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July 25, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
The horrific train derailment in northwest Spain that killed at least 80 people was captured in chilling detail on security camera footage. The video, which was circulating widely Thursday, shows the train careening off the tracks as it rounded a bend, and then crashing into a security wall. Investigators are looking at speed as a possible reason for the derailment. Investigators told Spain's El Pais newspaper that the driver reported the train was traveling at nearly 120 miles per hour when it entered the bend on Wednesday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It was lost and now it's found, and the world of Orson Welles enthusiasts, which very much includes me, counts itself grateful and amazed. I am talking about 66 minutes of footage from an endeavor called "Too Much Johnson," which Welles shot in 1938, three years before "Citizen Kane" changed everything. Not only had this material never been seen publicly, it had been presumed gone forever when the villa in Spain where Welles thought it was stored burned down nearly half a century ago. Discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy, by local film society Cinemazero and beautifully restored via a collaboration between the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and the National Film Preservation Foundation, "Too Much Johnson" is ready for its Los Angeles close-up.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012 | By August Brown
Beatles or Stones? It's the oldest question in rock, but in some unreleased archival footage from director Peter Whitehead's " Charlie Is My Darling ," one doesn't have to choose. The lore-inspiring film is soon getting a proper release, and the new edition has some extra footage that will warm the hearts of partisans for either band. The documentary followed the Stones on a tour of Ireland around their time their hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" topped charts in 1965. In this new scene, the band plays goofball acoustic takes on the Beatles' "I've Just Seen a face" and "Eight Days a Week.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Is "Oh, Jesus" really a new series on TBS?  No, but it is part of the mini-sketch Conan O'Brien aired on his show Tuesday night riffing on the news that an ancient papyrus scroll had been discovered with purported proof that Jesus had a wife. "We have something better than a 'scroll' to prove that Jesus was married," O'Brien told the audience. "Don't ask us how, we actually have very rare footage. " He couldn't even get through the set-up without laughing at the ridiculousness of it. So in O'Brien's "footage" we see Jesus and wife in not exactly domestic bliss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Los Angeles police have released video surveillance footage of the assailant believed to have stabbed a 35-year-old man to death Friday in South Los Angeles, just a block from his home. The footage shows William Jennings, 35, walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard around 10:25 p.m., when he appears to be confronted by the assailant. A brief dispute ensues, during which, the assailant takes out a knife and repeatedly stabs Jennings to death. The assailant then walks off, leaving Jennings on the ground.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Perhaps you have heard of Justin Bieber, a young Canadian immigrant whose stated hobbies include hanging out with friends, skateboarding and doing "normal things . " Perhaps you've also heard of his music career. But did you know that Floridians could plausibly argue that they had a legal right to watch footage of Bieber urinating in a Miami Beach police station? For various reasons that involve possible drug use, possible drag racing and definitely high-powered media attorneys, this profound constitutional question had to be considered by a Miami-Dade County judge this week.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Video footage inside Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard shows Aaron Alexis "calmly" walking down the hallways of four floors and stepping into offices, firing indiscriminately at people and reloading from shotgun shells he had stuffed inside the pockets of his black cargo pants. The footage, disclosed Thursday by FBI Director James B. Comey in a news briefing, makes clear the 34-year-old civilian contractor on Monday morning was not targeting any individuals but rather was intent on shooting as many people as possible, even shooting a security guard and grabbing his weapon to continue the killing.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Gossip website TMZ.com re-edited graphic footage of a 19-year-old man being shot to death outside a Hollywood nightclub, following an online protest from the teen's family that drew support from more than 212,000 people. The family of the victim, Andre Lowe of South Los Angeles, publicly called on TMZ.com to take down the shaky, hand-held video showing a fist fight that spread into a melee, and ended with two shots being fired and the young man sprawled motionless on the pavement.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2008 | From Reuters
Missing footage from Fritz Lang's classic 1927 film "Metropolis" has been discovered in a small museum in Argentina. "We were overjoyed when we heard about the find," said Helmut Possmann, head of the German foundation that owns the rights to the silent film. "We no longer believed we'd see this. Time and again we had had calls about supposed footage but were disappointed." With its cold, monumental vision of mechanized society, "Metropolis" forged a template for generations of science-fiction cinema, and its enduring influence has been cited on films from "Blade Runner" to "Fahrenheit 451" and "Star Wars."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1994
Writer-director Phil Alden Robinson ("Field of Dreams") will present footage taken during the siege of Sarajevo at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium. Hosted by the Central Library, PEN Center USA West and the Hollywood Policy Center, "Reflections on Bosnia" will also feature Maher Mathout, senior adviser to the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Matthew Naythons, author of "Sarajevo: A Portrait of the Siege"; and Michael J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
ORLAND, Calif. - Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday. "Our fire expert reviewed the median and the highway, and found no physical evidence of fire before the impact," said Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Fire engulfed both vehicles after the crash. Those findings contradict the eyewitness accounts of a couple whose Nissan Altima was sideswiped by the truck.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Robert Abele
As the found-footage horror genre reaches the please-lose-it-again point, "Alien Abduction" arrives to remind us how tedious the camping trip set-up has become as well. Taking the notorious "ghost lights" above North Carolina's Brown Mountain as its inspiration, the movie purports to be Air Force-leaked footage from an 11-year-old autistic boy's camcorder of how things went horribly wrong for his family on a weekend nature outing. (Considering some of the eye-level shots, he must be a very tall 11-year-old.)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
“Fifty Shades of Grey” became a phenomenon thanks in large part to its titillating content -- but at CinemaCon on Tuesday, Universal Studios was more focused on romance than raunch. Before introducing never-before-seen footage from the movie, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, studio Chairman Donna Langley promised the crowd the pair “have the kind of chemistry that could turn this into the next iconic romance.” The event highlighted the difficult line Universal must walk between the material's more earnest romantic aspects and its more explicit hardcore scenes.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
When promoting a big-budget summer film, there are plenty of stops at which movie stars are expected to shill their product. Actors hole up in fancy hotels for press junkets, trade banter with David Letterman and fly overseas to walk red carpets. But many also appear at a less talked-about event: CinemaCon, a Las Vegas conference attended by about 3,000 movie theater owners, studio executives and concession distributors. This week, some of Hollywood's biggest names - Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Dwayne Johnson, Adam Sandler - will head to Caesars Palace to show off footage from their coming movies and mingle with exhibitors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The latest entry in the found-footage subgenre, "The Den" centers on its eponymous Internet hangout where purveyors of snuff films lurk. Grad student Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia), who has received a grant to research the chat network, soon witnesses some ghastly goings-on. Writers Zachary Donohue (who also directs) and Lauren Thompson have seemingly recycled a 2010 "The Daily Show" segment about the Chatroulette website before giving an inspired nod to Nigerian scammers and then offering an underdeveloped reference to Russian roulette.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Perhaps you have heard of Justin Bieber, a young Canadian immigrant whose stated hobbies include hanging out with friends, skateboarding and doing "normal things . " Perhaps you've also heard of his music career. But did you know that Floridians could plausibly argue that they had a legal right to watch footage of Bieber urinating in a Miami Beach police station? For various reasons that involve possible drug use, possible drag racing and definitely high-powered media attorneys, this profound constitutional question had to be considered by a Miami-Dade County judge this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"The Devil Inside" was a surprise hit at the box office this weekend - a micro-budget horror film with no stars and plenty of bad reviews, the film came out of nowhere to gross $33.7 million and become the third-highest January opening in Hollywood history. But far from a novelty, "Devil Inside" is the first in a new wave of films that use the conceit of "found footage" - movies that blend fantastical plot lines with supposedly real video - due for release in the coming year.
WORLD
May 2, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Pakistani TV station broadcast footage of a fire said to be at the compound near Islamabad where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. President Obama announced the death to the world, saying the Al Qaeda leader died in a firefight with U.S. special forces. No Americans were injured in the raid, Obama said, although a senior official said that one of the helicopters used in the operation was damaged and had to be destroyed. Photos: Osama bin Laden is dead Pakistani security forces sealed off the area, turning journalists away.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dying to see Justin Bieber's junk? Well, a judge on Tuesday squashed those weird hopes, ruling that while additional surveillance video footage would indeed be made public, shots of the singer urinating must have his private parts blurred or blacked out. Call that a score for human decency, we say. Though the world will still be able to witness the 20-year-old peeing in a cup and a jailhouse toilet, so maybe we spoke too soon. Miami-Dade County Judge Bill Altfield told lawyers in court Tuesday that despite Florida's liberal privacy laws regarding evidence going public, Bieber "has not lost his expectation of dignity, and that's what's most important here.
SCIENCE
March 3, 2014 | By Amina Khan
Scientists have strapped cameras onto free-swimming sharks, capturing a shark's-eye view of their underwater world. The footage from 14 tiger sharks, six Galapagos sharks, five sandbar sharks, five bluntnose sixgill sharks and a prickly shark is the first to be taken of sharks, by sharks in their natural environment. One clip from a camera attached to a male sandbar shark show the pursuit of a female; another shows its wearer's point of view as it meets up with dozens of other sharks in a mixed group - including sandbars, oceanic blacktips and scalloped hammerheads - and swimming together for most of the day. The discoveries, presented last week at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, reveal the complex daily lives of these fierce, sharp-toothed swimmers in their natural environment.  “I was really amazed by all the images we got back,” said lead author Carl Meyer, a marine biologist at the University of Hawaii.
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