize Egypt and deal with its economic woes since they might bring pressure to go after still-powerful figures in the security forces. Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were sentenced to life in prison in June for failing to prevent the killings during the 18-day revolution in 2011 that toppled the leader's 29-year regime.
January 10, 2013 |
It was supposed to be a simple dedication of a $6.7 million firehouse in Tacony, Philadelphia's first in 15 years. Suikang Zhao had journeyed to the event from New York to explain his artwork, which honors the Fire Department and the Disston Saw Works, the company that built Tacony. Fourth and fifth graders from Planet Abacus Charter School, wearing red baseball caps identifying them as members of the Junior Fire Patrol, waited for their chance to help push a fire engine into its parking spot, the traditional way of welcoming a new station.
January 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Furious lawmakers from New Jersey and New York said late Tuesday night that the House would not take up a relief package to help the recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, effectively killing the bill and forcing them to restart the legislative process needed to secure $60 billion in requested aid. Earlier in the day, lawmakers from hard-hit states said they expected that the bill would be heard Wednesday after the long fight...
January 3, 2013 |
AN ATTORNEY has sued "Red Tails" and "Hustle & Flow" star Terrence Howard and his ex-girlfriend, claiming the pair settled a criminal case and potential civil suit behind his back, despite his agreement to represent the ex. According to a Common Pleas Court complaint filed by attorney John J. McAuliffe Jr. , Howard paid ex-girlfriend May Seng Yang $75,000 to sign a non-disclosure statement about a May 6, 2012, incident in which she...
December 22, 2012 |
You won't see many Flyers-related gifts under Christmas trees this year. Fans are fed up with the NHL's lockout - the third work stoppage in the last 19 years - and some say they won't watch the sport when the labor dispute ends. As a result, fans seem reluctant to shell out money for gifts connected to hockey. "I will not be back," said Jeff Jenkins, a Richboro resident who sells recognition award programs to businesses and hospitals. "I have done without hockey for three months and have more time for other things now. The league does not deserve my money.