December 22, 2011
Five directors break down their shortlisted documentaries: " 'If a Tree Falls' is a cautionary tale for our times: What happens when people feel like the system isn't working or listening to them? What happens when nonviolent civil disobedience is met with police wielding pepper spray canisters? Some of the footage in the news last month looks like it could have been pulled from our film, and if the past is any indication, those kinds of actions radicalize people and push them out of the democratic process — and towards things like the Earth Liberation Front.
July 22, 2010 |
A top BP official acknowledged Thursday the he didn't review a key document that could have hinted of a potential problem with the well under the Deepwater Horizon, the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico April 20. The document was a report by Halliburton, the company responsible for cementing the well's casings and sealing the well, that showed computer-generated projections that a well design plan considered on April 18 could result...
July 25, 1992 |
Bavaria's state government urged Bonn on Friday to press Israel for a document that alleges police, not Palestinian kidnapers, killed Israeli hostages at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Bavaria asked Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel to ask for a secret German report that the Israeli press has said showed police accidentally shot the athletes during a rescue attempt.
May 2, 1989 |
The judge in the Oliver L. North trial, piqued over attempts by the press to force disclosure of a classified document given to the jury, warned Monday that he may have to declare a mistrial if efforts by reporters are successful. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell told news media lawyers at a hearing on the issue that if he is compelled to release the document he may have to discharge the jury, which is still deliberating criminal charges against North. Gesell did not explain how making a document public that jurors already have seen might lead to a mistrial.
June 19, 1986 |
The World Jewish Congress released a German army document Wednesday that appears to show that Kurt Waldheim, Austria's president-elect, was aware of the slaughter of women, children and other innocents in Greece during World War II. The document, a captured 1944 intelligence report found in the National Archives, was the first released by the New York-based group since Waldheim, former secretary general of the United Nations, won the Austrian presidency in a June 8 runoff election with 53.
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February 26, 2013 |
Even as Irvine police were trying to confirm the identities of a young couple found shot to death in an Irvine parking garage early this month, the department's on-duty watch commander received a late-night call from former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan. According to an Irvine detective's search warrant affidavit released Monday, Quan had seen an early news report of the double homicide at the condo complex at 2100 Scholarship. Quan, the document states, was worried that his daughter, Monica, 28, who lived there, might be a victim.