Monthly Archives: November 2015

Russian plane broke apart high above the Sinai Peninsula, official says

By Lauren Raab, Amro Hassan The Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over the weekend, killing all 224 people aboard, broke up high in the air, an official said Sunday, bolstering theories that the craft had a preexisting problem that led to structural failure.The cause of Saturday's crash remains unknown,... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Seahawks shake off fourth-quarter woes in 13-12 win

By Wesseling, Chris Shaking off a handful of Seahawks late-game miscues, Russell Wilson led a game-winning field-goal drive in Dallas. Can the Cowboys overcome their five-game losing streak? more

Source: The

Category: Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Darren McFadden, Steven Hauschka, Michael Bennett, Matt Cassel, Richard Sherman, Russell Okung, Dez Bryant, Ricardo Lockette, Greg Hardy, Russell Wilson, Jeff Heath, Joseph Randle, Tyler Lockett


Drew Brees leads Saints to wild win over Giants

By Orr, Conor In what was without a doubt the wildest game of the season so far, the Drew Brees-led Saints kept their playoff hopes alive in an epic, 52-49 win over the Giants. more

Source: The

Category: New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Rashad Jennings, Kyle Wilson, Drew Brees, Brandon Browner, Jairus Byrd, Shane Vereen, Andre Williams, Odell Beckham, Delvin Breaux


Turkey's ruling party bounces back in major victory for Islamist president

By Glen Johnson Turkey's ruling party reclaimed its parliamentary majority Sunday in an election that represented a surprising turnaround for the Islamist-rooted movement and its pugnacious leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Sunday's vote was a redo of a parliamentary election in June. That vote saw Erdogan's... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Velvet Undercover

By editor By Teri Brown
HarperCollins, $17.99, 336 pages, Format: Hard
(5 / 5)
Velvet Undercover takes place during the First World War, where spies and secret agents run amok. Enter Samantha Donaldson. All of her life she's been solving puzzles with her father, unknowingly training to be one of the next spies more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, November 2015, Young Adult, Lauren Rademacher


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

By editor By Lisa Randall
HarperCollins, $29.99, 256 pages, Format: Hard
(5 / 5)
Lisa Randall teaches us the secrets that dark matter holds in her new book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs. She does this with the help of earlier astronomers and scholars who made certain observations that could not explain the way more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, November 2015, Science & Nature, D. Wayne Dworsky


A Sliver of Stardust

By editor By Marissa Burt
HarperCollins Children's, $16.99, 384 pages, Format: Trade
(3 / 5)
Wren and her fellow home-school student Simon are at a science competition when a woman with a large bird comes into the room, leaves a packet of papers, and disappears in a puff of shimmering smoke. No one else more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, November 2015, Young Adult, Cathy Carmode Lim


Death and Mr. Pickwick: A Novel

By editor By Stephen Jarvis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00, 816 pages, Format: Trade
(4 / 5)
Pickwick. One name, two syllables, and a world of influence. The Pickwick Papers, or, as the serialized work was originally titled, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was by far the most popular work of its more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, Modern Literature, November 2015, Glenn Dallas


Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

By editor By Ben Herzog, Ediberto Román
NYU Press, $49.00, 216 pages, Format: Hard
(5 / 5)
Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror by Ben Herzog is a thorough introduction to the philosophy and legal framework for the revocation of citizenship rights in the United States more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Book Reviews, History, November 2015, Brett Peterson


Beware The Fine Print: In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY Forced individual arbitration often bears little resemblance to court: The rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries are replaced by arbitrators whose rulings are difficult to appeal. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation, Corporations, Decisions and Verdicts, American Arbitration Assn


For displaced Afghans, extended U.S. troop presence offers little solace

By Ali M. Latifi For years, residents of Kapisa province have been caught in the crossfire between the Taliban and American-assisted Afghan government forces. But in recent months, the fighting has intensified to the point where many in the northeastern region of pomegranate farmers and livestock herders have felt... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


High energy particles spraying from a hole in the Sun may trigger the aurora borealis south of Chicago and New York

You read the headline right: There is indeed a "hole" in the Sun.

To be more precise, there's an area where the density of plasma in the solar atmosphere, or corona, is much lower than the surroundings, creating a dark splotch on the Sun's face.

SEE ALSO: Why Has the Sun Developed more

Source: Discover Magazine


Russian tourist jet's crash in Egypt leaves 224 dead; terrorism claim is disputed

By Amro Hassan, Matt Pearce A tourist charter jet filled with Russian vacationers mysteriously crashed in a remote part of Egypt's violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, leaving 224 passengers and crew members dead. There were no survivors when the Metrojet Airbus A321 headed for St. Petersburg suddenly lost altitude... more

Source: Los Angeles Times