Archive for January 11th, 2014


Who is she? Now we know at least some of her story.

Accenture to take over as IT contractor running Obamacare site

The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced.
South LA oil drilling
Hundreds of people showed up for a community meeting to express their concern about new wells that have been approved for the Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and his wife Kim give an interview at the Arkansas Capitol building on Monday. After weeks of pressure to step down from both sides of the aisle, Darr announced his resignation on Friday.

Lieutenant governors make headlines for all the wrong reasons

Over the past year, four lieutenant governors have resigned amid scandal. Lieutenant governors may not have much power, but they're certainly capable of trouble.
David Cassidy Booking Photo
The 63-year-old Cassidy was pulled over Friday night near Los Angeles International Airport after an officer spotted him making an illegal right turn against a red light.
Ariel Sharon, who was Israel's foreign minister in 1998, negotiated with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Wye River Plantation, Md. They reached a limited  agreement, but Sharon refused to shake hands with Arafat, his life-long rival. This is one o

A feud that lasted a lifetime: Ariel Sharon vs. Yasser Arafat

From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals.
Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season.
California Capitol generic
A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally.
Panda First Exam Playtime
The zoo says Yun Zi was crated up and driven to Los Angeles on Thursday in preparation for the flight. His keeper and a veterinarian will accompany him.
As part of Orion Martin's project, X-Men of Color, he reimagined this famous X-Men cover by recoloring two characters as brown. This cover comes from a storyline in which mutants are being rounded up and exterminated by the government.

Who gets to be a superhero? Race and identity in comics

Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Alex Rodriguez suspended for 2014 season, arbitrator decides

The independent arbitrator upheld most of a 211-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. Alex Rodriguez said he would appeal the decision in a federal court.
Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers
The Clippers' 13-point loss to the Lakers in October? Payback came Friday night, with Griffin getting 33 points in the Clippers' largest ever victory over the Lakers.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks during a news conference in his offices on Nov. 21, 2005, in Jerusalem. Sharon announced his split from his right-wing Likud party to form a new political party, Kadima. He was on the way to re-election in 2006 w

Ariel Sharon, whose life, career shaped Israeli history, dies

Sharon's career spanned the birth of the nation and most of its essential turning points. Israelis had a love-hate relationship with him that was beginning to soften.


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