May 19, 2016 |
A Montgomery County judge on Monday rejected state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's bid to have the criminal case against her dismissed on the ground that she was the victim of selective and "vindictive" prosecution. Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said Kane's lawyers had not conformed to proper procedure in filing their motion for dismissal last month. The judge did not offer an opinion on the merits of Kane's assertions but gave her a chance to file an amended motion within 10 days. Kane is facing trial in Montgomery County Court on perjury and other charges.
May 15, 2016 |
A Bigger Splash Tilda Swinton is a rock star in retreat on a Mediterranean isle, Matthias Schoenaerts her lover. Then along comes the impossibly exuberant Ralph Fiennes, playing an old flame and bringing his nymphet American daughter (Dakota Johnson) along. A remake of the slow-burning 1969 French thriller La Piscine , this tale of love and jealousy, obsession and seduction takes its time getting where it's going, but who cares, it's gorgeous. R Green Room Jeremy Saulnier's hard-as-nails follow-up to his thrilling revenge indie Blue Ruin takes place in a middle-of-nowhere music venue in the wet gray of the Pacific Northwest, where a ragtag punk band do a gig, and then get held hostage after one of the members sees something he shouldn't have.
May 5, 2016 |
A jury of six men and six women was seated Tuesday to weigh the federal corruption case against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) later this month. Opening arguments in the racketeering conspiracy case are scheduled for May 16 before U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III. Fattah, 59, has repeatedly denied charges that he accepted a lobbyist's bribes and misused charitable funds, campaign contributions and federal grant money under his control to pay off personal and campaign debts.
May 3, 2016
NFC EAST EAGLES (C-) 1 (2) Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St. 3 (79) Isaac Seumalo C Oregon St. 5 (153) Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia 5 (164) Halapoulivaati Vaitai T Texas Christian 6 (196) Blake Countess CB Auburn 7 (233) Jalen Mills S Louisiana St. 7 (240) Alex McCalister DE Florida 7 (251) Joe Walker LB Oregon Domo's Take: Moving up and selecting Wentz was a bold move. I'm just not sure whether it was a smart or necessary one. Six of the Eagles' draft picks were in the bottom 101 selections.
May 3, 2016 |
In Zina Robbins-Maldonado's University City bedroom there are three shelves above a sofa next to her bed. The shelves are full of pictures of the senior with her teammates, trophies, sportsmanship awards for being an "amateur basketball player," and "field hockey stuff," as the Friends Select three-sport athlete put it. And then there are the softballs. It started as a way for Falcons coach Bill Klose to draw attention to the accomplishments of former player Grace Finkbiner, who graduated in 2012, setting several school records along the way. The tradition grew from there as the team became more successful.
April 30, 2016 |
CHICAGO - At 8:22 p.m. Philadelphia time, Carson Wentz went onto the stage at the Auditorium Theater with an Eagles cap on his head and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell waiting with a green Eagles jersey in his hands. After a week of speculation and public debate, the Eagles landed the coveted North Dakota State quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. "Happy to be an Eagle," he said on the stage. Unlike the last time the Eagles picked a quarterback in that spot, there was no booing from the Eagles fans in the crowd.