CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 |
A shooting that left a woman dead and a man injured Sunday morning in South San Gabriel is being investigated as a murder and attempted suicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The shooting occurred Sunday morning in the 8100 block of Celito Drive , said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the sheriff's department. Sheriff's deputies found a couple with gunshot wounds when they arrived at the home, according to the department. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man was taken to a local hospital, where his condition was unknown, Thomas said. The couple, both in their early 20s, had a 2-year-old son together and were separated, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
May 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq OMX Group will pay $10 million for botching Facebook's initial public offering last year, a debacle that shook investors' confidence in Wall Street. Nasdaq's penalty would be the biggest ever paid by an exchange, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which faulted the firm's "poor systems and decision-making" during one of the most-watched IPOs of all time. “This action against Nasdaq tells the tale of how poorly designed systems and hasty decision-making not only disrupted one of the largest IPOs in history, but produced serious and pervasive violations of fundamental rules governing our markets,” George Canellos, the SEC's co-director of enforcement, said in a statement.
May 20, 2013 |
It wasn't like the movies. Seven of the police officer's bullets hit the robber. An eighth hit a hostage, Andrea Rebello. Both were killed, and a standoff was over. The repercussions, however, had just begun. The death of the 21-year-old Hofstra University student after a botched home robbery early Friday morning has shaken the Long Island community of Hempstead, N.Y. As a university community prepared to say its final goodbyes to Rebello, whose funeral is set for Wednesday, Nassau County police officials have faced a raft of questions over whether the unnamed officer made a criminal mistake or was simply forced into an impossible dilemma.
May 20, 2013 |
Canadian singer Alexis Normand probably will have to leave the building the next time she hears the U.S. national anthem being sung. Because she tried to sing it Saturday before a hockey game and botched the lyrics. Before a game in the Memorial Cup hockey tournament, Normand came out to sing the U.S. and Canadian anthems. All seemed well, until she got a couple of lines into the song. Apparently, she had memorized a new version of the song most of us are unfamiliar with. The new version had lines such as: "At the twilight's last first gleaming" "Through the perilin nigh" "Whatsoever we swayed and the twilight still be there" "And the rifle's boom boom, the bombs bursting in air" At this point, in the best part of the video, the fans in the stands, who you have to figure are almost all Canadian, begin singing the song loudly, helping Normand out. Normand was extremely apologetic afterward.
March 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The legal fallout from Facebook Inc.'s botched initial public offering last year isn't over, although regulators approved the $62-million plan by Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. to repay brokerages that lost money in the debacle. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's approval Monday does not stop the government or other parties from taking further legal action against Nasdaq for losses suffered in the Facebook IPO fiasco in May. Swiss banking giant UBS, for one, tallied its losses at $357 million and wants more money back than the settlement could offer.
February 23, 2013 |
The San Antonio Spurs gathered at their training facility last fall to watch a film showcasing their playoff defense. It could have been titled: "I Know What You Didn't Do Last Summer. " They were mostly flat-footed as Russell Westbrook sped past them for layups and Kevin Durant elevated for jumpers and James Harden made the late three-pointer that ultimately swung the Western Conference finals toward the Oklahoma City Thunder. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich forced his players to view their Game 5 defeat in that series in its entirety, a 108-point presentation on botched defensive rotations and missed help opportunities.