February 18, 2015
WHEN BRUCE JENNER taketh away, Amber Rose giveth in spades. The Olympic gold-medal winner recently prohibited his kids and stepkids from publicly discussing his gender transition. At a loss for viable fodder, Temporary Tattle feared her gossip days were through - at least, temporarily. Then came Sunday-funday-without-any-un-days at Laurel DeWitt 's New York Fashion Week show. DeWitt, a designer of metal apparel and accessories, launched several chain-mail looks down the runway at the Church of the Holy Apostles.
February 17, 2015 |
Through requests made under The Freedom of Information Act - and with the help of a North Korean hacker - The Inquirer has obtained copies of hundreds of recent e-mails sent by prominent sports and political figures. We have published some below. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 5:59 a.m. FROM: HRoseman@philadelphiaeagles.com TO: CKelly@philadelphiaeagles.com SUBJECT: 2017 draft Chip, I still haven't received your feedback on my scouting breakdowns for all the prospective fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-round picks in the 2017 draft.
February 17, 2015 |
The best ideas percolate when Jules Markey walks his Center City postal route. Down and across zip code 19130, he fills the silvery stacked mailboxes of five high-rise apartment buildings on Spring Garden Street. Puzzles help Markey combat the repetition. The other day, as he slipped an Entertainment Weekly into a mail slot on Brandywine Street, he remembered when trash served as inspiration for the first crossword of his the New York Times accepted. A resident on his route had discarded a pile of doors by the curb.
January 14, 2015 |
Prosecutors investigating U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah asked a three-judge federal appeals panel Monday to give them access to seven years of his private e-mails, a position Fattah's lawyer argued violates the protection the Constitution provides Congress. Fattah's attorney, Luther E. Weaver III, backed by House general counsel Kerry W. Kircher, argued that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit panel should block Google Inc. from immediately releasing e-mails that prosecutors have subpoenaed.
December 27, 2014 |
For Christmas, Cliff Hunter got an invaluable gift - a reminder that there are generous, good-hearted people in the world. He just wishes he knew the name of one of them in particular, so he could offer thanks. The inspiring story began on SEPTA's Route 17 bus shortly after 9 a.m. Dec. 18. Hunter, 79, a single retired social-services worker, had boarded at 20th and Wharton Streets, near his South Philadelphia home, bound for Center City to do several errands. He had placed a Christmas package - a sweater - ready to be mailed to a sister in Florida in the parcel bin at the front of the bus. Then he made his way to a seat farther back.
December 21, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - An independent review of e-mails among state judicial staff has found that none sent "improper" material other than the pornographic messages sent by former Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery. In a report released Friday, the special counsel enlisted by Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille to examine about 4,000 e-mails sent to and from judicial employees and the state Attorney General's Office between 2008 and 2012 found "no improprieties" beyond the e-mails tied to McCaffery.
November 21, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - On Tuesday night, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane went on national television and said children were depicted in some of the images her office discovered when reviewing pornographic e-mails exchanged among state employees. Asked by a CNN reporter to describe the sexually explicit messages unearthed in the scandal, Kane said: "They are deplorable: hard-core, sometimes graphic, sometimes violent e-mails that had a string of videos and pictures depicting sometimes children, old women - some of them involved violent sexual acts against women.
November 20, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made a new accusation Tuesday in the pornographic e-mail scandal, saying the sexually explicit messages exchanged by state officials and employees sometimes contained images involving children. In an interview with CNN, Kane said she was being prevented from investigating the e-mail scandal because of court orders, which she declined to describe. When asked to describe the pornographic images, Kane said, "When I saw them they literally took my breath away.
November 18, 2014 |
A Hatboro man with a history of mental-health treatment admitted Monday to sending a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a man dating his ex-girlfriend. And Nicholas Todd Helman's journey through the Bucks County court system is hardly over. He is facing new charges that allege he plotted from jail to kill the Warminster detective investigating the ricin case and kidnap the deputy district attorney prosecuting it, telling a former cellmate to rip out the attorney's tongue.
November 13, 2014 |
Louis Freeh regularly conferred with the NCAA and kept its top officials informed as his firm investigated Pennsylvania State University's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to e-mails unearthed by critics of Freeh and the league. What those messages meant became the subject of a heated debate Wednesday between the college athletics' governing body and the state officials suing over the crippling sanctions imposed on Penn State after Freeh's 2012 report. "It's troubling.