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August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Lashinda Demus of Palmdale won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Wednesday night, losing out to a personal-best performance by Russian Natalya Antyukh. Antyukh took the lead around the final curve and held off Demus, who was about a half-stride behind. Antyukh, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, crossed the line in 52.70 seconds. Demus, the current world champion, was timed in a season-best 52.77 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was third in 53.38 seconds, a season-best for her. Georganne Moline of Phoenix finished fifth with a personal-best time of 53.92 seconds, and T'Erea Brown of Miami was sixth in 55.07.
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April 24, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Barbara Demick
SEOUL - As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling. Jetting from Tokyo to Seoul on Friday morning, his second stop on the trip, Obama was between two nations mired in an old feud. South Koreans are furious over what they perceive as inadequate remorse from Japan over its brutal colonization of their nation from 1910 to 1945 and its use of Korean "comfort women" as sex slaves during World War II. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Korean President Park Geun-hye have traded slights and diplomatic digs for months.
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SPORTS
August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- Two of three U.S. men who competed in the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles advanced to the final, which will be contested later Wednesday night. Jason Richardson, who trains in Los Angeles, won his heat in 13.13 seconds. Aries Merritt, of Marietta, Ga., won his heat in 12.94 seconds, .01 off the world-leading time he has recorded three times this season. But in the third semifinal, Jeff Porter of Somerset, N.J., finished fifth in 13.41 and didn't qualify. World record holder Dayron Robles of Cuba had the second-best semifinal time, a season-best 13.10 seconds.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. The Hawthorne-based rocket manufacturer launched the cargo mission despite a computer glitch aboard the space station and bad weather that threatened to push the liftoff back a day. At 12:25 p.m. PDT, the rocket fired up its nine engines and launched into orbit, carrying a capsule packed with 5,000 pounds of supplies for the two Americans, one Japanese and three Russians aboard the space station.
SPORTS
May 20, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
When Jonathan Cabral of Agoura broke a Marmonte League record in the 110-high hurdles that had lasted for 35 years, it was the strongest indication yet that the slender 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior had reached a level of excellence every teenage athlete dreams of. In finishing with a time of 13.70 seconds, the fastest clocking in California this year and the third fastest in the nation, Cabral proved the old adage that practice makes perfect --...
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - All three American women advanced to the finals of the 100-meter hurdles Tuesday, though Lolo Jones just barely made it after finishing third in her semifinal heat. The final will be contested later Tuesday, at 9 p.m. in London. Defending Olympic champion Dawn Harper opened the semifinals with a personal-best time of 12.46 seconds, faster than her winning time four years ago in Beijing. Runner-up Beate Schrott of Austria (23.83) automatically advanced. Australia's Sally Pearson, in the next heat, responded with a scorching 12.39 to win going away.
SPORTS
April 16, 2011 | By Steve Galluzzo
All eyes were on Jonathan Cabral as he settled into the starting block for the high school 300 hurdles Invitational Saturday morning in the first of his two events on the third and final day of the 53rd annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut. One week earlier, the Oregon-bound senior from Agoura posted national-leading marks in the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational and spectators at Hilmer Lodge Stadium were eager to see whether he could top them. Cabral had trouble with his stride in the first 100 meters but pulled away on the straightaway to win in 37.49 seconds, well off his personal-best 36.42 at Arcadia.
SPORTS
May 27, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Next week Clovis, one day Rio de Janeiro? Jonathan Cabral's 2016 Olympic dreams didn't seem like much of a leap after the Agoura High hurdler's dazzling performance Friday at the Southern Section Masters Meet. Cabral ran the 110-meter hurdles at Cerritos College in a wind-aided 13.27 seconds, the fastest time in California history under any conditions and the eighth-fastest performance by a high schooler under any conditions. "That's been my life goal — since sophomore year," Cabral said of running a time faster than the 21-year-old state record of 13.30.
SPORTS
January 21, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
Quick now, what was the Big--with a capital B --sports story of 1992? The Washington Redskins' Super Bowl victory? Naw. There's a Super Bowl victory every year. The Toronto Blue Jays winning the World Series? Nah. There's a World Series winner every year. How about Riddick Bowe becoming the heavyweight champion? Be serious. We're up to our hips in heavyweight champs--WBCs, WBAs, IBFs--we have a heavyweight champ for every letter of the alphabet.
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May 5, 1991 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Like many teen-agers, Elinor Tolson often needs a little prodding to get out of bed and off to school in the morning. But last fall, Tolson needed more than prodding. She needed a bomb scare. Or an earthquake. Or a stampede of buffalo. Or anything that would make her drop her boycott of Fountain Valley High School. Tolson, the county's best hurdler, was a freshman at La Quinta High School last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg. These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice boost and then a few weeks go by and nothing happens. Then six months later another story breaks and the process repeats itself. A combination of Dish and DirecTV would create a pay-TV powerhouse with about 35 million subscribers.
NATIONAL
March 24, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON - Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. With high expectations and a freshly minted work permit, Santos, 27, hit the job market, hoping to leverage her new status and a Cal State Fullerton degree into an entry-level office position. But after applying for several jobs near her Riverside home, Santos got only two interviews and no offers.
WORLD
March 24, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Legislation to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and impose sanctions against Russia cleared a key Senate hurdle Monday, but Congress remained locked in a partisan fight over the details of the package. By a vote of 78-17, the measure advanced after overcoming the threat of a GOP filibuster and objections from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other tea party-aligned conservatives. But the Senate package still faces opposition in the House, where Republicans -- with backing from key Democrats -- are crafting their own version.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Environmentalists took a new step Thursday in a decades-long dispute by filing a lawsuit against federal agencies that gave permission for construction of a community of 60,000 residents along the last wild river in Southern California. The lawsuit claims the Clean Water Act permit approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 failed to accurately assess the effect the Newhall Ranch project would have on water quality, Native American cultural sites, and endangered plants and animals along the Santa Clara River.
WORLD
March 3, 2014 | By Paul Richter and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian troops now essentially in control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, President Obama challenged lawmakers who have been demanding tough action to start with an aid package to help shore up the fledgling government in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. Obama said Monday that he'd heard "a lot of talk from Congress about what should be done.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Alta Price seems just the kind of person who could propel Hillary Rodham Clinton through the glass ceiling into the White House. A doctor and Democratic activist, she cited Clinton's matchless resume as a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of State. Besides, Price allowed with a smile, "It would be very cool to have a woman president. " But Price, 61, won't necessarily support Clinton should she run again in 2016. "I would not vote for her or support her over some man if I thought the man was better on the issues," said Price, who preferred Barack Obama to Clinton the first time she ran. In 2008, Clinton was the overwhelming Democratic favorite, nationally and in Iowa, with an aura suggesting the actual tabulation of ballots was little more than a formality.
SPORTS
February 13, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Colin Jackson has videotape of Greg Foster's 60-meter indoor hurdles world record, set in Los Angeles in 1987 and disputed by some who believe Foster jumped the gun. Maybe that's why Jackson had two false starts before he was timed in 7.35 seconds, 0.01 faster than Foster's mark, in a British-United States meet at Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. "Of course it was a flyer," said Jackson, a 26-year-old Welshman of Foster's record-setting run.
SPORTS
April 8, 1987 | JEFFREY MILLER
If there was any doubt about the fitness of Lincoln High School's Michelle Outlaw after her arthroscopic knee surgery, it was erased at last Saturday's Poway Invitational track and field meet--along with the meet record in the 300-meter hurdles. Running the event for only the third time since her surgery in January, Outlaw broke by more than two seconds the meet record of 47.74 set last year by Vista's Jenny Lawrence. Outlaw's time of 45.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - A tussle involving a woman wearing Google Glass in a San Francisco bar is just the latest incident to highlight growing tensions over the new wearable technology even before Google Inc. begins selling it to the public. Sarah Slocum, a 34-year-old technology blogger and social media consultant, said she was "verbally and physically assaulted" over the weekend by patrons of a bar in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. A man allegedly ripped the Glass off Slocum's face and ran out of the bar with it. She got the Glass back but says someone stole her purse and phone.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office. A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business. Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients - and even doctors - as frustrations mount.
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