CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 |
Beverly Hills police were searching for a man who rammed his BMW into a bicyclist in a suspected road-rage incident, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. The April 3 crime was captured on surveillance video that shows the white vehicle striking the biker head-on in an alley. "The driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle pinning him to a metal rolling trash bin," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. The driver fled the scene, in an alley between Wetherly and Almont drives.
March 24, 2013 |
Somewhere in the galaxy, maybe Mars, there might be a crazier sport than NASCAR. These guys don't race cars, they play Russian roulette with lives. Each other's. There is courage, and then there are NASCAR drivers. They must do their training by wrestling crocodiles or sticking hands into the mouths of great whites. For kicks, they sneak up on rattlesnakes in high grass. Calling this a sport of daredevils is selling it short. Testosterone- fueled psychos comes closer, which will be taken in the garages as a compliment, except for Danica Patrick's.
February 22, 2013 |
A national holiday to celebrate tequila? What a spectacularly pointless and possibly dangerous idea. I know I can seem a bit uptight. No gifting cheap chocolate on Valentine's Day . No grilling meat on your backyard barbecue . No eating corn . It's not that I'm immune to the concept of fun. (Here are a few margarita recipes from the Los Angeles Times test kitchen that I wouldn't mind trying at home . Woohoo.) I just don't like to have a good time at other people's expense.
September 24, 2012 |
SEATTLE - He was a child prodigy, taking computer classes at Seattle Pacific University at the age of 13 and finishing in the top third of the Junior Olympics in fencing. But Dinh Bowman was earning a different kind of recognition over the weekend, appearing before a judge Saturday in Seattle on suspicion of killing a 42-year-old local man in what detectives believe was a case of road rage. Bowman, now 29, was arrested after an anonymous tipster suggested he was the man driving a silver BMW convertible who opened fire with deadly precision on a fellow motorist Aug. 31 in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood, inflicting fatal wounds before driving off. The victim, Yancy Noll, a popular supermarket wine steward, was stopped at a red light in a line of traffic when the silver BMW pulled alongside his car, came to a halt, and its driver fired several shots, three of which struck Noll in the head.
August 27, 2012 |
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs in the November election, you'd think that big issues like the the country's massive fiscal problems would be center stage in the relative handful of contests that will decide whether Republicans take away the Democrats' majority. Of course, you'd probably be wrong. True, the issue of Medicare is a growing focus of attention in campaigns, from the presidential race on down. That's been the case all year in the hotly contested Senate race in Florida, home to the nation's largest proportion of seniors (though both sides are mainly using "Mediscare" tactics to try to influence voters)
November 3, 2011 |
Calling all multitaskers: In the future, you may be able to drive and check your vitals at the same time. German scientists in collaboration with BMW Group researchers have come up with a device that allows drivers to do quick healths check while in the car, provided their hands are on the wheel. Using technology that integrates sensors into the steering wheel, drivers can find out such things as their heart rates and oxygen saturation levels of their blood while on the road.