CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2013 |
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - She introduced herself as Sarani Hernandez and said in Spanish that she needed help. She took a seat in the lobby of the police station. Officer Elizabeth Sousa was asked to talk to her. It was a quiet morning a few days after Thanksgiving. She listened as the woman began telling the story of an abduction. Her two boys were being held in Juarez, Mexico, she said; they were U.S. citizens. Hernandez opened her cellphone to a picture of Edwin and Angel, sent as evidence they were still alive.
May 2, 2013 |
The death of an Indian prisoner attacked behind bars in Pakistan set off an uproar Thursday, as protests erupted and the Indian government demanded justice in the politically sensitive case. Sarabjit Singh had spent more than two decades in Pakistani prisons after being convicted of spying and carrying out a string of deadly bombings. His family claimed he had accidentally strayed into Pakistan and was wrongfully convicted. After Singh was brutally attacked by other inmates Friday, his family and the Indian government pleaded for him to be returned to his homeland for medical treatment.
March 13, 2013 |
Note to Mark Mihal: That's not what they mean by a hole in one. Mihal was playing golf with some friends at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., on Monday. On the 14th fairway, Mihal was trying to gauge the distance from his ball to the hole when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed him. Mihal fell 18 feet, getting a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. “I felt the ground start to collapse and it happened so fast that I couldn't do anything,” Mihal said. “I reached for the ground as I was going down and it gave way, too. It seemed like I was falling for a long time.
March 13, 2013 |
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found a new team to play for next season: ESPN. Lewis said Tuesday that he has been hired by the network to be an analyst for NFL games on ESPN radio and TV. "ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I'm excited to join their team," Lewis said. "I'm ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can't wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I've already known for years.
March 12, 2013 |
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been forced to cancel a series of book-signing dates because of death threats. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," Worthy Publishing said in a statement. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family decided to cancel the events.
March 3, 2013 |
Tina Maze, a 29-year-old Slovenian skier who has clinched the World Cup overall women's title this season, shook off a death threat to finish fourth in the super-giant slalom race Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Maze, one of only six women to win World Cup events in all five Alpine disciplines, won the downhill event Saturday and then received an email threatening her life. On Sunday, two bodyguards were by her side all day, Maze said she never felt threatened. "I've had police in front my door all the time since yesterday," said Maze, a silver medalist in the super-G and giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.