Archive for February 16th, 2013

Wet Seal posts declining January same-store sales

Business & Economy | | February 16 2013, 10:59 PM

Wet Seal’s flagship stores have struggled to compete against fast-fashion retailers like Forever 21 and it shows in the company’s sales.

Obama advocates 'common sense' approach to guns

US & World | | February 16 2013, 2:00 PM

President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country.

California insurers may turn to geography to set premiums

Health | | February 16 2013, 1:00 PM

Geography is going to play a larger role in how much some Californians will pay for insurance under the federal health overhaul.

Conflict transforms Syrian English teacher into war photographer

US & World | | February 16 2013, 10:00 AM

Nour Kelze, a 25-year-old resident of Aleppo, was a teacher. Then the war came to her city, and with it, a new career as a war photographer.

Pope's resignation an opportunity for Africa's cardinals

US & World | | February 16 2013, 9:30 AM

Pope Benedict's resignation kicks off a process to choose his successor. Some have put the odds on the next leader possibly coming from Africa, the fastest growing region for Catholicism in the world.

Huge bomb in Pakistani market kills dozens

US & World | | February 16 2013, 8:57 AM

The explosion in Quetta is aimed at Shiite women and children; two bombings last month killed nearly 120 Shiites in the same city and injured scores more.

Driver credited with helping 2 cops hit by Dorner

Crime & Justice | | February 16 2013, 8:32 AM

Authorities are applauding a cab driver for helping two Riverside police officers who were shot by Christopher Dorner in an ambush.

The 'baby dolls' of Mardi Gras: A fun tradition with a serious side

Arts & Entertainment | | February 16 2013, 8:12 AM

The baby dolls were born from racial segregation in New Orleans in 1912. A group of African-American prostitutes decided to express themselves through dance and costumes, challenging taboo by parading during Mardi Gras.

Former Orange County attorney arrested in ex-wife's murder

The Latest | | February 16 2013, 11:58 AM

Former Orange County attorney Lonnie Kocontes was arrested Friday for allegedly strangling his ex-wife while the two were on vacation in Italy in 2006.

Environmental activists to rally against KeystoneXL project at LA City Hall

Pacific Swell | | February 16 2013, 11:47 AM

Hundreds of environmental activists will rally in downtown Los Angeles Sunday against the proposed Keystone pipeline to move heavy crude petroleum from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Feds see early signs of Pacific fishery recovery

Pacific Swell | | February 16 2013, 11:00 AM

More boats were sold and more fishermen are looking for work along the West Coast after one of the the area's most valuable commercial fisheries was declared an economic disaster in 2000.

Bionic eye gets FDA wink: Argus II is approved (VIDEO)

The Latest | | February 16 2013, 8:30 AM

A bionic eye called the Argus II was approved this week by the FDA. The Second Sight Medical Products system could give people with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic eye disease, the ability to perceive shapes and movement.

Bright streak of light reported over Bay Area (VIDEO)

Pacific Swell | | February 16 2013, 8:24 AM

A science institute in Northern California says it has received numerous reports of a bright streak of light over the San Francisco Bay area.

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