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The LA Marathon Takes Over Los Angeles On Sunday With 25,000+ Runners
Photo Courtesy of LA Times
Every year in March, over 25,000 dedicated runners take to the LA Marathon stretch across Los Angeles, California. LA MARATHON LLC Chief Executive Tracey Russell announced that this year’s ASICS LA Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, March 9th, has officially sold out regular registration for the second straight year.
Runners from all over the world will once again follow its popular “Stadium to the Sea” course from the start line at Dodger Stadium to the finish just steps from Santa Monica Pier. “With our annual ASICS LA Marathon just day(s) away, we cannot wait to give marathoners the experience of a lifetime,” said Russell.Read More
Malaysia Airlines Plane Carrying 239 Passengers Has Gone Missing
UPDATE: Traces of oil found while flying over the search area. Possible crash into the ocean, but nothing is being ruled out.
A Malaysia Arlines flight carrying 227 passengers (including two infants) and 12 crew members has gone missing. On Saturday, the plane lost contact on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Flight MH370 disappeared at 2:40 a.m. local time (1:40 p.m. Friday ET), about 2½ hours after taking off. The Boeing 777-200 was to have landed in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. Friday ET), the airline said in a statement.
"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft," the carrier said.Read More
Movie Review: "300: Rise of an Empire" Rises Above The Original
After the special effects bloodbath that was 2006’s “300,” where an army of Spartan soldiers were killed, one by one, I didn’t even know there were enough bodies lying around to make a sequel. Luckily, the creative minds behind the original film, mainly Director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and graphic novel creator Frank Miller (Sin City), figured out a way to scrounge around the sword-and-sandal world of Gladiator era Greece for another story to tell.
The aptly titled “300: Rise of an Empire” is an absolute blast of a film in 3D. Visually stunning and bloody as hell, director Noam Murro does more than just take the reins from his predecessor Zack Snyder. The Israeli filmmaker yanks them out of his hands, knocks the guy over, and asserts himself as the new king of the “300” franchise. And you know what? I couldn’t be happier to call myself a humble servant.Read More
Pistorius Hits Emotional Breaking Point On Day 4 Of Trial
Photo Courtesy of Marco Longari/AP
Thursday marks day four of the murder trial for once Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius. He broke down in tears as a neighbor described in detail the series of events following Reeva Steenkamp's shooting on Valentine's Day of 2013.
Pistorius, also known as "Blade Runner," has pleaded not guilty to the four counts against him. His case: shooting Steenkamp to her death was an error after he mistook her for being an intruder.
The witness was Johan Stipp, a doctor who lived close by Pistorius' home. Stripp said that he went to Pistorius' residence after hearing shots fired. He said he saw Steenkamp mortally wounded, her brain tissue mixed with blood and Pistorius praying for her to live.Read More
Will Crimea Rejoin Russia After March 16th Vote?
The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine’s Crimea area made a decision on Thursday to secede and join Russia. On March 16th, the public will vote. However, as the Ukrainian constitution states, it requires that any changes to national borders or territory must be voted on by the entire country. Does this mean the 3/16 vote will not count?
In the meantime, Obama is taking more action by placing visa restrictions and economic sanctions on Russians who have been involved in military action in Ukraine.Read More
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