Archive for March 2nd, 2013

Al-Qaida leader reportedly killed in Mali

US & World | | March 02 2013, 4:43 PM

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.

Working families get free tax help claiming refunds

Local | | March 02 2013, 3:50 PM

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.

Dragon heads to the International Space Station, a day late

Environment & Science | | March 02 2013, 2:16 PM

After technical delays Friday, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is headed to the International Space Station on Sunday carrying food, parts and experiments.

Sharks, caught for their fins, are dying at an unsustainable rate

Environment & Science | | March 02 2013, 11:59 AM

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.

Alaska's Iditarod sled race, where vets are a dog's best friend | | March 02 2013, 8:55 AM

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.

A once unthinkable sequester now comes to pass

Politics | | March 02 2013, 8:52 AM

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 Carmen Trutanich suspends reelection campaign after death of his mother

Represent! | | March 02 2013, 9:23 PM

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

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