November 4, 2000 |
Moments after George W. Bush's 1976 arrest for drunken driving was reported, the media faced a dilemma: How do you cover a politically sensitive, late-breaking story of questionable origin and impact on the eve of an election? For a host of observers, the media's performance left much to be desired. While a few praised the restraint of some outlets, others blasted the coverage as verging on hysterical, lacking context and top-heavy with punditry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1992 |
The city is sprinkled with sites of the untimely deaths of the famous and the fated. From John Belushi to the Black Dahlia, Los Angeles has been the backdrop for many a notorious demise. Solved or unsolved, some murders and suicides become part of the cultural fabric, spawning books, movies and even sightseeing tours. Here is a look at episodes from the city's homicidal history. 1.
November 18, 2007 |
As one NFL team inches toward perfection, the history makers from another storied franchise -- two hints: Florida, 1970s -- are praying those winds of fortune will shift. Let there be a blemish in the win-loss column. Just one. But it might not happen. The Miami Dolphins could finish 0-16.
July 3, 1994 |
In the beginning, she didn't even recognize him, that's how unworldly she was. "That's O.J. Simpson!" her boss at the nightclub exclaimed. She had never heard of the guy. Later, friends and relatives would recount the episode and shake their heads. It wasn't just the naivete. By the time she married him seven years later at the age of 25, it seemed there had never been a time when the larger-than-life celebrity had not dominated her existence. Their home was his mansion.
February 5, 1997
William Carter Spann, 51, who described himself as the "bad peanut" of President Jimmy Carter's family. Spann, the son of the president's sister Gloria, had been in and out of California jails since 1969 on burglary, robbery, drug and alcohol cases. In 1976, the year his uncle became president, Spann was sentenced to 10 years to life for two armed robberies in San Francisco. His uncle once wrote Spann urging him to stop apologizing for the negative publicity he generated.
August 27, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban killed six civilians in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, among a dozen slain in the latest attacks that have seen ordinary people increasingly caught up in the violence, often after being accused of working with the government. The bodies -- four engineers, an adviser and a trainer employed on a project funded by the United Nations -- were discovered Tuesday in Herat province, officials said, an area in the west that's seen less violence than other parts of Afghanistan.