July 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders from both parties are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address newly raised questions about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly biological attacks. In letters issued Thursday and last week, the leaders said their questions were prompted by a July 8 Los Angeles Times article that identified repeated shortcomings in BioWatch's performance, including dozens of false alarms that signaled apparent terrorist attacks when none had occurred.
March 29, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz. -- The Angels are on the verge of trading disgruntled outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians, according to a CBSSports.com report. Peter Greenberg, the agent for the 38-year-old veteran, said Thursday night that he had not received confirmation from either club about a deal, and neither the Angels nor Indians would comment. Abreu's potential role with the Angels seemed to shrink with every weak ground ball and popup - he's hitting .087 (4 for 46) this spring - and every hit by Kendrys Morales, who is poised to take over the Angels' designated hitter role after missing 1 1/2 seasons because of a broken left ankle.
June 27, 2011 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann deflected allegations Sunday that she and her immediate family had benefited from government assistance despite her demands to cut the federal budget, saying hundreds of thousands of dollars for her family farm and a counseling clinic went to employees and her in-laws. "My husband and I did not get the money," the Minnesota Republican said on Sunday news shows one day before officially opening her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa — her birthplace. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Bachmann, a "tea party" favorite, had benefited from government funds and federal farm subsidies.
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May 15, 2011 |
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside home, said his wife, Brie. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October.
March 23, 2011 |
The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions and, perhaps toughest of all, Richard Nixon. Yet it's still there, providing a network of about 7,500 ground-level volunteers each year helping remote communities with construction projects, educational programs and healthcare delivery.
January 21, 2011 |
Declaring that it is now stronger than before the recession, Los Angeles-based City National Corp. reported 37% higher fourth-quarter earnings, even after two large one-time charges, and doubled its dividend to shareholders. The parent of City National Bank said after the close of trading Thursday that it earned $39.7 million, or 74 cents a share, up from $29.1 million, or 38 cents, in the final quarter of 2009. Excluding the two one-time charges, fourth-quarter net income totaled $47.1 million, or 88 cents a share, the bank said.