March 31, 2014 |
"Once Upon a Time" is known for its twists and has had more than its share of tragedy in both the present and in the flashback past, but the "Quiet Minds" episode ranks near the top of the tragic list. Warning: This is a recap, so there are spoilers. The heroic crew -- Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, Captain Hook and Evil Queen Regina -- meets up at Granny's restaurant, and Hook tells the group that it's possible Neal was the one who actually resurrected his father, the Dark One (a.k.a.
March 23, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Authorities said Sunday they have been unable to reach one of several homes destroyed in a massive mudslide that swept along the Stillaguamish River in Washington state, dimming hopes that what had sounded like shouting from the wreckage could result in a rescue. Dammed-up water behind the mudslide has made approaching the wreckage in most cases too perilous to attempt, and rescuers still have been unable to reach most of the ruined homes, emergency officials said Sunday.
February 26, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25% for most individuals and corporations. But it has little chance of becoming law. The White House cautiously welcomed the effort, but top Republican leaders in Congress, including House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
January 31, 2014
That was a good article showing another side of Richard Sherman ["Oh the humility. " Jan. 28]. I just wish for the day when people will not seem surprised that there are good, decent, intelligent people who come from loving, caring families ... and they just happen to be from Compton. There are many, many more. Kelvin D. Filer Compton :: Sunday's Super Bowl is pivotal. Flash forward 10 years to 2024. The Seahawks have won three Super Bowls by playing "smashmouth" football.
January 30, 2014 |
Your tolerance for the navel-gazing and smug behavior of aimless twentysomethings will be put to the test during "Brightest Star," a flat indie romance from Maggie Kiley, making her feature directing debut. Beware any movie that talks about what it is before being what it is. If the gooey opening-theme narration on bright stars and black holes from our recently dumped protagonist (a charisma-free Chris Lowell) doesn't chafe, the endless shots of him staring moonily into space surely will.
January 8, 2014 |
If you're a giant space telescope squinting into the far reaches of the cosmos, gravity is your best friend. Using the magnifying powers of massive galaxy clusters, three of NASA's Great Observatories - the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes - are joining forces to discover some of the earliest galaxies in the universe. This effort, called Frontier Fields, released early results this week at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Maryland. The Hubble Space Telescope has been looking deep into the distant reaches of the universe, because the longer the light has traveled, the older the image we see is -- and the closer to the big bang it must be. Scientists want to understand these galaxies and their stellar contents in order to better understand the origins of our universe, which was born 13.8 billion years ago. But the light from these distant galaxies is incredibly faint - so much so that, beyond a certain point, it's difficult to pick it up in wavelengths beyond infrared.