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November 15, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Nearly 24 hours after he  fell from a plane 2,000 feet in the air , rescue teams continued to search for a Key Biscayne man's body in the waters off the Florida coast Friday morning. Police identified him as Gerardo Nales, 42, who lives in the island town of the Miami coast. The Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau is investigating an incident in which a pilot reported that a man had opened the door of his small plane and fallen out around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.  "I t was reported that a passenger on board jumped off or fell from the airplane while flying a couple miles offshore," said police Det. Javier Baez in a statement given to the Los Angeles Times.
November 14, 2013 | Wire reports
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told the Associated Press on Thursday that "nothing is set in stone" though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape - he's down about 15 pounds - and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. "If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I'll compete," Phelps told the AP in an exclusive telephone interview from Minneapolis, where he is attending an Arena Grand Prix meet this weekend.
November 8, 2013 | By David Wharton
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are still months away, but they have already helped thaw chilly relations between Russia and Great Britain. The Federal Security Service of Russia has met with British intelligence to discuss safeguarding the Games, according to the RIA Novosti news agency . Russia and Britain had been at odds since Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 while drinking tea at...
November 6, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After numerous woes forced Kanye West to shift the itinerary of his Yeezus tour, the elaborate production is back on track, a rep for the rapper announced Wednesday. West will resume his tour on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia. Last week, West moved his Nov. 1 gig at the Honda Center in Anaheim to Dec. 13, citing “production logistics.” And in more bad luck, the truck carrying the set's custom-made video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen was in an accident on the way to Vancouver, Canada, forcing the rapper to postpone the show for a second time as the damaged gear was repaired.
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
A federal judge gave the green light for horse slaughter to resume in the United States, perhaps as early as next week. In issuing her ruling late Friday, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo, who is based in Albuquerque, dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent such slaughtering. Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups contend that federal officials didn't perform appropriate studies before granting permits to Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico and a company in Iowa.
October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sylmar players got dressed up in their uniforms, boarded the bus and drove to Arleta on Monday afternoon to resume a game that was halted because of darkness on Friday tied, 36-36, after regulation. The two teams didn't take long to finish things up in overtime. Arleta scored first on a field goal. Then Sylmar won it, 42-39, when Marcus Gandy scored a touchdown on a three-yard run. Then Sylmar players went back on the bus and back to school to practice for a Friday game against Panorama.
October 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are expected to resume practice Sunday morning after a lengthy visit to China. The team lost a pair of exhibition games to the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Shanghai, before returning home Friday. Confusing matters, the team had to travel through time to get home. "They land at 10 p.m. Friday, three hours before their 1 a.m. Saturday departure from China, a 12-hour flight and a 15-hour time change adding up to a reversal in time," as reported by The Times  on Thursday.
October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- The White House is resuming public tours on a limited schedule after stopping the popular tourist draw when budget cuts hit federal agencies in March. A scaled-back schedule of tours will begin Nov. 5, the White House said in a statement. Member of Congress, who request tickets on behalf of constituents, were also notified of the decision Friday. The tours through the East Wing and the executive residence were stopped in March, when across-the-board spending cuts forced federal agencies to immediately slash a total of $85 billion from the budgets.
October 18, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The flow of federal economic data is set to resume next week, highlighted by the release of the delayed September jobs report, as federal employees are back at work following the end of the partial government shutdown. But it could take months to return to normal as the 16-day shutdown prevented federal workers from collecting and analyzing economic information needed for future reports. The delays are causing problems for Federal Reserve policymakers and probably will force them to postpone a decision on reducing a key stimulus program until early next year.
October 4, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - With no end to the shutdown in sight, Congress headed into a weekend session as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to firm up fraying support from his conservative flank by vowing he would not agree to raise the nation's debt limit without them. Boehner pushed back against reports that he was ready to “roll over” - and leave his majority behind by relying heavily on Democratic votes in this next battle - saying “that's not going to happen,” according to lawmakers attending the private strategy session Friday in the Capitol basement.
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