March 20, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A man arrested in Karachi on suspicion of helping in the 2002 kidnapping of American journalist Daniel Pearl once led the militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's operations in Sindh province, authorities said. Authorities believe Qari Abdul Hayee, who was arrested this week in a police raid, was one of the Sunni militant group's facilitators in Pearl's abduction, Pakistani news reports said. Pearl, 38, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who grew up in Los Angeles, was abducted in January 2002 in Karachi and beheaded by his captors a month later.
January 28, 2013 |
It's come to this: One of the best point guards ever is now the Lakers' shooting guard and one of the best shooting guards ever is now their point guard. Somehow it's working. Perfectly. Kobe Bryant continued to ignore his score-first instinct, coming whisper-close to a triple-double for the second straight game as the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 105-96, in front of a Staples Center crowd that was relieved, exuberant and drained at the same time Sunday. Steve Nash was part of it too, putting together 17 points and five assists as the team's No. 2 ballhandler, strange as it was to say it like that.
December 23, 2012 |
Steve Nash finally returned, the man who was supposed to restore order and balance to the Lakers' offense, but Kobe Bryant took 41 shots. What's next in this loopy season for the sub-.500 Lakers? Bryant's 34 points were wildly inefficient Saturday against Golden State. Put it this way: He took only five more shots when he scored 81 against Toronto in that 2006 game. He made only 16 shots against the Warriors (not good accuracy) and took only one free throw (not really his fault)
December 12, 2012 |
British police and army agents aided in the assassination of a Belfast attorney in front of his wife and three children more than two decades ago, but there was no “overarching state conspiracy” to kill him, say the findings of an independent investigation released Wednesday. Patrick Finucane, a lawyer who defended Irish Republican Army suspects, was slain in his home by militants from an outlawed loyalist group. The 1989 killing has been one of the most bitterly disputed slayings of the Northern Ireland conflict, with questions swirling around the part played by British agents who were supposed to be foiling terrorism.
November 29, 2012 |
It was "team awareness" day at the Lakers' practice facility, with an NBA representative on hand to discuss issues such as drug use and money management. Point guard production presumably wasn't addressed, though the Lakers could use a few pointers in that department as well. Steve Nash and Steve Blake won't be bringing the ball up the court in the next few games, meaning the Lakers could endure more clunkers like their loss against Indiana on Tuesday unless they figure things out quickly.
November 8, 2012 |
Not too long ago, friending someone involved more than just clicking a button on Facebook. So in a retro twist to social networking, a wave of Web start-ups are encouraging users to get off their couches, away from their smartphones and tablets, and back into the real world. "We have an internal tagline: Use the Internet to get off the Internet," said Kathryn Fink, community manager at Meetup, an online-to-offline start-up with 11 million members. Hybrid social networks are connecting strangers with similar interests online, then directing them to meet in person for dinners, bar-hopping, bowling or biking excursions.