February 11, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Sky, a wire fox terrier with scores of best-in-show titles under her furry white belt, added another one to the collection Tuesday night by winning the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The ginger-and-white dog defeated six others - whittled down from more than 2,800 - to take the prize, which brings no money but a trophy, a large ribbon, fame and a steak lunch at Sardi's. It's the 14th time the breed has won best in show here. "It's overwhelming. I'm so proud of her. There's no words to describe this," Sky's handler, Gabriel Rangel, said after the judge, Betty Regina Leininger, tapped Sky at the close of the two-day event.
December 13, 2013 |
Ron's Wi-Fi Internet service is bundled with his phone service. He wants to ditch his land line, which he seldom uses. Ron's question: Can he still have Wi-Fi in his home? ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions The answer, happily, is yes. Most major phone and cable companies offer stand-alone Internet service. But deciding which one's right for you can be trickier. Check out today's Ask Laz video for what you need to keep in mind. If you have a consumer question, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz .
December 8, 2013 |
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's taken on a list of assignments that looked distinctly unpromising: nuclear negotiations with Iran, peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the civil war in Syria. But in 10 months, Kerry has embarked on a whirlwind of diplomacy.
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December 6, 2013 |
It was a case of Beverly Hills copper. Except instead of starring Eddie Murphy, police said the caper starred five teenagers accused of knocking out power to street lights in the wealthy city in a doomed effort to steal copper wire, which can be sold for scrap. An officer on patrol about 1:50 a.m. Friday in the residential area of Rexford Drive and Lomitas Avenue in north Beverly Hills noticed lights were out and began scouring for suspicious activity, said Sgt. Max Subin. The officer stopped a vehicle and found the occupants had a trove of tools investigators believe were used to steal copper, Subin said.
December 3, 2013 |
A map of the human brain may in fact be a two-volume edition, divided by gender, according to a new study that found significant differences between how the male and female brains are hard-wired. Males tended to have have stronger front-to-back circuits and links between perception and action, while women had stronger left-to-right links between reasoning and intuition, according to University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine researchers who imaged the brains of 949 adolescents and young adults.
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November 17, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI) - Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas. " Five bells for a bulletin. Ten for a very rare flash alerting editors and broadcasters to earth-shaking news. There were several flashes that day. One came soon after the initial bulletin. "Kennedy seriously wounded perhaps fatally by assassin's bullet. " And about an hour later: "President Kennedy dead.