August 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - On a chaparral-covered hillside 40 miles north of Los Angeles in June 2010, researchers from the Department of Homeland Security hid a device the size of a pack of cigarettes that emitted a safe pulse of low-grade radiation. It was a stand-in for a dirty bomb, or fallout from a nuclear meltdown. Nearby, a pilot toggled a joystick, and a gray drone with the wingspan of a California condor banked through the sky. As the plane's sensor sniffed for radioactive isotopes, law enforcement officers and firefighters watched a portable controller that looked like an oversized Game Boy. In minutes, a warning signal glowed on the screen.
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November 3, 2013 |
Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said. The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country - and the only one in California - to gather input on the president's recently announced agenda to develop a college ratings system to help students select schools with the best bang for their buck. "Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America," Obama said in August during a kickoff campaign at the University of Buffalo.
April 4, 2013 |
The Musee du Louvre -- the world's most-attended art museum -- has named Jean-Luc Martinez as its new director. Martinez has most recently served as the head of the museum's department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. He is expected to succeed Henri Loyrette starting April 15. Martinez's appointment, which the Paris museum announced this week, was made by French President Francois Hollande. He beat out two other candidates -- Sylvie Ramond, director of the Musee des beaux-arts de Lyon, and Laurent le Bon, president of the Centre Pompidou Metz. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The internal hire signals a search for continuity for the famed art institution.
April 13, 2013 |
Twenty-one-year-old Taylor Dankel darts around a quick corner of the racetrack and buries the throttle. The supercharged, 650-horsepower V-8 in his father's modified 2008 Shelby Mustang GT500KR lets out a guttural roar. It's a scene that would have put a smile on the face of Shelby American's founder, Carroll Shelby. An automotive icon whose career evolved from chicken farmer to world-class racer, engineer and businessman, Shelby died in May 2012 at the age of 89. Photos: Shelby after Shelby But his legacy is everywhere on this windy day in Pahrump, Nev., about an hour outside of Las Vegas.
December 12, 1998
FIRST HALF FIRST QUARTER Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 0 Grijalva, 25-yard fumble return at 11:46. PAT--Terwiske (kick). Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 3 Froehlich, 33-yard field goal at 3:18. 64-yard drive, 19 plays. Key play--Thompson 12-yard pass from Orlando to Woodbridge 49 on third and 13. Key gain--McCroskey 10 run. Woodbridge 14, Santa Margarita 3 Rommelfanger, 24-yard pass from Barlow at 1:04. 83-yard drive, seven plays.
July 5, 2013 |
Though Friday's job report showed the nation added nearly 200,000 jobs in June , the number of people working part-time due to slack economic conditions rose sharply. The number of people unable to find full-time work rose by 322,000 to 8.2 million last month. This figure had been decreasing from a peak of 9.1 million in mid-2009. The latest monthly payroll gains once again were led by restaurants and bars, which added a combined 52,000 jobs. The leisure and hospitality industry, as a whole, accounted for 75,000 of all the net job growth in June.