May 6, 2013 |
Adrian Gonzalez is still bothered by a strained neck muscle but said Monday that he intends to play through the discomfort. Gonzalez, who was out of the lineup in the Dodgers' three previous games, started at first base in the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The former All-Star first baseman underwent an MRI exam that confirmed the source of Gonzalez's pain was muscular rather than disk related. "Basically, it's how much pain you can tolerate," Gonzalez said.
May 6, 2013 |
Switching from cold, snowy vistas to the backdrop of a Pacific sunset, the NHL on Monday confirmed the Kings and the Ducks will face off in an outdoor game Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Dodger Stadium. The contest, the first regular-season NHL game scheduled for an outdoor venue in a warm-weather city, will be played on a portable rink laid out from first base to third base. Contingency plans will be made for rain or other issues. "I think that's a perfect setting for a hockey game," said Kelly Cheeseman, chief operating officer of the Kings' parent company, AEG. "With the mountains and the palm trees in the background, you couldn't ask for a more magical setting.
May 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama nominated Democratic Rep. Mel Watt to be the top regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, moving to replace a career bureaucrat who has been sharply criticized by liberals for not doing more to help troubled homeowners. But confirmation of Watt, a 20-year congressman from North Carolina, to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is expected to be blocked by Senate Republicans. And the fight over the nomination could make it even more difficult for Republicans and Democrats to come together on legislation to overhaul the housing finance system and replace taxpayer-owned Fannie and Freddie.
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April 26, 2013 |
The barnacle-covered boat with Japanese lettering spent 758 days at sea before it drifted onto a Northern California beach. Nearly three weeks after the 20-foot boat washed ashore in Crescent City, about 20 miles south of the Oregon border, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined it was from the 2011 tsunami, the first confirmed debris to reach California. Though official word didn't come until Thursday, a Humboldt State University professor used Facebook to connect the dots shortly after beachgoers discovered the boat April 7. Lori Dengler, who helped examine the craft, recognized the lettering after some of the barnacles were scraped away, the Del Norte Triplicate reported.
April 23, 2013 |
Officials have dropped charges against the Elvis impersonator accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, according to a court filing Tuesday. Poisoning suspect Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., was suddenly released on bond Tuesday in the middle of a series of preliminary evidentiary hearings that was put on hold. By afternoon, federal prosecutors had filed to drop the charges against him without prejudice. The filing stated "the ongoing investigation has revealed new information.
April 18, 2013 |
So long, "Dexter" - it's been nice watching you dispatch the bad guys. Showtime confirmed Thursday that the upcoming season of its vigilante serial-killer drama will be the last. The premiere of Season 8 is scheduled for June 30. The series stars Michael C. Hall as the title character, a troubled forensics investigator who goes to elaborate lengths to torture and kill people he thinks deserve it. PHOTOS: Memorable TV series finales The show helped establish Showtime as a serious contender in original programming after years of laboring in the shadows of HBO. "When it debuted in 2006, 'Dexter' redefined the genre by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, wrote in a statement.