August 11, 2016 |
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane was "on a mission, a mission of revenge," when she orchestrated a "cloak-and-dagger" operation to illegally leak information to vilify a critic, prosecutors said Tuesday in the opening of Kane's trial on perjury and obstruction charges. To the contrary, Kane was a victim grappling with lies from her former second-in-command and a political consultant who have repeatedly covered up their own roles in the leak, her defense argued before the jury in Montgomery County Court in Norristown.
July 15, 2016 |
Witnesses said it was a "fair fight" - drug dealer Abdu Rivera vs. John David Santiago in a 2003 bout in the parking lot of an Olney club. But Rivera was no match for the featherweight three-time Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion, and witnesses said he lost badly and took the loss even worse. On Wednesday, two of those witnesses came forward and testified at a preliminary hearing that Rivera later boasted of getting his revenge: a Nov. 18, 2003, gasoline-fueled blaze that killed Santiago and four others, including his infant daughter.
May 4, 2016 |
LOS ANGELES - Though Emily VanCamp was in the middle of a four-year run playing kick-butt character Emily Thorne on ABC's Revenge , she had to pass a chemistry test to land the role of Sharon Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But don't feel bad for her. It was with Chris Evans. After a relatively small part in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier , VanCamp found her role expanded for this weekend's Captain America: Civil War . The scope is bigger this time around, as well.
April 13, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Recently, a guy I've known for more than a year decided it would be best for us to part ways. Before Christmas, I had asked what he would like for Christmas. His response was, "I don't want anything for Christmas - I want you. " A couple of weeks later, he told me the pictures, nightstand, candy dishes, and candleholders he had in my apartment were gifts from him because he loved me. Tonight, he packed everything up and left! I don't know exactly why, but I think it has more to do with his own issues than me. Abby, I feel I have been manipulated and used.
March 13, 2016 |
When the PIAA playoff brackets were released weeks ago, Imhotep certainly had Del-Val - and revenge - on the brain. Del-Val, which had won 19 consecutive games entering the Class 3A quarterfinal at Southern, unseated the defending champion Panthers in February en route to claiming the school's first Public League basketball title. Friday night, however, the Panthers sought to send a message. "We saw that they were on our side [of the bracket], so we're like, 'Del-Val, Del-Val, Del-Val,' every day in practice," said Imhotep junior captain Daron Russell.
February 12, 2016 |
Temple is playing its best basketball of the season and there is no doubt that a turning point came during a 55-53 win at then-No. 23 Connecticut on Jan. 5. Including that game, the Owls have won eight of their last 10. More important, that win came after Temple's worst performance of the season, a 77-50 drubbing by visiting Houston on Jan. 2. Temple now has a huge rematch with UConn in an American Athletic Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday...
January 14, 2016 |
We were headed toward the cobblestone roads of hilly Manayunk, after descending the steps of St. Lucy's church on Smick Street. We waved our custom-made towels - "HITCHED" - and finished the set of impromptu photos before finding the parking lot. The trolley was there for the wedding party. Next stop, the Conshohocken Marriott. The reception wasn't for another two hours but Amy Zurzola Quinn and I were on deadline, apropos for the betrothal of two journalists. We were ready for our close-ups, Mr. DeMille.
January 13, 2016 |
When the Flyers play Boston at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, will they try to pay back former teammate Zac Rinaldo for his head hit that gave Sean Couturier a concussion in the teams' previous meeting? "I'm sure the game is going to be played hard, physical," Flyers winger Jake Voracek said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. "If someone is going to have a chance to finish Reno [with a hit], they're going to finish him. And I'm sure if Reno is going to have a chance to finish one of us, he will.
December 24, 2015
DEAR ABBY: I found out a few months ago that my husband, "Hal," the father of my children, has had affairs with five different women. I left, and we are now being divorced. I desperately wanted revenge, so I have been secretly seeing Hal's good friend "Ron," whom he "forbade" me from contacting after I told him his infidelity and disrespect gave me permission to act on the attraction I had for Ron. It's just a friends-with-benefits situation and I am having fun, so I don't really consider it to be revenge.
August 7, 2015
THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S Office in Philly recently made itself a laughingstock with its relentless pursuit of the utterly irrelevant Joey Merlino for the outrageous criminal outrage of having a scotch and a cigar with a guy he knew 30 years ago. The Chaka Fattah indictment is somewhat less amusing, however. That this is purely a political vendetta cannot be doubted. The velvet glove came off for all to see when Sen. Menendez was indicted - another guy who was "being investigated" for years but then suddenly was indicted when the president's Iran deal was about to be finalized and it became clear Menendez would be the loudest Democratic vote against it. There are Democrats who are concerned about national security, but they now seem rather muted in their criticism over the prospect of a nuclear Iran 10 years from now. I wonder why that happened, don't you?