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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.
March 29, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - The spiral of former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks continued with his arrest near Barstow on Thursday night on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects. The incident came just hours after state lawmakers in Carson City, Nev., expelled him from office in an unprecedented move, calling him “potentially dangerous.” Officials say the 41-year-old Brooks was arrested about 7 p.m. on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road. He is being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga on $100,000 bail, jail officials told the Los Angeles Times.
March 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
The popular cable TV series “Breaking Bad,” now in its climactic fifth and final season, is keeping much of America on the edge of its couch, with fans anxiously guessing how the show will end. Xavier Macafee might have taken that anticipation a tad too far, New Mexico officials told the Los Angeles Times. The 29-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested last week, accused of burglarizing the car of "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston in late December. Officials say he stole a script for the series, which is set in New Mexico.
August 29, 2010 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits mug shotsAn attorney for Paris Hilton and her boyfriend -- who were arrested in Las Vegas late Friday -- urged the public not to rush to judge the pair. Hilton and Cy Waits, in a Cadillac Escalade, were pulled over by Las Vegas police, who said they smelled marijuana. Officers found a small amount of cocaine inside Hilton's purse, police said at a press conference Saturday. Hilton flew back to her home in Los Angeles and has not made a comment. Her attorney, David Chesnoff, released a statement urging people not to make a "rush to judgment.
April 19, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced the end of “an important chapter” late Friday night in the Boston Marathon bombing with the arrest of a fugitive suspect. But Obama said the search is just beginning to find out why the attack was launched and who may have been involved.  “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” he said, explicitly classifying the alleged perpetrators of the crime as “terrorists.” Whatever “hateful agenda” propelled the attackers, Obama said, it “cannot prevail.” “They have already failed,” he said, because  Americans refused to be terrified and intimidated.
June 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Adam "Pacman" Jones' streak of steering clear of trouble with the law since signing with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2010 seems to have come to an end. He apparently reported the news of his own arrest Monday morning on Twitter: Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for .... - ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013   Mike Florio of NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Jones would be turning himself in to authorities later in the day after an alleged incident at a bar Thursday following a Cincinnati Reds game.
March 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown, who sat in jail over the weekend since his arrest after authorities revoked his probation, is expected to face a judge Monday - the same judge who on Friday ordered him held without bail, according to L.A. Now . The R&B singer was arrested at a Malibu rehab facility where the court had ordered to remain even after completing 90 days of court-ordered treatment for anger management. The 90 days came after Brown was arrested in October in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of assault while on probation related to his 2009 pre-Grammys assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna.
January 31, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Officials are searching for two people in the slaying of a Texas prosecutor outside the Kaufman County Courthouse Thursday morning. Mark Hasse, 57, was shot to death after getting out of his car on his way to work, witnesses said. Authorities offered a $36,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the case, and said they expected the amount to double by Friday. Hasse was an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County. Investigators were sifting through his cases for clues.
September 1, 2009 | Stacy St. Clair
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich blames overzealous prosecutors and political enemies for his downfall in a new book that offers glimpses of his rocky six-year tenure and his upcoming defense against federal corruption charges. "The Governor" describes his arrest on charges that included trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama last year. In keeping with the governor's long-held position that he's been victimized by rivals and "unethical" prosecutors, Blagojevich writes that his guiding thought in selecting a new senator was, "How much do I love the people of Illinois?"
September 29, 2009 | Harriet Ryan and Richard Winton
Roman Polanski's attorneys helped provoke his arrest by complaining to an appellate court this summer that Los Angeles County prosecutors had made no real effort to capture the filmmaker in his three decades as a fugitive, two law enforcement sources familiar with the case told The Times. The accusation that the Los Angeles County district attorney's office was not serious about extraditing Polanski to facing sentencing in a child sex case he fled in 1978 was a minor point in two lengthy July court filings by the director's attorneys.
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