October 10, 2013 |
Kitchens moved outside. So did rugs, lamps and the dining table. Now we even have the outdoor bed. It was inevitable that curtains and window shades would follow suit. At the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the university design competition on view through Sunday at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, the phenomenon is driven by function, not style. Several teams have deployed louvers, blinds and screens on the homes' exteriors to block sunlight and its accompanying heat before they enter the house, not after they have passed through a window or glass door.
October 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Several members of Congress plus about 200 labor leaders and immigration advocates were arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest calling for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the Senate. Demonstrators marched to the Capitol after a rally and concert on the National Mall. Many stood or sat in the street in what organizers called a campaign of civil disobedience. Democratic Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Joseph Crowley of New York, Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, John Lewis of Georgia and Luis V. Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among those loaded into police vans.
October 7, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials said. Fernandez was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital Monday after complaining the day before about a “tingling” sensation in her left arm, and after experts determined a “slight loss of muscle strength” in the limb, according to a statement released by doctors at the Favaloro Foundation hospital.
October 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers on Friday praised the actions of the Capitol police, authorities were still trying to determine what prompted a woman to lead police on a car chase through the nation's capital, ending with her fatal shooting outside the Capitol building. Police say Miriam Carey, 34, drove up against a barricade at the White House on Thursday and then sped to Capitol Hill before being shot to death. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car with her but was not harmed. Capitol police said the girl was in protective custody.
October 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A frantic police chase through the heart of Washington, from the White House to Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue, ended Thursday with a woman shot to death, two law enforcement officers injured and the Capitol complex under emergency lockdown. More than a dozen shots rang out on two sides of Capitol Hill, sending many legislators, staffers and tourists running for cover. Dozens of police cars and officers converged on a female driver on the Senate side of Capitol Hill.
October 2, 2013 |
Catching a glimpse of a bobcat, the exotic wild feline with a bobbed tail that prowls California, is one of the draws for wildlife enthusiasts visiting Joshua Tree National Park. In that park and certain others around the state, bobcats are protected from hunters and trappers throughout the year, a smart rule designed to protect the state's ecosystem and preserve its wildlife from exploitation. But this year there was an outcry after it became known that bobcat traps were being set just outside the boundaries of Joshua Tree and that trappers were using scented lures and battery-powered pet toys that mimic dying birds to lure the animals out. Trapping bobcats is an increasingly lucrative business as demand for the fur rises in foreign markets, including China, Russia and Greece, driving up the price of a premium belly fur pelt to $700, sometimes more.
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September 29, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Dozens of friends and family members of slain Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver came together outside AT&T Park on Sunday before game time to pass out fliers seeking witnesses to the Wednesday night stabbing preceded by taunts of team rivalry. Clutching one another for support, Denver's father, brother, mother and aunt also stood before a bank of cameras to make their plea and offer more personal details about the 24-year-old apprentice plumber from Fort Bragg, Calif., nicknamed "Burrito.
September 27, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- More than 40 people were killed Friday when a car bomb exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border, opposition activists said. The bomb went off in the town of Rankous, north of the capital Damascus, just as worshipers were leaving the mosque after Friday prayers, according to anti-government activists. Internet footage from the immediate aftermath showed charred bodies amid burning vehicles and a damaged mosque. Funeral processions and burials held soon after the bombing were shelled from nearby Syrian government bases, said Omar Abdulrahman, an activist with the Revolution Leadership Council, an opposition and humanitarian group based in Damascus and its suburbs.
September 26, 2013 |
Just picture it. Palm trees sway and dusk darkens the San Gabriel Mountains as officials prepare to drop the puck for the first outdoor NHL game in California. The Kings and Ducks line up for the historic moment while fans at Dodger Stadium and a national TV audience admire the gorgeous backdrop and marvel at the technology that allows a hockey rink to be plunked down across the infield. Fans in shorts and tank tops roar their approval. It's a triumph for the league and Commissioner Gary Bettman, who has ditched his corporate pinstriped suit for a colorful Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops to fit the relaxed atmosphere.
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September 21, 2013 |
An unidentified man was stabbed to death Saturday near the Los Angeles Convention Center, authorities said. The man was attacked about 11:20 a.m. on Pico Boulevard between Flower and Figueroa streets and staggered across Pico before collapsing, said Los Angeles Police Officer Sally Madera. Others outside the Convention Center called police and paramedics. The victim later died at a hospital. Joh Donaty, a property manager working nearby, said responding officers apparently retrieved the knife used in the attack after the assailants discarded it in a plastic grocery bag. According to Madera, four individuals were detained by officers.