July 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Several people suffered minor injuries Monday when the front landing gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on touchdown in New York City, sending the Boeing 737-700 skidding hundreds of feet down a runway on its nose until it veered into a grassy area and ground to a halt. Thomas Bosco, the general manager of LaGuardia Airport, where the accident occurred, said Flight 345 from Nashville was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members. At an evening news briefing, Bosco said 10 people - six passengers and four crew members - were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
July 17, 2013 |
Paleontologists have discovered a strange new dinosaur -- a relative of Triceratops with a humongous honker. Nasutoceratops titusi , whose genus name means “big-nose horned face,” roamed present-day Utah about 76 million years ago. The find sheds further light on the dinosaur communities that inhabited what's now the western edge of North America. Similar to its relative Triceratops , Nasutoceratops measured about 15 feet long and weighed roughly 2.5 tons. Its colossal 4.5-foot skull bore a single horn over the nose, along with a horn above each eye and an elongated, bony frill toward the rear.
May 10, 2013 |
Defenseman Robyn Regehr's face is a road map of the Kings' playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. His nose, broken in Game 1 when he was hit in the face twice by David Backes' skate boot, was again swollen on Friday because he rebroke it in Wednesday's Game 5 when he took a stick in the face from T.J. Oshie. His ear has a faint bruise, too, a souvenir of an up-close-and-personal encounter with an errant puck a few days ago. He didn't miss more than a few minutes to damage control for any of these injuries.
May 6, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes had a nose job, she says, and that's why she keeps making a stink about mags and blogs using old pictures of her. "The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes," she said in an extended Twitter post Sunday. (The Ministry just paused a moment to poke around our own eyes and nose to try to figure out how "webbing" might manifest in that part of the face.
April 22, 2013 |
On the final day of the 71-day Santa Anita meeting Sunday, the marathon 13/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Handicap produced a thrilling finish. When the photo showed that Interaction had beaten All Squared Away by a nose, 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally got to bask in the glow of another memorable triumph. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Interaction came charging on the inside in deep stretch to pass All Squared Away and give McAnally his third victory in the unique $150,000 race that starts at the top of the hillside turf course and was won 14 times by Hall of Fame trainer Charles Whittingham.
April 19, 2013 |
Today, 19 months after her death, we may finally have a good idea of what killed Paula Rojeski. According to a lawsuit and public autopsy records, the causes included her doing business with the 1-800-GET-THIN folks and the slicing of her aorta during weight-loss surgery at one of their affiliated surgical centers. There was also regulatory indifference on a truly majestic scale. Rojeski, 55, died Sept. 8, 2011, shortly after surgery to implant a Lap-Band at Valley Surgical Center in West Hills, which her family's lawyer says is affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN and the two brothers behind it, Julian and Michael Omidi.
April 11, 2013 |
After making "Route Irish," a dark 2010 drama about private security contractors who had been in Iraq, British filmmaker Ken Loach and his partner, Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty, were searching for their next project. "Paul will go away and start writing a few characters down, and we will decide if we want to do it," explained Loach, 76, best known for his uncompromising political and sociological dramas such as 1998's "My Name Is Joe" and 2006's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
March 15, 2013 |
The school with the funny nickname is 40 minutes from becoming no joke. UC Irvine had a great coach once in Bill Mulligan. The school has produced a roster of star players that includes Kevin Magee, Ben McDonald and Scott Brooks. The mighty Anteaters, however, have never needled their noses into an NCAA field. Irvine is now on that special brink after Friday night's 67-60 win over top-seeded Long Beach State at the Honda Center. The victory put the Anteaters into Saturday's Big West Tournament championship game against Pacific.
February 25, 2013 |
Horse meat in Ikea's meatballs? Sorry, Charlie (wait, that's tuna), but apparently the Swedish furniture giant is jockeying for position with Burger King, Nestle and Tesco in the tainted-meat derby. My colleague Tiffany Hsu reported Monday that inspectors in the Czech Republic had “found equine evidence in the chain's frozen meatballs. The affected product was sold as a packaged beef and pork item in more than a dozen European countries but not in the U.S.” Nay, you say?
February 22, 2013 |
I hate it when this happens to me, but at least I'm not alone. Shanteona Keys, a guard on Georgia College's women's basketball team, was fouled during a game against Columbus State last weekend. Normally, this isn't a problem. Keys is an 81.5% free-throw shooter for the season, so it looked like two easy points at the foul line. But then something unexpected happened. Keys' first attempt landed about 12 feet short of the rim. It's hard to miss a free throw that badly, so what exactly happened?