April 30, 2013 |
TWO OF THE top college quarterbacks in the country faced off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2011, combining for 614 passing yards, six touchdown passes and 104 points. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watched Stanford's Andrew Luck and the Trojans' Matt Barkley lead their teams up and down the field, Stanford ultimately winning, 56-48, in triple overtime. "You knew it was a really special time," Helton said yesterday. "That you were looking at some guys that were - wow, these are two really special athletes out here.
April 29, 2013 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's prime minister warned of a perilous security situation Sunday after armed men stormed the Interior Ministry and a state-owned television station after blocking access to the Foreign Ministry. Two years after the country's civil war, Libya is struggling to maintain security, build a unified army and rein in militias, which include rebels who fought to oust longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. About 200 armed men surrounded the Foreign Ministry building in Tripoli, demanding the ministry hire former fighters who helped overthrow Gadhafi.
April 25, 2013 |
BAGHDAD - Security forces stormed a Sunni protest camp in northern Iraq on Tuesday, sparking deadly clashes in several towns and sharply intensifying rage at the Shiite-led government. The unrest and a spate of other attacks, mostly targeting Sunni mosques, killed at least 56 people. The violence could mark an ominous turning point in the four-month Sunni protest movement, which is posing a stubborn challenge to Iraq's stability a decade after the toppling of Saddam Hussein. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on three Sunni mosques, and it was unclear whether there was any connection to the storming of the protest camp.
April 24, 2013 |
Alex Campbell drove in the game's first run with a single. He drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. But the Moorestown catcher's biggest contribution to his team's rousing, 6-4 victory over previously undefeated Rancocas Valley on Tuesday was a diving defensive play. Campbell scrambled to gather an errant pitch, then dived to tag out a runner at the plate for the key out in the seventh inning of a wild Burlco Liberty baseball game at the Red Devils' athletic complex in Eastampton.
April 20, 2013
English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, 69, whose eye-catching album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin encapsulated the spirit of 1970s psychedelia, died Thursday. Mr. Thorgerson's family said that his death "was peaceful and he was surrounded by family and friends. " The statement gave few further details but said that the artist, who suffered a stroke in 2003, had been ill for some time. Mr. Thorgerson is best known for his surreal Pink Floyd covers, which guitarist David Gilmour said had long been "an inseparable part of our work.
April 16, 2013 |
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A barrage of bullets and two car bomb blasts rattled Mogadishu on Sunday when nine al-Shabab Islamic extremists stormed Somalia's main court complex, officials said, in a two-hour attack that shows the country's most dangerous militant group may be down but not defeated. A preliminary death toll stood at 16, including all nine attackers. The government didn't immediately publicize the number of security forces, government employees. and civilians who died. The assault was the most serious in Mogadishu since al-Shabab was forced out of the capital in August 2011.
April 15, 2013 |
From Mathew Brady's 1862 photo exhibit of "The Dead of Antietam" to the cameras that brought Vietnam into American living rooms, graphic journalism has exercised unique power to open minds and hence shape history. It may do so Tuesday when PBS broadcasts The Central Park Five , a meticulous narrative of a gross miscarriage of justice. There were abundant dystopian aspects of New York City in the 1980s, when crime, crack, and AIDS produced a perfect storm of anxiety about the fraying social fabric.
April 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Two deaths have been blamed on a strong spring storm system that's brought everything from tornadoes to ice and snow to much of the Midwest and parts of the southeast United States. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said Thursday that one person died and several were injured after a reported tornado struck Kemper County in the far eastern part of the state. Tabatha Lott, a dispatcher in Noxubee County, said there were "numerous reports of injuries" in the town of Shuqualak, though it wasn't immediately clear how many were injured.
April 12, 2013 |
BEFORE THE RAIN delay in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kyle Kendrick labored. After the 27-minute stoppage in play was over, Kendrick moved slower than the line at your local DMV. Kendrick worked his way in and out of jams, watched the Mets foul off one pitch after another and took his time getting himself collected before just about every pitch he threw on Wednesday night. Kendrick's second start of the season wasn't pretty. But when you looked up at the end of it, it was effective, a 7-3 win over the Mets.
April 10, 2013 |
The Egg Harbor Township softball team was two outs away from defeat Tuesday afternoon when its bats suddenly came alive. The Eagles strung together five hits to score four runs and rally for an 8-5 victory at Mainland in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game. Jess Wollowitch led off the inning with a double. After an out, Kate Korte, Macy Stratten, Zoe Robertson, Irvin Hunter, and Nicole Wisser had consecutive hits. Also in Cape-Atlantic American play: Vineland scored three runs in the top of the eighth to win at Hammonton, 4-2. Bridgette Garvey went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a double.