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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A runner who disappeared on a Sierra foothills trail two days ago was found Tuesday, Placer County sheriff's officials said. Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, was talking to rescuers, but no further information was available, a sheriff's spokesman told the Sacramento Bee . He was found about two miles from the command area, Fox40 reported. Root, an experienced trail runner, went missing during a training run Sunday after he became separated from other runners. He was last seen 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
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SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But the good news ended there. Not only did Manager Don Mattingly have to concede that ace Clayton Kershaw was unlikely to pitch this month because of a strained back muscle, he said $10-million setup man Brian Wilson was about to join the sidelined ace on the 15-day disabled list.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods will miss the Masters after undergoing surgery for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for months. The top-ranked golfer made the announcement on his website Tuesday morning, explaining he will need several weeks of rehabilitation. "After attempting to get ready for the Masters, and failing to make the necessary progress, I decided, in consultation with my doctors, to have this procedure done," he said. The microdiscectomy was performed Monday in Park City, Utah.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Down two more injured players, the Clippers just stayed the course, sticking with their “next man up” mantra. They didn't have that many men to step into the void, but the 10 players the Clippers had healthy Monday night were more than enough for them to overwhelm the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104, at the Target Center. Blake Griffin missed his first game of the season with back spasms. BOX SCORE: Clippers 114, Timberwolves 104 Jamal Crawford didn't play because of a sore left Achilles' tendon.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the career goal-scoring list with No. 560. It was a good day for the Bruins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title. On Sunday they extended their points streak to 15-0-1 and finished the month of March 15-1-1. + Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who was placed in a medically induced coma while being treated for meningitis, was released from a Saskatoon hospital last week.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The confirmed death toll from the massive landslide has reached 24, officials announced Monday, and the tally of the missing has dropped to 22. Of the 24 confirmed dead, officials said, 18 have been identified. In addition, searchers found three more victims Monday who are not included in the confirmed tally. During the 10-day rescue and recovery effort, officials decided not to count victims among the confirmed dead unless their remains had been recovered. Also Monday, officials released the names, ages and addresses of the missing.
WORLD
March 31, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Crews continued searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean west of Australia on Tuesday as authorities emphasized ramped-up efforts to determine what happened to the airliner that went missing March 8. Officials said an Australian military ship towing a pinger locator - which can scan the sea for the sounds of a beacon attached to the plane's flight data recorder - left port for the search zone Monday night. It was expected to arrive in the search area about 1,250 miles west of Perth, Australia, on Thursday.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by April 15. Gov. Jay Inslee and state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz demanding that eight new double-shelled storage tanks be built to hold waste that is in leaky underground tanks with single steel walls.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- As they began a second week searching for victims of a deadly mudslide, officials on Saturday night dramatically lowered their count of the missing from 90 to 30. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, up from 17, a county emergency program manager, Jason Biermann, told reporters. Additional remains were found in the debris field Saturday, but had not been recovered or identified, he said.  [ Updated , 7:00 p.m. March 29: The county said in a later statement that the remains were those of an additional victim and had been transported to the medical examiner's office.
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