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August 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Jeter hit the first pitch of the game for one of New York's five home runs against Josh Beckett, CC Sabathia became the majors' first 15-game winner and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-4, Sunday night. The expected pitchers duel between the American League's only 14-game winners never materialized, as the Yankees scored in each of the first five innings against Beckett (14-5) and the Red Sox had four runs against Sabathia (15-7) before he left with two outs in the seventh.
April 19, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
One of the lasting impressions of Game 1 between the Kings and San Jose was the sight of fourth-line Sharks agitator Mike Brown leaning hard with his shoulder into Kings defenseman Slava Voynov , knocking Voynov into Kings goalie Jonathan Quick . Quick went clattering to the side of the net and chaos ensued, not even five minutes into the series. That welcome-to-the-playoffs moment on Thursday night may have stood out, but it was hardly the only defining physical example in the Sharks' 6-3 win. "I think they're trying to run a lot of our top players," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said.
March 2, 1986
Shame on President Reagan for hedging on the Philippines until political expediency forced him to part with the corrupt Marcos regime. Hooray for the incredibly brave Filipinos who literally put their bodies in between two armies. Woe to the United States, which will suffer another onslaught of the reactionary, exploitive rich fleeing a progressive revolution. ELIZABETH BACON-BRAINARD San Diego
April 3, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Suddenly, the selfie is everywhere. It's been around since forever, but Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar-night selfie has suddenly made it a pop culture "thing" for celebrities to do. Latest evidence: Bill Murray, Lady Gaga and David Letterman on Wednesday night's "Late Show. " Murray popped up continually on Letterman's show Wednesday night as he checked items off his personal bucket list. He asked, and was allowed, to deliver a joke during Letterman's monologue. And he got Letterman to air a clip from his movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and read nice things off a piece of paper.
October 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Fears that mold has infiltrated Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, are groundless, officials said Tuesday. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, where the roughly 1,120-page Codex is housed, said a microbiologic analysis of the document excludes "a biological onslaught." Some scholars warned last year that the Codex, which contains drawings and writings from 1478 to 1519 on topics ranging from flying machines to weapons, mathematics and botany, had been infiltrated by mold.
December 30, 2003
DALLAS at KINGS Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net This could be for the Pacific Division lead, which was held or shared by the Kings the last six weeks. The Stars have been improving in net and defensively, the two key elements for playoff success. Goalie Marty Turco's streak of giving up two goals or fewer ended Saturday at eight games, and he has been steady. The Kings have stayed in the thick of the West scramble despite an onslaught of injuries, but they'll need sharper goaltending to fend off onrushing teams such as the Stars and Sharks.
March 13, 1987
The INS is acting on behalf of the American public and the action it is taking should have been undertaken long ago. I believe one of the prime motivating factors behind the new immigration law was the general population's frustration and dismay over the widespread problems presented by the onslaught of illegal aliens, particularly poor Latinos, in recent years. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars of the American taxpayer's money has been spent in a futile effort to control this onslaught.
May 23, 2009
Re "Survivor of Dachau worked tirelessly to assist Soviet Jews," Obituary, May 18 Thank you for remembering Si Frumkin. A former Soviet Jewish refugee, I met Si in the early 1980s, during the decade that witnessed relentless Soviet Communist onslaught and the subsequent demise of the dysfunctional empire. Si exerted tremendous efforts to help Soviet Jews escape the bleak realities and stark anti-Semitism of the Soviet Union (thus ripping the Iron Curtain his own way), but he was also sympathetic to the cause of freedom throughout the world.
March 18, 2004
Is it just my fuzzy memory, or do I recall other presidential election years when the hot-and-heavy mudslinging didn't really get rolling until after the party conventions? Here we are in the middle of March, and Sen. John Kerry is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Yet he and President Bush are already going at it tooth and nail, as if the election were eight days away instead of nearly eight months away. Gentlemen, please! Will we have to put up with this onslaught for the entire eight months?
June 3, 1990 | Amy Wallace, Amy Wallace is a reporter for the San Diego edition of The Times.
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
March 20, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
The staggering backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000 and some applicants said they've been told it may be years before their paperwork is fully processed. The flood of applications was triggered by a pro-gun appeals court ruling that relaxed the restrictions on who could carry weapons. Most counties in the state have opted to wait for a likely appeal, but Orange County has gone the other way - taking applications from those who claim they need to carry a weapon for their own protection or safety.
December 1, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
The opportunity to be reborn is a rare gift indeed, granted to few beyond the mythical phoenix and some adherents of the Baptist faith. Them - and the Affordable Care Act, which this week will undergo what its supporters hope will be a second launch much different from its first. Reports are flowing in that, the federal enrollment website serving residents of 36 states that didn't bother to set up their own sites, is working much better than at any time since its calamitous launch on Oct. 1. There may still be glitches ahead, especially if the Dec. 1 relaunch brings a torrent of attempted enrollments all at once, but the feds' confidence that the worst of the consumer-facing problems are behind them seems reasonable.
September 9, 2013 | By a Times Special Correspondent
DAMASCUS, Syria - Edgy residents of the Syrian capital are grappling with a difficult question: What if a U.S. airstrike helps rebels poised on the city's outskirts to storm into the heart of Damascus? The capital has been mostly insulated from the worst of the fighting, which has largely been concentrated in outlying suburbs and elsewhere in the country. But speculation is rampant that U.S. air attacks will try to break down government defenses and enable opposition forces to storm into the streets of the capital, President Bashar Assad's seat of power.
May 20, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - The military onslaught this week against the strategic Syrian town of Qusair has dramatized a surprising combat resilience that has already put rebel forces on the defensive on other key fronts, including near the capital, Damascus. The military's still-robust fighting ability - apparently bolstered in Qusair by the presence of combatants from Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group - has confounded predictions from experts and foreign capitals that the Syrian government's days were numbered.
January 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hunched over half a naked body, Barney Burman uses a hand rake to shave chunks of molten clay from the skull, while a co-worker scrapes air bubbles from a severed hand. On a separate table, two men are working on the other half, sawing through the foam legs of a victim who has been cut in two for an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Grimm. " Burman, an Oscar-winning, third-generation makeup effects artist, had just a few days to create the severed cadaver, which he personally delivered this week to Portland, Ore., where the supernatural series shoots.
September 12, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
It's never just a simple bearhug when President Obama is involved. For Florida pizza parlor owner Scott Van Duzer, lifting the president off the floor last weekend has wrought an onslaught of impassioned political commentary from customers on Yelp. When Obama on Sunday dropped by Van Duzer's eatery, Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, the registered Republican and Obama supporter was so excited that he swept the commander in chief clear off his feet. Photos of the jubilant embrace raced around the Web. Diners (and more)
Kimberly Mays, the girl who was switched at birth and became the center of one of the nation's most celebrated custody fights, has moved in with her biological parents--the same couple she once told a court she never wanted to see again. The surprise move follows weeks of turmoil in the life of the 15-year-old, who for the past several days had been living in a Sarasota YMCA shelter for troubled teens.
November 24, 2002
I'm glad someone finally addressed the newest scam theater owners have been forcing on their patrons: on-screen advertising ("Attack of the 40-foot ads," Nov. 17). Last week my wife and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie. We arrived at the theater 15 minutes early. We were subjected to the annoying slide show of local merchant ads mixed in with "trivia" questions. Then the theater delayed dimming the lights at the appointed show time and we had to sit through another 10 minutes of the ads. When the lights finally dimmed, all of us in the theater thought the upcoming trailers would start then.
August 11, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama likes to start his stump speech by addressing a topic on the minds of many voters: What's up with the all the ads? “Now, unless you've managed to completely avoid your television set or your cable is broken, you are aware that there is a pretty intense campaign going on right now,” Obama said in Denver this week, drawing laughter and the weary, knowing nods of beleaguered television viewers. It's not an apology, but it's the closest the president gets to acknowledging what his campaign, Mitt Romney's campaign and third-party "super PACs" have wrought.
July 29, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Fierce clashes and hours of bombardment were reported Saturday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where rebels and government forces have been bracing for a critical battle in the nation's commercial hub. It wasn't clear whether Saturday's fighting signaled the start of a major government offensive to retake the city, a confrontation that could prove a decisive moment in the 17-month rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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