December 6, 2008 |
Canada's death toll in Afghanistan rose past the grim milestone of 100 after a roadside bomb killed three soldiers. Brig. Gen. Denis Thompson said the soldiers were riding in an armored vehicle on patrol west of the city of Kandahar when they struck an improvised explosive device.
February 28, 2009 |
The fossilized remains of two pregnant fish indicate that sex as we know it took place as much as 30 million years earlier than previously thought, researchers said Thursday in the journal Nature. Scientists studying 380-million-year-old fossils of the armored placoderm fish had thought the fish laid their eggs before fertilization. Then they realized the pelvis of male placoderms had a fin not seen on the female fish, and surmised it was probably used to grip its mate during fertilization, much as sharks do.
June 5, 1989 |
A new wave of fear swept Beijing today as military convoys rumbled through the Chinese capital, firing repeatedly into the air and sometimes at pedestrians, while more armor was sent to reinforce the army's hold on Tian An Men Square. About 400 tanks, armored vehicles, troop and munition trucks moved into the square early today following a second day of bloodshed in central Beijing, while other convoys roamed the city around noon. Gunfire rocked the city's embassy section at about 1 p.m. as troops moved north past the compound housing the American ambassador's residence and the press and cultural section of the U.S. Embassy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998
Can you explain why every single component of the media picks up a specific word or expression and repeats it endlessly, without attempting to analyze what they are saying, much less recompose or, God forbid, try to improve the use of the English language? Early news on TV reported that the death of the thugs in that infamous North Hollywood shootout may have been "unnecessary." Not only was I incensed by the stupidity of the word, but I keep hearing this, repeated almost verbatim, by everybody ("Bank Robber Bled to Death Unnecessarily," April 21.)
April 19, 1989 |
A convoy of up to 1,000 armored vehicles and 500 trucks carrying Soviet arms and food broke through a guerrilla blockade and rumbled into Kabul on Tuesday in the biggest operation of its kind since Moscow's troops left Afghanistan two months ago. Helicopter gunships flew overhead as the columns of tanks, armored cars, mounted multiple-rocket launchers and food trucks reached the capital after running a gauntlet of guerrillas dug in on mountains dominating...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997
The robbery and gun battle in North Hollywood will settle into a fruitless debate, for most will dismiss that there is evil in the world and therefore continue to not understand how futile gun control is. Many will comment on a lack of balance in firepower. There really wasn't. LAPD proved that it is not the size of the weapon in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the one with the weapon. Their training and courage carried them through. As a police officer for the past 16 years I found once again that no matter what, when you need help, we show up and stay.