September 7, 2013 |
Since taking over as coach of the U.S. national team 26 months ago, Juergen Klinsmann has been almost as interested in the process of winning as he has been in the winning itself. He has repeatedly challenged players to step outside their comfort zone, pushing them not just to be good but to be better. Now it's time to find out if those lessons have taken hold. Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, won't determine whether the U.S. plays next summer in Brazil, but it will determine whether the team possesses the strength and character to overcome adversity - traits it'll need if it hopes to go far once World Cup play begins.
September 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic found the crowd cheering against him and his shots flying away from him for a set, but the top-seeded man at the U.S. Open recovered from the loss of his first set in the tournament for a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6 6-0 win Thursday over 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. Djokovic will face Stanislaw Wawrinka, who eliminated defending U.S. Open champion Andy Murray earlier in the day, in the semifinals Saturday. Second-seeded Rafael Nadal will have eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France in the other men's semifinal Saturday.
September 4, 2013 |
When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy. Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he wrote a detailed will. In it he lavished special care on the dispersal of his art collection, assembled over four decades. He died secure in the knowledge that his legacy was protected. But Loeser turned out to be wrong. His legacy was not secure.
September 4, 2013 |
The apparent suicide of Ariel Castro while serving a life sentence for abducting and repeatedly torturing and sexually abusing three women for a decade will be investigated, state officials said in the latest chapter in the Cleveland tragedy that mesmerized and horrified the nation. Castro, 53, a former bus driver who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison as part of a plea agreement that saved him from death row, was found hanging in his cell in a state prison in Orient on Tuesday night, according to a statement emailed to reporters by JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the corrections system.
September 3, 2013
Ariel Castro, the man who had been sentenced to spend his life in prison for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade, was found hanged in his cell Tuesday night, Ohio officials said. Castro, 53, was discovered at 9:20 p.m. at the Ohio Correctional Reception Center in Orient, according to the Ohio Department of Corrections. Prison medical staffers began performing life-saving measures, and Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52.
September 3, 2013 |
Ariel Castro, the man who has been sentenced to life in prison for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade before their rescue this year, was found hanged in his cell and is believed to have committed suicide, Ohio officials said. Castro, 53, was found in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient Tuesday evening, a prison spokeswoman told the Associated Press. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The spokeswoman, JoEllen Smith, says Castro was found hanging in his cell about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the prison in Orient.
August 28, 2013 |
Ahead of planned picketing by fast-food workers seeking $15-an-hour minimum wage, experts are pondering whether McDonald's, KFC and their quick-service ilk are strong enough to support such a drastic change. Data from research group Sageworks suggests that fast-food eateries are in a strong financial position, enjoying a relatively high 4.6% profit margin. Between August 2012 and 2013, the segment grew sales at its highest rate since the recession, enjoying a 12.9% boost, according to the group.
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August 23, 2013 |
In her first interview since her abduction earlier this month, San Diego County teen Hannah Anderson said she's "hanging in there," admitting things have been "kinda hard. " The 16-year-old told NBC News her kidnapping, along with the slayings of her mother and brother, taught her "to just not hold a grudge. " "You never know when someone can be gone," she said. The six-day search for the teenager and her abductor, family friend James DiMaggio, captivated the nation as it stretched across the West.
August 23, 2013 |
A collective gasp among die-hard "American Horror Story" fans detonated Friday, just before noon Pacific time. Jessica Lange, the dowager of the FX anthology series, laid the seeds that her end on the drama is drawing near. [Insert GASP!] The 64-year-old actress, best known for her film work in such touchstones as "King Kong" and "Tootsie," experienced a career renaissance since joining forces with Ryan Murphy, appearing in his spookfest cable project. Her eery portrayal of meddling neighbor Constance Langdon earned her critical praise and awards acclaim.
August 20, 2013
Re “ Film tax credits rip off states ,” Column, Aug. 4 Michael Hiltzik raised some good points but left out many important facts about the success of California's Film and Television Incentive Program. He raised questions on how we incentivize film production to stay here in California. As the author of AB 3, legislation seeking to extend the incentive program next year, stakeholders and I have been working for months to see how we can make improvements. Hiltzik cited a letter by the Legislative Analyst's Office to show that film tax credits aren't a good deal for Californians.