January 21, 2014 |
In a sad ending to a mystery that captivated New York and fueled a family's frantic, months-long search for answers, police said Tuesday that remains found in the East River are those of Avonte Oquendo , a boy with autism who fled his school last October. DNA confirmed that the badly decomposed remains, which a teenage girl stumbled upon while out walking last week, were the 14-year-old. No cause of death was given, and police said the investigation into Avonte's death was continuing.
January 19, 2014 |
New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and the potential travel tantrum? 2014 promises to provide both. Here's a look. 1. You'll probably pay more for a hotel room. That's the word from Peter Van Dorn, co-founder and chief executive of PointsHound, an online booking source for hotels.
January 17, 2014 |
European river-cruising, a rarity among American travelers 20 years ago, continues to grow rapidly on the waterways of the continent, with dozens of vessels on the water, more being built and some companies expanding into Asia and beyond. Along the way, ships have begun adding features like bicycles, kayaks and canoes to lure younger, more vigorous travelers, although seniors still make up a majority of passengers. As several speakers told travel agents at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show Friday, the key thing for a newcomer to recognize is that a river cruise is vastly different than the ocean cruises that involve ships with 3,000 passengers, multiple pools, casinos, climbing walls and many options for children.
January 17, 2014 |
A shoe and a pair of jeans discovered with human remains in the frigid East River are similar to those worn by a 14-year-old boy whose disappearance in October mystified the city and sparked a massive, months-long search, the family's attorney said Friday. Police were using DNA from relatives of Avonte Oquendo to see if it matched DNA collected from the bones discovered Thursday night in the College Point area of Queens, N.Y. A teenager walking along the rocky shore spotted a human arm, and police later found legs and some clothing.
January 15, 2014 |
Doc Rivers interrupted a reporter when the name Hedo Turkoglu came up. "How do you pronounce his name?" the Clippers' coach asked. "Because I need to get used to that. " For the record, it's HEE-doh TURK-ah-lou. Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler could be saying it a lot after Rivers acknowledged Wednesday evening that the team anticipated signing the free-agent forward once he completed a physical. Rivers said Turkoglu could join the Clippers by the time they open a seven-game, 11-day trip Friday against the New York Knicks.
January 14, 2014 |
Coach Doc Rivers gave a strong indication Tuesday that the Clippers soon could be signing free-agent forward Hedo Turkoglu. Asked before practice if he could see the Clippers signing Turkoglu to a contract, Rivers said, "We could, yeah. We're looking at him strong. I can say that much. " The Clippers have a full 15-man roster and would have to waive a player before they could sign Turkoglu. But a Turkoglu deal could be done as soon as Wednesday or Thursday, the day the Clippers leave for a seven-game, 12-day trip.
January 13, 2014 |
DENVER - San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has had his best NFL season. And, for him, that made it even harder to swallow Sunday's divisional playoff loss at Denver. "It feels worse right now, and worse than the past three years" when the Chargers failed to make the playoffs, Rivers said after the 24-17 defeat. "We were one of eight left. Every team is going to feel like we do today, besides the one team that wins it all. "We fought together, played together, the way we compete and the character of this team allows us to hold our heads high.
January 13, 2014 |
Within the space of two years, Rosanne Cash lost her mother (Vivian Liberto), her father (Johnny Cash) and stepmother (June Carter), deaths she wrestled with on her two previous albums: 2009's "The List" and 2006's "Black Cadillac. " She takes the longer view in "The River & the Thread," her sterling new album informed by her nearly 10 years as an adult orphan in the world. In deeply personal and insightful songs, Cash assesses who she is and where she came from as well as what has been bequeathed to her by her parents and by geography on the road to figuring out what truly is her own. The album's title stems from a line in the opening track, "A Feather's Not a Bird," in which she evenhandedly recognizes the forces that shape a person, with the understanding that it's up to each person how those elements direct their lives.
January 11, 2014 |
Nice to see you too Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe , to the media gathering around his locker after a loss to the Toronto Raptors: "You guys are gonna aggravate me tonight, huh?" Parental guidance Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng , on the difficulties caused by the trade that forced him to leave the Chicago Bulls, the only NBA team he had known: "My mom doesn't really understand being traded. To me, that was one of the hardest things I had to do, explain to her that the organization that I've been with for nine years no longer wanted me there.
January 10, 2014 |
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents have been left dry with no idea when they will be able to again trust the water from their taps after a chemical used in the processing of coal spilled into a river. As state and federal agencies rushed emergency water supplies to nine stricken counties, officials were promising to investigate how the chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, spilled into the Elk River. It flowed into a water treatment facility about 1.5 miles away, and officials worried it could have polluted water eventually sent to about 300,000 residents.