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OPINION
December 24, 2013 | By Sarah Leah Whitson
Egyptians say the mood is different now. Gone is the call of the revolution demanding justice for the brutal torture and killing of a young man and an end to the police abuse his case exemplified. In its place is a weary, national shrug toward brutal attacks, now that they're directed against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters. There is little popular demand for justice and little prospect for accountability. If Egypt's military-backed government can get away with killing more than 1,000 protesters in broad daylight in 2013, what has really changed since the days of Hosni Mubarak?
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BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Instead of basking in holiday cheer, Target Corp. is spending the crucial shopping days before Christmas dealing with probes from several state attorneys general, infuriated social media comments and customer lawsuits over a massive data breach. In a rough year for retail, when consumers are already hesitant to splurge, the fiasco is fast becoming a nightmare. "There's never a good time for this to happen," said Charles O'Shea, an analyst with Moody's Investors Service. "But if there's a worse time than during the holidays, I'd like to know what it is. " Target - one of the country's largest retailers - is facing accusations that it waited too long in disclosing that its system had been hacked, exposing some 40 million of its customers' credit and debit card accounts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
Two former police officers accused of beating a homeless man to death said they feared for their safety and rapidly ran out of options on how to control the man, who they said seemed to possess such remarkable strength during the struggle that one officer was convinced he must be on drugs. In their reports written after the 2011 beating of Kelly Thomas, the two officers said the homeless man seemed oblivious to their efforts and didn't stop fighting even after they repeatedly used a stun gun on him. One of the officers said he later used the non-lethal weapon to smack the mentally ill man in the face and head.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu, This post has been updated. See the notes below for details.
Target said Thursday that data on 40 million of its customers' credit and debit card accounts may have been breached by cyber-crooks during the busy holiday season. The Minneapolis retailer said the unauthorized access - which occurred between the Nov. 27 start of Black Friday weekend and Dec. 15 - may mean that criminals now have shoppers' names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes at their disposal. The breach affects Target patrons who made purchases at U.S. stores, the company said.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2013 | By Scott Wilson and Ricardo Lopez
The announcement by Target on Thursday that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been breached by cyber-crooks is just one in a string of notable consumer-data breaches in recent years.  The Minneapolis-based retailer said the unauthorized access - which occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 - may mean that criminals now have shoppers' names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes at their disposal. The breach affects Target patrons who made purchases at U.S. stores, the company said.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2013 | By Meg James
The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWAChiatDay, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel. "Black sheep": Bianchi grew up in West Covina and graduated from West Covina High School. Her parents were educators, and her sister is a teacher. The "black sheep" of the family, Bianchi wanted to become a diplomat or a spy. "I thought I would go join the State Department, FBI or the CIA. I love political science and international relations," Bianchi said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office is raising new questions about the shooting death of veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. Chasen was found shot multiple times in her Mercedes coupe on a Beverly Hills street in November 2010. A year later, t he Beverly Hills Police Department formally concluded that Chasen's shooting death was the result of a botched robbery by Harold Martin Smith, a small time ex-convict who had grown desperate for money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Robert J. Lopez
Only hours after halting the Los Angeles Fire Department's public information Twitter feed, city officials reversed course Thursday and announced they would resume publishing details about the department's response to life-and-death emergencies via social media and again release 911 audio recordings and database records that capture its performance. Earlier in the day, fire officials messaged that they were putting the department's social media accounts on "hiatus" and no longer releasing records that show how rescuers respond to calls for help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
They started by videotaping one Holocaust survivor's story. Then came another and another. Nearly 20 years have passed, and the stories have added up - to almost 52,000 eyewitness accounts collected all over the world. Each month, the USC Shoah Foundation gives a public tour to talk about the collection and how it is being used. People gather in the lobby, where a collage of faces stripes the walls beneath the words: "Every survivor has a story to tell. " On a recent morning, an elegant 91-year-old woman sat on a couch beneath that message, waiting for the tour to begin.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Adam Lanza was, by all accounts, a strange child. Matthew Lysiak's new book, "Newtown: An American Tragedy," tackles the challenge of drawing a portrait of the troubled young man, who killed 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut elementary school last year. In junior high, Lysiak tells us, young Adam carried around an empty briefcase and insisted on sanitizing his desk each time he sat down. As an adolescent, his Little League teammates found it amusing when he was hit by a pitch - they knew he suffered from a form of sensory deprivation and couldn't feel pain.
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