February 7, 2013 |
Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers share “a mutual interest” in a long-term contract extension, General Manager Ned Colletti said Thursday. Colletti wouldn't say whether the club has started negotiating a new deal with Kershaw's representatives and made clear he wants details of any talks to remain private. “This is not going to be a daily discussion point for us publicly,” Colletti said. “But there is a mutual interest.” Earlier in the day, USA Today reported that Felix Hernandez agreed to a seven-year, $175-million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
August 6, 2012 |
OAK CREEK, Wis. -- A “person of interest” sought by investigators in connection with the shooting Sunday at a Sikh temple here has been identified and ruled out as a suspect, an FBI spokesman said. Leonard Peace of the FBI said the man, whom he declined to identify, “has been located, interviewed and ruled out in connection with the investigation.” Earlier Monday, officials displayed a photograph of the man, who had showed up at the shooting scene, and said they wanted to talk with him, even though they were convinced that a single gunman was responsible for killing six and wounded three.
January 8, 2013 |
In rejecting a challenge to President Obama's policy to continue embryonic stem cell research, the Supreme Court wisely chose Monday to further vital research over the interests of competing scientists and religious groups. The court did not issue a decision. Instead, it rejected a petition to hear arguments in an appeal of a 2011 ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which decided the National Institutes of Health could continue embryonic stem cell research from lines derived from already destroyed embryos.
March 23, 2013 |
TUCSON - Arizona lawmakers passed a law to dismantle a Mexican American studies program in Tucson schools, but the legislation has had an unintended effect: The controversy is renewing interest in the state and nationwide in ethnic studies and Chicano and Latino literature. Some Tucson students have found new ways to study the subject while receiving college credit to boot. Others who had no interest on the topic say they are now drawn to the material. "Underground" libraries with Chicano literature are popping up across the Southwest and are set to open soon in unexpected places such as Milwaukee and Louisville.
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October 9, 2013 |
Inglewood police said Wednesday that they were questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of two women. Three people were critically injured in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard , Inglewood police said. The two women, identified by police as Crystallyn Nguyen, 18, and Dora Lee Dawson, 68, were taken to the hospital, where they died Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
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May 2, 2012 |
Five years after his partnership lost a bid to buy Tribune Co.and the Los Angeles Times, billionaire businessman Eli Broad said he remains interested in joining with others to restore local ownership to The Times. The issue arose this week with the pending release of Broad's book, "The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking," in which the onetime home builder and investment services magnate speculates that the newspaper will be sold after the resolution of the bankruptcy of its owner, Tribune.
June 10, 2012 |
When you've been through several years of watching the Dodgers stand impotently on the sidelines while other teams made impact free-agent signings, significant trades without priority placed on incoming salary and aggressively pursued international players, encouragement is not hard to come by. So it is today that fans of the Dodgers can take some solace in knowing they are apparently in on signing Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. Which is not to say they will win this bidding war, but at least they're in the running, which is light years away from where they would have been if still owned by Frank McCourt.
October 24, 2012 |
Chauncey Billups was voted by the NBA general managers as the active player who would make the best head coach someday. One little problem. Billups isn't quite interested. "It's an honor to have all the GMs think of me like that," Billups told The Times. "The irony in it is that I really never had a real desire to be a head coach in the NBA. Not to say that I won't, but I never really had that desire. " That's too bad for prospective players. After suffering a season-ending Achilles' tendon injury in February , Billups had a big influence on the team from the bench.
August 13, 2009 |
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates near zero and said that the economy, while on more stable footing, was likely to remain weak for some time. The Fed gave no indication that, despite improving signs in the economy, it was considering imminent hikes in the key federal funds rate, the rate banks charge one another for overnight loans. Policymakers at the central bank voted 10-0 to maintain the rate between zero and 0.25%, where it has been since December, and reiterated that it would likely keep it there for "an extended period."
March 19, 2003 |
Athletic Director Dan Guerrero launched what promises to be a drawn-out search for a UCLA basketball coach by cautiously testing the waters Tuesday. Two Bruin boosters said word was relayed to Roy Williams of Kansas through an intermediary that UCLA is interested in discussing the job with him after the Jayhawks have completed their season. Guerrero declined comment, but a source said Rick Pitino of Louisville will be contacted in a similar manner.