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May 22, 1987 | Associated Press
About 50 conscientious objectors clashed with supporters of Barcelona's Socialist Mayor Pasqual Maragall early today, just after the official start of campaigning for municipal elections, police said. There were no arrests and no one was seriously hurt.
December 11, 2009 | By Rich Connell
The head of Metrolink could be moved aside and a new, interim chief executive named to run Southern California's regional commuter rail service as early as today, The Times has learned. The agency's board has scheduled a special, closed-door session to discuss Chief Executive David R. Solow's position, as well as a new management job being created to oversee a major safety improvement project, records and interviews show. Details of the potential shake-up remained under wraps, and the board still must take action to proceed.
February 24, 1988 | United Press International
Four gunshots were fired early today at a tugboat from a bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens, shattering windows on the pilothouse and injuring the captain in what police said was strike-related violence.
October 27, 2009 | Todd Martens
U2's concert at the Rose Bowl shattered attendance records at the venue as more than 100,000 people, including Rose Bowl staff, took in the band's Southern California stop on its 360 Tour, according to the venue's general manager, Darryl Dunn. Yet the number of fans who watched the concert online probably dwarfs that tally. Final figures aren't in yet from Google-owned YouTube, which streamed the concert live, but the page housing the concert has received close to 7 million "channel views."
February 17, 1985 | United Press International
A police sergeant said to be depressed over his forced retirement Friday killed his wife and two teen-age children and then himself. St. Louis County police identified the officer as Virgil Twillman, who was said to be on leave from the University City Police Deparment in suburban St. Louis. Police said Twillman called a daughter by a former marriage who lived in Washington, Mo., early today and said, "This is a good day to die."
January 15, 1985 | Associated Press
An unidentified man shot himself early today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, authorities said. The man, described as in his early 30s, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
August 27, 1987 | United Press International
Another of Britain's first septuplets died today, leaving only one of the seven babies born in Liverpool 12 days ago, the Liverpool Maternity Hospital said. A spokesman said Laura, born to Susan and Neil Halton, died early today. The lone survivor, a boy named Kane, remained in poor condition.
October 7, 1987 | United Press International
By an overwhelming majority, voters in Alaska's largest city have decided to change the name of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center. With most of the votes tallied early today, about three-fourths of the voters said they do not want the centerpiece of downtown Anchorage named after the slain civil rights leader.
February 11, 1985
A man is suspected of having killed his girlfriend and then setting fire to her second-floor apartment in South-Central Los Angeles early today, injuring the woman's daughter and a neighbor, police said. The woman, who officials said was in her early 20s, was found dead in the living room of the apartment in the 1500 block of Manchester Boulevard after the blaze that began shortly before 2 a.m. A neighbor was in fair condition at L.A.
December 24, 1992
Several U.S. markets will close early today, Christmas Eve. New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ market: 11 a.m. PST. Most commodity markets: between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. PST. The U.S. Treasury market and other credit markets: 11 a.m. PST. Foreign exchange: Most transactions expected to conclude by 11 a.m. PST.
January 6, 2009 | Kim Murphy
Former comedian Al Franken was declared the top vote-getter Monday in Minnesota's long-disputed U.S. Senate race, but incumbent Republican Norm Coleman pledged an immediate legal challenge that could delay the final outcome for months. The Senate is scheduled to convene today with one other seat in doubt: Roland Burris' appointment to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the chamber is under challenge.
October 31, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Four miles of fouled Orange County coastline will remain closed to swimmers through at least this afternoon after 580,000 gallons of raw sewage gushed from a Laguna Beach pump station early Wednesday, health officials said. Beaches from Crescent Bay to Camel Point, two miles north and south of the spill, were contaminated with waste.
June 13, 2008 | Mike James, Times Staff Writer
LA JOLLA -- Considering the scores didn't exactly resemble those at that annual birdie binge known as the Bob Hope Classic, the players liked the tough-but-fair course setup after Day 1 at the 108th U.S. Open. Particularly the players in the morning. So the USGA seems, at least for this round, to have hit its target right on the flagstick. Late in the day, however, the greens got dryer and bumpier, which could become a factor by the time the final groups tee off late Sunday.
January 22, 2008 | Tom Petruno and Walter Hamilton, Times Staff Writers
Stock markets worldwide on Monday suffered one of their worst routs since the 2001 terrorist attacks on growing fears that U.S. economic woes could turn global boom times to bust. Foreign markets, most of which had been sliding in recent weeks along with U.S. shares, faced a barrage of selling that left many of them down more than 5% for the day, and some down as much as 8%. The German market dived 7.2% -- the equivalent of the U.S. Dow Jones industrial average plummeting 871 points.
December 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. stocks ended broadly lower Monday, led by smaller issues, as a morning rally gave way to profit taking. Early today in Asia investors were jolted by a plunge in the Thai stock market, after the country's regulators required banks to lock up 30% of new foreign exchange deposits for a year to curb currency speculation. The move caused the main Thai stock index to plummet 10% before trading was suspended. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average finished with a loss of 4.
September 23, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County residents and weary firefighters were bracing Friday for another long weekend of raining ash, heavy smoke and high anxiety as forecasters predicted a return of Santa Ana winds. Several days of calm weather were expected to end early today, and east winds forecast at 35 to 45 mph could send the Day fire's western edge closer to Ojai, Santa Paula and Fillmore.
June 7, 1990 | United Press International
A fire broke out early today in an unoccupied guest bedroom at the ocean-front mansion of embattled developerDonald Trump, causing smoke damage, firefighters said. There were no reports of injuries and it was not known whether any Trumps were at the home, called Mar-A-Lago. Trump bought the home, built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, a few years ago.
January 8, 1988 | Associated Press
The body of the man who said he hijacked an Aeromexico DC-9 plane in a "moment of rashness" was found hanged in a cell in the Nuevo Leon State Penitentiary early today, authorities said. Marco Ganem Velazquez, 37, apparently hanged himself with his own sweater. Ganem was charged here Thursday with the hijacking of a Tijuana-to-Mexico City flight that ended here Tuesday with his arrest.
September 3, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
Saturday's session of the U.S. Open was lost to rain, and perhaps the only person happy about that was Andre Agassi. Agassi, who is in his last pro tournament and has survived to the third round after two long, late-night dramatic victories while nursing a sore back, got an additional day's rest with the postponement. He will now play qualifier Benjamin Becker of Germany at 8 a.m. PDT today.
October 28, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
AT&T Corp. may be history, but its name will live on. SBC Communications Inc., which could get federal approval as early as today to acquire one of the nation's most iconic companies, said Thursday that it would adopt the AT&T name as its own. The announcement, which SBC hinted at previously, came as antitrust lawyers in the Justice Department cleared the $16-billion merger as well as the $8.5-billion purchase of MCI Inc. by Verizon Communications Inc.
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