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September 7, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
It's only Labor Day but the race to be the top grossing movie studio-as far as domestic box-office-is already over. As of Aug. 28, Disney was up 10 percentage points in domestic market share (and a whopping $800 million) over second place Warner Bros., 26.5% to 16.5%. 20th Century Fox and Universal have 14.3% and 12.9% respectively. Last year Universal led at this same point by a similar margin, before Disney came roaring back with Bridge of Spies ($70.4 million in 2015); The Good Dinosaur ($110.7 million in 2015)
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September 5, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Sure, the lines in the marble-paneled post office at Ninth and Market moved at a glacial pace. Sure, the clerks were often uncommunicative and even surly. But what did it matter when there was so much architectural plenty to keep your eyes sated for the entire wait? The U.S. Postal Service's decision to close the building's long, soaring, art moderne retail hall is another reminder that the federal agency's architectural glory days are coming to an end. Although the branch will be moved to a storefront at 718 Arch St ., you can bet the interior decoration will be somewhere between generic and nonexistent.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Robert Tornoe, and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
Two Cumberland County men were arrested late Saturday in connection with a shooting earlier in the day near a popular Atlantic City casino parking gargage that left one man dead and a police officer seriously injured. The deceased man who shot at the officers was identified as Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton made the announcement in a statement released Saturday night. Investigators said that on Saturday, at 2:34 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress involving six men near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue.
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September 4, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A PATCO transit police officer suspended in May after an altercation with a passenger has been fired, the Delaware River Port Authority announced Friday. "We have made a determination that the incident reflects actions inconsistent with our organizational core values and in direct conflict with the high standard of conduct we demand from our law enforcement officials," CEO John T. Hanson wrote in a statement. The decision came after the Camden County Prosecutor's Office decided not to file charges in the incident.
NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
When a Philadelphia police officer was ambushed by a gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, authorities said he was shot with a stolen police firearm. And they said little else. Now, documents and court records shed light on some of the mystery about that weapon, showing that Officer Jesse Hartnett was critically wounded in January by a Glock reported stolen by a veteran colleague three years earlier. The gun used to shoot Hartnett, 34, was the department-issue weapon of Officer Leon Pearson, a 26-year-veteran of the department, records show.
NEWS
September 2, 2016
THE NFL allows the gang mentality of NFL players to demonstrate against police officers, but refused the Dallas Cowboys owner's request to honor police officers killed by radicals. Cowboys owner Jerry is a lot of things, but at least he has guts. He wanted to honor police officers in his community with a patch. The NFL said no. My question is . . . why? The national FOP and local FOP must tell the owners of NFL teams in their city how they feel about the NFL slapping police officers' families in their face.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
George L. Bernstein, 84, formerly of Elkins Park, a business executive who led the expansion of the Philadelphia accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath in the 1980s, died Sunday, Aug. 21, of congestive heart failure at Rydal Park. Mr. Bernstein lived in Elkins Park and Center City before moving to Rydal Park, a retirement community in Jenkintown. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Central High School and earned degrees from the Wharton School and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, STAFF WRITER
After lawyers for Anthony Wright - who was acquitted of rape and murder Tuesday - accused homicide detectives of coercing a false confession, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has promised to investigate any "evidence of specific misconduct" by police. Wright was found not guilty in the 1991 slaying of a 77-year-old Nicetown woman in a retrial resulting from new DNA tests that proved he was not the rapist. After the verdict, Peter Neufeld of the Innocence Project of New York called for an independent investigation of all convictions of young black men who were prosecuted using evidence developed by the detectives in Wright's case.
NEWS
August 24, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
The U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday declined to file criminal charges against a former Bridgeton, Cumberland County, police officer who fatally shot the unarmed passenger in a vehicle during a car stop in December 2014. After a review of the case by the FBI and federal prosecutors, the office determined that former Officer Braheme Days - who told investigators he feared for his life before he shot Jerame Reid, 36 - used justified force. "Allowance must be made for the fact that law enforcement officials are often forced to make split-second judgments in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement released Monday afternoon.
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