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April 23, 2014 |
A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, was accused of luring two women to a Santa Ana motel where he performed a “spiritual cleansing” ritual that he said would rid them of their negative energy and improve their loves lives. One of the women sought his help in getting her children safely to California from Mexico, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
January 21, 2007
I was very pleased to read Andrew Bender's article on cheap (but quality) eats in Tokyo ["Stretching Your Yen in Tokyo," Jan. 14]. I travel to Japan -- mostly Tokyo -- for pleasure twice a year. Like Bender, I often get asked if eating in Japan is expensive, as if eating at Nobu-style restaurants is the norm. It was great to see some of my favorite places listed, especially Kyushu Jangara ramen, where I took some friends from England who met me in Tokyo over New Year's. They didn't understand why I nearly forced them to go until they sipped the soup base and sighed.
November 17, 2012
Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days Servings: 6 to 8 Stuffing "pain perdu" 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 6 cups leftover stuffing (Pretty much any kind will work. If you do not have enough stuffing left over, dice bread in cubes to make up the volume.) 1. The day before serving the final dish, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
August 14, 2012 |
A giant Burmese python found in the Florida Everglades has set a record for its size, spanning 17 feet 7 inches, and weighing almost 165 pounds. But it wasn't just the outside that set records: Scientists discovered the python was carrying 87 eggs. Previous records for Burmese pythons captured in the area were 16.8 feet long and 85 eggs, according to the University of Florida. The snake is just the latest evidence of Florida's growing problem with the exotic, highly adaptable species that has a foothold in Everglades National Park and increasingly threatens native wildlife.
March 8, 2014 |
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to regulate interstate food sales. At issue is a 2010 law that bans the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages that California voters deemed too small in 2008, when they passed Proposition 2. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, the ballot measure requires the state's egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal and pregnant pigs to be housed in a way that allows them to stand up, turn around and extend their limbs fully.
November 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- California's egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards that give hens enough room to spread their wings. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is running online ads in the states of nearly a dozen House-Senate negotiators. The ads do not mention the California law but show an image of a shopper in a grocery store and warn that a "dangerous federal overreach" threatens state laws that protect animals and the food supply.
April 10, 2013 |
Scientists have discovered some of the oldest dinosaur embryos ever found - a rare collection of delicate fossils that offer an unprecedented look into the remarkably speedy early development of these enormous animals. The bed of Lufengosaurus bones and smashed eggshell, described in Thursday's edition of the journal Nature , may also provide some insight into the growth of birds and other dinosaur relatives. “There's nothing like this that has been discovered before,” said Luis Chiappe, a dinosaur paleontologist at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, who was not involved in the study.
May 30, 2012 |
Peter Carl Fabergé, Google doodle recipient, lived a Humpty Dumpty kind of life -- specializing in the delicate and ending with a great fall. The master goldsmith and jeweler who founded the House of Fabergé was beloved by Russian czars and turned out fantastical baubles and jewel-encrusted gewgaws for the aristocracy. Then came the Russian Revolution, which destroyed his way of life and spurned what he loved best: objects of exquisite luxury. Fabergé was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1846. The doodle is celebrating the 166th anniversary of his birth.