November 26, 1990 |
NASA and the manufacturer share the blame for a flawed mirror that prevents the $1.5-billion Hubble Space Telescope from focusing clearly, a member of a NASA panel said. The investigative panel's final report on the telescope will criticize both the space agency and the Perkin-Elmer Corp., said John Mangus, head of the optics branch of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's space technology division. The report is to be released Tuesday.
November 5, 1987 |
The congressional Iran-Contra committees today approved their final report, amid Republican complaints that the Democrat-dominated panels investigating the scandal were too politically motivated and too tough on President Reagan. The report, expected to be released in mid-November, apparently leaves open the question of Reagan's role in the possibly criminal diversion of money from the Iran arms sales to the Nicaraguan Contra rebels.
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April 25, 2002 |
Promoters hawked "Free the Valley" T-shirts outside and tempers flared inside as the state commission reviewing San Fernando Valley secession heard its final report on the subject Wednesday, flipping the long-running debate into the chaotic world of elective politics. The commission is expected to vote May 15 on whether to put the matter before voters this fall. With an election apparently shaping up, the campaigns for and against secession are solidifying.
June 29, 1993 |
In what it described as "our final heartfelt public plea," the National Commission on AIDS issued its last report Monday, calling upon the President, Congress and the country to face squarely the "human disaster" created by the epidemic. "As a nation, we can do vastly better in confronting this crisis than we have to date," the panel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1992 |
County lawyers have been receiving some unusual phone calls since retired Judge James G. Kolts started investigating the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Confused deputies and department officials call to ask: Who is this guy? What is he up to? Should I hand over the documents he's asking me for?
November 19, 1987 |
A year after the eruption of the Iran-Contra scandal, the harsh judgment of congressional investigators fell heavily upon two of President Reagan's oldest and closest allies: the late CIA director William J. Casey and Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III. Casey, the select House and Senate committees concluded Wednesday, misused the nation's intelligence processes "to support the policy he was promoting" in Central America.
October 2, 2013 |
"Glee" star Cory Monteith died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use and ingestion of alcohol, according the final report from the British Columbia Coroners Service issued Wednesday. The report also ruled the 31-year-old's death accidental. The final findings support initial results of the July 13 death of the young actor, who had long battled addiction. Monteith, who played sweet jock Finn Hudson on the Fox musical dramedy, was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.
January 18, 2012 |
On the night before he released 56 exotic animals from their cages on his Ohio farm and killed himself with a bullet to the head, Terry Thompson reportedly turned to the man who worked with him and said he "had a plan. " He was determined to "find out" about the things that were bothering him, including questions about his marriage and how he would face his impending confinement over a criminal conviction, according to a report released Wednesday. The report, by investigators with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, doesn't explain why Thompson decided to free the animals, but it does offer the clearest picture to date of the events leading up to the tragedy.
March 26, 2012 |
Congress should pass online privacy legislation and businesses should voluntarily change how they handle personal data to protect consumers in the fast-evolving digital world, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. The agency issued a lengthy final report that reiterated its longstanding call for online advertisers and makers of Web browsers to enact a "Do Not Track" system that allows consumers to prevent the collection of data about their Internet surfing. The report also called for new rules for data brokers, including legislation to give consumers access to information about them collected by those companies.
October 24, 2011 |
"Students' Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated," one headline announced. "Civil Rights Movement Education 'Dismal' in American Schools," declared another. The alarming headlines, which appeared in newspapers across the country, grew out of a report released three weeks ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center, "Teaching the Movement," which claims that the civil rights movement is widely ignored in history classrooms. By not teaching it, the report claims, American education is "failing in its responsibility to educate its citizens to be agents of change.