August 16, 2013 |
As the Philadelphia Phillies fired the longest-tenured manager in the National League, the longest-tenured manager in the American League said he wants to remain with the Angels. "This is where I want to be," Mike Scioscia said Friday. "This is what I am committed to. " No major league manager has served his current team longer than Scioscia, who is in his 14th season with the Angels. However, after winning the American League West five times in the first six full seasons under owner Arte Moreno, the Angels are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
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August 15, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- A 67-year-old great-grandmother on Thursday accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexually harassing her even as he must have known that a scandal about his conduct toward women was about to become public. Peggy Shannon, who was working part-time at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, said that Filner made sexually inappropriate comments to her last month about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Among other comments, Shannon said Filner asked her in recent months: "Do you think I could go eight hours straight?"
August 12, 2013 |
Bernie Kosar was given a reprimand Sunday by the Cleveland Browns after he used harsh words to describe players and a coach of the St. Louis Rams during a television broadcast of an exhibition game Thurdsay night. Rams Coach Jeff Fisher, a former NFL defensive back, went on the record Saturday with reporters to say he had "lost a lot of respect" for Kosar, a former NFL quarterback who provides analysis for WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland. Kosar called Rams receivers "horrible" after some dropped passes and repeatedly criticized backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, saying he "can't stand to watch him play.
August 11, 2013 |
St. Louis Rams Coach Jeff Fisher was almost as pointed in his comments about TV analyst Bernie Kosar as the former NFL quarterback was about the Rams' performance in a preseason game. St. Louis started slowly and lost to the Cleveland Browns, 27-19, on Thursday night. Kosar came to the defense of Rams starting quarterback Sam Bradford by calling his receivers "horrible" and repeatedly took shots at backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, saying that he "can't stand watching him play. " Kosar was the analyst with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan for WKYC Channel 3's broadcast.
August 9, 2013 |
Commenters on Amazon can be brutal toward books, even those they haven't read. But when faced with an author accused of committing a horrible crime, they've turned to humor. Derek Medina was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder on Friday in Florida. On Thursday, he allegedly posted a photograph of his dead wife on Facebook and the note, “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news.” Later that day he turned himself in to police; the postings, meanwhile, went viral.
August 4, 2013 |
Last week, Pope Francis loosed a media tsunami by dropping a pebble of sanity into an ocean of religious angst. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" he told reporters on the flight back to Rome after his trip to Brazil. What did it mean? Was he changing church teaching? And how might it affect 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide? Hundreds of news stories and thousands of blogs, tweets and commentaries later, most observers heard in Francis' statement a proposal to end to his predecessor's hard line on homosexuality.
August 2, 2013 |
Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings, who earlier this week said that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was touted so much that Rodgers had a hard time blaming himself for any mistakes, apologized to his former teammate on Thursday. “Aaron's a phenomenal quarterback,” Jennings, who played with Rodgers at Green Bay from 2006-12, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “He knows that. No one needs to tell him that. What he's done over the course of the last five years?
July 31, 2013 |
BEIJING - - A prominent Chinese rock singer's acerbic taunts about bombing government offices following a real airport bombing in Beijing this month have led police to detain her on terrorism charges, although she could be free within 10 days. Rock singer Wu Hongfei, the 38-year-old lead singer of the group Happy Avenue and a frequent government critic, was taken into custody more than a week ago, after she took to her microblog in the hours following a July 20 explosion at the capital airport, caustically saying she'd like to set off an explosion at Beijing's local housing commission office.
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July 30, 2013 |
After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed Tuesday as a member of the powerful Board of Public Works, which is expected to play a key role in Mayor Eric Garcetti's effort to improve basic services. The City Council voted 11 to 0 on Tuesday to appoint James, a Republican, with some members saying deference should be given to Garcetti, who nominated James, in picking commissioners.
July 29, 2013 |
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In declaring that he was in no position to judge gay people, Pope Francis did nothing to change Roman Catholic doctrine, which prohibits homosexual sex but not the state of homosexuality. But at least one prominent commentator said the remarks constituted "a sea change," and they were the topic of avid discussion and debate Monday, especially in Catholic circles. Conservative Catholics, many of whom are increasingly put off by Francis' accessibility and deliberate simplicity, sought to downplay the remarks, which the pope made on his flight home to the Vatican from Brazil, where he made his first overseas trip as pontiff.