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August 1, 1996
President Clinton can and must immediately do much more to improve our national security than simply ordering changes such as stricter baggage inspections (July 26). Why do airlines in several other countries use an advanced X-ray scanner capable of detecting plastic as well as metal explosives, while only three U.S. airports have such a device? They are ex- pensive--up to $1 million each. It might take as much as $2 billion to equip airlines at the 75 busiest U.S. airports. But that's less than 1% of our tax money going to the military each year.
January 29, 2011 | By Kip Hawley
After this week's airport bomb attack in Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared that there was a "systemic failure to provide security. " That is difficult to dispute. But the claims of Domodedovo Airport's spokesperson that "we fully met all the requirements in the sphere of air transport security for which we are responsible" was probably also correct. Yet ultimately, dozens of people are dead and dozens more wounded. So who is to blame? What's wrong with the system? And are we in America also at risk?
July 20, 2008 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
Craig Johnson comes as advertised. Standing outside the Autry National Center on a boiling summer afternoon, the Wyoming-based crime novelist is decked out in a long-sleeve shirt made of heavy cotton, scuffed brown boots and a 10-gallon hat that provides shade, but not nearly enough. Spotting his interlocutor, Johnson sticks out his hand and delivers a booming "How ya doin'?!"
February 27, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Musically speaking, one of the best parts of the breakout success of “True Detective” is the window it opens into the world of the Handsome Family. The husband-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks composed “Far From Any Road,” used each week in the HBO mystery's opening credits, but that tells only a tiny part of their story. For the last two decades the pair has been using the blueprints of old-time country and western balladry to create dark but often lovely narratives set in the present.
March 8, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
If you missed the French series "The Returned" on Sundance Channel last year, or if it was just too opaque/mood-soaked/subtitled (i.e. French) for you, ABC now offers "Resurrection," a brighter if not bolder and certainly faster-paced (i.e. American) version of a world in which the dead begin returning to the ones they left behind. Based on the Jason Mott novel "The Returned," the series opens gorgeously enough with a young boy (Landon Gimenez) waking up in a rice paddy in China.
A drug developed at Scripps Research Institute has shown near-total effectiveness against a rare form of leukemia without the debilitating side effects that usually accompany cancer therapy, San Diego researchers say. Reporting in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the Scripps scientists were careful to point out that the cancer they studied, hairy-cell leukemia, is diagnosed in only 500 to 600 people a year in the United States.
The way detectives see it, Dr. Kenneth C. Stahl was a man who became snared in a deadly double-double cross. For months, they said, he had meticulously planned the murder of his wife. He left no detail to chance, from the romantic dinner to the impromptu ride later that night along a remote stretch of Ortega Highway, where two hired killers were supposed to meet the couple and carry out the hit. But something went wrong.
February 1, 1989
A Sun Valley man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grand theft Tuesday night after he tried to run over detectives who were gathering information for a search warrant, authorities said. Two Glendale detectives went to the home of Stephen Urquidez in the 7700 block of Shadycove Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to "scan out the area" for information to obtain a search warrant, Police Sgt. Mike Rock said. He said Urquidez, 26, is suspected of stealing an automobile in Glendale.
January 10, 1985 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
A detective testified Wednesday in the trial of accused mass murderer Kevin Cooper that Joshua Ryen, the young survivor of the 1983 Chino Hills massacre, told him three Mexican males committed the killings. But the investigator said he did not take 9-year-old Joshua's comments seriously because he had become convinced days earlier that Cooper, a black prison escapee, was responsible for the killings.
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