Archive for February 16th, 2013

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Wet Seal
Wet Seal’s flagship stores have struggled to compete against fast-fashion retailers like Forever 21 and it shows in the company’s sales.
President Obama speaks about strengthening the middle class and the nation's struggle with gun violence at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago on Friday.

Obama advocates 'common sense' approach to guns

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.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

California insurers may turn to geography to set premiums

Geography is going to play a larger role in how much some Californians will pay for insurance under the federal health overhaul.
Nour Kelze, a 25-year-old from Aleppo, Syria, was teaching English at a private school when the uprising started two years ago. Since then, she has learned to be a war photographer and has been sending photos to the Reuters news agency.

Conflict transforms Syrian English teacher into war photographer

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.
Priest Anthony Obanla says Mass at a church in Lagos, Nigeria. In Africa, where the Catholic Church continues to grow, worshipers and clergy hope to see one of their own rise to lead the faithful.

Pope's resignation an opportunity for Africa's cardinals

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.
Rescue teams attend the bodies of victims who died in a marketplace bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Saturday.

Huge bomb in Pakistani market kills dozens

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.
Dorner Shooting Manhunt

Driver credited with helping 2 cops hit by Dorner

Authorities are applauding a cab driver for helping two Riverside police officers who were shot by Christopher Dorner in an ambush.
The Baby Doll Ladies pose during Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Tuesday.

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

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.

Blogs

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

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.
Keystone XL Pipeline Protest
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.
West Coast Salmon Fishing Season Canceled

Feds see early signs of Pacific fishery recovery

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.
argus II
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.
California Residents Wait To View Mars
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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