Archive for March 2nd, 2013


In this image from video, Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility for a deadly attack on a BP gas facility in Algeria. The Chadian military reported its forces had killed him in a raid in Mali on Saturday.

Al-Qaida leader reportedly killed in Mali

Mokhtar Belmokhtar is believed to have been behind the attack on an Algerian gas plant in January. The Chadian military said Saturday its forces had killed the senior commander for al-Qaida's wing in North Africa in an attack on a rebel base in Mali.
Mercer 17130
Many working families that could get more than $5,000 in tax credits miss out because they don't file a tax return. California is offering free filing help.
Private Space
After technical delays Friday, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is headed to the International Space Station on Sunday carrying food, parts and experiments.
Fresh shark fins dry on the deck of an apprehended fishing boat in a declared shark and manta ray sanctuary located in the eastern region of Indonesia.
The study estimates that 100 million sharks are killed globally every year. Shark populations are especially vulnerable because they do not reproduce quickly or early on in life.
Mushers can bring up to 20 dogs to the Iditarod but can start the race with only 16. In the days before the competition, the animals are taken to the Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska, for pre-race exams.

Alaska's Iditarod sled race, where vets are a dog's best friend

The "Last Great Race on Earth" spans nearly 1,000 miles. Along the trail, veterinarians will be there at checkpoints to make sure the dogs competing are healthy.
The U.S. Capitol

A once unthinkable sequester now comes to pass

In the end, President Obama and other Democrats had less leverage than Republicans because of a fundamental asymmetry: Large federal spending cuts alarmed Democrats; Republicans, not so much.


City Attorney Candidates
Esther Trutanich died Saturday afternoon in a San Pedro hospital after suffering pneumonia; she was 91.

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