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September 14, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
IPhone 5 pre-orders began early Friday morning and already the phone is sold out on, and it's not alone -- the new Lightning connector cables and adapters are sold out too. Apple now says the cable for the iPhone 5's new Lightning dock connection won't be available for another two to three weeks. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 That means there's a longer wait time for the new cables than there is for the new iPhone. That's probably because this is the first time Apple introduced a new connector to the iPhone and the first time the company has changed its connector on the iPod since at least 2003.
September 13, 2012 | By Andrea Chang and Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
CUPERTINO, Calif. - A dock connector may not seem like a controversial feature, but for some consumers it could be the difference between buying the new iPhone 5 or not. Apple Inc. unveiled the new iPhone on Wednesday and said it was losing the 30-pin connector that has been the standard on the smartphone since the original iPhone was introduced five years ago. It's adopting a new eight-pin connector called Lightning, saying a smaller connector is...
September 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The iPhone 5 is expected to be released today and with it a new iPhone charger cable that might be called "Lightning," according to a report. For months, we've been hearing that Apple planned to update the iPhone's dock connector for the first time since launching the iPhone in 2007, and now we may know why. Nine to 5 Mac is saying the company will also introduce a new cable that people inside the company are referring to as Lightning....
September 8, 2012 | By Gary Klein
- Quarterback Matt Barkley said he took off his pads, put his feet up and put on his headphones. He also had a trainer stretch his arm to keep it loose. Meanwhile, teammates changed out of wet shirts and tried to relax before meeting with coaches. That's how USC spent more than hour Saturday after the first half of a 42-29 victory over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium. The start of the third quarter was delayed for 1 hour 10 minutes because of possible lightning storms approaching the stadium.
September 8, 2012 | By Gary Klein
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Robert Woods was listening. For much of the last year, USC Coach Lane Kiffin has said that sophomore Marqise Lee had a chance to be the best receiver in school history. After last week's opener against Hawaii, Kiffin said Lee will be the best. "I hear it," Woods said. In case anyone needed to be reminded that USC has another receiver worthy of top billing, Woods made himself heard Saturday against Syracuse. On a day when a tornado touched down in New York and the start of the second half was delayed because of possible approaching lightning, Woods bolted back into the national spotlight.
September 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An apologetic President Obama told supporters who were to attend his acceptance speech Thursday that he couldn't take the risk that severe weather might put them in danger, and urged them to nonetheless recommit themselves to his reelection effort as the campaign enters the final stretch. Obama said that he was disappointed that the call had to be made to move the proceedings indoors, and that his staff was likewise "crestfallen. " But, "we can't let a little thunder and lightning get us down.
August 11, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDO  - If Usain Bolt was already a legend after completing his second consecutive Olympic sprint double during these London Games, what exalted status has he reached now after running an astonishingly fast anchor leg to help Jamaica set a world record and win the 400-meter relay? The final race on the Olympic Stadium track added to the legend that is Bolt. He was a blur Saturday as he took the baton from Yohan Blake and flew to the finish line, bringing it home in 36.84 seconds.
August 11, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Several wildfires erupted around Southern California on Friday as the region suffered through another day of record heat. A fire raging in northern San Diego County had burned 1,650 acres by Friday evening. Two smaller fires in San Bernardino and Ventura counties charred dozens of acres before being contained. The wide-ranging fire in San Diego County was sparked by a lightning strike Thursday. Early on, several hundred firefighters struggled to contain it. They were helped Friday afternoon by thundershowers, and the blaze was 30% contained by Friday evening, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
August 11, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
The most beloved dad on the Internet this week? That would be Sean Burgess, the professional breakdancer turned professional car tuner, who spent months fixing up his 5-year-old son's Lightning McQueen Power Wheels toy -- and made a video to document it. Evan got the drivable Power Wheels toy when he was 2, and by the time he turned 5 he had worn through the plastic wheels that come with the car. Luckily for him, his dad is co-owner of...
August 6, 2012 | By Tina Susman
Lightning killed one man and injured several other people at a Pennsylvania racetrack after NASCAR called off the event due to violent storms that swept through the eastern United States on Sunday. The storms also caused what may have been a tornado near Binghamton, in upstate New York. The Pennsylvania incident occurred at the Pocono Raceway, after NASCAR called off the Sprint Cup race after 98 of its scheduled 160 laps had been completed. A witness, Kyle Manger, told the Sporting News that he and a friend had fled to his truck as the weather turned foul.
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