Archive for March 10th, 2013


Killer whales were spotted off the coast of Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon, the first sighting in Orange County this year.
A man in Kano, Nigeria, reads a local newspaper Sunday that carries a story about the killing of seven hostages by a militant group.

Militants in Nigeria kill seven hostages, including westerners

The seven — four Lebanese, one British, one Greek and one Italian citizen – who worked for a construction company were kidnapped Feb 16. A militant Islamist group claimed responsibility.
Luger Bandit
An attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo in San Dimas Sunday marked the third incident linked to a man nicknamed the "Luger Bandit" by authorities.
Code Pink activists deliver flowers, candies and other objects of thanks to Sen. Rand Paul's Capitol Hill offices Thursday for filibustering John Brennan's CIA nomination.

When Rand Paul ended filibuster, he left drones on national stage

The senator vowed to keep talking until the White House clarified whether it has authority to kill U.S. citizens on American soil with drones. He finally stood down, but the debate is far from over.
TV hall of fame
The Academy Hall of Television Arts and Sciences will induct six new members to its Hall of Fame on Monday, for their innovation and achievements.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a nationally televised speech on Sunday that the U.S. and the Taliban are holding talks.

Afghan President Karzai claims Taliban, U.S. colluding

The allegations come as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues his first visit to the nation as Pentagon Chief – and after a deadly explosion in Kabul on Saturday that the Taliban called a message to the new defense secretary.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will sign a new charter for the 54-member Commonwealth on Monday.

The Queen signs charter with equal rights

By signing a new charter for the Commonwealth states, Her Majesty is royally endorsing equal rights. One possible outcome of her support: If Prince William and Kate have a girl, she may well be queen someday.
Wi-Fi will be blocked throughout Vatican City during the conclave, and cardinals with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been warned.

Social media blackout keeps cardinals pure

Preparations at the site of Tuesday's papal conclave include a high-tech scrubbing of the chapel for bugs and electronic monitoring equipment.
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Cat Haven animal park reopens after fatal lion attack

A California animal sanctuary is reopening to the public less than a week after an African lion killed a 24-year-old intern.


Downtown Los Angeles

1 killed, 6 injured when truck drives onto downtown LA sidewalk

Authorities say one person was killed and four were injured when a pickup truck ran onto a crowded sidewalk and crashed into a building in downtown Los Angeles.


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