Archive for March 17th, 2013


Julian Gamble of the Miami Hurricanes driving to the basket during his team's win Sunday over North Carolina. The 'Canes are ACC champions. Both teams will be in the NCAA tournament. Other teams have to wait to hear whether they'll be in the Big Dance.

March Madness: Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga are no. 1 seeds

Time to start picking your winners if you're a college basketball fan. March Madness truly begins with Sunday afternoon's selection process.
Japanese architect Toyo Ito makes a spee

Japanese architect Toyo Ito wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Toyo Ito, whose buildings have been praised for their fluid beauty, has won the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Local Catholics celebrate hope of new Pope with prayers, cake

At the first Sunday mass since the new Pope was announced, parishioners discussed Pope Francis' Latin roots and dedication to the poor.
Los Angeles Marathon
Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the 28th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in her marathon debut, and Erick Mose of Kenya won the men's race with a personal best.
Pomona police patch
Police in a Los Angeles County suburb have shot and killed a woman who allegedly brandished a handgun at them.
Phelim McAleer directed the film FrackNation, one of more than 20 documentaries screened at this year's CPAC.

Documentaries help amplify conservative voice

The films screened at CPAC this year reflect a broader movement. As making and funding movies becomes more accessible, conservatives are trying to connect with a larger, younger audience.
An Orange County police officer was shot and wounded while approaching a driver during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.
The scene of a car bomb explosion near the headquarters of Syria's ruling Baath party, in the center of Damascus, on Feb. 21. While the city is not involved in the fighting on a daily basis, the war is edging closer to the capital.

The war creeps closer to Damascus

Residents of the Syrian capital have largely been able to carry on with their normal routines. But two years after an uprising began, it is encroaching more and more on Damascus.
Sgt. Jaclyn O'Shea (second from left) and Sgt. Alyssa Corcoran (right) stand with Afghan commandos in Logar province, Afghanistan.

Female soldiers face tough switch from front lines to homefront

For many female veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, new battles await when they return home.


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