August 17, 2016 |
The greatest danger to Pennsylvanians is less likely to come from terrorists plotting attacks halfway around the world than from a homegrown extremist in their own backyard, the state's homeland security chief said Monday. "The 'lone wolf' doesn't need ISIS," Homeland Security Director Marcus Brown said at a terrorism awareness and response symposium in King of Prussia. "They're much less pushing the organized attack from ISIS to the United States, they're saying, 'Go do something, don't wait for us to tell you.' " Brown was among more than 600 law enforcement personnel gathered at the Valley Forge Sheraton for the daylong conference put on by the state.
January 14, 2016 |
BILLIONS 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime In his new Showtime series, "Billions," he plays a hedge-fund mogul whose choices move the markets, but Damian Lewis is a bit of a ditherer. So the decision to return to Showtime, where he'd won an Emmy for playing Marine-turned-terrorist Nicholas Brody in "Homeland" didn't come easily. "I do make plans. I try to make plans because I desperately try to create some sort of structure. But, of course, that's a fool's game," the British actor said in an interview last summer in Beverly Hills.
December 20, 2015
* HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Will Carrie (Claire Danes), last seen running into a railroad tunnel, manage to foil the terrorists' plans for a gas attack on Berlin's main train station? As Season 5 comes to an end, the danger seems all too real. * SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 11:29 p.m. Saturday, NBC10. Upper Darby's Tina Fey hosts with her friend (and "Sisters" co-star) Amy Poehler. And if that's not enough to keep you up past "Weekend Update," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be there, too. * THE WIZ LIVE!
October 5, 2015
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. In Season 2, creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta take us far beyond Perrotta's original novel, to a place called Miracle, a Texas town that was somehow immune from the vanishing of 2 percent of the world's population. Emmy winner Regina King (pictured right, with Carrie Coon) joins the cast. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Picking up nearly two years after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Season 5 places now-former CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)
October 2, 2015 |
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MADAM SECRETARY. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * THE AFFAIR. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. IT'S NOT OFTEN that I love a show without making a pest of myself to get other people to watch it, but that's where I was with HBO's "The Leftovers" a year ago. And it's where I remain as the show created by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta returns for a second season Sunday with a giant leap beyond Perrotta's novel.
August 8, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Marcus Brown, whose nomination to lead the Pennsylvania State Police was quashed earlier this year, has been tapped again by Gov. Wolf for a public safety post. Wolf on Thursday appointed Brown director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, where he will lead the state's response to terrorism and infrastructure threats. "The commonwealth must take every step necessary to protect its citizens from terrorist threats, and I am confident that Col. Brown's leadership and experience will be an asset to the commonwealth in this role," Wolf said in a statement.
May 30, 2015 |
A Department of Homeland Security official said Thursday his agency was surveying the security vulnerabilities of all Philadelphia buildings and facilities near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where Pope Francis will appear twice in September. William Ryan, protective security adviser in Philadelphia, said his agency was examining building exits, screening employees, and searching for hazardous materials to get ready for the papal visit Sept. 26 and 27. He said the agency would make security recommendations for the hotels and other buildings it surveys.
May 7, 2015 |
Fidel Napier left home early Monday to drop off his daughter at school, his wife said. When he returned to his Pennsauken home, agents from the Department of Homeland Security were there to take him into custody. Napier, 37, had been waiting for that moment for months, since learning he would be deported to his native Jamaica because of a 1998 drug conviction. The agents allowed him to call his wife, Kiyonna, who raced home from work to say goodbye. "They wouldn't let me touch him or anything," Kiyonna Napier said Tuesday.
April 29, 2015 |
Growing up in the Palpa district of Nepal, Rina Lama remembers childhood holidays spent at her father's home in a remote farmland village. She recalls walls covered in pictures, and family heirlooms. Afternoons spent chasing animals on her farm, and working around a house that meant "more to us than gold. " On Saturday, that house - one that was home for seven generations of Lama's family - collapsed, crushing and killing her aunt. Lama, from her home in Philadelphia, learned that the woman was among at least 16 other relatives believed to have died in the earthquake that killed thousands - and left millions homeless and confused.
April 24, 2015 |
Philadelphia's Cuban community welcomed news of Pope Francis' planned visit to their homeland on his way to the United States this fall, hoping it continues thawing relations between the two nations and helps the island's residents. "It's extraordinary for a dynamic religious leader to be able to bridge the diplomatic Cold War that's been going on," said Richard Negrin, city managing director. Negrin's parents fled Cuba in 1961 and his father was later killed by Cuban terrorists after they mistook him for a communist sympathizer.