April 15, 2013 |
BOSTON -- A eerie strangeness fell over the streets of Boston as the sun set Monday night. Police personnel in bright yellow vests directed traffic around a 15-block radius that remained closed around the site of Monday's twin bombings. Pedestrians wandered, as if lost. Ambulances stood at the ready up and down blocks of quiet brownstones near Copley Plaza, their lights flashing, sirens off. Police officers with machine guns stood guard at the Westin Hotel, where emergency personnel were based.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2011 |
More than 100,000 pedalers and walkers are expected to descend on a 10-mile swath of city streets closed to motor vehicles as the third CicLAvia launches Sunday. The first CicLAvia was held last October and was instantly popular, and it appears the event may be expanded to other parts of greater Los Angeles as part of an effort to combat childhood obesity. The county Department of Public Health is sponsoring a behind-the-scenes tour during CicLAvia this weekend for representatives from six cities, including South Gate and Huntington Park, where more than a quarter of the child population was ranked as obese, according to a report from the agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2011 |
Law enforcement and transit officials shut down four downtown San Francisco train stations and closed a swath of busy Market Street during the height of the evening commute Monday in response to a noisy protest. Market Street was choked with hundreds of pedestrians struggling to get home, stopping at each successive Bay Area Rapid Transit station entrance only to be turned away. Helicopters lumbered overhead and police in riot gear followed protesters east toward the San Francisco Bay. The stations were closed for about two hours during a demonstration against alleged BART police brutality and a decision by agency officials last week to cut underground cellphone service in an effort to quell an earlier protest.
May 29, 2008 |
. Sylwester Lemanski was this close to selling a $400,000 Lamborghini to a Wall Street investment banker. The customer had been eyeing the car for months at the dealership Lemanski manages. He had decided on the model and color -- a titanium Murcielago -- and needed only to sign on the bottom line. Then, as financial markets teetered in March and layoffs mounted on Wall Street, the customer started getting cold feet. Lemanski could feel the deal slipping away.
April 4, 2008 |
Greek and Turkish Cypriot authorities reopened Ledra Street in the divided capital, Nicosia, but were forced to close it for nearly two hours after a dispute over policing the road, a symbol of the island's partitioning. The reopening of the street, which was split in 1964, was meant to be a catalyst for peace negotiations between Greek Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. Stefanos Stefanou, spokesman for the Greek Cypriot government, said Turkish Cypriot police illegally patrolled part of the street by entering a U.N.-controlled buffer zone.
February 22, 2007 |
Stocks finished mixed Wednesday after consumer prices showed a larger-than-expected increase in January and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed the central bank considered but decided against taking a more dovish tone on the threat of inflation. The Nasdaq composite index closed at a six-year high, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell. Inflation again commanded Wall Street's attention, with the latest readings leaving some investors unnerved.