October 4, 2013 |
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
May 31, 2013 |
Breaking news: They may have found Amelia Earhart -- again. No, really! This time they're pretty sure! OK, don't take my word for it. Here's what History.com writes : Researchers with the Earhart Project, a division of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), have released sonar images that they believe show the remains of Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra lying 600 feet below sea level off the coast of an uninhabited island in the South Pacific - just 350 miles from Earhart's original destination on her fateful journey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles police were taken on a wild chase Tuesday afternoon when a suspect in a white van tore through residential streets and alleys in a futile attempt to escape authorities. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, started fleeing from police at USC before leading the chase across the 10 and 110 freeways and streets in Koreatown. As news cameras followed from the air, the suspect precariously weaved in and out of ongoing traffic and attempted to negotiate tight turns despite his speed and the van's limited maneuverability.
October 3, 2012 |
"Ice Road Truckers. " "Amish in the City. " "Half Pint Brawlers. " "Federal Duck Stamp Contest Artists. " If the question were “Which subset of society doesn't have its own reality TV show?” and you picked duck stamp artists, you'd be correct. But they do come under some scrutiny in an unorthodox little book, “The Wild Duck Chase: Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest” (Walker: 262 pp., $25). Author Martin J. Smith thoroughly examines the only juried arts competition run by the federal government, and the artists, judges, hunters and other hangers-on who participate.
October 1, 2012 |
Recent events have convinced Matt Kemp that the Dodgers could do something special in the postseason. "The way we're playing, I would like our chances against any team that we play," Kemp said. Here's the problem: Short of a miracle, the Dodgers won't be there. They are on the brink of elimination, even after extending their winning streak to five games Sunday with a sweep-sealing 7-1 victory over the downtrodden Colorado Rockies. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals, 10-4, to maintain their two-game lead over Dodgers for the second of two National League wild-card spots.
September 25, 2012 |
Manager Davey Johnson plans to rest his regular players if the Washington Nationals clinch the National League East title and he doesn't care one bit what anyone else thinks. After beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, the Nationals' magic number to clinch the division is five. The rest of Washington's regular-season opponents are still in the chase for wild-card berths, including the St. Louis Cardinals. And if other clubs hope the Nationals will put their best lineup on the field against the Cardinals?