CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2013 |
For tenants in an East Hollywood apartment building, Juan Chavez was a beloved security guard who always went out of his way to cheer them up and make them feel safe. But undercover Los Angeles police officers, patrolling a vigil in Pico-Union, say they considered the 37-year-old a threat to their lives. Earlier this month, police shot and killed Chavez after he allegedly removed a blue steel revolver from his waistband. Chavez's friends and family say they still don't understand how that could have happened.
July 31, 2013 |
In acquitting Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy, a military judge has displayed an admirable sense of proportion that was lacking in the prosecution's case against the young soldier who provided a trove of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. The government's assertion that Manning was assisting Al Qaeda simply because he knew that terrorists might read the leaked documents on the Internet was a dangerously expansive legal theory, and if the judge had accepted it, Manning could have faced life in prison.
July 20, 2013 |
If BMW is considered the ultimate driving machine, Lexus is viewed more as the ultimate easy chair. Toyota's luxury brand has succeeded in building a reputation for supreme comfort and quality but struggled to add aggressive styling and driving passion to the mix. The new IS 250 and 350 sport sedans are the latest effort to shed that bland image. And it involves more than some shiny paint and slick marketing; this new IS is a true player in the cutthroat sport sedan segment.
July 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint was filed in a federal district court in Florida. Puig declined to comment on the situation. Puig's agent, Jaime Torres , said his client has retained a lawyer who is in the process of filing an "aggressive" response. Plaintiff Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot is in Cuba, but his Miami-based lawyers argue that United States courts have jurisdiction over this case under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 |
Michael Jackson's hairstylist, makeup artist and longtime friend testified Friday that she was concerned about the star's aggressive “This Is It” tour schedule, saying she worried it didn't give him enough time to “recuperate” between shows. Karen Faye returned to the witness stand in the wrongful death case between Jackson's family and entertainment giant AEG Live, seven weeks after she last testified. During cross examination from AEG attorney Marvin Putnam on Friday, Faye said she looked at the 2009 show dates.
June 21, 2013 |
This year's dizzying stock market rally was halted with the biggest one-day plunge of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped almost 354 points Thursday amid fears that the economy will slow now that the Federal Reserve has signaled it will end its aggressive economic stimulus programs. Investors yanked $500 billion from the stock market during the brutal trading session, wiping out two months' worth of market gains. Though the blue-chip index is still up 15% from a year earlier, analysts have begun to question whether this week's sell-off could portend a deeper problem for investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 |
A 150-pound bear has been killed near Visalia after it acted aggressively when officials tried to relocate it, wildlife officials said Thursday. The male black bear had wandered to an agricultural area in Visalia, where it stayed for more than five days, until it was killed Wednesday, according to a statement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Officials feared the bear would cross a well-traveled road to a residential area, and they tried to trap and move him. “Although non-lethal means were attempted, the bear acted aggressively, and due to concerns for the safety of staff and dogs, the bear was taken.
June 19, 2013 |
Has anyone with a sibling not been in the back seat of a car, someone hitting someone and parents threatening to pull over “right this minute”? Just seems like part of growing up, right? Well some researchers say not necessarily. Parents, doctors and schools should not dismiss sibling bullying, they said. Sibling aggression can be as damaging as other sorts of bullying, and it can be linked to poorer mental health, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
June 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden, the former U.S. government contractor who leaked secret details of official surveillance programs, pledged Monday to release more information about U.S. intelligence-gathering methods that he described as “nakedly, aggressively criminal.” “All I can say right now is the U.S. government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me,” Snowden wrote in an online chat hosted by Britain's Guardian...
June 8, 2013 |
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set. So they decided to rent instead. The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay Rent-N-Roll $54.60 a month for 18 months in exchange for four basic Hankook tires. Over the life of the deal, that works out to $982, almost triple what the radials would have cost at Wal-Mart. "I know you have to pay a lot more this way," said Florence Cherry, a 57-year-old nurse who drives the 15-year-old van when her husband, a Vietnam veteran, isn't using it to get to his job as a prison guard.