August 19, 1988 |
A suicide bomber drove a car rigged with explosives toward scores of Israeli troops in south Lebanon today but it exploded just before reaching them, security sources said. They said the driver planned to smash the Renault car packed with 220 pounds of explosives into an Israeli convoy near Khardali Bridge, 6 miles south of Marjayoun in Israel's self-declared "security zone." It was not immediately known what triggered the explosion, which killed only the driver, the sources said.
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January 9, 2005 |
H. David Dalquist, a metallurgy expert who unwittingly secured a place in culinary history when he cast the first Bundt cake pan in 1950, died Jan. 2 of heart failure at his home in Edina, Minn. He was 86. Dalquist made the Bundt pan -- a ring form with a center post and elegantly fluted sides -- for the Minneapolis chapter of a Jewish women's society whose members sought to reproduce a cake their European mothers had made.
November 1, 2003 |
In a bid to boost sales of its generic drugs to U.S. hospitals, Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Friday that it would buy Irvine-based pharmaceuticals maker Sicor Inc. for $3.4 billion. The cash-and-stock acquisition would be among the largest ever for an Israeli company and would give the world's biggest seller of generic medicines an avenue into the promising world of biotechnology drugs.
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November 5, 2010 |
Two L.A. Coliseum commissioners Thursday urged their board to reconsider the surprise decision to lift a moratorium on raves that had been in place since the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl in June after she attended a massive festival at the stadium. Commissioners Rick Caruso, a shopping center magnate who owns the Grove, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said there was no advance notice that the moratorium might be lifted at the Wednesday meeting, from which both were absent.
February 12, 2014 |
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The presence of three words on a letterhead - "State of Palestine" - is keeping Palestinian patients from being transferred from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in East Jerusalem or Israel, officials on both sides acknowledged Wednesday. Israel informed the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday that it would no longer accept the patients if the transfer letter issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Health contains those words. Palestinian authorities expressed surprise, saying the phrase had been used on official documents since late 2012, when the United Nations upgraded the Palestinian Authority's status to that of a nonmember observer "state" rather than "entity.
November 10, 2003 |
For young Israelis wedged between war and adulthood, it's a chance to escape the struggle of their homeland -- and to be unapologetically young for the first and last time. Once mandatory army service is behind them, they flock overseas for a year, maybe two. Many head for Bolivia, Peru or Thailand. A few venture to Australia or New Zealand. But mostly, former soldiers go to India.