CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2013 |
Jonathan Knight doesn't blame government cutbacks for forcing him to stand near a freeway ramp holding a "Please Take a Resume" sign. The young man aiming for a career as a legislative analyst realizes it's the tight economy that is making it difficult for recent college graduates to launch their careers. So Knight, who once interned with a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C., puts on a shirt and tie, grabs a sign that lists his qualifications and stands on street corners hoping passing motorists will slow down and grab one of his resumes.
July 19, 2013 |
Albert Pujols has a .334 career average after the All-Star break, the best mark of any active player and fifth-best in major league history. The Angels would appreciate it if that trend continued this summer. The designated hitter began Friday with a .249 average, .324 on-base percentage and .429 slugging percentage, steep drops from his career slashline of .325/.414/.608 going into 2013 and last season's .285/.343/.516 marks. Pujols, slowed all season by plantar fasciitis in his left foot and a sore right knee, ranks second on the team with 57 runs batted in and is tied for second with 15 home runs, decent production considering his average and American League-leading 18 double-play grounders.
July 15, 2013 |
Performances of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" will resume on Tuesday at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, 17 days after an aerialist fell to her death during a performance of the popular show. Cirque has scheduled one performance per day of "Ka" through Friday; starting July 23, "Ka" will resume its usual two-shows-per-day schedule, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, died after falling 90 feet during the final part of the performance. The Clark County coroner's office ruled that she died from multiple blunt-force trauma and that the death was accidental.
July 13, 2013
Age: 55 Born: Nov. 29, 1957, in New York City Experience: Arizona governor, 2003-09; Arizona attorney general, 1999-2003; attorney, Lewis and Roca, 1997-98; U.S. attorney for Arizona, 1993-97; partner, Lewis and Roca, 1989-93; associate, Lewis and Roca, 1984-89; clerk to Judge Mary Schroeder, 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983-84 Education: Bachelor of science, Santa Clara University, 1979; law degree, University of...
July 13, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. -- A six-woman jury spent Saturday morning contemplating George Zimmerman's fate in what has become one of the most watched, debated and tweeted-about murder cases in the nation. Security at the criminal justice center where the jurors were deliberating remained high, with a dozen deputies stationed at the entrance and public access limited. It was up to the six women -- five white and one Latino -- to decide whether Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the gated central Florida community where they were staying last year, or if the killing was instead manslaughter, or self-defense.
July 13, 2013 |
Enjoy the All-Star Game. Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal - one that could disrupt the pennant races, has already reopened old wounds between baseball and the powerful players' union, will lead to months if not years of litigation and drag the sport's long-tarnished reputation through the mud once again. It's an ordeal that will end some careers, ruin others and indelibly mark the legacy of Commissioner Bud Selig.
July 11, 2013 |
Fixed mortgage rates this week resumed their recent upward trend, with lenders offering 30-year home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.51%, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate, up from 4.29% last week and 3.56% a year ago, is more than a percentage point above last fall's record low of 3.31%. Rising rates could send more prospective buyers into the housing market in the short term while also making it harder to afford a home. Rising rates also are likely to cut into mortgage refinancing activity.
July 11, 2013 |
A federal program that flies deported immigrants back to Mexico resumes Thursday, with 133 Mexicans scheduled to board a plane from El Paso to Mexico City. The Mexican government will transport the deportees to their hometowns. The repatriation flights , which began in October and ended after two months, are intended to give would-be immigrants a better chance of resettling, rather than becoming victims of violent crime in border towns or trying to illegally cross into the United States again.
July 10, 2013 |
CAIRO - They called it Egypt's largest-ever iftar table. Tens of thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi sat on a patchwork of blue tarps and carpets Wednesday evening, stretching block after block for nearly half a mile on the streets of Cairo's Rabaa district. After they fasted throughout the day in a sweltering tent encampment, anticipation built as dusk approached on Egypt's first day of Ramadan and crowds prepared to share iftar , the traditional evening meal when Muslims break their daily fast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 |
BART trains are scheduled to begin running again by 3 p.m. Friday after its unions reached an agreement to extend the current contract for 30 days. In a statement released late Thursday night, General Manager Grace Crunican thanked California Labor Secretary Marty Morgenstern and his mediation team "for all their help and support in crafting this deal which will allow us to continue bargaining while running the trains. " Although the contract was extended, Crunican said the issues remain unresolved.