CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 |
Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling. He also loves the presidents - especially 11 and 33. Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order. Ask him who was 29 and right away he'll say Warren G. Harding. As for 11 (James K. Polk) and 33 (Harry S. Truman), they're his favorites, he says, because "they're dark-horse candidates. " Also, Polk got us California, which happens to be Arden's home.
May 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - When a Russian intelligence service told the CIA that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become an Islamic radical looking to join underground groups, the agency put his name in the government's catch-all database for terrorism suspects. The Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, known as TIDE, was the government's attempt after the Sept. 11 attacks to consolidate a hodgepodge of watch lists, and ensure that every law enforcement agency would be alerted when it came into contact with a possible terrorist.
April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON -- The FBI on Thursday released images of two men who are suspects in the bombings at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon. The agency, leading the investigation of the bombings that killed three people and injured 170, made public both photographs and video of the men, who were seen in the vicinity of the attack. The images are the first to be released by investigators, who again asked for the public's help in their search for suspects. Officials have asked for photographs and surveillance video taken along the Boylston Street finish-line area for Monday's race.
April 14, 2013 |
With this app you can create a tasty, bite-sized primer you can sink your teeth into before - and during - your vacation. Name: Triposo.com What it does: It's a global destination database that lets you download maps, travel information and recommendations on more than 150,000 destinations in 200 countries and use them offline. What's hot: I've never experienced such a quick place-by-place download option from an app. Download your guide and then turn the pages like a magazine, or delve right into practical info in "Things to Do," where you'll find Yelp reviews, WikiTravel descriptions and practical info such as hospitals and grocery stores.
April 7, 2013 |
If Couchsurfing.com, which connects travelers looking for a place to stay with those offering to share their home, and Viator.com, which finds and books tours and travel experiences, had a baby, Tripzaar would be their bright and smiley first-born. Name: Tripzaar.com What it does: The website is an online database of friendly hosts who want to give travelers a local's tour of their town, for a price. View and book a trip itinerary complete with a local resident guide before you step off the plane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - After hearing emotional testimony from parents whose children died of drug overdoses, lawmakers in Sacramento called Monday for the Medical Board of California to mine a statewide database of prescriptions to help identify doctors who recklessly prescribe narcotics. "If we are going to take seriously the role of patient protection, then we have to be proactive in determining if there is a pattern of overprescribing," said Assemblyman Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park), who co-chairs a joint legislative panel that oversees the medical board.