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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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April 15, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig remained silent Tuesday about the Los Angeles Magazine article that told a story of his escape from Cuba and the death threats he purportedly received last year from human traffickers under control of a major Mexican drug cartel. Manager Don Mattingly said he has spoken to Puig to check on his mental state. Asked how Puig seemed, Mattingly replied, “Fine.” Mattingly said he hadn't read the article but had heard about it. He said he wasn't worried about the team's safety.
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July 18, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Holy Controversy, Batman! Rotten Tomatoes, the popular movie review website, said it took the unprecedented step of shutting down comments about early reviews of one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year --"The Dark Knight Rises"-- after remarks grew especially heated and even threatening. "Death threats, rape threats are not OK, and that's what was happening," Matt Atchity, the site's editor in chief, told the Los Angeles Times. "At one point, we had seven people dedicated to [moderating]
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Carla Hall
There are so many things wrong about the Dallas Safari Club's ludicrous auction of a permit to hunt a black rhino in order to raise money for conservation of black rhinos. Let's just start with the idea that the club has the temerity to call this effort a “fundraiser,” implying some charitable goal -- when the real goal is to offer a clever way to persuade the Namibians to grant a permit outside their country (which they usually don't do) and get some public relations cover for the safari club.
SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been forced to cancel a series of book-signing dates because of death threats. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," Worthy Publishing said in a statement. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family decided to cancel the events.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Death threats tweeted at Ellen Page are under investigation by Los Angeles police, who have sought a search warrant for account-tracing information from Twitter. "I'm going to murder Ellen Page. She's dead," an unidentified user wrote, according to L.A. Now . Another message, reported by TMZ , indicated jealousy as a possible motive. (The “Inception" actress was photographed leaving a Kings game with Alexander Skarsgard in June.) "Ellen Page," the threat read, "if you continue to date Alexander I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year ... Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you're signing autographs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
The attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, a brain-dead 13-year-old girl, says he has received death threats and harsh criticism over his work on the case. Christopher Dolan told the San Jose Mercury News that people have accused him of exploiting McMath and her family by fighting medical experts who say she is legally dead.  "If it was my daughter, I'd do everything I'm doing for this family," he told the paper. Jahi underwent surgery Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Matea Gold
Among the emails Sarah Palin fielded while she was on the campaign trail were a batch of vicious threats against her life. On Sept. 12, 2008, she received a message through the state of Alaska's website that accused her of being racist and suggested that she would have joined the Ku Klux Klan if she were a man. "She doesn't belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the...
SPORTS
May 18, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As he sat at the podium, Coach Mike Brown's infectious smile and enthusiasm suddenly evaporated. It had nothing to do with the Lakers' 2-0 deficit to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals. It had nothing to do with basketball. It had everything to do with fans issuing profantiy-laced death threats to the Twitter account of Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife, Kristen, after he missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in the Lakers' 77-75 loss to the Thunder in Game 2 on Wednesday.
OPINION
September 27, 2010 | By Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Daniel Huff
Earlier this year, after Comedy Central altered an episode of "South Park" that had prompted threats because of the way it depicted Islam's prophet Muhammad, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris proposed an "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. " The idea was, as she put it, to stand up for the 1st Amendment and "water down the pool of targets" for extremists. The proposal got Norris targeted for assassination by radical Yemeni American cleric Anwar Awlaki, who has been linked to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight and also to several of the 9/11 hijackers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
The attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, a brain-dead 13-year-old girl, says he has received death threats and harsh criticism over his work on the case. Christopher Dolan told the San Jose Mercury News that people have accused him of exploiting McMath and her family by fighting medical experts who say she is legally dead.  "If it was my daughter, I'd do everything I'm doing for this family," he told the paper. Jahi underwent surgery Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Davy Arnaud, captain of the Montreal Impact, recently received a death threat after his mistake led to a loss, leading his club and Major League Soccer to file a report with Montreal police. Arnaud lost control of the ball in a home game June 29 against the Colorado Rapids, who won, 4-3, in stoppage time. Colorado's Chris Klute stole the ball from Arnaud, setting in motion a counterattack that led to the winning goal by Tony Cascio. Arnaud took full responsibility for the decisive play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 | By James Rainey
The 380,000-member International Union of Operating Engineers likes to tout a history stretching back to the 1890s of bringing skilled labor to construction projects and the operations of large buildings across the nation. But a group of dissident members from the southern reaches of California and Nevada say that proud record has been tainted by union bosses they allege have engaged in embezzlement, kickbacks and intimidation. The insurgents are members of two of the union's biggest units, Locals 12 and 501, which represent a total of nearly 30,000 workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2013 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - She introduced herself as Sarani Hernandez and said in Spanish that she needed help. She took a seat in the lobby of the police station. Officer Elizabeth Sousa was asked to talk to her. It was a quiet morning a few days after Thanksgiving. She listened as the woman began telling the story of an abduction. Her two boys were being held in Juarez, Mexico, she said; they were U.S. citizens. Hernandez opened her cellphone to a picture of Edwin and Angel, sent as evidence they were still alive.
WORLD
May 2, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
The death of an Indian prisoner attacked behind bars in Pakistan set off an uproar Thursday, as protests erupted and the Indian government demanded justice in the politically sensitive case. Sarabjit Singh had spent more than two decades in Pakistani prisons after being convicted of spying and carrying out a string of deadly bombings. His family claimed he had accidentally strayed into Pakistan and was wrongfully convicted. After Singh was brutally attacked by other inmates Friday, his family and the Indian government pleaded for him to be returned to his homeland for medical treatment.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Note to Mark Mihal: That's not what they mean by a hole in one. Mihal was playing golf with some friends at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., on Monday. On the 14th fairway, Mihal was trying to gauge the distance from his ball to the hole when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed him. Mihal fell 18 feet, getting a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. “I felt the ground start to collapse and it happened so fast that I couldn't do anything,” Mihal said. “I reached for the ground as I was going down and it gave way, too. It seemed like I was falling for a long time.
SPORTS
September 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A Liberator's Cup semifinal soccer match was suspended after alleged death threats against the referees, the South American Soccer Confederation said. The match between Atletico Nacional of Colombia and Olympia of Paraguay was to have been played Wednesday at Medellin. The allegations were made by Vasco de Gama of Brazil, which lost to Atletico Nacional at Medellin last Wednesday, eliminating them from the South American club championships.
SPORTS
June 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
A man accused of sending 70 obscenity-laced death threats to the accuser and prosecutor in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case was sentenced Monday to nine months in a federal prison camp. Cedric Augustine, 38, of Long Beach pleaded guilty in March to a single felony count of making interstate threats. A mental evaluation had concluded that Augustine is mildly retarded but able to make decisions for himself. He broke down in tears several times during the hearing.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found a new team to play for next season: ESPN. Lewis said Tuesday that he has been hired by the network to be an analyst for NFL games on ESPN radio and TV. "ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I'm excited to join their team," Lewis said. "I'm ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can't wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I've already known for years.
SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been forced to cancel a series of book-signing dates because of death threats. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," Worthy Publishing said in a statement. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family decided to cancel the events.
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