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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.
March 25, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
You know a ball girl or ball boy has done a good job during a tennis match when you don't notice them. Lucky for one ball girl on Sunday, Grigor Dimitrov did notice her. Dimitrov, ranked 16th in the world, was competing in a first-set tiebreaker against Kei Nishikori at the Sony Open in Miami with temperature nearing 100 degrees and heavy humidity. Between points, he asked for a towel, but the ball girl did not respond. He asked again and the ball girl seemed to struggle to get a towel and hand it to him. Sensing she was struggling with the heat, Dimitrov gently escorted her off the court, holding her hand all the while, and made sure she received some medical attention.
January 12, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
MIAMI AT LAKERS Thursday, 7:30 p.m. PST. TV: TNT, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes. Better get a look at this matchup now because it won't be reprising itself in June. What was expected to be a possible NBA Finals preview has devolved into nothing more than just another midseason game. Miami has struggled recently and the Lakers have hit one low after another, the latest coming Friday when productive backup forward Jordan Hill was lost for the season because of a hip injury.
June 1, 2012 | By Steve Galluzzo
Survival was the underlying theme in sweltering conditions on the first day of the 94th annual CIF state track and field championships at Clovis Buchanan High School. The temperature was over 100 degrees when Friday's preliminaries began and athletes were trying to qualify for today's finals without suffering from heat exhaustion in the process. There was no cooling down Sherman Oaks Notre Dame junior Khalfani Muhammad, who bettered his personal best in the boys' 100 meters, winning his heat and placing first overall in 10.44 seconds.
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.
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 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.
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, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - Clutching his car-wash advertising sign, Alecio Daniels pranced in the punishing heat on a suburban street corner here, feeling like a chicken roasting in the oven. He eyed passing cars, the feverish air shimmering in the near distance blurring his vision. Before the sun would mercifully vanish a few hours later, the temperature hit 114 cruel degrees, tying this city's high-temperature record for this date, set in 2003. Sweat dripping off his nose, ear lobes and bearded chin, Daniels said he had a new name for a town accustomed to sweltering in this parched desert landscape.
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