Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.
LeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love listens to a question as he meets with reporters as the former Minnesota Timberwolves player returned to Minnesota for an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.



Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.
Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

Japanese women react as they read extra newspapers in Tokyo reporting about an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2015. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday after the video was posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. The headline reads: "A video on killing of Goto." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:



America's homeless capital LA counts its down-and-outs

A homeless man sleeps on the sidewalk across from the LA Mission, on January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaNotebook in hand, Ana Alvarez walked along the streets of Skid Row, the downtown Los Angeles district that's sometimes called the homeless capital of America. At the last count in 2013, Los Angeles had some 39,500 homeless people. According to current estimates, some 3,000 people sleep on Skid Row's urine- and garbage-strewn streets, their shelters made of cardboard, fabric or plastic and squeezed right next to each other. A few blocks away, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald walked briskly, adding a mark on his notebook every time he sees a homeless person or a tent.





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