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November 29, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Ultra athletes are a special breed, running or cycling hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to compete in exclusive races. But what really happens to their bodies hour after hour and day after day of intense exercise? A new study reveals some dramatic changes may take place. The study, presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, focused on 44 runners who took part in the TransEurope-FootRace in 2009, a 64-day race that covered about 4,488 kilometers (about 2,789 miles)
January 15, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been campaigning furiously in South Carolina in an effort to revive his sputtering presidential campaign, said Sunday morning that the Obama administration has gone “over the top” in criticizing Marines who were videotaped urinating on Afghan corpses. “Obviously, 18, 19-year-olds make stupid mistakes all too often,” Perry said in an appearance on CNN's “State of the Union.” “... What's really disturbing to me is just, kind of, the over-the-top-rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military.” The Marines have not been charged with any crimes, but the Geneva Conventions forbid desecration of the dead.
February 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Bones from six bodies have been uncovered in the desert west of Albuquerque during the last two weeks, and police said Tuesday that they were probably put there by one person. As detectives shore up their list of suspects, the list of possible victims is growing to include a group of 16 prostitutes who went missing from Albuquerque between 2001 and 2006, and others reported missing from various parts of the state.
November 30, 1986
In her recent Calendar series, "A Capsule History of Women Directors, 1900-1980," Nancy Mills states that prior to the 1960s only two women film directors "developed a body of work," referring to Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino. She seems to be ignoring the entire silent period, in which many women directed, and in which two women in particular developed very large and significant bodies of work: Lois Weber and Alice Guy Blache. Both of these women directed scores of films during the first three decades of this century.
January 9, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- The bodies of six slain men were found in four cars in the Stavropol region of southern Russia, officials said Thursday, triggering an anti-terrorism alert and raising fresh security concerns in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In two of the cases, booby traps were discovered near the vehicles, the officials said. One explosive device went off without harming anyone. The first of the incidents was discovered Wednesday in the village of Tambuktan, about 200 miles from Sochi, which will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympics next month.
February 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two skiers injured in an avalanche in the Oregon backcountry were in "satisfactory" condition with broken bones after about 50 rescuers labored for 16 hours to save them, authorities said Thursday. Rescuers had to leave the bodies of two other skiers on the northeast Oregon mountain until the weather improves. Two to three more inches of snow were forecast for Thursday night. Those killed were Jake Merrill, a 23-year-old ski guide for Wallowa Alpine Huts, and Shane Coulter, a 30-year-old aerospace engineer from Seattle who had been on the multi-day trip with five others, the Baker County Sheriff's Department said.
May 13, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities responding to an anonymous tip discovered about 50 mostly mutilated bodies dumped on the side of a highway between Monterrey and the U.S. border, a region where rival gangs are battling for control over a lucrative drug-trafficking corridor. The bodies of at least 43 men and half a dozen women were found Sunday in plastic garbage bags near the town of Cadereyta Jimenez, the location of a large state-run oil refinery, officials in the state prosecutor's office told The Times.
January 28, 2013 | By Daniel Hernandez
MEXICO CITY -- Bodies found dumped in a well in northeastern Mexico may be those of the 18 musicians and staff of a band that went missing after a Thursday night performance, authorities said. The members of Kombo Kolombia were reported missing Friday by family members who said they lost contact with the group after it performed at a bar along a highway about 30 miles north of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon state. On Monday, Gov. Rodrigo Medina told reporters that early signs indicated the bodies discovered the day before in the community of Mina are probably the missing members of Kombo Kolombia.
May 8, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Two bodies found in northeastern Mississippi were identified as a Tennessee woman and her daughter as authorities increased their search for the man believed to have abducted them and two other children. Police continued to search the area around Guntown, Miss., for Adam Mayes, 35, who has probably altered his appearance and may be using aliases, officials said. He is wanted in connection with the disappearance of four members of the Bain family from their western Tennessee home on April 27. The bodies found in a Mississippi home used by Mayes were identified as Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne Bain, 14, the FBI said Monday night.
March 26, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Five more bodies were recovered Monday from the Costa Concordia, more than two months after the cruise ship struck a reef and became submerged off the Tuscan coast, the Italian Civil Protection agency reported. That brings the official death toll of the Jan. 13 disaster to 30, with two people still missing and presumed dead. The bodies were found by search crews Thursday, the statement says, but it took 34 divers and 15 vessels to retrieve them in a recovery effort that started Monday morning local time.
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