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November 9, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
This wasn't the way it was supposed to end for Bob Bradley's Egyptian team. In a just world, Bradley, who has given Egyptian soccer fans hope during some of the darkest days in the country's recent history, would see his Cinderella team end up in Brazil next summer with a spot in the World Cup, a tournament Egypt has played in once since 1934. Instead, Bradley's Quixotic World Cup qualifying quest figures to end in disappointment next week in the second leg of a two-match African qualifier with Ghana.
November 3, 2013 | By Lisa Girion and Samantha Schaefer
As operations at Los Angeles International Airport returned to normal Sunday, a Calabasas High School teacher wounded in a shooting rampage at the airport last week remained in fair condition. Brian Ludmer, 29, sustained a bullet wound and will need surgery for a fractured leg as well as extensive physical therapy, officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said in a statement Sunday. The suspected shooter, identified by police as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, remained in critical condition.
October 31, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man who was angry that a dog had sniffed his leg proceeded to kill the dog's owner in front of the victim's teenage daughter, authorities in the Bay Area said. Dereak Turner, 24, of Vallejo, Calif., was arrested and charged with fatally shooting the man in Hayward, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Police said Turner allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old Thomas Cunningham outside a liquor store in November 2009. Cunningham, who was with his 13-year-old daughter and two dogs when they encountered Turner on their way home from buying ice cream.
October 29, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous. " The suspect, described as a 49-year-old parolee, was shot and killed but not before he fired again, grazing the deputy's partner in the hand, officials said. Both deputies were treated at area hospitals and released later in the day. Sheriff Lee Baca said the deputy probably would have been seriously injured had the cellphone charger not deflected the bullet, sending it down her pant leg. It grazed her leg and went out her pants.
October 28, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County coroner and sheriff's homicide detectives were trying to determine Monday whether a torso found at a San Gabriel Valley sanitation plant goes with a pelvis and legs discovered at a Carson treatment facility over the weekend. Craig Harvey, chief of the coroner's office, said a human torso was found Monday at the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant on Workman Mill Road near Whittier. He said investigators don't know if the torso is from the same body as the pelvis and legs found at a facility in Carson on Saturday.
October 12, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin
ST. LOUIS -- Only a day removed from starting in his first game in nearly a month, outfielder Andre Ethier was back on the Dodgers bench Saturday for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. Not only was the lower part of Ethier's left leg hurting again, the rest of his body was sore. Ethier, who didn't have the luxury of playing on a minor league rehabilitation assignment before his return, played nearly the entire game Friday night. He was removed as part of a double switch in the 13th inning.
October 8, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Emerson Etem returned to skating with his Ducks teammates Tuesday morning and is prepared to be activated for the team's regular-season home opener Thursday against the New York Rangers at Honda Center. "I'm feeling good, I'm ready.… I feel healthy, as good as I've been in a while, that's my threshold," Etem said after the Tuesday morning skate at Honda Center. "If I feel I can manage what I've got - and I can - I feel like I'm ready to play. " Etem, 21, suffered a lower-leg injury after scoring a goal Sept.
October 4, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
This week, Boston Dynamics unleashed its newest four-legged robot on the world. Its name is WildCat, its movements are inspired by a cheetah, and you can see it tear around a Massachusetts parking lot in the video above.  WildCat has been designed with two different gaits -- "gallop" and "bound. " You will see both gaits in the video in real-time, and also in slow motion.  The robot is designed to run quickly on all types of terrain. So far, its fastest time is 16 mph, on a flat surface.
September 26, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - Andre Ethier might not be available for the start of the playoffs next week, Manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday after the outfielder returned to Los Angeles to visit the Dodgers' physician. Before the Dodgers' game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, Mattingly shook his head and said, "It keeps getting worked out for me. " All season, Mattingly has been asked how he will divide playing time in the outfield when Ethier, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford are all healthy.
September 23, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly rammed into the back of a double-parked car and caused a woman to lose her leg, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street and Vermont Avenue in Vermont Square, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Anthony Cabriales. The woman had double-parked and was getting out of her car with her child when the man's vehicle crashed into the back of her car, Cabrielas said.
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