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WORLD
March 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
KUNMING, China - Deng Wei, his wife and 8-month-old baby were having dinner in a little restaurant in an alleyway next to this city's main train station Saturday night when a man and a woman, both in black, came striding by, clutching large knives. “They were headed toward the station, and I decided to follow them, at a distance. They began slashing people, and when they passed the police kiosk on the corner of the square, the officers did nothing to stop them,” Deng, 26, recalled Sunday in front of the station.
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SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Time appears to be running out on one of the most controversial issues of college football's off-season. The NCAA Football Rules Committee last month began considering a proposal that would penalize teams for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have elapsed on the 40-second play clock. The proposed rule, which would allow for defensive substitutions, would not affect the last two minutes of each half. The proposal, initially trumpeted as a safety issue to protect players from injury, caught most college football coaches off guard.
WORLD
March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI -- At least 27 people died and more than 100 were injured Saturday when a group of knife-wielding assailants attacked a railway station in southern China, state-run media reported. Gruesome photos of the scene in Kunming from a local TV news broadcast showed several people, their clothing soaked in blood, lying on a tile floor inside the station, and more people on the ground outside. State-run CCTV news said authorities had killed the attackers. There was no immediate word on the identity of the assailants or their motives.
WORLD
March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI - At least 28 people died and more than 113 were injured Saturday when a group of assailants wielding large knives stormed into a railway station in southern China and apparently attacked people at random, state-run media reported. President Xi Jinping vowed swift action to punish those responsible for the bloody attack and "suppress terrorists' rampant momentum," the official New China News Agency reported. The agency said separatists from the far western region of Xinjiang were behind the highly unusual and terrifying attack in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.
WORLD
March 1, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
China's state media called Saturday night's knifing attack at a train station in Kunming “China's 9/11” and called for a crackdown on terrorism. The death toll from the attack rose to 33 with four of the perpetrators among the dead. One suspect is in custody, a woman, who was reported to be hospitalized. The perpetrators were said to be Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from northwestern China's Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities showed on a television station a black flag recovered at the scene which they said was calling for independence for the region that some Uighurs refer to as East Turkestan.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
It appears the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal has continued to take a toll on Richie Incognito. The offensive lineman, who, along with two other teammates, was accused of persistent harassment of ex-teammate Jonathan Martin in an investigation conducted by the NFL, told Scottsdale, Ariz., police Thursday that he was responsible for damaging his Ferrari with a baseball bat. Incognito told a reporter from KSAZ-TV in Phoenix that he took a...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Santa Monica jury has awarded a female news producer $5.42 million after finding that a West Hollywood nightclub was negligent in the sexual assault on her in a club restroom. The 43-year-old woman sued the Here Lounge and club worker Victor Cruz, saying that she was assaulted and raped by him March 23, 2009. The Times is not identifying her because she is a victim of a sex crime. After a 15-day trial in Santa Monica Superior Court, jurors found that Cruz committed a sexual offense that harmed the woman and that Here Lounge's negligence was a substantial factor in causing that harm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Detectives are searching for witnesses and suspects in a possible gang-related shooting death of a man in a South L.A. yard Wednesday evening. The man, described only as being in is his 40s, was fatally shot in the 10400 block of South Broadway Avenue at about 6:40 p.m., said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh. The man suffered at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. With no known witnesses to the Broadway-Manchester shooting, Borihanh said, detectives don't have any descriptions of possible suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A San Francisco woman who says she was attacked at a bar on Haight Street after refusing to stop wearing Google Glass has released video footage of the incident that she filmed with the new technology that spurred the confrontation in the first place. In a video  posted to YouTube, tech writer Sarah Solcum provided a narrative for the footage, which she says captures the weekend attack. "This is the video that I got on Google Glass at Molotov bar on Haight Street after being verbally accosted and flicked off by the Asian looking girl, I turned on the video, and after I told them I was doing so they got pissed and came after me," Slocum wrote.
WORLD
February 25, 2014 | By Glen Johnson
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - A defiant Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Tuesday at a “vile attack” against him after the leaking  of audio recordings suggesting that he and close family members were implicated in a corruption scandal that has roiled the nation. Erdogan denounced the recordings as fake and vowed legal action. Audio of five purported conversations between Erdogan and his son, Bilal, 33, appeared on YouTube late Monday, quickly drawing more than 2  million views on the video-sharing website and going viral across social media.
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