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November 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame. But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American Idol," but rather "Arabs Got Talent," the Middle Eastern version of the talent show franchise created by Simon Cowell and produced in Lebanon. Grout, who was profiled by both the Guardian and ABC News this week, developed an interest in Arab music as a university student in 2010.
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January 25, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Anh Do
Police and Santa Ana city officials said Friday they don't believe the slaying of Kim Pham outside a local nightclub was a hate crime. The mayor of the predominantly Latino city urged Vietnamese American residents to remain calm. "We don't see this as a hate or gang crime," said Mayor Miguel Pulido, who added that he considers the altercation to be "an isolated incident. " Police have arrested a second woman and are looking for a third in connection with Pham's death.
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December 12, 2011 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Jenny and Jason Messam couldn't be more different: She is white and Jewish; he is black and Christian. At 38, she is 15 years older. There is one other important difference: Jenny is American, and Jason is Jamaican. They married in January 2010, and Jason applied for a U.S. visa a few months later, hoping to join his wife in Los Angeles. Immigration officials in the U.S. initially approved the petition. But workers at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica were suspicious and, after interviewing the couple and sifting through phone records, pictures, emails and other documentation, they decided that the marriage was probably a fraud.
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November 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame. But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American Idol," but rather "Arabs Got Talent," the Middle Eastern version of the talent show franchise created by Simon Cowell and produced in Lebanon. Grout, who was profiled by both the Guardian and ABC News this week, developed an interest in Arab music as a university student in 2010.
WORLD
January 8, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
After days of contradictory reports citing unnamed officials, an Iranian security official Saturday publicly confirmed the arrest of a female American described as an alleged spy along its border with Armenia. Deputy national border police Cmdr. Amir-Ahmad Geravand told reporters that a 34-year-old American woman named Hal Talaian was arrested near the border town of Jolfa along the Iran-Armenian border, according to Iran's state-controlled Al-Alam television and the semi-official Fars news agency.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Sally Ride, who became the first American woman to fly in space when she rode in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, has died. She was 61. Ride died Monday at her home in La Jolla after battling pancreatic cancer, said her mother, Joyce Ride of Claremont. Besides serving as an astronaut, Ride was a NASA advisor who helped study the Challenger and Columbia disasters. She also taught at UC San Diego and began a website, sallyridescience.com . A Los Angeles native, Ride was a Stanford University graduate.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2013 | By David Horsey
The gang rape of a 30-year-old American woman in India on Tuesday is the latest horrific reminder that women travel in a more dangerous world than men. The woman was visiting a mountainous tourist area in northern India when she found herself stranded. She hitched a ride with three young men in a truck who drove her to a remote spot, took turns sexually assaulting her and then dumped her by a bridge in the wee hours of the morning. It's easy to say she was foolish to hitchhike in a country where there have recently been several highly-publicized attacks on women, but that does not in the slightest justify the way the woman was treated.
SPORTS
March 12, 2009 | Helene Elliott; Barry Stavro, Staff and Wire Reports
For a while, Lindsey Vonn was famous for a horrifying fall during a training run for the Turin Olympic downhill ski race. Now, she's famous for standing atop the podium -- a lot. Vonn, of Vail, Colo., on Wednesday became the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title twice, clinching her second successive crown by winning the last downhill of the season in Are, Sweden. Vonn, who won two gold medals at this year's world championships, finished the course in 1 minute 42.
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July 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Berlin Philharmonic has named Pamela Rosenberg, general director of the San Francisco Opera, as the first woman and first American to serve as its administrative director, a spokeswoman said Friday. Orchestra director Sir Simon Rattle said he welcomed the board's decision. Rosenberg, 60, a native of Los Angeles, has served as general director of the San Francisco Opera since 2001.
NEWS
February 16, 1989 | From Times wire services
An American woman was shot in the head and killed while driving her car in north Lebanon, one of her friends said today. Gail Pascoe Harfoush, 38, a native of Washington, D.C., was killed Wednesday afternoon as she drove her Mercedes-Benz from Tripoli to the village of Burj Akkar, 25 miles away, said her friend, Marilyn Rashka. Rashka said Harfoush was shot twice in the head and neck. The motive for the killing was unknown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
The ludicrous thing about the Miss America pageant, which took place in Atlantic City. N.J., Sunday night, is that anyone treats it as meaningful, rather than a retro institution clinging to the corrosive idea that female accomplishment is most palatable when it is packaged in Botox, bleach and bikinis. The Indian American community may take pride that one of their own has become Miss America for the first time, after performing a Bollywood-style dance, also a first, in the talent competition.
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August 1, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
As a teenager in the 1960s, Cheryl Boone Isaacs would often spend summers visiting her older brother, an advertising and publicity executive at United Artists in New York City. He would leave her in a screening room to watch movies all day long, fueling her love of film - and a career ambition. After graduating from Whittier College, she landed a job at Columbia Pictures as a film publicist. She remembers pinching herself when she first walked onto the studio lot, then in Burbank.
WORLD
June 6, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - Indian police said they arrested three men Thursday in connection with the alleged gang rape of an American tourist this week in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The 30-year-old American reportedly was unable to find a taxi on her way back to Manali, a vacation destination in the Himalayan foothills, about 1 a.m. and decided to hitchhike back to her hotel. The woman told police that a truck driver and two accomplices drove her to a secluded spot, raped her for over an hour, then stole her cellphone, camera and cash before leaving her by the side of the road.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2013 | By David Horsey
The gang rape of a 30-year-old American woman in India on Tuesday is the latest horrific reminder that women travel in a more dangerous world than men. The woman was visiting a mountainous tourist area in northern India when she found herself stranded. She hitched a ride with three young men in a truck who drove her to a remote spot, took turns sexually assaulting her and then dumped her by a bridge in the wee hours of the morning. It's easy to say she was foolish to hitchhike in a country where there have recently been several highly-publicized attacks on women, but that does not in the slightest justify the way the woman was treated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Anyone who has ever walked past an Abercrombie & Fitch store at the local mall knows that it's a place for queen bees and cool jocks. Hot, buff store employees greet customers at the front door. They don't say, "Fatties keep out. " They don't have to. Abercrombie does not stock sizes for the average American young woman, who is roughly 5 feet 4 and weighs about 162 pounds. Abercrombie does not want that person in its clothes. And that is not news. But thanks to the power of social media, the company's obnoxious marketing philosophy is making waves again.
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April 27, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Whatever happened to magic realism? The question arises when dipping into "Maya's Notebook," Isabel Allende's bruising, cinematically vivid new novel. It's an exercise in gritty realism rather than the fanciful folkloricism that Allende has been known for, accurately or not, since her fictional debut, "The House of the Spirits," 30 years ago. Magic realism always was more of a publishers' marketing coinage than an apt description of the works of the so-called Latin American Boom, which looms over Spanish-language literature like Easter Island monoliths: Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2003 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Katherine Cheung, a Chinese immigrant who defied tradition in the 1930s to become the nation's first licensed female Asian American aviator, died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Thousand Oaks. She was 98. Cheung was born in Canton, China, in 1904 and immigrated to America in 1921 when she was 17. Intent on a musical career, she enrolled at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, where she earned a degree in piano; she continued her training at Cal Poly Pomona and USC.
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April 1, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
David Sutherland is the director of three remarkable documentary films - I should say at least three, having seen only the last three - notable for their length and their depth: "The Farmer's Wife," from 1998, a 61/2-hour look at a farm family in crisis; the six-hour "Country Boys," from 2005, about two teenagers in Appalachia; and now "Kind Hearted Woman," set in North Dakota, Minnesota and southern Canada, which follows a Native American woman and...
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Sally Ride, who became the first American woman to fly in space when she rode in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, has died. She was 61. Ride died Monday at her home in La Jolla after battling pancreatic cancer, said her mother, Joyce Ride of Claremont. Besides serving as an astronaut, Ride was a NASA advisor who helped study the Challenger and Columbia disasters. She also taught at UC San Diego and began a website, sallyridescience.com . A Los Angeles native, Ride was a Stanford University graduate.
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