February 15, 2014 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
January 25, 2014 |
Think of mid-size luxury SUVs as a stable of thoroughbreds. Porsche has its Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz its ML and GL, and Audi its Q7. The Japanese brands have their X models: Acura's MDX, Lexus' GX and Infiniti's QX60. For 2014, two redesigned purebreds join the mix: BMW's third-generation X5, and Land Rover's second-generation Range Rover Sport. Each of the newcomers approaches this competitive segment - where prices range from $50,000 to $90,000 - with a different philosophy.
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January 19, 2014 |
A man shot himself in the head with a borrowed handgun at a Los Angeles shooting range, and coroner's investigators believe it was suicide, officials said Sunday. Demetrio Ulloa Jr., 29, of Los Angeles fatally shot himself with a .45-caliber handgun about 6 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Gun Club at 1375 E. 6th St., L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said. Ulloa was pronounced dead at the scene, Dietz said. “He entered the gun club alone and without a gun of his own,” Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr.
January 14, 2014 |
It was almost too bad someone had to win it. A pair of struggling teams barely played defense and produced plenty of unremarkable moments Tuesday night at Staples Center, the Lakers coming up with a few more of them during a 120-118 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. No real shock there. Lakers forward Pau Gasol was the master of misfortune in the fourth quarter, throwing the ball directly to Cleveland's Dion Waiters underneath the basket for a layup and later missing a pair of free throws.
January 8, 2014 |
Los Angeles-based designer Jeremy Scott , who was appointed creative director at Italian luxury brand Moschino in October, gave buyers and the media a taste of what's to come with his pre-fall collection lookbook, which went out this week. And judging from the photos, it looks like he's off to a good start. Scott has mixed classic Moschino design codes (biker jackets, ladylike suits, quilted leather and chain trim) with his own sporty, 1980s-era streetwear touches. I like the backpack made to look like a biker jacket and the blingy logo baseball caps, the varsity-jacket-styled ladylike skirt suit and the tromp l'oeil slip-meets-shirt dress.
December 28, 2013 |
Haley Koko shouldered an AK-47 and aimed uncertainly at the human silhouette on a paper target 25 yards away. Standing next to her, Lt. Col. Chris Robishaw, an active-duty Green Beret, leaned in to offer a word of advice about handling the Russian-designed assault rifle, raising his voice to be heard over the rapid explosions of heavy weaponry in the shooting gallery. Brass shell casings littered the floor, and an acrid whiff of gun smoke sneaked past the air filtration system. Koko, a 21-year-old bartender, fired off a few rounds - blam!