Archive for November 16th, 2013


Police say they are reviewing several earlier incidents in Silver Lake for clues in the murder of Joseph Gatto, who was found shot dead in his home on Wednesday.
John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, campaign in New York in 1960.

How JFK fathered the modern presidential campaign

Candidate John F. Kennedy knew how to harness the power of mass media. Fifty years after the president's death, candidates are still following his lead.
'Great To Be Nominated' Dons "The Godfather, Part III"
Veteran character actor Al Ruscio, who appeared in countless film, television and stage productions across half a century, has died at age 89.
BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

BART calls for renewed negotiations after contract snafu

Officials are calling for a return to the bargaining table, saying an expensive provision was "erroneously" included in a labor contract that settled a longstanding union dispute.
LADWP Manzanar hearing
About 50 people gathered at the headquarters of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Saturday to discuss a proposed solar ranch in the Owens Valley near Manzanar, a former Japanese-American Internment camp during World War 2 .
The device sits under a patient's skull and tracks brain activity.

New medical device treats epilepsy with a well-timed zap

A new device approved by the FDA can sense when seizures are coming and stops them by sending electronic signals through wires inserted deep in the brain.

Lawndale says farewell to its mayor of 22 years

Sheriffs officials say longtime mayor Harold Hofmann, 81, of Lawndale died Saturday of natural causes. He had been a part of Lawndale's government since 1976.
A mother breastfeeds her baby inside a chapel that was turned into a makeshift hospital after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines.

Like food and water, women's safety a priority for relief aid

Resources to address violence against women during humanitarian crises often come after the initial disaster response. This week, aid groups and governments pledged to consider it a priority.
Patients injured during Typhoon Haiyan lie in the halls of the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban, the Philippines. Despite severe damage to the ground floor and the loss of the roof, the staff of the hospital keep treating patients.

Shattered, but not shuttered, hospital survived Typhoon Haiyan

When the storm roared through, it crushed some medical facilities. But one hospital continues to treat patients amid the destruction.

California releases draft rules for fracking

Oil companies would have to test groundwater and notify landowners before they do fracking or other well stimulation techniques under draft rules released by the state.
The Killing - about the show [AMC]
A fourth and final season will be available to Netflix subscribers, to give the crime drama a "proper send-off," Netflix executive Cindy Holland said in a statement.
New York City Celebrates The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
For the fifth consecutive year, the motion picture academy will present its honorary Academy Awards at a private, untelevised, black-tie dinner tonight.
Pansy Greene, 73, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She and her husband, Winston, have been married for 57 years. She says her secret to maintaining a normal life is to stay active and positive.

Despite early stages, Alzheimer's affects couple's big picture

Winston and Pansy Greene are getting on with their lives despite Pansy's Alzheimer's disease. In the three years since her diagnosis, little has changed, though the couple is starting to have different takes on the future.
Philip Giray came from Eritrea to Israel two years ago. He is one of some 60,000 migrants living in Israel.

African migrants find an uneasy asylum in Israel

To combat an influx of undocumented economic migrants, Israel has built a 150-mile fence across its southern border, cutting the rate of illegal entry dramatically.
An Afghan police officer stands near some of the wreckage after Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul.

Suicide bombing causes multiple deaths in Afghanistan

The explosion happened near the site of an upcoming gathering of Afghan elders. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.


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