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September 21, 2010 | Reuters
Moses might not have parted the Red Sea, but a strong east wind that blew through the night could have pushed the waters back in the way described in biblical writings and the Koran, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Computer simulations, part of a larger study on how winds affect water, show wind could push water back at a point where a river bent to merge with a coastal lagoon, the team at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder said.
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March 5, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman, This post has been updated. See the notes below for details.
JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel's military announced Wednesday. According to Israeli army spokesman Motti Almoz , naval commandos boarded the ship about 950 miles from Israel without incident early Wednesday morning. Initial inspection of the cargo revealed dozens of M-302 rockets, concealed in containers covered with commercial-looking sacks of cement, Israeli officials said.
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NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Someone order some fries, quick! Better make it an extra large! A tractor-trailer carrying more than 42,000 pounds of bottled Heinz ketchup crashed Thursday near Reno, spilling the red condiment all over a highway, Gawker.com reported.  After the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle on westbound Interstate 80 near the Robb Drive overpass, the truck's cargo container was torn open when the tractor-trailer hit a center divider and knocked...
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December 23, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
The Sierra Club's Angeles Chapter is leading an active adventure -- expect to walk or hike three to five miles a day -- in Israel that includes snorkeling among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, floating in the Dead Sea, bird watching in the Hula Nature Reserve and hiking up Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also included are walking tours of the Old City of Jerusalem, Caesarea and Jaffa, the oldest port town in the world. In Jerusalem, the group will walk and learn about the places that are sacred to all three major religions as well as learn about other unique people in Israel, such as the Bedouin, the Druze and the Bahais.
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January 2, 1986 | Associated Press
Two small earthquakes struck the Red Sea area, shaking the Israeli coastal town of Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba but causing no damage, a spokesman for Israel's seismological station said. The first tremor, which registered 4.5 on the Richter scale, hit Tuesday evening. It was followed almost three hours later by a second quake that registered 5 on the Richter scale.
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September 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy helicopter from a squadron based at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado has crashed in the Red Sea with five people aboard, the Navy announced Sunday. The status of the five is still being determined and search and rescue efforts are underway by helicopters and small boats from the carrier strike group Nimitz, the Navy said. The MH60S Knighthawk, from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6, was operating from the San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer William Lawrence, part of the Nimitz group.
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September 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The Navy has ended efforts to rescue two crew members still missing after a helicopter crashed into the Red Sea, the Navy's 5th Fleet announced Monday. "Given the time elapsed since the incident, air crew survivability was extremely unlikely," the Navy said. The MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, from a squadron at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, was operating from the San Diego-based destroyer William Lawrence when it crashed. The William Lawrence is part of the carrier Nimitz strike group.
FOOD
March 31, 1994 | JONATHAN GOLD
The only Eritrean restaurant in the Southland stands near a corner of Culver City, not far from where the domed church collapsed during the earthquake a couple of months ago and right on the best eastbound detour to the crumbled patch of the 10.
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | Associated Press
An overloaded wooden boat carrying Sudanese pilgrims and hashish to Saudi Arabia capsized in the Red Sea, killing 11 people.
WORLD
April 29, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Hold the martini, please. With fanfare and cheers from Islamists, the first nonalcoholic hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada has opened, a testament to a new political culture, which seeks at the very least a veneer of piety in a nation caught in the fury of upheaval. Egypt is mired in political and economic problems. It drifts from crisis to crisis and is headed for a dangerous summer of power outages and gas shortages. Such temporal annoyances, however, have not dissuaded conservative Islamists from trying to bring the nation in closer sync with the Koran.
WORLD
December 9, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- In a rare example of regional cooperation, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials have signed an agreement aimed at generating new water sources for all three and saving the Dead Sea, a unique nature site and prime economic asset. A memorandum of understanding was signed at the World Bank headquarters in Washington on Monday by the ministers responsible for water in the three governments: Silvan Shalom of Israel, Hazem Nasser of Jordan and Shaddad Attili of the Palestinian Authority.
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September 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The Navy on Tuesday released the names of two helicopter crew members killed when their MH-60S Knighthawk crashed in the Red Sea. Killed were Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore. Three other crew members were rescued and are in stable condition, the Navy said. The crew was from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado. The crash occurred Sunday as the helicopter was attempting to land on the destroyer William Lawrence.
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September 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The Navy has ended efforts to rescue two crew members still missing after a helicopter crashed into the Red Sea, the Navy's 5th Fleet announced Monday. "Given the time elapsed since the incident, air crew survivability was extremely unlikely," the Navy said. The MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, from a squadron at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, was operating from the San Diego-based destroyer William Lawrence when it crashed. The William Lawrence is part of the carrier Nimitz strike group.
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September 23, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was gunned down Sunday while sitting in his car in South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 600 block of West 111th Street in South L.A. at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Drake Madison with the Los Angeles Police Department.  The victim, who was found with gunshot wounds, was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the man as Deontra Phillips of Los Angeles.
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September 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy helicopter from a squadron based at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado has crashed in the Red Sea with five people aboard, the Navy announced Sunday. The status of the five is still being determined and search and rescue efforts are underway by helicopters and small boats from the carrier strike group Nimitz, the Navy said. The MH60S Knighthawk, from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6, was operating from the San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer William Lawrence, part of the Nimitz group.
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September 10, 2013 | By Tony Perry
CORONADO, Calif. -- The question from the young sailor to the admiral was politely phrased but direct in its inquiry: If America strikes at Syria, will sailors end up being deployed inland to that country, as thousands were to Iraq and Afghanistan?  Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Naval Academy graduate, former submarine commander and now chief of naval operations, was ready with an unequivocal answer. "The president has been pretty clear," Greenert, 60, told the 1,800 sailors assembled in the theater at Naval Air Station North Island.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
When Blake Griffin ran onto the court to warm up before Game 3, his senses were overcome by the spectacle of an undulating and screaming sea of red. "That was the loudest we had heard it," Griffin said of the sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 at Staples Center, many of whom had donned red Clippers T-shirts. "Just that energy throughout our whole warmup, the intros, the start of the game, and then parts of the game - it was unbelievable. " Chris Paul took it a step further.
NEWS
August 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Two Russian-made MIG-21 aircraft crashed in the Red Sea near the coastal city of Hodeida, and the two Yemeni pilots were killed, the Interior Ministry announced Monday. The two pilots were on a training mission Sunday, and it appeared that the two planes had collided.
WORLD
April 29, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Hold the martini, please. With fanfare and cheers from Islamists, the first nonalcoholic hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada has opened, a testament to a new political culture, which seeks at the very least a veneer of piety in a nation caught in the fury of upheaval. Egypt is mired in political and economic problems. It drifts from crisis to crisis and is headed for a dangerous summer of power outages and gas shortages. Such temporal annoyances, however, have not dissuaded conservative Islamists from trying to bring the nation in closer sync with the Koran.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Someone order some fries, quick! Better make it an extra large! A tractor-trailer carrying more than 42,000 pounds of bottled Heinz ketchup crashed Thursday near Reno, spilling the red condiment all over a highway, Gawker.com reported.  After the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle on westbound Interstate 80 near the Robb Drive overpass, the truck's cargo container was torn open when the tractor-trailer hit a center divider and knocked...
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