CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating an incident in West Hollywood on Wednesday in which someone reported there was a gunman inside a car that was later determined to be owned by entertainment impresario P. Diddy. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said multiple patrol cars responded to the call Wednesday around 12:20 p.m. near Cory Avenue and Sunset Boulevard that alleged two armed men were inside a Maybach sports car in West Hollywood. "A search of vehicle did not turn up a gun," Whitmore said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2013 |
"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis faces up to five years in Los Angeles County jail after a jury convicted him Monday of nearly half a dozen misdemeanor counts in connection with assaults on three women. Francis, 40, was found guilty after a two-week jury trial on five charges -- three counts of false imprisonment, one count of dissuading a witness from reporting and one count of assault causing great bodily injury -- stemming from the Jan. 29, 2011, incident. "Whether a celebrity or not, you will be held accountable for your misdeeds," City Atty.
May 5, 2013 |
Thirty-eight years ago last week, I was among the last CIA officers to be choppered off the U.S. Embassy roof in Saigon as the North Vietnamese took the country. Just two years before that chaotic rush for the exits, the Nixon administration had withdrawn the last American troops from the war zone and had declared indigenous forces strong enough, and the government reliable enough, to withstand whatever the enemy might throw into the fray after U.S. forces were gone. That's the same story we told ourselves in Iraq when we pulled out of that country in 2011.
May 3, 2013 |
Janet Malcolm may end up best known for a single paragraph: the one that starts her 1990 book "The Journalist and the Murderer. " "Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible," she writes there. "He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse. " The indictment is more powerful because Malcolm never renders herself immune.
May 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Shortly after the FBI released photos of two Boston bombing suspects on April 18, several college friends texted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on their cellphones. One said Tsarnaev looked like suspect No. 2, who wore a white cap backward over tufts of brown curls. "LOL," Tsarnaev texted back. Later, he wrote again: "Come to my room and take whatever you want. " That night, according to an FBI complaint filed Wednesday in Boston, three young men entered Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where they all had met as students, and removed a laptop and a backpack full of fireworks that had been emptied of gunpowder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 |
When two groups supporting rival Los Angeles City Council candidates met on a street in Little Armenia last week, an afternoon of vote canvassing turned into an altercation. Two 17-year-old campaign workers for candidate John Choi claim they were stopped and threatened with violence by two men who are backing Mitch O'Farrell, Choi's opponent in the 13th Council District race. They allege that after they called a supervisor to come to the scene, a third man then approached and brandished a gun. Supporters of O'Farrell deny that account, saying it was the Choi workers who sparked the confrontation by falsely claiming that a prominent Armenian American leader had endorsed Choi.