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November 7, 2013 |
Homicides are down 13% in Los Angeles in 2013 compared with last year, and the city is on target to have the lowest number of killings since 1966, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. While overall crime is down about 5% compared with 2012, Beck said, the drop in homicides continues to amaze him. As of Thursday, the city reported 222 homicides. "That is 33 less homicides so far this year than last year," Beck said in a news conference at the Olympic police station.
November 5, 2013 |
This was Journalist Darryl on Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter managed to enliven what has been a relatively ordinary break in the schedule by telling old stories Sunday, some about his baseball-playing days with his brothers when they were youngsters. Then he turned from storyteller to interrogator, taking a tape recorder from one of the regulars and asking a question Tuesday. This was, in part, to explain the team's schedule and why they had an day off Monday instead of Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2013 |
Pico Rivera residents Luz and Jose Mendez arrived at Los Angeles International Airport around 8 a.m. Friday to catch a flight to Cancun for vacation. Before they boarded, the couple decided to stop at the Terminal 3 Starbucks for coffee. In line, they suddenly saw a group of people running toward them and then heard a series of gunshots. “Down! Down! Down! There's a shooter!” someone yelled. MORE: Eyewitness accounts of LAX shooting In the terminal food court, Demetrius Trammel was inside the Gladstone's 4 Fish restaurant kitchen when he saw a mob of people running frantically.
October 26, 2013 |
Robbie Keane has been playing professional soccer half his life. Playing well, too, having scored more than 250 times for club and country while serving as captain for Ireland in World Cup qualifying, winning a league cup in the United Kingdom and capturing two Major League Soccer titles with the Galaxy. So if anyone has earned the right to knock off work a little early, it's Keane. Instead, he was the last one off the field after training last week, outlasting even the coaching staff.
October 25, 2013 |
More than three times as many users were reportedly surfing the Web with Mavericks OS X on the first day of its release than those who did so with its predecessor, Mountain Lion OS X. In just 24 hours, users who downloaded and installed Apple's new operating system were accounting for 5.5% of U.S. and Canada Web traffic coming from Mac desktops and laptops, according to third-party firm Chitika, which tracks such figures through its ad network....
October 23, 2013 |
The way we walk is not just the way we walk. The strolling pace of men and women may give away some clues about our romantic partnerships and friendships, according to a study published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS One. Men slow their pace for female romantic partners, more so than for women they don't know. And when they walk with other men, dudes are practically racing, according to the study. Women, on the other hand, hardly varied their pace for their beau or guy friend, but when walking with each other, they slowed down appreciably.
October 22, 2013 |
Darrell Wallace Jr., who's trying to become the next African American driver to race full time in NASCAR's top series, is having a steady if unremarkable rookie season in NASCAR's third-level truck series. Wallace, who turned 20 this month, is ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, about where he's been during much of the season. He's yet to win a race but has 10 top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes through 18 races so far this season. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who's nicknamed Bubba, was poised for another top-five finish last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where Wallace was running fifth entering the final lap. But as the field raced toward the checkered flag, Wallace's No. 54 Toyota Tundra, prepared by Kyle Busch Motorsports, was collected in a 12-truck crash, leaving him with a 17th-place finish.
October 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The job market weakened in September amid a slowdown in key growth engines such as healthcare and leisure - a worrisome sign given that the employment picture probably worsened this month with the partial federal government shutdown. Employers last month added a modest 148,000 net new jobs, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That was down from an upwardly revised job growth of 193,000 in August, and well below analysts' forecasts for about 180,000 new jobs in September.
October 21, 2013 |
When Mike D'Antoni became the Lakers' coach last season, he wanted them to be a fast-paced team that scored around 110 points a game. Then reality set in. With their aging roster, the Lakers averaged 102.2 points. "i was on drugs back then," D'Antoni said with a laugh after Monday's practice. "My knee was hurting, Vicodin was killing me. " This time around, D'Antoni has more realistic expectations. When asked what he's thinking the team's pace should be, the coach didn't mince words.