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June 3, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
School officials, send your sexy emails from home. Nancy Sebring was a promising superintendent in the Des Moines Public Schools who, like many other superintendents , was hopping to the next job. In her case, she was to lead the Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska. But after reporters dug up explicit emails that she had sent to a lover from her work account and had tried to cover up, both school districts have been embroiled in controversy. You might consider this an anatomy of a hiring catastrophe.
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BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
AOL and Yahoo made changes to its email policies this month that will cause messages sent by some of their users to not be delivered. The changes have to do with the companies' DMARC email specification policies, and they are being adopted to prevent spammers from sending messages out of fake email accounts that are made to look like ones served by Yahoo and AOL. Spamming from these types of accounts is known as "spoofing. " VIDEO: Unboxing the Tonino Lamborghini Antares smartphone Yahoo made the change earlier this month and was followed on Tuesday by AOL , which adjusted its policy after many of its users complained spammers were sending messages to their friends and contacts from accounts that looked like their own. In some cases, spoof spam was being sent from email accounts that had been deleted by users long ago. But while the DMARC changes will circumvent spoof spam, it will also cause headaches for users whose email messages will no longer be delivered, said John Levine, an expert in email infrastructure.
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NATIONAL
December 6, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel and Jenny Deam, Los Angeles Times
DENVER — In the hours after the Aurora, Colo., movie massacre on July 20, faculty and classmates at suspected gunman James E. Holmes' university were horrified to realize he had once been among them. More than 1,500 emails to and from Holmes were made public Wednesday. The emails — released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where he had been a neuroscience doctoral student — were from Holmes' two university email accounts. An additional 2,300 internal university staff emails surrounding Holmes' alleged attack also were released.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy commander has been relieved of duty for sending "inappropriate" emails and text messages to female enlisted sailors, Navy officials said Thursday. Allen Maestas was relieved as executive officer of a beachmaster unit. The decision was made by Capt. Kevin Flanagan, commander of Naval Beach Group 1 in Coronado. Beachmaster units are assigned to transport combat Marines and equipment to the shore in landing-craft-air cushion craft and other means. Maestas has been temporarily assigned to the staff of Naval Beach Group 1. The operations officer has assumed the duties of acting executive officer until a permanent replacement arrives in June, officials said.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Google is looking to get even more personal. The Internet search engine is experimenting with including information from users' Gmail accounts in search results. It's part of Google's effort to make itself even more relevant to users and maintain its dominance in search, which drives most of its revenue. Gmail has more than 425 million users. They can already sift through their emails to find a receipt from Amazon.com or an invitation from a friend. Now if they are logged into Gmail, they can also see a list of relevant emails when they search Google.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google's Gmail service. Gmail has added an "unsubscribe" button that users will see at the top of promotional messages they receive. If they click the button, Gmail will try to ensure they no longer receive such material from that sender, Google said. The Silicon Valley tech giant said it implemented the feature as a way to benefit both recipients and senders of marketing emails.  PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor Without the new "unsubscribe" button, users typically have had to delve through tiny text at the bottom of unwanted messages looking for links to "unsubscribe" pages on companies' websites.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel and Jenny Deam
DENVER -- More than 1,500 emails to and from accused mass murderer James Holmes were made public for the first time Wednesday. The emails, released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where Holmes was a neuroscience doctoral student, are from his two school accounts. Holmes, 24, faces 166 charges in the July 20 shooting spree that killed 12 and wounded at least 58 just past midnight during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in a packed Aurora theater. He is being held without bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission unsuccessfully sought an emergency court order Friday demanding The Times and others surrender internal emails about its behind-the-scenes efforts to give USC control of the stadium. In the emails, commission officials discuss such topics as limiting public debate of a proposed USC lease of the taxpayer-owned Coliseum and excluding state officials from closed-door talks on the deal. The documents also show the panel's then-president and its top administrator tallying the commission's expected vote on the lease terms weeks before they were made public.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
This is not the kind of news Harvard University would like: First, an allegation of widespread cheating, then an internal hunt for an email leak at the university, and now, a partial apology by the administration for searching the correspondence of resident deans. The story begins in 2012, a dark time for Harvard University. More than 100 students had been accused of cheating on a take-home exam for an introductory-level class on Congress -- a humiliating scandal for the institution, whose graduates so often become the elected officials their undergraduates study.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
AOL Mail has changed its policies to prevent spammers from sending messages out of addresses that are made to look like real AOL email accounts. The company announced the change Tuesday afternoon after numerous users took to Twitter to complain that their accounts were being used to send spam and that changing their passwords was not resolving the issue. Some users complained that spam was being sent from AOL accounts that had been deleted. That was possible because the spam messages were not being sent from users' actual accounts.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
You've got (spam) mail. Several AOL users are complaining on Twitter that their email accounts have been hacked and are being used to send out spam to others. Multiple users have said that their accounts have been affected despite not being used in a long time. Among them is Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. "I've gotten a couple of emails from friends telling me that my AOL account had been hacked and that they were getting spammed by it. The thing is, that account has been closed for at least two years," Parsons said in an email.
TRAVEL
April 20, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Get more quality time out of your vacations, let alone weekends at home, with this app. Name: AwayFind Available for: Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (requires iOS 6.1 or later) What it does: It alleviates the need to check your email continually by letting you filter which topics and people you need to hear from when you're away. Assign the priority email addresses or keywords and AwayFind will send you an SMS text to your smartphone when they arrive.
NATIONAL
March 26, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON - The head of the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that it would take years to turn over all the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in its investigation of the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups. During a confrontational hearing, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said he needed more time to comply with the committee's request for the email correspondence of Lois Lerner, a former IRS official in charge of the agency's nonprofit division.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON - Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than most in Congress, does not get intimidated when talking bluntly to Pentagon brass. She has faced tough times before: She was left for dead on the tarmac of an airfield in Guyana during a fact-finding mission 36 years ago, when followers of cult leader Jim Jones killed the congressman she was working for and hit her with five bullets.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google's Gmail service. Gmail has added an "unsubscribe" button that users will see at the top of promotional messages they receive. If they click the button, Gmail will try to ensure they no longer receive such material from that sender, Google said. The Silicon Valley tech giant said it implemented the feature as a way to benefit both recipients and senders of marketing emails.  PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor Without the new "unsubscribe" button, users typically have had to delve through tiny text at the bottom of unwanted messages looking for links to "unsubscribe" pages on companies' websites.
NEWS
May 13, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Amazon.com email - Online shoppers should be careful if they receive emails that appear to be from amazon.com, but actually are attempts to steal victims' financial information, the Better Business Bureau said in a recent alert. The scam emails include the subject line, "Your Cancellation," the BBB said. Anyone who receives a suspicious email that appears to be from Amazon should visit the Amazon website directly by typing www.amazon.com into their browser, then sign into "your account" to see whether the email was valid, the BBB said.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels and Brian Bennett
Port Authority officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie knew that the closures they engineered on lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September were causing serious delays for emergency responders but still ordered the closures to continue, documents released Friday show. The documents, more than a thousand pages of emails and texts between Port Authority officials and staff, curious reporters and Christie staffers, did not clarify what the New Jersey governor knew about the lane closures, which he said were engineered by his staff without his knowledge, apparently as retribution to the Fort Lee mayor, who had failed to endorse his reelection campaign.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook has begun notifying users that it plans on retiring its '@facebook.com' email addresses in a few days, bringing to a close a failed initiative by the company to replace users' email with its own messaging system. The company this week said it has begun notifying those who use "@facebook.com" that soon they will no longer be able to receive email in their Facebook Messages inbox. Come March, any emails sent to users' "@facebook.com" addresses will be forwarded to the address they have listed as their primary email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
An internal L.A. County Sheriff's Department email obtained by The Times raises new questions about the role former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka played in the handling of a jail inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Federal prosecutors allege that seven current and former deputies took part in a conspiracy to hinder the FBI by, in part, hiding Anthony Brown within the jail system after they learned he was an informant. Brown was secretly providing information to the FBI about deputies suspected of being corrupt or abusive.
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