CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 |
The California bullet train agency on Friday is expected to announce its formal recommendation of a team led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini as the contractor for the first phase of the project, according to an official notice. The action is a key step toward a groundbreaking on the $68-billion rail system. The company was earlier identified as having the “apparent best value” among five consortiums bidding for the job and was widely expected to get the contract. The official award must be approved by the full board of the agency, the California High Speed Rail Authority, which is scheduled to occur in June.
September 28, 2012 |
An upcoming art exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum is so cutting edge, it had to be vetted by a group of lawyers, insurance companies, curators and registrars. The art project? A highly skilled marksman will shoot a bullet through the museum's Schmidlapp Gallery and into a 36-inch bronze block. The idea is to photograph the bullet itself in motion - something conceptual artist Todd Pavlisko will do with high-speed cameras and video. The resulting exhibit, “Crown,” will showcase the bullet images as well as the bronze block itself.
April 11, 2012 |
Foster Friess, a wealthy Republican who helped fund Rick Santorum's presidential run but is now supporting Mitt Romney, used gun imagery Wednesday to describe the campaign against President Obama. “There are a lot of things that haven't been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other,” Friess said during an interview on Fox Business Network. “Now that they have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bullet-proof.” Friess told ABC News that he regretted the statement immediately after making it. The retired mutual fund manager has spent nearly $2 million on GOP candidates and causes in the 2012 campaign, the vast majority funding a "super PAC" that backed Santorum.
February 14, 2013 |
A Nike ad built around a "I am a bullet in the chamber" premise on Oscar Pistorius' official website has been removed after Pistorius' arrest in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The "bullet in the chamber" reference is in regard to how quickly Pistorius leaves the starting blocks at the beginning of his races. Also, Jon Sigurdsson, the chief executive of Ossur, the company that makes the blades that Pistorius used to compete, said Thursday, “It is completely premature to discuss or speculate on our business relationship with him.” Pistorius, 26, was born without the fibula bone in both legs.
October 29, 2013 |
Talk about coverage! A Florida gas station clerk's cellphone stopped a bullet fired by a robber early Monday and saved the clerk from serious injury, police said. Police from the Orlando suburb of Winter Garden told the Orlando Sentinel that the stickup began about 4:45 a.m. when the gunman asked for help looking for a drink before pulling a revolver. The gunman wanted the two clerks to get into the safe at the Hess station, but they weren't able to open it. That's when the gunman ran away -- but not before firing a single bullet that struck one of the clerks in the abdomen, police told the Sentinel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 |
A cellphone charger saved a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy from further injury early Tuesday after a parolee opened fire during a midnight struggle in Inglewood and the bullet glanced off the pocketed cord. It was a chance hit authorities called “miraculous.” The suspect - described only as a parolee in his 40s - was shot and killed, but not before he fired again, officials said, grazing the deputy's partner in the hand. Both officers were treated at area hospitals and released later in the day. Sheriff Lee Baca said the deputy would have likely been seriously injured had the cellphone charger not blocked the bullet, sending it down her pant leg. It grazed her leg and exited out her pants.