March 1, 2014 |
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The wind blew, the greens got firm and the putts weren't dropping like they had the first two days. Even so, Rory McIlroy was content with his one-under-par 69 Saturday that extended his lead to two shots heading into the final round of the Honda Classic. "I think it was a very solid round of golf," said McIlroy, who had four birdies and three bogeys. "I'm still in the lead of the golf tournament and I can't be disappointed with that. " McIlroy was at 12-under 198. Russell Henley, who began the day in third, shot 68 and was in second at 200. Russell Knox, who climbed up the leaderboard into fourth place Friday with a 63, came back with a 68 and was in third at 201. Jhonattan Vegas shot a second consecutive 66 to move into fourth at 202. Stuart Appleby (65)
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February 17, 2014 |
A tree trimmer was apparently electrocuted Monday in Malibu after he cut through live wires, officials said. The man, who has not been identified, was found unconscious about 25 feet above the ground in a tree in the 24810 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Philip Brooks. Deputies responded at 10:23 a.m. to a call regarding the man, who was pronounced dead after he was lowered from the tree, Brooks said. The man apparently cut through a live electrical wire instead of the tree while working with a crew, he said.
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.