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April 10, 2013 |
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter showed no emotion Wednesday as he was found guilty of murdering his landlady's adult son nearly three decades ago. The victim's sister dabbed her eyes with a tissue after the verdict. “It's finally over,” she said. Prosecutors accused Gerhartsreiter of killing John Sohus in 1985 and burying his body in a 3-foot-deep grave in the backyard of his San Marino home. FULL COVERAGE: Rockefeller imposter on trial “The defendant wanted John Sohus dead and he accomplished his goal,” Deputy Dist.
April 6, 2013 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Serena Williams routed Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2, in the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup on Saturday at Charleston, S.C. It was the most one-sided match in the sisters' rivalry and the 14th straight match that the younger sister has won in the tournament. The top-ranked woman will play for her second straight title in this tournament Sunday against Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic, the 2007 champion, defeated Stefanie Voegele, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2, in the other semifinal.
April 6, 2013 |
Serena Williams continued her domination of big sister Venus on Saturday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory in the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. Serena's whipping of Venus in the semifinals was her fifth victory in a row in the sibling rivalry and her 14th straight match win at the Family Cup. Little sister has only dropped two sets in the winning streak, which gives her a 14-10 career record against Venus. Of course, the two hadn't played since meeting twice in 2009 during the Sony Ericsson Championships, which feature the top players in the world in round-robin play before single-elimination matches.
March 28, 2013 |
FX is going to try to clone itself. The News Corp.-owned cable network -- home to such critically acclaimed shows as "Justified" and "Sons of Anarchy" -- is launching a sister channel this fall, dubbed FXX. To get the channel off to a strong start, FX will move its comedies "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League" to FXX, as well as its late-night show "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," which will expand from a weekly to a...
March 27, 2013 |
KAMA, Afghanistan - For more than two years, he was part of a secret, CIA-trained advance team for America's shadow war in Afghanistan, helping to collect intelligence that led to the killing or capture of Taliban suspects. Then, last September, having quit the team because of Taliban threats, the young stonemason and his family tragically found themselves on the wrong end of that intelligence. Shrapnel from a U.S. drone strike on two insurgent leaders struck and killed his younger sister on their small farm in eastern Afghanistan.
March 21, 2013 |
Nalo Hopkinson is trying to mess with your mind. The much-lauded writer of science fiction and fantasy sits at one of her favorite Mexican joints, Tio's Tacos, a funky art-strewn restaurant near the campus of UC Riverside, where she has taught creative writing since 2011. Diminutive and bespectacled, she speaks gently and laughs generously as the conversation roams through favorite writers (Samuel R. Delany, Tobias S. Bucknell, Charles Saunders) and the historical consciousness in her work (writing is "a combination of excavation and imagination")
March 18, 2013 |
Stephen Colbert likes to tread the line of fiction and nonfiction with his conservative pundit character on "The Colbert Report," but he's putting the fictional part aside to help out his sister, who's running for Congress in the siblings' home state of South Carolina. Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who works in business development for Clemson University, is running as a Democrat for the House of Representatives seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott when he moved to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat of retiring member Jim DeMint.
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March 17, 2013 |
Under the bright lights of a hospital room, the sisters sat next to a frightened little girl who barely acknowledged them. She kept her head down, eyes fixed to the floor. Arefa was 6. Much of her face and hands had been singed, and a cloth hid a head wound that had not healed since a fire raged through her family's tent. She'd flown in the day before from Kabul without her parents. Jami Valentine and Staci Freeman watched as the doctor pulled back the sticky cloth. The stench intensified; the wound was severely infected.
March 1, 2013 |
Bonnie Franklin, star of TV's "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her home in Los Angeles, suffering complications from the pancreatic cancer she had revealed in September. The actress was 69. Later Friday, her sitcom daughters shared their thoughts online. Valerie Bertinelli, who played the younger of divorced mom Ann Romano's kids on the long-running show, said simply on Twitter, "My heart is breaking. " She included a snapshot of herself with Franklin. She continued on her website . "Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me," Bertinelli wrote.
February 28, 2013 |
It's no surprise that a conversation with Alice Schoenfeld would go deep into the traditions and legacies of classical music. She has been teaching the violin at USC's Thornton School of Music since 1960, having played her first recital more than 30 years earlier, at age 5. What's astonishing, as one sits in the large studio of her home in La Canada Flintridge, listening to her talk about her life in music in a clear, lilting, German-accented speaking...