October 25, 2013 |
DALLAS - I hadn't been standing in Dealey Plaza more than five minutes when I watched a man dash out into the street to pose for a picture. He was heading straight for a white X in the pavement that marks the location of John F. Kennedy's limousine when the 35th president was fatally shot on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. The man stopped on the X, adjusted his feet and smiled. Then he looked nervously in the direction of oncoming traffic before running back to the safety of the sidewalk.
October 24, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. When officials at Madison Square Garden Entertainment were recently deciding who should be first to perform at the revamped Forum when it opens Jan. 15, they turned to the Eagles, a band that had played the storied Inglewood arena several times during its heyday. But while the Forum's appeal to veteran performers and concert-goers was easy to see, could the venue attract younger acts who've grown up seeing today's hottest shows about 10 miles away at L.A.'s Staples Center?
October 23, 2013 |
GALAXY AT ISIDRO METAPAN When: 7 p.m. PDT. Where: Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador. On the air: None. Update: This is the Galaxy's fourth and final game in the first stage of the CONCACAF Champions League tournament, and the Galaxy, with a 3-0-0 record, has won this stage and earned a berth in the quarterfinals in March. As a result, the Galaxy is expected to play mostly reserves against Isidro Metapan and rest its best players because the Galaxy plays its Major League Soccer regular-season finale Sunday in Seattle against the Sounders.
October 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act again came under sharp criticism Wednesday, three weeks into the launch, but this time some of the loudest voices were among top Democrats, including President Obama's closest allies. Democrats on Capitol Hill said they were unhappy with the performance of the Obamacare website, which has been plagued with problems since its debut Oct. 1. Even the president's longtime campaign guru, David Axelrod, was critical of the administration's handling of the issue.
October 23, 2013 |
Almost 40 years after a brutal slaying launched an investigation culminating in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's imprisonment, a Connecticut judge reversed his conviction Wednesday, saying the defense attorney had botched the job. And one of America's most notorious cold cases tumbled wide open. Martha Moxley, 15, was stabbed and bludgeoned to death in 1975 in Greenwich, Conn., a posh community about 35 miles northeast of New York City. Skakel, who lived next door at the time, was convicted in 2002 after a friend told authorities Skakel had confessed to him. In a 136-page ruling, Connecticut Judge Thomas Bishop ordered a new trial for Skakel and blasted the efforts of defense attorney Michael Sherman, citing multiple failures.
October 22, 2013 |
Tuesday's tepid brew of jobs data , delayed more than two weeks by the government shutdown, wasn't worth waiting for. It shows an increase in total nonfarm employment by 148,000 in September over August, which is consistent with economic growth crawling along in second gear. The report's most notable nugget is the change in part-time work. Over the last month the number of workers in part-time jobs for economic reasons--slack demand, cutbacks in hours--has remained stable. Over the last year, however, it has fallen by 681,000.
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October 22, 2013
Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as secret agent Mark Slate in the 1960s TV series "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.," has died in England. Harrison suffered a heart attack after a performance Saturday in Devon and died at a hospital, his wife, Lori Chapman, told British media Tuesday.
October 21, 2013 |
The Wolf Pack is taking a bite out of the home entertainment market. "The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the trilogy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, according to Rentrak. The film grossed more than $112 million domestically at the box office and $351 million worldwide, which is less than each of the first two "Hangover" movies made....
October 19, 2013 |
At Wednesday's 10th birthday party for Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Frank Zappa's "200 Motels. " It's made up of 13 orchestral suites by the late L.A. rock star and composer, only parts of which surfaced in his 1971 "200 Motels" feature film and double-LP soundtrack album. Zappa, who died 20 years ago of cancer just short of 53, devoted much of his creative energy to humorous scoffing at most aspects of the human condition.
October 19, 2013 |
Justino Compean, president of Mexico's soccer federation, hasn't been right very often this year. But he came close last week when he offered this assessment of the country's national team. "We've touched rock bottom," he said. If anything, that evaluation may be a little optimistic. This year Mexico won only two of 10 World Cup qualifiers, washed out in the semifinals of the Gold Cup for the first time in eight years and was eliminated in group play of the Confederations Cup. The blame for that lies largely with the players and coaches.