Philadelphia

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning comes in sex assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa.— Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. Cosby, 81, will have the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced. The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed “America’s … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning comes in sex assault case

LONDON | Sky shares rally after Comcast wins bidding war

LONDON— Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). The rare auction was organized by Britain’s Takeover Panel after months of offers and counteroffers from … Continue reading LONDON | Sky shares rally after Comcast wins bidding war

Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball’s distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday. The star third baseman’s future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where … Continue reading Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

PHILADELPHIA | Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — “Sky on Swings,” a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer‘s disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival. Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-year-old mezzo Marietta Simpson in the work by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

CAMDEN, N.J. | 76ers set to turn promising season into must-see TV

CAMDEN, N.J.— Ben Simmons is set to turn the 76ers into must-see TV. But he hopes to have another smash hit off the court. NBC has given a script commitment to “Brotherly Love,” loosely based on the life of the Aussie-born NBA rookie of the year. Deadline described the pitch like this: “Brotherly Love is … Continue reading CAMDEN, N.J. | 76ers set to turn promising season into must-see TV

NEW YORK | Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

NEW YORK — She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it’s possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her … Continue reading NEW YORK | Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

PHILADELPHIA | Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

PHILADELPHIA— Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum “Less is a bore,” has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm’s website saying Venturi died at home in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a brief illness, surrounded by his wife, the architect … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93

NEW YORK | Oskar Lindblom helps Flyers beat Rangers 6-4

NEW YORK — Oskar Lindblom had two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 6-4 in exhibition play Wednesday night. Corban Knight had a goal and two assists, Dale Weise, Mikhail Vorobyov and German Rubtsov added goals, and Scott Laughton had three assists. Brian Elliott started for Philadelphia … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oskar Lindblom helps Flyers beat Rangers 6-4