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NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
They came from all around the region and the country - from Delaware County and South Jersey, from Bucks County and the Northeast, and New Mexico and Oregon - back to their childhood haunts, back to the maybe-not-so-mean streets, to say goodbye to a great son of Kensington. About 100 mourners converged on Holy Innocents Parish, Hunting Park Avenue and L Street, on Saturday morning to honor the memory and share stories about Elwood "Buddy" Segeske III, 60, of Primos, a regular guy who most people never knew, but if they had, they would certainly remember.
SPORTS
March 3, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
LEGACIES. It's what makes programs. Every departing class leaves one, and they're all different. As are the respective journeys. When guard Ryan Arcidiacono and center Daniel Ochefu arrived at Villanova four years ago, the Wildcats were coming off a season in which they tied a school record by losing 19 times. And the season before that they went from 16-1 to 21-12, losing their last six games. So, three years removed from a Final Four, more than a few folks wanted to know what had gone wrong.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2016 | By Thomas Black and Richard Clough, BLOOMBERG
United Technologies Corp. forcefully rejected Honeywell International Inc.'s purchase offer as the companies traded public statements over the proposed $90 billion tie-up. Honeywell's $108-a-share bid this month "grossly undervalues" United Technologies, its chief executive officer said in an open letter filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A deal would likely be blocked by antitrust regulators or require heavy divestitures, said CEO Gregory Hayes, reiterating similar comments he made this week.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
PITTSBURGH - The judicial ethics court that will decide the fate of embattled Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin on Thursday rejected a deal by the justice and his accusers to negotiate a settlement in the Porngate case. The panel's decision to bar any deal - sight unseen - sets the stage for a public airing of the details of a tawdry scandal. Eakin, who has been suspended from the bench, is charged with violating judicial ethics rules by exchanging offensive emails. At Thursday's hearing, Eakin, 67, grew visibly angry as the lead judge on the disciplinary tribunal curtly informed him, his lawyers, and lawyers for the Judicial Conduct Board that the court had no interest in considering a deal.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby's attempt to halt his criminal case while he challenges the judge's ruling that the sexual assault prosecution should proceed to trial. "An immediate appeal from these orders would not materially advance the ultimate termination of the matter," Judge Steven T. O'Neill wrote. The petition to O'Neill was one of two Cosby's lawyers filed last week in a bid to halt the prosecution. The second, filed with Superior Court, is pending.
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's request that it reverse its suspension of her law license, clearing the way for the Senate to vote on whether to remove her from office. Last month, the embattled attorney general asked the court to undo the suspension, saying its 5-0 decision in September was "incurably tainted" by the participation of Justice J. Michael Eakin, who is now facing misconduct charges because of his involvement in the so-called Porngate scandal.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
A Montgomery County judge on Wednesday rejected Bill Cosby's efforts to have his sexual-assault case dismissed, ruling that prosecutors were not legally bound by a former district attorney's promise that the entertainer would never be charged in an alleged 2004 attack. The decision by Judge Steven T. O'Neill clears the way for the only criminal charges filed since a wave of accusations emerged against the 78-year-old celebrity. O'Neill ordered Cosby to return for a March 8 preliminary hearing.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal judge on Wednesday called U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's decision to prioritize fund-raising for his reelection campaign above paying his lawyers "particularly unfair" but denied a request from his defense team to withdraw from his corruption case. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said that though the lawyers had not been fully paid in months, they were aware of the time and financial commitments when they signed on to Fattah's case. They ran a risk when they did not require the Philadelphia Democrat to pay their legal fees up front, Bartle wrote in an opinion.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal judge on Tuesday urged U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who says he is more focused on raising money for his reelection campaign than on his corruption trial, to rethink his priorities. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III issued the warning as Fattah's lawyers sought to be removed from his case, saying he had not paid their legal bills in nearly five months. "I think you need to take this matter seriously and think hard and fast about your priorities," the judge told the Philadelphia Democrat.
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