April 5, 2013 |
Goalie emergencies struck the Ducks on Friday. The Dallas Stars scored three goals against Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth in a first-period span of just more than 10 minutes en route to a 3-1 victory at Honda Center. Hours earlier, when it appeared no one in the organization was capable of taking the bench as Fasth's backup, the Ducks for the second time this season summoned an emergency substitute after Jonas Hiller was ill and ruled out. BOX SCORE: Stars 3, Ducks 1 The Ducks' evening was also tainted by the absence of captain Ryan Getzlaf (13 goals, 30 assists)
April 4, 2013 |
BEIJING - North Korea is sometimes mocked as the mouse that roared, one of the poorest countries in the world threatening two economic and military giants, the United States and South Korea. But under Kim Jong Il and now his 30-year-old son, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has proved itself the master at playing a poor hand. Indeed, it uses weakness to its advantage. Like a barefoot man who doesn't fear the man with shoes, North Korea behaves like it has nothing to lose. PHOTOS: Following Kim Jong Un South Korea has twice the population and 40 times the economic might of North Korea.
April 2, 2013 |
Bonnie Lee worked for 12 years as a health technician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, started her own Web services company, and raised two kids as a single mother in Ontario. Then Bonnie, 51, moved back East to rural Pennsylvania and took up work as a visiting nurse - until her leg shattered from an otherwise undiagnosed case of osteoporosis. Now she can't stand, drive or even sit up for long periods of time, much less lift a patient. In 2003, after a long wait during which she drained her IRA, life insurance and 401(k)
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March 31, 2013
Bob Turley, 82, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who won the Cy Young Award in 1958 after rallying the New York Yankees past the Milwaukee Braves in the World Series, died of liver cancer Saturday in Atlanta, his family told the Baltimore Sun. Turley pitched one season for the Baltimore Orioles, 1954, leading the American League with 185 strikeouts while compiling a 14-15 record and a 3.46 earned-run average. Then "Bullet Bob," as he came to be known, was traded to the Yankees in a 17-player deal that also sent pitcher Don Larsen to New York.
March 30, 2013 |
Richard Griffiths was an actor of enormous size. He was physically big - obese to the point of sometimes needing a cane to get around. But his mind and soul were equally large, and his eloquence was so prodigious that playwright Alan Bennett found in him an ideal interpreter of his magnificently articulate art. He will live on as Harry Potter's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon, but I shall remember him for his portrayal of Hector in Bennett's "The History...
March 30, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. military leaders on Saturday formally handed over security responsibilities to Afghan troops in an area of Wardak province that was the focus of claims by President Hamid Karzai that U.S. troops were responsible for kidnappings and human rights abuses. The transfer of a base in the Nerkh district of Wardak province from U.S. special operations forces to Afghan troops comes 10 days after Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, reached an agreement with Karzai to carry out the handover.
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March 28, 2013 |
It could take a month or longer for Los Angeles Police Department detectives to review decades-old audio tapes that could shed new light on the Charles Manson murder spree. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the LAPD can have access to taped conversations between one of Charles Manson 's most fervent followers and his late attorney to see if it can help solve more murders. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Schell ruled that Charles “Tex” Watson waived his right to attorney-client privilege when he allowed the lawyer to sell the tapes to an author who wrote a book on Watson.
March 28, 2013 |
If Simi Valley High baseball players ever get lazy or start complaining about something innocuous, such as who has to rake the mound, they are usually snapped back to reality by simply watching the determination of senior outfielder Cody Jones. "I have an inspirational story," Jones said, "Why not help out and brighten their day?" To understand the commitment and love of baseball exhibited by Jones, you must go back to when he was 6 years old and trying out for a youth team. He couldn't use his left hand because his left side had been weakened when oxygen was briefly cut off from his brain during a troubled childbirth, leaving him with cerebral palsy.
March 25, 2013 |
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - The U.S. handed over control of the prison at Bagram air base to the Afghan government Monday, resolving a major sticking point that had been complicating relations between Washington and Kabul as both countries brace for the departure of most U.S. troops by the end of 2014. Assuming control of the detention facility at the U.S.-run air base had been a key demand of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who in recent weeks has stepped up his anti-American rhetoric and ratcheted up tension between Kabul and Washington.
March 24, 2013 |
The Galaxy began the season without Landon Donovan and now they may be without their other designated player, Robbie Keane, after Keane was ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Austria on Tuesday with a calf injury. "A scan ... confirmed that Robbie is suffering from calf strain after Friday's game with Sweden," the Football Association of Ireland said in a statement. Keane, the Irish captain, came out of the 1-1 draw with Sweden in the 74th minute, It's uncertain how long Keane could be out, but his absence for even one game would be felt by the Galaxy.