February 1, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Last April, when the pre-Olympic winter sports season ended, the optimist and pessimist weighed in about U.S. medal chances for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Back then, the optimist liked the U.S. to improve its record total of 37 medals, with nine gold, from the 2010 Winter Olympics. The glass-very-full view showed 52 medals, including 20 gold. The glass-nearly-drained view showed just 22 medals, with three gold. As the 2014 opening ceremony looms, it's time to revisit those predictions.
January 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Economists working for U.S. businesses are more optimistic about growth this year and see little effect from the start of healthcare reform or the reduction in a key Federal Reserve stimulus program, according to survey results released Monday. More than 40% of respondents in the January survey by the National Assn. for Business Economics said they expected their firms to raise prices in the first three months of the year, the largest percentage since 2012. But despite the brighter outlook, the pace of hiring is not expected to increase, the survey said.
January 19, 2014 |
Long before they had heard of Sochi, well before they made it to the NHL, the five men who comprise the leadership group of the U.S. Olympic hockey team crossed paths many times on many rinks. Fearless winger Dustin Brown grew up playing on B-level teams in small-town Ithaca, N.Y. He often competed against winger Ryan Callahan of Rochester, N.Y., a city big enough to have triple-A teams. One season, Callahan's coach borrowed Brown to play in the famed Quebec peewee tournament. Brown and Callahan teamed up again on state teams and in juniors in Guelph, Canada.
January 16, 2014 |
Doctors are optimistic about the two students wounded in this week's shooting at a Roswell middle school, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday. She traveled Wednesday night to the Lubbock, Texas, medical center where the children are being treated, her spokesman said. Martinez told reporters Thursday that the injured boy, Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, remained in critical condition. One of the pellets from the shotgun blast that hit the students nicked Nathaniel's heart, she said.
December 31, 2013 |
DALLAS -- This swoon isn't quite as dire as when the Kings dropped four straight games, watched one coach get fired and lost another game under an interim coach. That's when Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi placed a phone call to Canada and tracked down Darryl Sutter in Viking, Alberta. Sutter completed some of his duties on the ranch and arrived on the scene just before Christmas in 2011. Not all losing streaks are created equal. Still, this one is the longest in Sutter's wildly successful Kings' tenure.
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December 28, 2013 |
If the building could speak, its stories would be of galas and ghosts, of rats and lucha libre matches, of decades-long feuds. The Casa del Mexicano, an 82-year-old cultural center in Boyle Heights, recently reopened its doors for this year's Christmas posadas. A year ago, it had narrowly escaped foreclosure. It's a long and tangled story, one that few carolers knew as they ascended the iconic stairway, bringing the lime-and-lemon-colored building back to life with guitar strums and candlelight.