September 15, 2010
Big bet on 'Jeopardy!' A University of Delaware graduate student who made a bold bet has become the biggest one-day winner in the history of the television game show "Jeopardy!" Roger Craig earned $77,000 on Tuesday's telecast. He beat the $75,000 standard set more than six years ago by legendary "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings. Craig finished the regular part of the game with $47,000 and bet $30,000 on the category "Literary and Movie Title Objects. " The clue was: "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River.
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August 12, 2010 |
A man charged in the execution-style killing of a worker at a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary pleaded not guilty Monday as police continued to search for a second suspect in the case. Daniel Deshawn Hinton, 31, is being held without bail while awaiting trial in the June 26 shooting death of 27-year-old Matthew Butcher at the Higher Path Holistic Care Collective on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. A group of men entered the dispensary, holding Butcher and a security guard face-down at gunpoint while they ransacked the store for cash and marijuana, police said.
August 5, 2010 |
The brutal killing of at least three children and a teacher at a school in northeastern China had residents confounded and authorities tight-lipped Wednesday. A man identified by state media as Fang Jiantang, 26, reportedly attacked kindergarten students and teachers with a knife Tuesday in a suburb of Zibo, killing four and injuring 20 staff and children. The man turned himself in to police, according to Sing Tao Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper. A 2-foot-long knife believed to be the weapon used in the attack was recovered.
July 3, 2010 |
A Taliban suicide squad stormed the compound of a development group working under contract to the U.S. government on Friday, killing at least three expatriate workers, a security guard and an Afghan police officer, officials said. All six attackers also died in the predawn assault in the northern city of Kunduz. At the outset of the strike, one of the assailants blew up a sport utility vehicle at the compound's gates; the other five were killed in a gun battle that followed, provincial police said.
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May 29, 2010 |
Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was 42. The diminutive Coleman, whose adult height was 4 feet 8 inches, died at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after suffering a brain hemorrhage earlier this week, according to a statement from hospital spokeswoman Janet Frank.
May 12, 2010 |
Despite stepped-up security at China's schools, another kindergarten was the scene of a gruesome rampage Wednesday when a middle-aged man armed with a kitchen knife hacked to death seven children and a teacher. The latest in a troubling string of attacks on children took place at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Linchang Village Kindergarten in the town of Hanzhong, about 100 miles southwest Xian, famous for its terra-cotta warriors. The killer was identified by the official New China News Agency as 48-year-old Wu Huanmin.
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May 4, 2010 |
A woman wielding two knives went on a rampage Monday at a Target store in West Hollywood, stabbing four shoppers in an apparently random attack that left one victim in critical condition, authorities said. Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are still trying to determine a reason for the attack. Entertainment journalist Allison McNamara was shopping at the store when she encountered a screaming woman in the aisle that separates the skin care and kitchen sections.
April 27, 2010 |
Every time Luis Moncada blinks, he curses, thanks to the unprintable expletive tattooed onto his eyelids at age 18. A gang member at the time, he was convinced he wouldn't make it to 21 and wanted to deliver this angry message to the world when he was gone. Fourteen years later, Moncada is telling a different kind of story with his eyes. He and his brother Daniel have recurring roles on AMC's "Breaking Bad," where they've spent much of this third season playing silent-assassin types — cartel members from Mexico who've come to kill Walter White ( Bryan Cranston)
April 24, 2010 |
Every time Luis Moncada blinks, he curses, thanks to the unprintable expletive tattooed onto his eyelids at age 18. A gang member at the time, he was convinced he wouldn't make it to 21 and wanted to deliver this angry message to the world when he was gone. Fourteen years later, Moncada is telling a different kind of story with his eyes. He and his brother Daniel have recurring roles on AMC's "Breaking Bad," where they've spent much of this third season playing silent-assassin types — cartel members from Mexico who've come to kill Walter White (Bryan Cranston)
March 31, 2010 |
Robert Davis spent a significant part of the last six weeks standing by himself in the middle of Camelback Ranch. Every now and then, the security guard at the Dodgers' spring training complex would tell overzealous autograph seekers that they had to stand behind the ropes along the dirt paths leading from the clubhouse to the practice fields. Sometimes he made small talk with other workers. But interspaced in these countless hours of tedium were memories of a lifetime.