September 29, 2013 |
CAIRO - One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder. The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir and his irate relatives deeper into the nation's battles over politics and conscience after nearly three years of unrest. "My one aunt calls me a liar and prays for me to go to hell. She says I am covered with blood of those who were killed," said Samir, a customer relations representative for a bank.
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September 11, 2013 |
Months after much of organized labor fought hard to block his election as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti tried to mend fences Wednesday with a call for solidarity with unions in their struggle for more jobs that pay middle-class wages. “Now more than ever, our fight must be for more than just jobs,” Garcetti told hundreds of union leaders at a national AFL-CIO convention in downtown Los Angeles. “It must be for good jobs - jobs that don't just pay rent, but that help you buy a home, jobs that don't just pay the bills, but that can send your children to college.” Maria Elena Durazo, the Los Angeles County Labor Federation leader who ran a major independent campaign against Garcetti in the May election, welcomed the mayor's remarks, saying unions were focused on the tasks ahead.
August 21, 2013 |
The police came upon Lawrence Gordon Jr. one night in November while he was arguing with his girlfriend in the parking lot of a recreation center here. The girlfriend left the car to talk with the officer while Gordon, a 23-year-old pizza deliveryman, stayed in the passenger seat. Suddenly, Officer Jacquar Roston turned on him. "Why you moving?" Gordon recalls the cop saying. Roston then fired his service revolver, striking the unarmed Gordon in the right leg. "He didn't say anything else -- just, 'Why you moving?
June 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Five years ago, when Americans had not yet made up their minds on their choice for president, Europe had. More than 200,000 people crowded the streets of Berlin - a favorite backdrop for U.S. politicians reaching for history - to hear then-candidate Barack Obama promise to turn the page on the unpopular policies of George W. Bush. "Germany meets the superstar," the news magazine Der Spiegel proclaimed on its cover. As he heads to Europe on Sunday for a visit that will culminate with a sequel to that Berlin speech three days later, Obama has been demoted to mere president.
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May 19, 2013 |
In a flurry of letters late last year, Southern California Edison and the manufacturer that designed the steam generators at the now-dark San Onofre nuclear power plant appeared to be at odds over a long-term plan to repair the troubled facility. In the exchange, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries proposed a repair plan that it said could have the plant back online at full power in about a year and also suggested a far more aggressive and expensive repair job that would take more than five years to complete.
May 15, 2013 |
The question of whether the Galaxy's Landon Donovan will rejoin the U.S. national team continues to drag on. Donovan, the U.S. team's all-time leading scorer, "is set" to be left off U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team for the World Cup qualifying matches next month, SI.com reported Tuesday. But later in the day, Donovan said in a podcast on the Galaxy's website that "Jurgen has not told me that it was definitive" he wouldn't selected and "that I wouldn't be there. You never know.