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April 26, 1992 |
For Charlotte English, the cruel reality check hit home on the day two repairmen arrived to fix some odds and ends. Normally, the light switch adjustments and tinkering with the downstairs toilet would have been child's play for her husband, Jim--a capable do-it-yourselfer and Navy electronics veteran who eagerly spent most weekends keeping his house in rural East San Diego County ship-shape. But that was before "the mishap," as Charlotte calls it--the day in late January when Robert Mack, a disgruntled General Dynamics assembly worker whom James English had fired only nine days earlier, allegedly returned to put a bullet in his head and fatally gun-down a second employee.
January 11, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own and moving both arms, both very encouraging signs of recovery, physicians at University Medical Center in Tucson said Tuesday. In an interview, Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma at the medical center, said Giffords was moving both arms, although her left arm was more active than her right, and moving her eyes. Previously, doctors had said that she was moving only her left arm, which is controlled by the right hemisphere of her brain ?
June 17, 2013 |
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legitimate suspect. At last. Do I think he's the Pied Piper? No. But it's nice to have a plausible possible perp. “The Killing's” third season had heretofore only advanced the reddest of herrings. But now Joe the cabbie -- mentioned but unseen in the premiere , observed briefly last week -- has stepped to the front. He even has a last name: Mills. And next week he'll have detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hot on his trail. But as “Head Shots” begins, he's not even on their radar.
May 16, 1989 |
When Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rickey Ross was arrested in February by the Los Angeles Police Department in the murders of three prostitutes, police forensic experts were confident that, after examining his gun, they had the right man. "We wouldn't put an active-duty sheriff's deputy in jail for homicide on an 'iffy' make," said one officer at the time. But that, apparently, is precisely what happened. On Monday, as the district attorney's office dropped homicide charges against Ross, police administrators began an internal inquiry to determine why their forensic findings against Ross were so definitive when other forensic examiners found just the opposite while examining the same evidence.
October 20, 2012 |
LONDON - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education-rights campaigner who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has been able to stand for the first time since the attack and is communicating by writing, a British hospital official said Friday. But the 14-year-old whose plight has aroused international concern is still fighting an infection caused by the bullet that entered her head, burrowed past her jaw and lodged above her shoulder blade, said David Rosser, medical director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, in central England.
January 8, 2011 |
A surprising number of patients who suffer gunshot wounds and other trauma to the head survive, and many do well, neurosurgeons said Saturday. "I have seen every foreign body in the world pass through the brain, and I never cease to be amazed that some seem to survive and do amazingly well," said Dr. Ian Armstrong, a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center staff member who was a trauma neurosurgeon at Texas Medical Center in Houston at a time when it had...
January 2, 2013 |
The bullet hit 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella as she gazed up at the fireworks in a Manila suburb, abruptly turning a New Year's Eve celebration tragic and ultimately ending her life. The little girl died Wednesday afternoon in a Quezon City hospital, two days after the stray bullet struck her in the head and after suffering a string of cardiac arrests, the official Philippines News Agency reported . She was among about 700 people injured in raucous and often violent celebrations in the Philippines this week, the latest in a tragic tradition in a country where police have tried to clamp down on celebratory gunfire and dangerous pyrotechnics.
January 10, 2010 |
Former special-effects artists Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are the co-hosts of "Mythbusters," Discovery Channel's popular science program that tests whether everyday assumptions, conspiracy theories and urban legends can hold up through rigorous experimentation. Savage, 42, and Hyneman, 53, recently spoke with The Times by phone from the Bay Area, where most episodes are produced. What are you guys working on today? Jamie: Well, we're out at a runway in Alameda.
April 23, 2009 |
A Detroit woman avoided serious injury when her underwire bra deflected a bullet, police said. The woman, 57, who was not identified, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbor's house Tuesday morning, police said, and one took a shot at her. The bullet struck the underwire on her bra. "It did slow the bullet down," police spokesman Phillip Cook said. "She sustained injuries, but they're not life-threatening."
March 15, 2012 |
The $26-million OzIris roller coaster at Parc Asterix will dive underwater in front of a sorcerer's temple as part of the French theme park's new Egyptian-themed land. PHOTOS: OzIris inverted coaster at Parc Asterix Debuting April 7, the Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster's elaborate Egyptian themes include an obelisk monument, pictogram carvings and sphinx statues that maintain the characteristic humor of Asterix, a popular French comic book and the theme park's titular character.