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November 20, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Gov. Corbett's campaign pulled the image of a smiling black woman from its website Friday after the news organization BuzzFeed reported that she was not a real supporter - but, rather, a model whose image was lifted from a stock photograph. The new "footer" image on the bottom border of the website features people posing with Corbett in an office. A spokesman stressed that they are actual supporters of the governor. "We changed the photo to prevent Tom Wolf from using trivial matters like website graphics as a distraction to avoid talking about why he refuses to release any details about his . . . plan to triple the state's income tax rate," spokesman Chris Pack said.
SPORTS
October 15, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles held meetings Monday before coach Chip Kelly excused the players for a full week off after Sunday's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. The Eagles will not return from their bye week until next Tuesday. It's one more day off than Kelly gave the players in 2013, when he held a Tuesday practice in the middle of the bye week. Kelly made plans for the seven-day break back in June, so the longer time off had nothing to do with the result of Sunday's game. "We felt this bye week, for where it fit, it's exactly at the halfway point," Kelly said. "We played four preseason games and six regular-season games.
NEWS
October 4, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four jurors in the trial of a King of Prussia man charged with killing a baby and her grandmother began crying after seeing a photograph of the 10-month-old girl's body Thursday, prompting a Montgomery County judge to block prosecutors from showing the rest of the images. The picture showed the infant's foot, leg, and the hem of her white dress on a floor, protruding from beneath a bench in an empty, trash-strewn sauna where her lifeless body was found by police in October 2012. Prosecutors allege that Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, left the baby there several days after kidnapping her from her parents' apartment in a scheme to collect ransom money.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S GETTING to the point where Tattle will need to run with a disclaimer: Every juicy item, tidbit or rumor you read in today's column may be taken back in tomorrow's column. Yesterday, we wrote that the three-breasted woman was a two-breasted hoax. Today, it's the group who threatened to release hacked Emma Watson nude photos. Oh, there was a threat. But it wasn't from the hackers. According to the website Business Insider, the threat source was Rantic Marketing, which pretended to be a viral marketing agency, but which was really a social experiment run by Internet pranksters.
SPORTS
September 11, 2014 | THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
A FORMER EXOTIC DANCER on Monday sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault after a June 2009 incident in a local hotel. Jana Weckerly, 27, from Ardmore, Okla., said Jones fondled her genitals, forced her to touch or rub his penis, and required she watch as the 71-year-old Jones received oral sex from another woman. Weckerly is seeking more than $1 million in punitive damages. She was not available for comment yesterday. Her Dallas attorney, Thomas Bowers, said his client is in counseling and is taking medicine to help her cope with trauma from the incident.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As the photo essay opens, a 44-year-old man with a shaved head lies shirtless on his back in bed. The merciless morning light reveals two prescription drug containers on the night table, a medical alert tag around his neck, and a catheter tube snaking out from under the sheets. The man is Fred Schwartz, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994. His nearly deadweight legs and steadily weakening left arm render mundane tasks - such as getting up in the morning - a challenge.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
JIMMY TAYOUN, publisher of the Philadelphia Public Record , tried Friday to shrug off as "just a mistake" a string of racial slurs that appeared in a photo caption in Thursday's weekly edition. Tayoun was singing a different tune yesterday, saying he had fired the employee responsible for adding the slurs to the caption. Tayoun also retracted a claim he made Friday that a freelance photographer who took the photo came up with the "nicknames" - "Me Too, Chinky Winky and Dinky Doo" - for a group attending a fundraiser in Chinatown for City Councilman Mark Squilla.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Atlantic City Alliance acknowledged Thursday that the crowd in the photo of the Lady Antebellum beach concert used in full-page newspaper ads to promote the resort had been digitally altered and contained repeated images of some of the same people. But Jeff Guaracino, communications officer for the alliance, a casino-funded marketing group, said the ad did not misrepresent the size of the crowd. The ad's slogan is "We Have Something for Everyone. No Wonder Everyone's Here. " He said the digital changes were made by the alliance's creative director and were designed to incorporate photos from various views, as well as to cover up video towers and alcohol.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Casey Fabris, Inquirer Staff Writer
All Billy Cress has to do to become inspired is take a walk. The 29-year-old Fishtown resident walks the streets of Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Fitler Square, and elsewhere in Philadelphia. He looks at the houses along them, searching for the unusual and the beautiful. And when one catches his eye, he pulls out his iPhone and snaps a photo. He's an Instagrammer. Cress, who works for a soccer retail company in King of Prussia, began posting his photos on Instagram a few years back with the hashtag he created, #phillyhomeportrait.
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