Posted On: 2:17 p.m. | June 14, 2011
The Rachmaninov rhapsody echoed in my ears as I photographed a 16-year-old prodigy at the piano, blazing crisply through intricate passages of classical music. An usher looked my way, and I waited for a crescendo to drown out the shutter. Man, I thought, this job can be so extreme. One week you’re in the deafening din of war, and the next at the symphony. I concentrated on the pianist’s... View Post»
Posted On: 12:31 p.m. | June 14, 2011
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A restored World War II-era B-17, christened the Liberty Belle, burned after making an emergency landing Monday in a cornfield southwest of Chicago. Seven crew members and volunteers walked away without serious injury. The plane had taken off from Aurora Municipal Airport at 9:30 a.m. and made an emergency landing in... View Post»
Posted On: 11:08 a.m. | June 14, 2011
Today's highlights from our batch of images in Pictures in the News include the collapse of a six-story building in Nairobi that killed two and left 14 missing.
Darth Vader left out in the rain? Well, it's just an impersonator standing in a downpour, waiting to pose with tourists in Berlin.
And in Switzerland, a stream of cyclists streak by during the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse. View Post»
Posted On: 11:00 p.m. | June 13, 2011
The Memphis Belle visits B-17 plant in Long Beach. View Post»
Posted On: 2:02 p.m. | June 13, 2011
A former Bay Area transit officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man at an Oakland train station was released from jail early Monday, triggering protests in Los Angeles and Oakland.
Johannes Mehserle, 29, was released after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant III on New Year's Day 2009.
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Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | June 13, 2011
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where Johannes Mehserle, the former San Francisco Bay area transit officer who fatally shot Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009, was released after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence.
In Afghanistan, a Canadian soldier walks through a field of marijuana plants during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. Canada will... View Post»
Posted On: 12:06 a.m. | June 13, 2011
Scaffolding gives way leaving two workers dangling by their safety belts. View Post»
Posted On: 10:02 p.m. | June 12, 2011
Brian Muhammad, a 42-year-old Nation of Islam member, sells bean pies at the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson in Los Angeles. He has been doing so for 11 years at one of the busiest intersections for those with something to peddle. "If you sell enough bean pies, you learn a little about life, like how to size up a man, if he's good for a $7 pie," Muhammad said. The Nation of Islam's tradition of... View Post»