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June 26, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The North American jet stream that flows from west to east across the continent is a major contributor to weather, bringing cold air down from the north or sealing off southern regions from winter temperatures. It also provides an assist to eastbound aircraft. This jet stream and others on the Earth's surface are driven by atmospheric heating by the sun, and astronomers had assumed that similar jet streams on Saturn had the same origin. But new data compiled from imaging by NASA's Cassini probe, which has been orbiting the planet since July 1, 2004, show that Jupiter's jet streams have a different power source -- the planet's own internal heat.
June 14, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN ANTONIO - Embittered by the first three games of the NBA Finals, LeBron James guaranteed he would play better in Game 4. He was right. But who knew Dwyane Wade would practically steal the show with 32 points, ignoring his aching right knee and guaranteeing with his play that the Finals would return to Miami next week? Wade made 14 of 25 shots and had six steals as Miami beat San Antonio on Thursday, 109-93, wrenching back home-court advantage and tying the series at 2-2. BOX SCORE: Miami 109, San Antonio 93 James was there too, taking run after run at the basket with success at the AT&T Center.
August 8, 2009 | Associated Press
An 11-year-old boy died in the intense heat of Death Valley National Park after he and his mother became stranded and survived for several days on bottled water, Pop-Tarts and cheese sandwiches, authorities said Friday. Alicia Sanchez, 28, of Las Vegas was found severely dehydrated and remained hospitalized in that city a day after being found with her dead son, her dog and a Jeep Cherokee buried up to its axles in sand. She told rescuers in San Bernardino County that her son Carlos died Wednesday, days after she fixed a flat tire and continued into Death Valley, relying on directions from a GPS device in the vehicle.
January 11, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Lakers, who were favored to reach the NBA Finals before the season began, are in risk of not even making the playoffs. Woe is them? Not exactly, according to LeBron James. “No one will ever be able to compare what we went through,” James said Thursday. “Even though they're not winning and they're losing a lot of games, it's still nowhere near what we went through. “Yeah, right. That level of magnitude was nowhere near where ours was two years ago. Nothing.
June 22, 2012
If he needed any further motivation to fix what's wrong with the Lakers, hopefully Jim Buss watched the postgame awards after the Heat victory. It doesn't get much worse for an L.A. sports fan than watching Bill Russell hand the MVP trophy to LeBron James. Jeff Kandel Los Angeles :: Despite my sincere respect and admiration for Dywane Wade, I could not bring myself to celebrate the Heat victory in the NBA Finals. After all, it was LeBron James who reminded me last year that regardless of his success or failure, I must still wake up the next day to my ordinary and inadequate life.
July 11, 1988 | From United Press International
Temperatures soared through the 90s along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Virginia today and farmers in the Midwest complained that overnight rains were "too little, too late" to save their corn crops. Forecasters in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., warned of dangerous levels of heat and humidity as temperatures approached 100 degrees. At 1:05 p.m., the mercury hit 98 degrees in New York's Central Park, breaking the record high for the date originally set in 1911.
April 26, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
More than 500,000 people flocked to Southern California beaches Saturday to escape an unseasonal heat wave and eye-stinging smog. Ocean temperatures--up to three degrees above normal--were luring people into the surf in large numbers. Lifeguards from Marina del Rey to Topanga State Beach reported 125 rescues. The temperature reached 93 degrees at the Los Angeles Civic Center, one degree short of the record high set in 1898, said the National Weather Service.
June 4, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from Clovis — Introductions were still in order Friday for the two fastest sprinters at the state track meet. By the end of the championship races Saturday at Clovis Buchanan High, Covina's Remontay McClain and Gardena Serra's George Farmer should be plenty familiar with each another. McClain won his preliminary 100-meter heat Friday in 10.35 seconds, the fastest time in the nation this year. Farmer posted a wind-aided 10.40 in another heat that was also a personal best.
February 24, 1996
I could not help but laugh at all the hoopla surrounding "Ready for L.A. Riot, the Movie?" (Calendar, Feb. 20). Everyone from the film's producers to the executives at Showtime are speaking as though they are tackling incendiary issues that have never been tackled on film before. I would like to invite all of them to watch "Heat Wave," TNT's searing, insightful, award-winning and definitive film about Los Angeles' 1965 Watts riots. It is astonishing how the present-day questions, statements and prognostications about our beleaguered city are almost verbatim of those said by the writer, director and cast of the Turner piece, and this was two years before the 1992 riot.
March 14, 2013 | By William deBuys
If cities were stocks, you'd want to short Phoenix. Of course, it's an easy city to pick on. The nation's 13th-largest metropolitan area crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it regularly. And it depends on an improbable infrastructure to suck water from the distant (and dwindling) Colorado River. If the Gulf Coast's Hurricane Katrina and the Eastern Seaboard's Superstorm Sandy previewed how coastal cities can expect to fare as seas rise and storms strengthen, Phoenix - which also stands squarely in the cross hairs of climate change - pulls back the curtain on the future of inland empires.
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