Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. The multitalented comedian says on Twitter that he “tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep.” MacFarlane said in his tweet Monday that Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are among the best in the business
LORI CROWN THOUGHT she was doing the right thing last year when she moved to a dryer climate in Bakersfield, California, after being plagued by asthma attacks during her six years in Hawaii. A few months later, Crown, 35, was suffering from severe headaches, a prolonged fever of 102 degreesF, swollen feet and painful bumps on her hands and legs.
Buildings may topple and lives may be lost if the Big One shakes the wrong part of California but another catastrophic consequence of an enormous earthquake in the San Francisco area may involve water. Two thirds of the state’s drinking water supply flows through the gigantic Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region east of San Francisco Bay and the levees that help direct the massive amounts of water south to farmlands and cities are so antiquated that many may simply collapse with a major temblor.
Has Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, been lost to the drug cartels? New figures released to CNN on Wednesday by Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz indicate the death toll for this year has already surpassed 2,000 homicides — almost 400 more murders than the total count for 2008.
Australia’s Cadel Evans finally landed one of cycling’s big prizes as he claimed the world road race championship title in Switzerland on Sunday. Evans escaped a whittled down leading group on the final climb of the marathon 262.2 kilometer test to cross the line 27 seconds clear of the chasers.