October 10, 2012 |
Early Thursday morning, rescuers extracted a man who had been trapped in a collapsed Miami parking garage for more than 12 hours -- but had to amputate his legs to do it. Officials had said getting him out could take days. They had been giving him oxygen and an IV while he remained buried in the rubble. The unidentified man had been in a vehicle when the five-story parking garage at Miami Dade College fell pancake-style about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. Rescuers decided shortly after midnight that they'd need to amputate his legs above the knee, the Miami Herald reported.
October 10, 2012 |
Rescuers were working Wednesday to free a man trapped in the concrete debris of a garage that collapsed at a Miami-area community college, a construction accident that killed two workers and injured at least 10 others. The trapped worker was stuck in debris after the roof of a five-story parking garage at Miami Dade College fell in a pancake-style collapse about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Griselle Marino said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that the trapped man was in critical condition and was being treated by surgeons.
October 4, 2012 |
"Star Wars" actor Hayden Christensen has listed a house in Studio City for sale at $2.65 million. Built in 1990, the modern-style house features a step-down living room, high ceilings, three fireplaces, five bedrooms and five bathrooms in its 6,302 square feet of living space. An elevator leads to the third-floor master suite, which has a fireplace and dual walk-in closets. The three-quarter-acre lot includes a saltwater swimming pool with spa, flat yard space, mature trees and a three-car garage.
July 26, 2012 |
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will auction off his 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month. Leno, an avid automobile collector, has asked Santa Monica auction house Gooding & Co. to sell the car at the Concours, a celebrity-studded collector car showcase. Leno is using the auction to raise money and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to...
May 28, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cameras can't bring back the dead - or can they? Addison Logan, 13, had broken his arm in a motocross accident and was looking for things to do. So on Thursday, he went shopping at garage sales with his grandmother in west Wichita, Kan. At the third garage sale, he spotted an old Polaroid Impulse - a cool find, given that a lot of popular online photo filters imitate what these cameras used to do. He bought the...
May 21, 2012 |
A biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs will shoot portions of the film at the home where Jobs grew up and the garage where he co-founded Apple, the people behind the movie announced. The film is set to cover Jobs' "30 most defining years," according to a press release . The movie covers his years as a youth all the way through his second stint with Apple. The movie, "jOBS," which is due out in late fall, is set to begin principle photography next month. Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play the lead role.
May 13, 2012 |
Two new Las Vegas venues invite guests to - quite literally - have a blast. Letting loose with high-powered firearms may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but my visits to two indoor gun ranges suggested just how popular they are with tourists. The bed. After you've plunkeddown plenty for a session at a gun range, that credit card may be close to maxing out. Consider staying at the Plaza (1 Main St.;  634-6575, http://www.plazahotelcasino.com ; rooms from $31 weekdays and $80 weekends)
May 12, 2012 |
Among all the special places inside his sprawling 10,700-square-foot mountaintop home, Daniel Coletti savors the vibe inside the living room most. It's a luxury dreamscape distinguished by mammoth walls of glass and Idaho-hewn stone. At night, he gazes out past the blue waters of an indoor-outdoor infinity pool and onto a vast citywide vista capped by the shimmering lights of the Strip. "It's like looking at a fire," his wife, Natalie, said. "You can't turn your eyes from it. " The property has another unique feature: Offered at $13.9 million, it's the most expensive residential listing in Las Vegas.
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May 10, 2012 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are seeking to question Christopher A. Benton, the son of Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton, in connection with the death of a Malibu woman almost two weeks ago. The body of 25-year-old graphic designer Katie Wilkins was found in her parents' garage on West Moon Shadows Drive by her brother, Steve, the evening of April 28. Det. Tim O'Quinn of the sheriff's homicide bureau said Wilkins apparently...
May 1, 2012 |
Former Countrywide Financial Corp. chairman and chief executive Angelo R. Mozilo and his wife, Phyllis, have sold their house in Thousand Oaks for $2.9 million. Countrywide helped fuel the boom in risky subprime loans that led to the foreclosure crisis. Federal prosecutors shelved a criminal probe of Mozilo last year after determining that his actions in the mortgage meltdown — which led to a $67.5-million settlement against him — did not amount to criminal wrongdoing.