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November 13, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Not all daily fantasy sports operators are gearing up to fight the industry's latest setback. Four smaller daily fantasy sports sites - TopLine Game Labs L.L.C., which operates fantasy site DailyMVP; DraftDay; DraftOps; and MondoGoal Trading Ltd., an international platform focused on soccer - told Bloomberg News they will stop letting users from New York enter their paid contests. New York Attorney GeneralĀ Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sites, DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., to cease operations in the state.
NEWS
November 4, 2015
HE LIED. We suspected as much, but now Philly boxer Yusaf Mack is outright admitting that he lied about being drugged into doing gay sex for a XXX-rated porn flick. "I was ashamed," the former champ told me yesterday. "I'm sorry for lying. I've always been curious. " By now, you've probably heard about Mack and the infamous "Holiday Hump'n" sex tape circulating that shows him engaging in a steamy threesome with two other hunky men. It's been the talk. Not just in Philly but nationwide.
SPORTS
October 23, 2015
THE INDEPENDENT league Camden Riversharks announced on their website on Wednesday that they were "ceasing operations immediately" after failing to come to an agreement with the Camden County Improvement Authority, a branch of the Camden County government that purchased Campbell's Field, the 15-year-old ballpark, in April for $3.5 million. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," read the statement on the team's website. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
COLLEGES AND universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News yesterday. "This is only the beginning . . . " the Philly-area threat says.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker and Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia City Paper will appear in print for the last time next Thursday, Broad Street Media L.L.C., the publication's new owner, said Wednesday. Broad Street Media, of Cherry Hill, bought City Paper for an undisclosed price from SB New York Inc. and will consolidate City Paper's website with that of Philly Weekly, which is owned by a related company. "To have two papers in the city of Philadelphia like that made no sense," said Perry Corsetti, publisher of Broad Street Media.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Ray Fussell was growing up, Saddlertown's two streets were made of dirt. But for Fussell and others with roots in Haddon Township's historically black hamlet - started by former slave Joshua Saddler in 1842 - Beechwood and Rhoads Avenues were paved with gold. "All of the people up and down the block left their doors unlocked," recalls Fussell, 85, describing Saddlertown's close-knit, extended-family ambience. The gentlemanly retired technician is one of three Saddler descendants living in the tucked-away neighborhood off MacArthur Boulevard.
NEWS
September 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
An East Norriton woman has been arrested and charged with creating an online fund-raising page for a friend whose husband had pancreatic cancer, but keeping the money herself. Traci Small Kratzer, 39, was charged Tuesday with theft. Montgomery County officials said she took more than $8,000 by setting up a fraudulent online charity fund-raiser. Kratzer created a website in April on www.youcaring.com , police said, connected it to her own bank account, and advertised it as a fund-raiser for John Henson.
NEWS
August 29, 2015 | By Chris Palmer and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - You can order groceries online these days, stream live TV, hail a cab, and schedule when your dry cleaning will be picked up. As of Thursday, Pennsylvania residents can add another item to the list: register to vote. Gov. Wolf announced that the state had launched a website that allows its 10 million or so eligible voters to submit a registration application online. The initiative makes Pennsylvania the 23d state to digitize registration. New Jersey is not one of them.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Office of Information Technology is investigating whether city employees used the city's email system and computers to access a website that promotes extramarital affairs. The website, Ashley Madison, was targeted by anonymous hackers, who posted a large data set Wednesday that they say exposes the website's millions of registered users. The website, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair," is aimed at married people looking to cheat on their spouses. The full data dump is difficult to download and navigate.
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