December 9, 2011 |
JUST AS THE ball drops in Times Square every year, the compilation movie is becoming an annual tradition. While the Brit-inflected "Love, Actually" (2003) is the mack daddy of the genre, the American counterparts began in earnest with "He's Just Not that Into You" (2009) and Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day" (2010). Marshall continues his holiday streak with "New Year's Eve," celebrating the one day when, as Ashton Kutcher's bearded comic book artist puts it, "People who don't drink or party all year suddenly are going all Kanye on you. " As with "Valentine's Day," the stories of many freakishly attractive normals mix and mingle, coming together as the story sees fit, whether it's Zac Efron's bike messenger helping Michelle Pfeiffer's repressed secretary check off her resolutions or Jessica Biel and Seth Myers attempt to have the first baby born in 2012 in order to win a pile of cash.
January 30, 2012 |
THE WOMAN had no money to give, but that didn't stop the robber who held her up at gunpoint in an Upper Darby alley about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. "You are going to give me something," he said, according to police reports. With that, the robber took something far more precious than cash from the 19-year-old woman. He took her body. Police said the attack happened in the rear alley of Wiltshire Road near Patterson Avenue. The victim was walking home from a friend's house when the suspect grabbed her from behind and took her behind a bush and performed various sex acts on her, and forced her to perform them on him, police said.
March 6, 2013 |
Luck arrived last night for a lottery player in Delaware County, but is about take a hike for another in Montgomery County. Together, we're talking more than a million dollars here. Monday night's Cash 5 jackpot was worth $728,528.50, and the winning ticket was purchased at the Wawa at 600 S. Governor Printz Blvd. in Essington . The winner matched all the numbers: 9, 13, 20, 29 and 31. Time is running out, however, for a Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 for the March 18, 2012, drawing.
August 15, 2013 |
Philadelphia Police Officer Gerold Gibson's assignment on Jan. 31 was routine: Pick up a suspected drug car and drive it back to the narcotics unit for processing. Gibson did not know that the 1998 Lexus was part of a police-FBI sting and equipped with hidden cameras. Seven minutes of video - allegedly showing Gibson search for and pocket $140 in cash - was key evidence Tuesday at a preliminary hearing where Gibson was held for trial. Gibson, 43, an officer for 17 years and son-in-law of Gov. Corbett, was ordered to stand trial on six theft-related charges by Municipal Court Judge Felice R. Stack.
February 13, 2012
Was Gov. Corbett right to offer a budget that eliminates the minimal cash grants being made to Pennsylvania's poor?
March 22, 2013 |
Powerball's latest jackpot is worth $320 million, big enough to make the list of the 15 biggest annuity prizes ever in the United States. The cash jackpot of $198.3 million even makes the Top 10. For the numbers drawn Wednesday night and more, see " Powerball jackpot 4th biggest ever . " 2012 was the most jackpot-crazy year ever, producing the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever, the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, and two more Powerball...
March 24, 2014
When the Pennsylvania House's top Democrat addressed Inquirer reports that four of his colleagues allegedly took money from a lobbyist turned informant, his condemnation was less than full-throated. "If it's true that any legislators accepted gifts without reporting them," Rep. Frank Dermody said in a statement last week, "they should correct that reporting mistake. " This pale formulation underscores not only the legislature's laissez-faire institutional attitude toward questionable behavior, but also the limp laws it has produced.
June 8, 2012 |
Three armed, masked men terrorized and robbed an Asian-American business owner and his family in their Radnor Township home late Wednesday night in yet another home invasion targeting people of Asian descent. This time, the business owner was a dentist, with offices in Philadelphia and Coatesville. The Daily News last month wrote about this alarming trend in which armed thugs have followed Asian business owners to their homes in the belief that the victims stash cash at home.
August 12, 2013 |
Aramark Corp., the Philadelphia food-service and uniform company, confirmed last week that it is contemplating another run at the stock market. It would be the third initial public offering in the history of Aramark, which is headquartered at 11th and Market Streets and employs more than 6,500 people in the city. A third IPO - that could value Aramark at $12 billion, one analyst estimated - would put Aramark in rare company. "There have only been a handful of companies that have gone public three times and have gone private twice," said Jay R. Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville.