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April 17, 2013 |
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca demoted three top supervisors this week in connection with an alleged cheating scam during a regional law enforcement relay race last year, officials said. The allegations arose from the "Baker to Vegas" event - a foot race for charity that draws police agencies from several states. After that race, the event's organizers received word that one of the contest's faster participants was not a law enforcement employee. It turned out that the team representing the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau allowed someone not listed on their roster to jump in and run a leg, officials said.
January 31, 2013 |
Barely two months ago, Alex Smith stood alone under center as the NFL's hottest starting quarterback for one of its best teams. One concussion later, he is lost in the crowd. At the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl media day this week, the hardest thing about talking to Smith was finding Smith. While the team's stars spoke on stages set up on the Superdome field, Smith had no assigned spot and thus wandered through the media hordes on the sidelines, nearly invisible and seemingly irrelevant.
January 21, 2013 |
CHICAGO - It was just your typical Lakers game, with Pau Gasol demoted to reserve status, the NBA offering an apology a day too late and Dwight Howard practically no-showing as the windchill shoved the temperature below zero outside. One thing remained the same: The Lakers were losers again. The Chicago Bulls won, 95-83, the latest indignity in a Lakers season that unmercifully reached only its midpoint Monday at the United Center. Howard took five shots, made two and looked more than ever like a one-year rental as the Lakers (17-24)
December 21, 2012 |
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni certainly isn't afraid to take chances. In the span of 48 minutes Tuesday, he took away Metta World Peace's starting job and also parked Antawn Jamison on the bench the entire time against Charlotte. "If I'm experimenting, it means I'm not getting quite what I want," D'Antoni said. But what does World Peace want? It's always entertaining to find out. He initially said the right things about the demotion, claiming he would accept it for the betterment of the team but not wanting to go too in-depth about it, quickly touting his new music single ("Represented," for those who care)
November 26, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - Through most of the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, the federal police agency has held a starring role, built to seven times its previous size and favored by American advisors and dollars despite persistent troubles and scandals. But President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, who is meeting Tuesday with President Obama, has already demonstrated that one of his immediate actions will be to demote the police force, raising questions about his security policies at a time of heightened deadly violence across the country.
November 13, 2012 |
Gen. William “Kip” Ward, who was found by investigators to have improperly spent thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses, will retire as a three-star general, one step below the four-star rank he held when he was head of the U.S. Africa Command, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Defense. The decision to demote Ward was announced as official Washington is dealing with the resignation of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus as CIA director because of an extramarital affair.