September 14, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on another boxing clinic here Saturday night. The student was a young Mexican redhead named Saul Alvarez. Or Canelo, which means cinnamon. Mayweather's sweet science has never been sweeter. Just to put the icing on the cake of his overwhelming victory, Mayweather danced away the final 10 seconds of the fight. For Alvarez fans, the fear was that their 23-year-old hero would be too slow and plodding for the lightning-fast Mayweather. The fear was realized, in front of a sellout of 16,500 in the MGM Grand Garden and a worldwide audience that might have been unprecedented in numbers.
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September 11, 2013 |
County planning officials recommended Wednesday that operators of Los Angeles International Airport give more consideration to opponents of a $652-million runway move that business leaders say is essential for handling future growth in travel and cargo. The Airport Land Use Commission, which oversees aviation-related projects in the region, however, rejected a request by runway opponents to issue an order requiring the Los Angeles City Council to reconsider its approval of an entire $4.75-billion package of LAX improvements.
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September 10, 2013 |
A Northern California conservationist group has launched a campaign to help restore lands near Yosemite National Park scorched by the massive Rim fire, campaign organizers announced Tuesday. Leaders of the Tuolumne River Trust plan to meet with state lawmakers and local business leaders to gather funds to restore Tuolumne River watershed, which serves millions of Bay Area residents and was severely burned through by the blaze. About 96% of the Rim fire is within the watershed, said Eric Wesselman, the trust's executive director.
September 10, 2013 |
On the cover of the Weeknd's new record, "Kiss Land," singer Abel Tesfaye stares back with his face cocked upward. For a guy who spent 2011 (the year of his three free online albums) hiding his identity from the media, it's a profound about-face. That look signals a new vulnerability for the Toronto experimental R&B singer on this remarkable album. He once hid behind a scrim of anonymous sex, drugs and emotional bleakness. But here's a young man fessing up to the pain that makes those dark nights so alluring.
September 5, 2013 |
I don't read J.M. Coetzee for pleasure. To be fair, I'm not sure anyone does. The 2003 Nobel laureate writes from his head more than his heart, framing novels that are philosophical and austere, books that break down the world in highly rational ways. Over the course of his career, he's been compared to Beckett and Kafka, although despite the occasional nod in their direction - the title character of his 1983 novel "The Life and Times of Michael K. " functions to some extent as an homage to "The Trial's" Josef K. - he lacks their appreciation of humor, of life as essentially absurd.
September 1, 2013 |
A plane carrying some people connected with the film "Salinger," a highly anticipated documentary about writer J.D. Salinger, crash-landed at Telluride Regional Airport in southwestern Colorado on Sunday afternoon. The left landing gear collapsed, and the Beechcraft 1900D turbo-prop skidded on its belly, but no injuries were reported to the 10 passengers and two crew members aboard, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office. A warning light had indicated there was a problem with the equipment before landing, the sheriff's office said, so emergency crews were alerted and stood by as the plane touched down shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
August 30, 2013 |
The super-sleek 2013 Castol Rocket is headed home from the Bonneville Salt Flats after making test runs for the world's top land-speed record. Powered by twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket 3 engines, specially souped by designer Carpenter Racing, burning methanol and operated by veteran motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo, the Castrol Rocket went through several days of practice runs but was deterred from setting any records by wet and windy weather....
August 29, 2013 |
Olivia Pope must be a “Smelly Cat” fan. Lisa Kudrow, who played guitar-strumming free spirit Pheobe Buffay for 10 seasons on “Friends,” will join the ABC drama “Scandal” in a recurring role in season three. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kudrow will play a politician, but further details about her character have not been disclosed. Sadly, it's probably safe to assume she will not go by the name Regina Phalange . INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview The series, from creator Shonda Rhimes, stars Emmy nominee Kerry Washington as Washington crisis manager Olivia Pope, and Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant.
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August 24, 2013 |
Julie Harris, the delicate yet steely grande dame of the stage whose performances earned her a record five Tony Awards and 10 Tony nominations, died Saturday. She was 87. Harris died of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass., actress Francesca James, a close friend, told the Associated Press. Harris had suffered a stroke in 2001 and another in 2010, James said. In addition to her theatrical awards, Harris was nominated for an Academy Award in 1952 for her indelible performance as Frankie Addams in Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding," a role she had created on Broadway.
August 23, 2013 |
Wildfires like the one this summer that killed 19 elite firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz., can't be stopped. But there's plenty homeowners can do to protect their properties. If you don't think you should take remedial action, think again. One-third of all houses are located in what fire safety officials call wild-land urban districts, which are near or among areas prone to wildfires. Worse, perhaps, wildfires have ravaged houses in three-fourths of the 50 states. And with more and more people choosing to live in rural areas closer to nature, the chances are greater than ever that someone you know - maybe even you - will lose a house to a fire.