August 6, 2015 |
IF YOU SAW a headline that read, " Gavin Rossdale 's Gay Lover Reveals Secret Phone Call That Sparked The Divorce - Gwen Stefani Heartbroken," you might think the couple's nearly 13-year marriage ended because the Bush frontman was cheating on the No Doubt frontwoman with a dude. That might be a stretch. The radaronline.com story indicates that the "gay lover" Rossdale reached out to was cross-dressing pop singer Marilyn (a/k/a Peter Robinson), to vent about his marital problems.
August 3, 2015 |
BY NOW, we all know that Cecil the lion was slaughtered by a rich American dentist named Walter Palmer, who paid $50,000 to track and kill the magnificent beast in Zimbabwe in early July. I've never understood the allure of hunting animals for kicks, whether it's offing a squirrel with a .22 or ripping into a big cat like Cecil with a crossbow. A lot of Americans don't get it, either. Over 735,000 of them have signed a "Justice for Cecil" petition on change.org, urging punishment for those involved in Cecil's death (including the big-game tour guides Palmer hired to help hunt his prey)
July 3, 2015 |
CBS3 will rotate morning news anchor Ukee Washington into its nighttime newscasts in a sweeping reorganization of on-air talent, the ratings-challenged TV station confirmed Wednesday. Washington, who will start in the new role July 13, will be joined by Jessica Dean, who is currently a co-anchor. Kate Bilo will do the weather. CBS3 disclosed the new team a day after the station's general manager, Brien Kennedy, fired three of his top TV news personalities: nighttime anchor Chris May, meteorologist Kathy Orr, and sports anchor Beasley Reece.
May 9, 2015 |
The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week continued for State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams after he campaigned for mayor by calling for the firing of Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. Ramsey on Thursday said he was disappointed that Williams used a televised debate Tuesday to air what should have been a private conversation. Nutter, who on Wednesday suggested that Williams "probably isn't smart enough" to be mayor if he wants to fire Ramsey, said Thursday that candidates should wait to see if they win the mayor's race before announcing whom they would hire and fire.
January 7, 2015 |
Of the five Dallas Cowboys games Gov. Christie has attended this season, team owner Jerry Jones supplied the tickets for three - along with a private plane ride for Christie and his family to attend Sunday's game in Texas, the governor's office said Monday. While New Jersey's rules allow the governor, a longtime Cowboys fan, to accept gifts from friends, two legal experts questioned whether the gifts gave the appearance of improper conduct. "We're going to see. This is a lot of money, being paid for by somebody who is an owner of a team in the NFL. The NFL has wanted a lot of things in New Jersey," said Larry Noble, former general counsel for the Federal Election Commission and now senior counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group in Washington.
December 17, 2014 |
Gov. Christie says he has long backed the Dallas Cowboys, but his allegiance drew fresh attention - and ire from some Philadelphia fans - Sunday night when television cameras showed the New Jersey governor high-fiving Dallas owner Jerry Jones during a Cowboys win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. "The first thing I thought was, wow, I might actually not vote for him if I had the opportunity," Greg Shields, 24, of Drexel Hill, said Monday. "It rubbed me completely the wrong way. " He was one of a number of disgruntled Eagles fans who took to Twitter to criticize Christie's decision to sit with Jones and cheer on the enemy in Philadelphia territory.
July 21, 2014 |
He called it consensual. She called it rape. Their college, Swarthmore, acted decisively. He was expelled. Those spare facts make up the little that the parties can agree upon in a lawsuit working its way through federal court in Philadelphia. The young man at its center - an honors student and former high school class president identified in court filings only as John Doe - says he was wrongfully accused and found guilty of sexual misconduct by a school eager to quash criticism that it did not take assault allegations from female students seriously.
May 14, 2014 |
With activists camped outside his headquarters and the nation's top technology companies bashing proposed Internet rules, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler is facing a backlash over his plan to create Internet fast lanes and slow lanes. Opponents of the proposal say Wheeler has sold out to the telecom lobby, and warn of Internet haves and have-nots. But supporters say Wheeler is constrained by a federal appeals court ruling and is adapting existing laws to a modern communications technology.
March 21, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, under siege from record customer backlash over high winter electricity prices, is moving to force power suppliers to fully disclose the details of their deals. The commission proposed Wednesday regulation changes that will require supplier disclosure statements to provide greater uniform detail in plain English, especially pertaining to variable-rate deals, which have generated the most complaints. The new rulemaking measure follows a PUC announcement Tuesday that it would dramatically speed up the time it takes for customers to switch suppliers.
December 28, 2013 |
A national education association has called for an academic boycott of Israeli universities, provoking a backlash from dozens of universities around the country. Leaders at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Princeton University, Lehigh University, Temple University, and Penn State Harrisburg - the only Pennsylvania State University campus with a graduate program in American studies - are among schools to oppose the boycott approved this month by the American Studies Association.