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July 30, 2013 |
A man hanging from the side of a mountain was rescued by deputies early Tuesday, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. About 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, a group of motorists flagged down deputies to tell them their friend's "black Honda had possibly gone over the side of Angeles Crest Highway," according to the release. The car was found 450 feet from the side of the highway at mile marker 42, authorities said. Although both the driver and passenger had been ejected, the passenger was able to crawl to safety but the driver could not and was found "hanging on to the side of the mountain approximately 100-150 feet down.
July 29, 2013 |
The future of embattled Mexican national team coach Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre reportedly hung in the balance Monday as owners of Mexican league teams met with officials from the country's soccer federation to discuss options in the wake of a disastrous performance by El Tri in the recently concluded Gold Cup. Mexico, the two-time defending Gold Cup champion, failed to reach the final for the first time since 2005 after losing twice to Panama,...
July 23, 2013 |
Few environmental conflicts are as fraught and intractable as whaling. Under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986. But the agreement contains a loophole that has guaranteed continuing controversy: Signatories can still kill whales for scientific research. Since the ban took effect, Japan's whaling industry has continued to kill hundreds of whales a year, insisting that the annual hunt is necessary for research purposes.
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July 14, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The death of a woman found hanged at her boyfriend's Coronado mansion was not a suicide, as the medical examiner ruled, but rather a murder, according to a lawsuit filed by her family seeking more than $10 million in damages. The lawsuit, filed by the mother and sister of Rebecca Zahau, accuses three people of "threatening to stalk, attack, choke, gag, bound and hang her on the premises. " The three "did thereafter brutally, and with malice aforethought, stalk, attack, choke, bound and hang Rebecca at the premises," according to the lawsuit.
July 12, 2013 |
With thick, hollow trunks and lichen-draped limbs propped up on crutches, the century-old Gravenstein trees at Walker Apples look less like a working orchard than an arboreal infirmary, or the rear guard of a retreating army. The 20 square miles of Gravensteins that once covered the local hills are now reduced to one, and the remaining trees also would have succumbed to chain saws were it not for the matchless flavor of their fruits and the determination of a small band of farmers and preservationists.
July 7, 2013 |
WIMBLEDON, England - In many ways, Andy Murray's career was encapsulated in the last game he played before he became a first-time Wimbledon singles champion and the first British man to win the title since Fred Perry's 1936 triumph. The 26-year-old Scot was quick and assertive in building a 40-love edge over Serbian Novak Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion. But Murray allowed Djokovic to come back and gain three break points, echoes of the fragile mental toughness that once held him back.
July 5, 2013 |
Dwight Howard has agreed to terms with the Houston Rockets, joining an up-and-coming team with one of the NBA's most dynamic young players while becoming the biggest free-agent name to ever turn his back on the Lakers. He ditched the Lakers despite their very public campaign to retain him, including numerous billboards around Los Angeles with his image and the simple slogan “STAY.” But Howard left, eschewing pitches from Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and a team of Lakers executives in a lengthy meeting Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
June 29, 2013 |
A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an impassioned "Beat the Suns!" It was one of the few times that Buss, the longtime Lakers owner who died this year, ever addressed the team that way. The Lakers have another free-agent courting on their hands, but instead of chasing a one-time All-Star like Green, they're trying to impress seven-timer Dwight Howard.
June 25, 2013 |
For a man whose voice launched thousands of would-be rock singers, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant remains ingratiatingly humble. "I'm not exactly a musical talent," said Plant, 64, recently from his home in England. "I'm a singer, and I have a lot of bright ideas," he joked. Plant is far more comfortable moving forward with those new ideas than looking back at what the rest of the world sees as an incredible musical legacy in one of rock's most iconic bands. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Since Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, Plant's launched projects far beyond his blues-rock beginnings.
June 21, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - It has been more than a month since Clayton Kershaw won. He might be a 10-game winner this season. He is the best pitcher in baseball. Those statements should not go together, but Kershaw pitches for the Dodgers, the most disappointing team in baseball. They don't hit, particularly when he pitches. They don't play good defense - in fact, with two errors Friday, they tied the Houston Astros for the most errors in the major leagues. BOX SCORE: San Diego 5, Dodgers 2 And so the Dodgers don't win. The San Diego Padres beat Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday night, 5-2. The Dodgers dropped deeper into last place in the National League West.