CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 |
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with an elaborate downtown fundraiser, drawing an array of guests who said the councilman's troubles involving an ex-staffer had not shaken their support. Huizar is seeking a third four-year term in the March 2015 election. The fundraiser took place less than a week after the councilman was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former deputy chief of staff, Francine Godoy. Huizar has called the allegations false but also said he had an extramarital affair with Godoy.
September 29, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - The 2013 season ended for Josh Hamilton on Sunday much the way it started, with the Angels outfielder being booed off his old home field, only this time the former Texas Rangers star had a curious reaction, one that seemed to mock the Ballpark in Arlington crowd. After flying out in the ninth inning of the Angels' 6-2 loss that pushed Texas into a one-game wild-card tiebreaker against Tampa Bay on Monday night, Hamilton doffed his helmet and saluted fans before going into the dugout.
August 28, 2013 |
The Galaxy has scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce that it has reached agreement with forward Landon Donovan on a multiyear contract that will probably keep him in Major League Soccer for the rest of his career. The deal is the club's most significant since the 2007 signing of former English national team captain David Beckham, whose decision to play in the U.S. transformed the league and the Galaxy. The signing of the 31-year-old Donovan, meanwhile, keeps the most decorated player in MLS history at home despite reports he received numerous offers from clubs in Europe and Latin America.
July 25, 2013 |
RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis waded into the heart of Brazil's troubles Thursday, telling residents of a notorious slum that their leaders must do a better job of helping them. The potentially provocative comments by the first pope from the Americas were in keeping with the causes he holds most dear: social justice and reaching out to the poor. "No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world!" Francis told a rain-soaked crowd in the Varginha favela , or slum, which had been spruced up with new electrical cables and fresh asphalt.
June 25, 2013 |
OWN has decided it would like to have some more of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots": The network has doubled its episode order for the drama. The cable network announced Tuesday it has ordered an additional 16 episodes of the Tuesday drama -- bringing its season total to 32 episodes. The current cycle of episodes, now in play, will run through Sept. 3, with the second half of the season to roll out in early 2014. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings Despite less-than glowing reviews, "The Haves and the Have Nots" -- along with Perry's other launch "Love Thy Neighbor" -- has been a ratings force for the network.
June 20, 2013 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil - On Thursday night last week, Brazil's left-wing Free Fare Movement held the fourth of its street protests against a 10-cent hike in bus fares. A few thousand people turned out. By Monday night, the movement had exploded. More than a quarter of a million people took to the streets in 12 state capitals to demand a smorgasbord of changes in government, including, but hardly limited to, lower public transit fares. What had happened in between? A brutal police crackdown on the protesters that Thursday night, widely reported in the press and on social media, led many to march in defense of the right to public expression.