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  • Pictures in the News | Oct. 1, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Afghan children play on the remains of a old Soviet tank in the city of Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Beijing: A Chinese man walks past an honor guard after a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding...
  • Mudslide in western China buries dozens amid heavy flooding

    Mudslide in western China buries dozens amid heavy flooding
    BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake....
  • You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds

    You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds
    Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.  It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...
  • Postcards from the West | San Francisco’s famed cable cars

     
    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates 40 cable cars. They roll on three lines — Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Street — that together cover 8.8 miles. They top out at 9.5 mph and board about 19,000 passengers a...
  • Union Pacific to restore famed steam locomotive 'Big Boy 4014'

    Union Pacific to restore famed steam locomotive 'Big Boy 4014'
    It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.”  For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...
  • California Republicans: Little visible headway expanding voter base

    California Republicans: Little visible headway expanding voter base
    Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention. The report criticized...
  • L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy

     L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a tangle of unforeseen political and legal challenges as he grapples with what action the city should take to identify and reinforce hundreds of old concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major...
  • ‘Delilah Dirk & the Turkish Lieutenant’: Tony Cliff inks an adventure

     
    Tony Cliff's swashbuckling heroine Delilah Dirk finally has a graphic novel of her own. “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant,” […]...
  • Letters: State of the nation's bridges

    Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4 While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
  • Girl 'hysterical' while trying to save family from Compton-area fire

    Girl 'hysterical' while trying to save family from Compton-area fire
    Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family. "She was...
  • Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' video: 19 million views in 1 day

    Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' video: 19 million views in 1 day
    Nothing like a little -- make that lots of -- nude cavorting on heavy construction equipment to catch viewers’ attention, which Miley Cyrus did in record numbers upon Monday’s premiere of the music video for her single “Wrecking Ball.&...