CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 |
A man posing as a representative of entertainer Nick Cannon is suspected of swindling jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars from retailer Fred Segal in Santa Monica. Police said the store got a call from someone who said Cannon, husband of pop star Mariah Carey, needed jewelry, according to KABC-7 . An employee then took thousands of dollars of jewelry to the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and gave it to a man who was posing as Cannon's security guard. The "security guard" then disappeared, KABC-7 reported.
August 1, 2013 |
Nick Cannon, who appeared on "All That" with Amanda Bynes back in the day, has written an open letter on his website to his "sister," pledging his support in her time of need and declaring her situation to be "no laughing matter. " Bynes is on an extended psychiatric hold for evaluation after being involuntarily committed on a 5150 call in Thousand Oaks early last week. She was detained after starting a small fire in a stranger's driveway and igniting her own pants in the process, then fleeing to a nearby liquor store to rinse off her small dog, which may have had gasoline on it. The "America's Got Talent" host was moved to write the letter , he said, after being " hit with an onslaught of questions about someone I consider family, someone I watched grow up, and someone I genuinely feel is one of the most pleasant human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting, Amanda Bynes.
June 15, 2013 |
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Hundreds of riot police surrounded a park in central Istanbul on Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons in a renewed push by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to restore order after two weeks of demonstrations that have exasperated his government and exposed the country's deepening political divide. Police forces surrounded Gezi Park shortly before nightfall. They moved beneath sycamore trees toward tents and crowds of hundreds of protesters. Some demonstrators reportedly threw rocks but the dissidents appeared to be overwhelmed by security forces, whose lines spread into adjoining Taksim Square.
June 15, 2013 |
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Hundreds of riot police firing tear gas stormed a central Istanbul park Saturday, tearing down tents and clearing out demonstrators in a bold, if politically risky, move by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stem more than two weeks of antigovernment protests. The police assault at twilight sent hundreds of protesters scurrying for cover as street clashes echoed through the city. The swift and overwhelming action by security forces highlighted the country's deepening political divide and the potential danger Erdogan faces in further provoking a large segment of Turks critical of what they see as his authoritarian tendencies.
May 29, 2013 |
Apparently, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer feels she just hasn't yet done enough to tarnish her state's reputation. After defiantly defending SB 1070, the noxious Arizona law that sought to bully immigrants into leaving the state - only to have the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the bulk of it - she is now waging a new fight against immigrants. Brewer is back in federal court, this time defending her 2012 executive order denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have been granted temporary protection from deportation by the Obama administration.
May 7, 2013 |
Mariah Carey, whose clash with fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj has made headlines overshadowing the talent competition, warned Fox before the season began that having herself and the rapper-singer on the same panel could cause trouble, said her husband, Nick Cannon. In an appearance on the "KTLA Morning News," Cannon said of the feud, "My wife [had] foreseen all this. She tried to tell the network, 'I don't think this is going to work. I'm afraid ... I don't need this.'" Cannon said Carey warned that pairing her and Minaj on the same panel was "taking it in the wrong direction, because this is going to turn into one of those reality shows.