Posted On: 4:43 p.m. | July 5, 2013
[Update: The Dwight Howard decision finally came, and the free-agent center chose the Houston Rockets over the Lakers.]
The Lakers are trying to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the franchise for five more years. Magic Johnson tweeted the same slogan the Lakers unveiled on billboards last week throughout Los Angeles: "Stay." Steve Nash was also active Monday on Twitter before he boarded... View Post»
Posted On: 3:56 p.m. | July 5, 2013
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On Monday, Egypt's military gave a "last-chance" ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters in the streets seeking his ouster, or the generals will intervene and impose their own plan for the country. On Wednesday, they removed him from office. View Post»
Posted On: 10:26 a.m. | July 5, 2013
Fireworks demonstrations lit up the night skies across the country to celebrate Independence Day.Spectators lined the sand to watch the show above the Huntington Beach pier.A fireworks and light show at the new Grand Park near L.A. City Hall entertained a throng of revelers who came out for the Fourth of July celebration.In Simi Valley, 28 people were injured when at least one pyrotechnic... View Post»
Posted On: 10:03 a.m. | July 5, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where members of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps of Washington, D.C., perform during the reopening ceremony of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed for eight months due to Super-storm Sandy. Other Fourth of July celebrations included the annual Huntington Beach Parade; a fireworks and light show at Grand Park near City Hall in... View Post»
Posted On: 12:39 a.m. | July 5, 2013
Crowded scene at Ocean Park Beach, now a part of Santa Monica. View Post»
Posted On: 9:14 p.m. | July 3, 2013
As a photojournalist I love to let the unpredictable unfold in front of my lens. That's when I'm most comfortable.
For me, shooting set up portraits is often more of a challenge than simply blending into a situation and quietly documenting. Over the past few months, though, I've pushed myself to shoot more portraits -- a practice in how to handle the pressure of a set up shoot.
Usually... View Post»
Posted On: 11:38 a.m. | July 3, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Arizona, where thousands of people turn out for a community vigil in Prescott for the nineteen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew killed in the line of duty while fighting the Yarnell fire. View Post»
Posted On: 10:52 a.m. | July 3, 2013
The Civil War battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1-3, 1863, Union troops defeated Confederate forces and halted General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North.
The battle, in which more than 40,000 soldiers were killed or wounded, was a turning point in the war and in President Lincoln’s political career.
Four months later, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the... View Post»