January 8, 2014 |
NASHVILLE - Reward for a statement win over another first-place team? Hop on a plane for a four-hour flight to Music City, de-board and report to the ice. That was Wednesday for the Ducks, and for good reason. "The first four trips we made back East, there was the same kind of travel and we just had stretches and light workouts at the team hotel," Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "And lost all four games. " Those failings in Colorado, Toronto, Florida and Dallas led to this strategy, and victories over Chicago and Detroit in December followed.
December 17, 2013 |
Travelers who want to complete their applications for expedited airport security screening may do so beginning Wednesday in Glendale, Carson and Signal Hill, the Transportation Security Administration has announced. For $85, the TSA is offering travelers a chance to apply for its PreCheck program , which excuses fliers from having to remove their shoes, belt and jacket and allows them to keep their laptop and their liquids in their hand luggage. It does not exempt them from regulations regarding prohibited items.
November 22, 2013 |
Marguerite Oswald, at that moment the most notorious mother in America, was being dropped off at her Fort Worth home by FBI agents on the morning I met her 50 years ago this month. The bureau had taken Mrs. Oswald into protective custody after the Dallas Police Department arrested her son, Lee Harvey Oswald, and charged him with the murder of President John F. Kennedy. As a 30-year-old reporter for the New York Times, I had been sent from the Los Angeles bureau to interview Mrs. Oswald and glean any scrap of information about her son, who by that time had been shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
November 8, 2013 |
Showrooming: It's a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount. It's a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least occasionally, according to a new study released weeks before the key Black Friday shopping scrum. The survey, from e-retailing platform CommerceHub, is on the smaller side, with just 300 respondents. But 43% of those people said they showroom once or twice a year, nearly 29% said they do it six times a year, 22% said they do it once a month and about 6% said they do it once a week.
November 6, 2013 |
Google released a new version of its app for the iPhone and the iPad on Tuesday, and it's filled with so many features that it's hard to figure out which are worthy of your attention. We checked out some of the features and here are our five favorites. 1. Improved image search When users tap on an image search result to enlarge the picture, they can now tap on the image with two fingers and drag them apart to zoom in further. Similarly, users can drag their two fingers toward each other to minimize the image and return to the results.
October 19, 2013 |
At Wednesday's 10th birthday party for Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Frank Zappa's "200 Motels. " It's made up of 13 orchestral suites by the late L.A. rock star and composer, only parts of which surfaced in his 1971 "200 Motels" feature film and double-LP soundtrack album. Zappa, who died 20 years ago of cancer just short of 53, devoted much of his creative energy to humorous scoffing at most aspects of the human condition.