Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTears
IN THE NEWS

Tears

FEATURED ARTICLES
HEALTH
January 7, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
A woman's tears can be a total turnoff for a guy ? if he smells them, that is. Men who sniffed the tears of weeping women produced less testosterone and found female faces less arousing, according to new research that suggests a novel evolutionary explanation for why humans cry. Communication isn't limited to language, said neuroscientist Noam Sobel of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, whose study was published online Thursday...
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
That C.J. Harris was the singer sent home on "American Idol" on Thursday night's elimination show was no surprise , probably even for him. Nor was it a shock that Jessica Meuse had been the one to keep him company in the bottom two -- before Ryan Seacrest sent her to safety. In fact, the evening's outcome was so predictable -- Harris, though he gives big-hearted performances, has been struggling to stay on pitch all season, and on Wednesday night, his performances had been especially underwhelming -- that none of the judges could do much more than sigh and shrug when Seacrest asked them about the two singers who were in danger of heading home.
Advertisement
HEALTH
March 15, 2010 | By Judy Foreman, Special to The Times
I cry. At mushy Hallmark commercials in which the son finally gets home on Christmas Eve. At weddings because everybody's so happy. At funerals because everybody's so sad. Even watching the Olympics, when I bond with the skaters who get teary because they've finally won. But why, really, do I — do any of us — cry? The main reason, say evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists, is because we're human. As far as scientists can tell, no other creature cries emotional tears the way we humans do, despite scattered reports of an elephant or gorilla not just vocalizing in distress but actually shedding tears.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - Injured Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas was moved to tears in discussing the season-ending broken leg he suffered in a Western Conference first-round playoff series that is now tied 2-2 with Robidas' former team, the Dallas Stars. Robidas previously broke the same leg Nov. 29, worked to return to play March 18, then was hurt again Monday and lost for the top-seeded Ducks' postseason in a Game 3 collision with sliding Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt. “I mean, it's really hard,” Robidas said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1985
Don E. Jordan (Letters, April 19) lamented the news media's oversight in not commemorating the passing of Franklin D. Roosevelt 40 years ago. He went on to state that President Roosevelt "is the only President who brings tears to people's eyes. . . . " But that is not entirely true. I can think of two additional Presidents who bring tears to my eyes. John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, but for two entirely different reasons. MICHAEL SHERE Altadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2009 | Cathleen Decker
The state Women's Conference, when it began almost two decades ago, was all about women changing the world. The speakers tended toward the practical. The frills were nonexistent. Under the direction of First Lady Maria Shriver, last week's conference was a two-day extravaganza, a Technicolor version of the event of old. Much of the focus was "The Shriver Report," a collaboration between Shriver and a Washington think-tank, which declared two weeks ago that we have become "a woman's nation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | AL MARTINEZ
She remembers with the clarity of grief every word the policeman spoke. He said, "We're very sorry to inform you there's been a homicide. Your daughter, Melissa, has been killed." It was early on a Sunday morning in the autumn of the year. Geraldine Kennon stared at the telephone as though it were a weapon of the devil and replied in desperation, "Maybe she can live. Keep her in the hospital." "We're terribly sorry," the policeman said. "She's no longer living."
NEWS
August 13, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Rosemarie Navarro wore a mask over her nose and mouth and looked up, with hope, from her wheelchair at the crape myrtle tree. The tree outside her Catholic church in Fresno has been dripping a clear liquid, and Navarro and a small group of parishioners believe the liquid is the tears of God, the television station CBS47 Fresno reported . “I said my prayer and asked for him to give me a miracle because I'm really, really sick,” Navarro...
NEWS
December 30, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian
In a moment that evoked the famous tear shed by Hillary Clinton on the eve of her upset win in the 2008 New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich choked up Friday morning in front of a group of moms, recalling his mother, Kit, who died in 2003. “I identify my mother with being happy, loving life, having a sense of joy in her friends,” said Gingrich when moderator Frank Luntz asked him to recall a moment with his mom. At the end of her life, said Gingrich, his mother lived in a long-term care facility, which helped him understand and get interested in brain science, a subject dear to his heart.
SPORTS
May 19, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
David Beckham bid a tearful farewell to Paris Saint-Germain fans on Saturday when he was replaced late in the club's 3-1 victory over Brest, hugging teammates and opponents as he departed the pitch to a standing ovation in the 81st minute. It appears the legendary English midfielder has played his final football game at the highest professional level. Rumors are that he will not take the field when PSG, already France's Ligue 1 champion, plays its final game of the season. As he walked to the sideline Saturday, tears rolled down his face.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By F. Kathleen Foley
Playwright Bekah Brunstetter is certainly an artful emotional manipulator, as evidenced in “Be a Good Little Widow,” now in its Los Angeles premiere at the NoHo Arts Center. Even though you may be keenly aware that your feelings are being slyly exploited, you just might reach for a hankie anyway. A simple premise suffices for Brunstetter's obvious but nonetheless effective comedy-drama. Up-and-coming corporate attorney Craig (Donovan Patton) is juggling the affections of two women -- his free-spirited new wife, Melody (Larisa Oleynik)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012. He wounded four people - including his target - but seems to think he ought to get leniency because nobody died. Spencer threw a tantrum in the courtroom when the judge announced his sentence, crying and banging his head on a table, like a 2-year-old sentenced to time-out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus, injuring four, sobbed uncontrollably in court Friday after he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. At one point, sheriff's deputies had to restrain Brandon Spencer as he banged his head on the defense table. He was convicted in February of four counts of attempted murder for the 2012 shooting, the first at the campus in decades. While prosecutors argued that Spencer should serve his four terms consecutively, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr. ordered Spencer to serve his sentences concurrently, which means he will eventually be eligible for parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel, Larry Gordon and Adolfo Flores
At high schools across Southern California, there was fear, prayers and anxiety as students, teachers and parents awaited word on the fate of teenagers on the bus that crashed in Northern California Thursday night, killing 10 people. At Norte Vista High School in Riverside, a cloud hung over students preparing for prom night as they worried about the whereabouts of classmate Marisa Serrato, whose family told reporters she has been missing since the crash. Marisa and her twin sister Marisol, both seniors, chose to skip the dance to visit Humboldt State University, said a classmate who gave only his first name, Elmer.
WORLD
April 7, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa - Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick temper was countered Monday by the athlete, who testified for the first time in the month-old trial. Pistorius described himself as a serious, deeply religious good Samaritan, racked with crippling remorse about fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A SWAT team used tear gas and a K-9 unit to end an hours-long standoff Saturday wi th a shooting suspect who had barricaded himself in a parked vehicle at a Hawaiian Gardens supermarket, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities believe the man shot the mother of his two children at least six times with a small-caliber handgun about 12:30 a.m. in Riverside. He fled after taking her to a hospital, authorities said. The standoff began about 7 a.m. after deputies chased the man to a strip mall near Norwalk Boulevard and Carson Street in Hawaiian Gardens, authorities said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - Injured Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas was moved to tears in discussing the season-ending broken leg he suffered in a Western Conference first-round playoff series that is now tied 2-2 with Robidas' former team, the Dallas Stars. Robidas previously broke the same leg Nov. 29, worked to return to play March 18, then was hurt again Monday and lost for the top-seeded Ducks' postseason in a Game 3 collision with sliding Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt. “I mean, it's really hard,” Robidas said.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2012 | By Alana Semuels and Ashley Powers
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. NEWTOWN, Conn. -- After the gunfire subsided, some of the children ran out of the school to safety. Others walked in a single-file line, hands on each other's shoulders, as if they were heading to lunch. Then they leaped into the arms of tearful parents and recounted their morning of terror at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 students, authorities said. Some of the children heard the shots, which one student described as sounding like someone kicking in a door.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Like an A-student with a plum assignment, "Frankie & Alice" star Halle Berry tears into the part of Francis Murdoch with a performance that says, "I got this one": a loose-cannon stripper suffering from multiple personalities, including one who's a racist, haughty, white Southern belle. The '70s-set film is based on a real psychotherapy case, and Berry's portrayal is pure marquee turn, full of hot jazzy light, if rarely anything penetrating, but it's immensely watchable. Even without the virtuosic vocal switchbacks (there's a scared young girl alter ego too)
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Georges St-Pierre, who vacated the UFC welterweight title after a controversial win over Johny Hendricks in November, has torn the anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training session. The former mixed martial arts champion from Montreal tweeted about the injury. He also said that he'd return to training when he's recovered from surgery. No word yet on when he plans to return to the octagon. Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I'll soon be back at 100%.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|