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February 28, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Another 10 contestants - the last of the women -- shrank to just five on the third night of the Sudden Death rounds in Las Vegas. Surveying the landscape, you can't fault the judges for failing to embrace eclecticism. They gave us … Zoanette Johnson: Despite what any of us watching at home think, this out-there Tulsa, Okla., 20-year-old has been a judge favorite almost from the moment she stepped in front of them at auditions and sang the national anthem. Her final Hollywood performance, which she made up on the spot while accompanying herself on drums, prompted Nicki Minaj to declare herself grateful to be part of "The Zoanette Era. " On Wednesday night, we learned more of Johnson's backstory.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
The sudden death of the Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday night in Scottsdale, Ariz., has left the pro wrestling world stunned, with many sending out tweets of condolences after hearing the news. A sampling:   We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters. - Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014 Devastated to hear of the passing of @UltimateWarrior . He was a childhood hero of mine & he vs @HulkHogan WM6 is still one of the best ever - Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho)
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NATIONAL
September 24, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Giant panda cubs are very vulnerable in the first days of life, and they can die for a number of reasons, but that didn't make the death of the baby panda at Washington's National Zoo any less painful for employees and visitors there. The panda -- who had not yet lived a week -- had not been named, and officials hadn't been able to tell whether it was a boy or a girl. The cub made its last recorded noise just before 9 a.m. Sunday, according to an Associated Press report. About 15 minutes later, its mother, Mei Xiang, made an unusual honking noise, moving away from the nest she'd been sharing with the baby.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Alan Zarembo and Adolfo Flores
After the sudden death of his mother in November, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was upset that officials at Ft. Hood granted him less than two days to go home to Puerto Rico for her funeral. Carmen Lopez's death from a heart attack came just a month after that of his grandfather. Months later, the 34-year-old musician, father and decorated soldier posted a chilling message on his Facebook page about a robbery at his home, saying the devil had taken him and he was "full of hatred. " Lopez opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun, killing three fellow service members and wounding 16 others before turning the weapon on himself at Ft. Hood on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Who knew "American Idol's" new sudden-death round would be so satisfying? "One song, one chance, no mercy," Ryan Seacrest told us ominously. And certainly the five women eliminated from the competition after singing a song of their choosing from any genre Wednesday probably didn't find the proceedings terribly enjoyable. But it sure was a lot better than the general messiness we used to get during Las Vegas week. Here, if I've understood Seacrest correctly, is how it will work: Each Wednesday and Thursday night this week and next, 10 contestants will sing in front of the four judges and a large audience at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas.
SPORTS
January 26, 2003 | Dan Arritt
The Santa Ana Foothill girls' water polo team proved it's still the best in the Southland, even though it took longer than usual on Saturday. Foothill, ranked No. 1 in the region by The Times, needed one overtime and three sudden-death periods to defeat No. 2 Newport Harbor, 10-9, in the championship game of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions at UC Santa Barbara.
SPORTS
March 5, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sudden death heart attacks are the result of so many causes doctors cannot pinpoint a recurring trend, Mason Weiss, cardiologist at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, said Sunday night. Weiss, the attending physician Sunday after star basketball player Hank Gathers collapsed and died during a Loyola Marymount game in Westchester, said there is a general misconception of the effects that strike young athletes. "There are very different causes for these deaths," he said.
SPORTS
June 12, 1990 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Austin Maki of Estancia High defeated Jason Gore of Hart on the first hole of sudden death to win the California Interscholastic Federation/Southern California Golf Assn. finals Monday at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. Maki, who turned a three-shot lead into a one-stroke deficit over the final four holes of regulation play, drilled a 25-foot putt for birdie on his 18th hole to force the playoff. Maki birdied the 510-yard par-five first hole to win the boys' individual title.
SPORTS
January 10, 1986 | DAVE DESMOND, Times Staff Writer
Thursday's soccer match between Roosevelt and Chatsworth lasted nearly as long as leisure suits did in the early '70s. And until the end, it was just as ugly. Roosevelt fullback Daniel Diaz scored on a sudden-death penalty kick to end the marathon game and give the Rough Riders a 2-1 victory over Chatsworth in the first round of the City soccer playoffs at Chatsworth. Roosevelt (11-2-2) will meet Kennedy at 2:30 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. Chatsworth finished 10-3-2.
SPORTS
July 3, 1993
Paulinho scored on a header in sudden death to give the Salsa a 3-2 victory over Ft. Lauderdale in an American Professional Soccer League match Friday in Ft. Lauderdale. Los Angeles (6-2) led, 2-0, but the Strikers scored twice in the second half to force overtime. Paulinho's game-winning goal, his second in two weeks, came on an assist from Jose Vasquez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The grieving father of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker, who died Saturday when the Porsche  he was riding in slammed into a  tree and concrete lamp post, said he was proud of his son "every day of his life. " Standing outside his home in Sunland on Sunday, a visibly shaken Paul Walker Sr. told CBS-Los Angeles that the family was relying on the strength and support of friends as they grapple with the 40-year-old actor's sudden death. "I'm just... glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him. And he would say the same thing to me," the father said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Amy Kaufman and James Barragan
The death of actor Paul Walker in an automobile accident Saturday has left fans and the film community reeling - and Hollywood facing a series of tricky business decisions. As filmmakers and fellow performers remembered Walker as a deeply likable everyman with a taste for adventure, principals on the late actor's signature "Fast & Furious" franchise were left to deal with Walker's tragic passing on the screen. Walker's death, in a single-car crash in Valencia, came as the Glendale native was preparing to resume production on "Fast & Furious 7," with a return to the Atlanta set scheduled for Monday to shoot more scenes as rogue ex-cop Brian O'Conner.
AUTOS
October 24, 2013 | Ken Bensinger and Jerry Hirsch
An Oklahoma City jury has found that electronic defects in a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle caused it to accelerate out of control and crash into a wall, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver. The verdict, handed down late Thursday, requires Toyota to pay a total of $3 million in compensatory damages to Jean Bookout and the family of the deceased passenger, Barbara Schwarz. They were the sole occupants of a 2005 Camry that crashed in Eufaula, Okla., in September 2007.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - It's a wrap for Gov. Jerry Brown, Sacramento's leading man. He closed out the 2013 legislative session by addressing the last of 901 bills sent him by lawmakers: signing 805 and vetoing 96 others. With a sometimes bill-a-minute voting frenzy behind them, legislators now want to slow down and think about a range of problems that dog California. Assembly and Senate committees are holding "interim hearings" around the state. Among the more engaging topics: "Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations," "Threats to the Pacific Ocean," "Military Sexual Trauma" and "Defense and Aerospace Industry's ability to remain competitive in California.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Rob Sheffield is the kind of true-blue music nerd who'll pause his latest memoir - one with a subtitle promising a book about "the rituals of love & karaoke" - to address the important topic of Rod Stewart. Not how much he loves Rod Stewart, exactly, nor which of Stewart's songs is the most fun to sing at karaoke. (Duh: "Love Touch. ") Rather, Sheffield's chapter on the singer, called "Hot Legs," examines in great detail Stewart's merry progression from "a rambling rock & roll rogue" to "an L.A. roué trapped in [a]
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | BILL PLASCHKE
Her final pep talk wasn't a pep talk at all. Kirsten Moore was beyond pep. Her final pep talk, given while surrounded by her Westmont College women's basketball team before the NAIA national championship game, was her chance to say thanks. Moore thanked her team for keeping her soul alive. She thanked them for sitting in the third row for her husband's funeral, for playing with her infant daughter in the third row of the team bus, for sharing her pain and embellishing her joy. She thanked them for their patience when she was weeping at an unseen memory, or staring blankly into an uncertain future, or disappearing just before tipoffs to nurse her child.
NEWS
May 22, 1987 | From Associated Press
People who use crack, a smokable form of cocaine, risk dire results, including sudden death, and the potential perils increase with repeated use of the drug, which has rapid impact on both body and brain, warns an emergency-medicine specialist at New York University Medical Center. "Crack is purer, cheaper and far more dangerous than the powdered form of cocaine," said Dr. Neal A. Lewin, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the medical center.
SPORTS
May 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Randy Wood kept the season alive for the Toronto Maple Leafs in sudden death. Wood scored 10 minutes into overtime as the Maple Leafs beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4, Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their first-round Western Conference playoff series. Mats Sundin carried the puck behind Chicago's net with a great rush down ice. "I figured if Mats couldn't stuff it he'd at least pop it out into the slot, which luckily happened," said Wood, who scored twice.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Another 10 contestants - the last of the women -- shrank to just five on the third night of the Sudden Death rounds in Las Vegas. Surveying the landscape, you can't fault the judges for failing to embrace eclecticism. They gave us … Zoanette Johnson: Despite what any of us watching at home think, this out-there Tulsa, Okla., 20-year-old has been a judge favorite almost from the moment she stepped in front of them at auditions and sang the national anthem. Her final Hollywood performance, which she made up on the spot while accompanying herself on drums, prompted Nicki Minaj to declare herself grateful to be part of "The Zoanette Era. " On Wednesday night, we learned more of Johnson's backstory.
WORLD
February 24, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders and Maher Abukhater, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
JERUSALEM -- The sudden death of a 30-year-old Palestinian man being held in an Israeli jail sparked another day of protests and rioting across the West Bank on Sunday as fears heightened that Palestinian frustration levels are nearing a boiling point. Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers erupted in the West Bank city of Hebron and nearby villages following the death of Arafat Jaradat, a gas station attendant who was arrested Feb. 18 for throwing rocks and firebombs at Israelis near Hebron.
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