From the Archives: The Pinwheel helicopter

The Pinwheel demonstration at the San Fernando Valley Airport – now the Van Nuys Airport – was reported in the April 16, 1957, Los Angeles Times: The pinwheel performed like a hissing yo-yo yesterday — a rocket-powered strap-on-the-back helicopter that skittered Test Pilot Dick Whitehead around…

At a meeting about brown water pouring from taps, congresswoman says people were paid to speak out in favor of water district

At a town hall Monday, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán alleged that people were paid to pose as residents to speak out in support of an embattled water district, marking a strange twist in the ongoing controversy over discolored water pouring out of taps in Compton and Willowbrook. The Sativa…

They flee terrifying violence in Central America, and arrive in a country that barbarically rips children from parents

Without warning, she dropped her head and began to cry. Jessica, whose young son played nearby at a South Los Angeles health clinic, put her hands over her face to cover her tears. When I asked what was wrong, she told me her husband had been ordered by Guatemalan gangsters…

USC lawyer says secret deal with accused campus gynecologist ‘worked efficiently’

Testifying before legislators at the state Capitol on Monday, an attorney for USC defended its response to misconduct reports against a campus gynecologist, saying the university’s decision to force the physician out through a secret internal process “worked efficiently.” “The doctor was suspended…

World’s first-known manta ray nursery found by Scripps researchers

UC San Diego has discovered the world’s first known nursery for manta rays, an idyllic spot in the Gulf of Mexico where the “gentle giants” approach divers along colorful reefs that seem drawn from the imagination of Walt Disney. An exploration team led by Josh Stewart, who is finishing up…

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Fixtures, results and coverage

The 2018 World Cup is here and runs until the final on July 15. Check back here daily for results, news coverage and stories on the biggest names in Russia.  2018 World Cup content and fixtures Fixtures: Daily match schedule Scores: Follow every match Tables: All the group standings Bracket:…

PTI decides to amend lists of candidates for reserved seats

PTI chief Imran Khan. Photo: FileISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided on Monday to amend the lists of party candidates nominated on reserved seats for the upcoming general election.According to sources, the PTI chairman will…

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Representational image. Photo: FileMany parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children’s ‘screen time’ — addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organisation (WHO) as a…

Objections to Imran’s candidacy ‘baseless’, reply submitted to ECP

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan’s legal counsel submitted on Monday reply over objections to his candidacy for upcoming general elections for NA-53 constituency of Islamabad. Photo: fileISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

These Men Walked Hundreds Of Miles Over Three Months To Protest The War In Afghanistan

“They weren’t part of a huge warlord convoy or a political rally for another politician, these were ordinary people.” View Entire Post ›

This Quiz Of 1980s Stuff Will Reveal Your Personality Type

50 Forgotten Disney Moments That’ll Make You Laugh Every Time

Three people killed by a train in south London

Loughborough Junction. Photo: FileLONDON: Three people have died after they were hit by a train in south London on Monday, with police treating the deaths as unexplained.British Transport Police said they were called to Loughborough Junction, a…

Mexico Fans Caused A Literal Earthquake After Their Team’s World Cup Win

Israel and Hamas are on the verge of the First Kite War

Hamas is signaling to Israel it will respond with rockets if the kites are targeted

CJP takes suo motu notice of wedding halls at PU

Photo: fileLAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took on Monday suo motu notice of construction of wedding halls within the vicinity of the University of Punjab.The top judge has sought a reply over the construction work from…

Portugal ‘stronger than Morocco’, says Andre Silva

Portugal striker Andre Silva. Photo: AFPPortugal striker Andre Silva believes the European champions are well equipped to beat Morocco ahead of their upcoming World Cup group stage clash in Moscow.”I think we are stronger than Morocco if we compare…

Messi’s penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland: Maradona

Diego Maradona. Photo: AFPDiego Maradona says Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss was not the reason Argentina failed to defeat Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday.Messi saw his spot kick saved by goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson after Alfred…

7 Useful Earthquake Safety Tips Everyone Traveling To Japan Should Know

東京都の防災情報ハンドブック「 東京防災 」の英語版をまとめた記事です。海外の方々で困っている人がもし周りにいたら、ぜひ教えてあげてください。 View Entire Post ›

Major League Baseball sees a sharp drop in attendance

League-wide attendance of 27,328 per game is down 6.6% from this time last year

Boxer Muhammad Waseem eager to win flyweight world title

 Muhammad Waseem. Photo: FileQUETTA: Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem will face South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world title bout on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Waseem will be featured on…

Bus hostess killed in Faisalabad was family’s sole breadwinner: mother

On June 9, a security guard employed by a private bus company had killed Mehvish after she refused his proposition for marriage. Photo: fileThe mother of the 18-year-old bus hostess shot dead in Faisalabad for refusing a marriage proposal revealed…

What can the Celtics trade for Kawhi Leonard?

The Celtics have three highly paid All-Stars, cheap young talent and valuable draft picks. So what should they trade for Kawhi?