November 27, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. But sometime between saying this would "probably" be his last contract and jabbing the NBA for vetoing the Chris Paul trade (he's still irritated), Bryant's became serious when defending the Lakers' decision to extend his deal without seeing him play a game since April. "It makes me want to run through a wall for them," he said Tuesday. "Kind of just adds more fuel to the fire.
November 25, 2013 |
Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- who would win? Come on, you knew the question was coming, yet again, after Pacquiao's dominating victory over Brandon Rios on Saturday night to show he was back to form after consecutive losses. PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios And after comments like this one from Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach: "Mayweather in his last two fights has been slow, he doesn't move as much as he used to. I think Manny's speed will overwhelm him. Mayweather is not good against southpaws.
November 22, 2013
The USC fans had charged the field. The cheerleaders were at the 50-yard line giving the victory salute. A player was conducting the marching band. Students were hugging players. Players were hugging their interim coach. On television Brent Musburger was asked what was better than college football, and he answered, "Nothing. " It almost makes someone want to become a USC fan. Almost. Martin Zaehringer Ventura :: Did I miss something? Did USC win the national championship when it defeated Stanford?
November 21, 2013 |
London is not a bicycle haven like Copenhagen or Amsterdam. But it has gone for cycling in a big way, especially since electing cycling advocate Boris Johnson mayor in 2008. Now the city is reeling over the death of six cyclists in the last two weeks (and 14 this year), and the public debate over the issue in the British media and online bears some resemblance to the arguments heard in California as urban cycling becomes more common: Are trucks the primary culprit? To what degree should cyclists bear any blame?
November 21, 2013 |
- In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same. "He changed my life," Exarchopoulos said of writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche, who based the story on the first half of Julie Maroh's graphic novel. "Not because of this movie, but because of the experience. " The experience, for all involved, by all accounts, seems to have been a rocky one, but the reviews for the October release have been strong, especially for Exarchopoulos and Seydoux, who shared the acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
November 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem. The Defense Department estimated a 35% increase in unreported sexual assaults in recent years, a report that came within days of the arrest of the Air Force's chief of sexual assault prevention this spring on suspicion of groping a woman outside a bar near the Pentagon. About 26,000 members of the military are believed to have been sexually assaulted in 2012, the department said.
November 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Ray McClure was lucky enough not only to get hired as one of Twitter's first employees but to get some stock. When he left Twitter in 2007 after one year, McClure cashed out a bit at a time by selling his shares privately. He opened an art gallery with his wife. He bought a house in San Francisco, sold it several years later for a tidy profit, then bought another. And he hasn't had to work, spending the last year at home caring for his 18-month-old daughter. "It changed my life in a very positive way," McClure, 35, said.
November 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - France's role in the unraveling of an international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program brought angry reactions Sunday from Tehran, glowing praise from Iran's detractors and a whirl of speculation about what the French motive might be. A marathon round of international talks in Geneva fell short of a widely anticipated deal early Sunday after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius objected, saying the terms of a preliminary accord were...
November 8, 2013 |
Whoopi Goldberg thinks it took America an awfully long time to realize that "Saturday Night Live" has a diversity problem. NBC's comedy-variety show has been afflicted this season with a debate over the lack of black women in its cast. The show even lampooned the issue last week, with Kerry Washington as host. Goldberg, currently a panelist on "The View," can't believe people have waited until now to examine the subject. PHOTOS: 13 memorable stars from 'Saturday Night Live' "These folks are 15 years late on this question," Goldberg told Showbiz411.
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November 4, 2013 |
LAX police and the federal Transportation Security Administration are reviewing protocols in the wake of the shooting Friday that left a TSA agent dead and several other people wounded. At a news conference over the weekend, TSA Administrator John Pistole said his agency's review will include the question of whether its agents should be armed (they are not presently). “We will look at what our policies and procedures are and what provides the best possible security," he said. A review is also planned at LAX. Experts have long said that lobbies, ticketing counters, baggage claim areas and sidewalks of the nine terminals at Los Angeles International Airport are easily accessible to attackers intent on bringing firearms or bombs into the airport's public areas.