August 25, 2013 |
BEIJING - The sensational trial of purged Chinese politician Bo Xilai wound to a dramatic end Monday with Bo accusing the government's chief witness of being in love with his wife, and prosecutors demanding a stiff sentence to punish him for withdrawing his confessions. "Bo Xilai not only denied a lot of proven evidence, but recanted his own handwritten testimony and statement," an unidentified prosecutor was quoted as saying in a transcript of the trial's closing arguments. “He doesn't meet the standards for a reduced sentence, so should be punished severely in accordance with the law. " The 64-year-old Bo, once a contender for the Chinese leadership, embarrassed prosecutors by upstaging them at what was supposed to be a well-scripted two-day show trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 |
The investigation into a man who reportedly accidentally shot himself with a neighbor's gun while drunk took a tawdry turn Monday when neighbors told detectives the victim was having an affair with the gun owner's wife. Police were still interviewing witnesses to the Boyle Heights incident, and it was unclear if charges would be filed, but Lt. Perry Griffith of the Los Angeles Police Department gave this account: Early Monday morning, a group of people were drinking at a barbecue in the 3200 block of Folsom Street when “a handgun joins the party,” Griffith said.
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 2013 |
It was an interim period in my life, the time after a rotten breakup. I was in dating mode to prove that someone, anyone, might find me attractive and desirable. I was in my early 40s and having the kind of desperate fun you have when you can't distinguish the pain of being dumped from the pleasure of a new adventure. Running was my solace, the remedy to hitting the wall in my relationships. I joined the Running Experience Club in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach as a way to soothe my ego, with the added benefit that there were a few cute guys to match my paces.
May 30, 2013 |
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met the married Republican commander in chief when she helped him win the election but hit a rough patch when he found out she helped rig the election in his favor. That is far from the worst crime the show's characters have committed.
May 27, 2013 |
As you head home from the barbecue or the beach Monday evening, take a moment for a little planet gazing. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus form a close triangle in the night sky Monday, and they shine brightly enough that even light pollution from a city like Los Angeles won't get in the way of their visibility. To find the planetary trio, wait 45 minutes after the sun has set. You will need an unobstructed view of the Western night sky. Look for the planets low in the sky, just above where the sun has set. You can find a map of where the planets will be in the sky here . PHOTOS: Awesome images from space Jupiter and Venus will be shining brightly, respectively making up the left- and right-hand points of the base of this planetary triangle.
April 13, 2013 |
If you want your legs to look good from all angles, try this challenging lower-body sculptor. Called the triangle butt lift, it's a great way to tone your legs and abdominals at the same time, says fitness instructor Cassey Ho of the popular Blogilates YouTube channel and "Pop Pilates Total Body Workout" DVD. What it does This sweeping exercise tones your glutes as well as your inner and outer thighs while engaging your transverse abdominals...