October 3, 2013 |
SCHEDULE Game 1: Friday, 6:37 p.m., TBS Detroit (Max Scherzer, 21-3, 2.90) at Oakland (Bartolo Colon, 18-6, 2.65) Game 2: Saturday, 6:07 p.m., TBS Detroit (Justin Verlander, 13-12, 3.46) at Oakland (Sonny Gray, 5-3, 2.67) Game 3: Monday, Time TBA, MLB Network or TBS Oakland (Jarrod Parker, 12-8, 3.97) at Detroit (Anibal Sanchez, 14-8, 2.57) Game 4: Tuesday, Time TBA, TBS* Oakland (Dan Straily, 10-8, 3.96) at Detroit (Doug Fister, 14-9, 3.67)
September 22, 2013 |
There were 8,953 robberies and 320 kidnappings last year in Los Angeles. Numbers like that have always felt abstract to me. But I realize now that behind each of those robberies and kidnappings, there's a story. I say this with some authority because at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 29, I became one. I woke up that morning ready for battle. Preschool was closed, my 3-year-old son, Dean, needed sneakers and my father-in-law - our kids call him Nana - was in town. Our morning activity would be a surgical strike on the Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks.
September 18, 2013 |
USC's defense did not enjoy much positive attention during the previous three seasons. But new coordinator Clancy Pendergast has infused the unit with a scheme and an attitude that have helped the Trojans statistically rank among the nation's best after three games. Junior safety Dion Bailey said Wednesday that it was "a little different" for USC to be considered one of the sport's top defenses. "I'm pretty sure no one's heard that around here since Cushing and them were here," he said.
September 12, 2013 |
Women make up a bigger share of arrests for driving under the influence than they did decades ago, but little attention has been paid to how to halt or handle the trend, according to a report released Thursday. Federal statistics showed that women constituted nearly a quarter of DUI arrests across the United States in recent years. In 1980, the number was just 9.3%, but the percentage has risen almost every year for three decades, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
September 4, 2013 |
The death toll given by the Obama administration for an alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack is far higher than confirmed counts of two key allies and a main activist group, which said it was shocked by the U.S. figure. In pressing Congress to authorize a military strike against Syria, the administration has asserted that the government of President Bashar Assad killed 1,429 people, including at least 426 children, in an Aug. 21 attack on the suburbs of Damascus. But Britain and France have cited far lower numbers of confirmed deaths, raising questions about the intelligence the White House is using to make its case to launch missile strikes against Syria.
July 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama's signature healthcare law has helped slow the pace of cost increases in healthcare, a senior administration official told reporters Monday as the White House continued to press its campaign to defend the law. The official also presented economic statistics aimed at rebutting claims from Republicans that the law has slowed hiring or caused large numbers of companies to cut hours for their workers. "There's been a lot of crying wolf," the official said.