January 13, 2014 |
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel -- After an official state funeral featuring international dignitaries and flowery eulogies, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried with military honors Monday at his family ranch in southern Israel. In keeping with army protocol, the coffin of the controversial military and political leader was carried by eight Israeli generals, who lowered it into the ground beside the modest flowerbed and headstone marking the grave of his second wife on a small hill offering a panoramic view of the southern Negev area.
January 10, 2014 |
CARACAS, Venezuela -- On the day a Venezuelan actress and her ex-husband, both slain by gunmen, were laid to rest, the head of the country's Roman Catholic bishops said the church is ready to join the government in a campaign to persuade those with firearms to give them up. Bishop Diego Padron of Caracas was responding to an appeal by Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who since the Monday night slayings of Monica Spear, an actress and...
January 3, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- Flights into and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport were suspended for hours Friday, at least two deaths were reported in the region and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave more than 1 million pupils a day off as a winter storm dumped nearly two feet of snow in some areas and iced over roads. Thousands of flights were delayed or canceled, and while La Guardia and Newark-Liberty airports in the New York region were operating, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took the step of halting operations at JFK early Friday “due to zero visibility and windblown snow on the runways.” “The airport terminals remain open,” the agency, which operates area airports, said in a statement released before dawn.
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December 24, 2013 |
A 22-year-old Compton man was arrested on suspicion of murder after he told authorities he had killed his girlfriend and buried her in a backyard. Authorities said they were called to the 400 block of South Pannes Avenue at 10:53 p.m. Monday to investigate a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they discovered a mound of freshly-ground dirt in the backyard, according to a news release. HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in L.A. County With the assistance of the Compton Fire Department, authorities partially unearthed the grave and found the body of a young woman. The suspect, Devion Anderson, surrendered at the Compton sheriff's station.
December 17, 2013 |
Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago. The findings, published in the journal PNAS, add to a picture of Neanderthals as being more culturally sophisticated than previously believed. "For years there was a huge debate among anthropologists about how complex the Neanderthals' thoughts actually were," said William Rendu, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in New York.
December 7, 2013 |
When West Hills Chaminade High kicker Ben Kreitenberg booted a 27-yard game-winning field goal Friday night as time expired to hand Gardena Serra its first defeat, 38-35, in the Western Division final, he didn't even see the ball go through the uprights. "Oh my gosh, it was insane," Kreitenberg said. "I was face-first on the ground tackled by Bar Milo . " Milo is Chaminde's 280-pound offensive tackle who had promised Kreitenberg, "If you ever make a game-winning field goal, I'm going to tackle you. " The celebration pile grew larger and larger, with Kreitenberg on the bottom.