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February 11, 2011 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's jarring, at first, to hear Romans speak with American accents in "The Eagle. " But that sly twist on sword-and-sandals convention makes perfect sense, lending a 21st century perspective on empire to this 2nd century drama. If only more of the film felt as fresh. Director Kevin Macdonald, who has explored extreme personalities in such memorable work as "One Day in September," "Touching the Void" and "The Last King of Scotland," hews so faithfully to genre storytelling in his new feature that it often feels like a missed opportunity.
March 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Darren Sproles is coming off one of his least productive NFL seasons. But if he can bounce back in 2014, the Philadelphia Eagles may have gotten a huge bargain for the second of their two fifth-round draft picks this year. Sproles is headed to Philadelphia from New Orleans, where he spent the last three seasons after spending the first five of his career in San Diego. Although he's technically a running back, versatility is key to Sproles' game. In 2011, his first season with the Saints, Sproles led the league with 2,696 all-purpose yards - 603 rushing (with two touchdowns)
September 17, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Every employee union involved in the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways has endorsed the marriage that would create the nation's largest carrier. Well, almost every labor group. The flight attendants for American Eagle, the regional carrier owned by AMR Corp., the parent company of American, are the first employee group speaking out against the merger. The 1,800 flight attendants for the small carrier say they fear their jobs are at risk because of a series of outsourcing plans announced since November.
March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stewart Ramirez and Judith Espinoza are the king and queen of Eagle Rock basketball after leading the boys' and girls' teams to City Section Division III championships on Saturday. Ramirez scored 35 points in Eagle Rock's 68-56 victory over Hamilton. Espinoza scored 39 points in Eagle Rock's 60-51 win over Garfield.  
December 2, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
September 29, 2012 | By Melinda Fulmer
Yogis know that breathing is more than a necessity, it's a luxury, especially in times of stress. Just five minutes of deep breathing can calm your mind and diminish the stress-related cortisol hormone coursing through your body. What it does The seated eagle variation, demonstrated here by Tamal Dodge, co-founder of Santa Monica's Yoga Collective and the yogi behind Element's "Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners" DVD, shuts down the fight-or-flight mechanism in the body, taking the edge off so you can make it through that stressful day without losing it. What to do Sit in a cross-legged position, one leg folded over the other.
December 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
SALT LAKE CITY - Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career. Bald eagles are dying in Utah - 20 in the last few weeks alone - and nobody can figure out why. Hundreds of the majestic birds - many with wing spans of 7 feet or more - migrate here each winter, gathering along the Great Salt Lake and feasting on carp and other fish that swim in the nearby freshwater bays.
February 5, 2010 | By David Wharton
Seven days before the opening ceremony and George Fitch already detects something missing from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Namely, fun. The last time the world's grandest sporting event touched down on Canadian soil -- at Calgary in 1988 -- Fitch assembled the Jamaican bobsled team, a hobbin', bobbin', T-shirt-sellin' crew that became an overnight sensation and, in time, a Disney movie. "People really liked us," Fitch said. "They saw this was good, this was what the Games were all about."
October 16, 2002
Re "The Eagle Has Landed," editorial, Oct. 13: The mighty bird hasn't landed, it has crashed. The new Times eagle looks more like a parrot. In fact, it looks worse than the old Times-Mirror corporate logo, and that was hideous. I can't imagine what inspires you to keep fooling around, trying to improve a sacred symbol of our Times. Wilson Locke Paradise, Calif. I don't mean to diminish the commendable symbolism you ascribe to The Times' eagle masthead; however, please don't overlook the fact that the quill upon which the eagle perches is on top of the sword.
August 11, 1985
I doubt Thomas K. Arnold attended the evening Glenn Frey concert at the Del Mar Fair as he indicated in his article ("Ex-Eagle Frey Can't Fly Solo," July 9). I believe that he attended the afternoon performance, on the same day. I heard negative comments regarding the afternoon concert. Even so, a friend and I were killing time after working at the fair and decided to attend. Well, surprise, surprise! I want to report that there were few comments from Glenn Frey at the evening show.
March 6, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Climbing routes in the northern part of Joshua Tree National Park have been closed temporarily so as not to disturb a pair of golden eagles nesting in the area. The routes in the Indian Cove area may remain shut as late as mid-June, according to the National Park Service . "The nesting pair appears to have finished constructing a nest, and this area will remain closed until the nest has been abandoned to ensure the protection of the species for the duration of the nesting activities," a park statement says.
March 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stewart Ramirez scored 24 points to help Eagle Rock defeat Grant, 70-59, in a City Section Division III semifinal on Saturday at Bernstein. Eagle Rock will play Hamilton in next Saturday's 2:15 p.m. final at Roybal. Hamilton defeated No. 1 Huntington Park, 40-39. Daleshaun Jackson scored 20 points and Sherman Cromartie 16 for Grant.  
February 15, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas - Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is transforming the economy of south Texas, turning Carrizo Springs into a busy city of at least 40,000. Texas oil companies, tapping a vast formation called the Eagle Ford shale, have nearly doubled oil production over the last two years and by next year are expected to produce 4 million barrels a day. That would catapult Texas ahead of Iran, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates to become the fifth-biggest oil producer in the world.
February 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated in the notes below.
A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization's highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality . High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which will come this summer when he turns 18. Until recently, gays had been barred from the Scouts. After years of debate, the organization eliminated the ban for minors effective Jan. 1, but kept the restriction against adult Scouting leaders.
February 5, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A tanker truck that overturned near the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Wednesday left plenty to cry about after sending its load of milk down an embankment. The truck veered over the side of the transition road from the eastbound 134 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway at about 3:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. The No. 4 lane on the southbound 2 Freeway was also closed as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Television news footage showed the driver of the truck limping away with the help of paramedics.
February 3, 2014 | David Lazarus
Christian Staack was totally stoked about seeing the Eagles in concert at the Forum. More than a month before the Jan. 24 gig, he went to Ticketmaster's website and spent about an hour picking the perfect seat, one that afforded a head-on view of the stage plus full stereo sound. He paid $184 for the ticket, plus $30 in fees and $25 for parking. Staack ended up in a lousy seat on the extreme side of the stage, and his request for a partial refund was denied by the Forum's owner, Madison Square Garden Co. How that happened speaks volumes about the indifference with which some companies feel they can treat customers.
May 28, 2013 | By August Brown
Laura Marling always had an epic in her. Even from her earliest teenage recordings, such as her 2008 debut, "Alas, I Cannot Swim," her songs had the stuff of myths - suicide, revenge, impossible love. With "Once I Was an Eagle," she's finally made a record that matches the magnitude of her vision, and puts her well ahead of almost any twentysomething singer-songwriter peer working today. The early word on "Eagle" is that Marling recorded the bulk of the album's vocal and guitar parts in a single day. That's a neat talking point, but all it really suggests is that these songs arrived so fully formed in her mind that it took only a few takes apiece to nail them.
March 23, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods has stormed back into the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a six-under-par 66 on Saturday during the third round at Bay Hill. The former No. 1 player in the world can reclaim the top spot for the first time since October 2010 with a victory on Sunday. He just happens to be a seven-time champion at Bay Hill, so the odds are very good he will be No. 1 when the new rankings are released Monday. Woods moved into the lead on Saturday with an eagle at No. 16. You can watch him hit his approach shot and make a 20-foot putt in the video below.
January 30, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
If the Seattle Seahawks' ferocious defense isn't enough to make Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sweat on Super Bowl Sunday, how about the prospect of allowing a city's museum-goers to get thrown for another loss? Besides the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver football on a pedestal, and immeasurable bragging rights, the teams will be playing for the artistic gratification of their respective citizens, thanks to a bet between the directors of the Seattle Art Museum and Denver Art Museum.
January 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
The stock of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. slumped Thursday in the wake of the abrupt resignation of the retailer's chief executive, Robert Hanson, who had held the post for almost two years. The teen apparel merchant said late Wednesday that Executive Chairman Jay L. Schottenstein, who was chief executive from March 1992 to December 2002, will temporarily fill the post. The company said it would start looking for a permanent replacement. Executive Creative Director Roger S. Markfield, who is also vice chairman, agreed to delay his planned retirement and continue in his roles, according to American Eagle.
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