July 25, 2013 |
An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday. They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain's history. A State Department spokesman did not provide details of the American casualties. Spain train derailment: Watch the footage President Obama offered “heartfelt gratitude to the government of Spain and to the rescue personnel who are working to locate the missing and treat the injured - including at least six Americans.” “Today the American people grieve with our Spanish friends, who are in our thoughts and prayers,” Obama said in a statement.
July 25, 2013 |
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.
July 24, 2013 |
Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000 people are estimated to have participated in the march, making it one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was there, and is that day's last surviving speaker. Journalist Bill Moyers was also there.
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July 22, 2013 |
Video footage from a reality television program shows that a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective lied in court testimony and in arrest reports involving two car theft cases, the district attorney's office said. Prosecutors concluded that Det. Anthony Shapiro "willfully, knowingly and intentionally" made false statements when he claimed to have fully read suspects their Miranda rights, according to a memo obtained by The Times. Footage shot by television cameras for the TruTV program "Bait Car" shows that Shapiro never fully read the suspects their constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent and have an attorney present during questioning, prosecutors said.
July 15, 2013 |
Pete Rose is banned from Major League Baseball for gambling, but are networks that carry the national pastime prohibited from showing old footage of Charlie Hustle? That's what Fox's baseball commentator Tim McCarver told sports radio host Dan Patrick on Monday morning during an interview to promote the network's coverage of Tuesday night's All-Star game. "Major League Baseball does not like us showing video of Pete Rose on our air and from my understanding, ESPN's too," McCarver said.
July 13, 2013 |
Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him. Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives in College Park, Md., doing research for a biography on President Franklin Roosevelt's director of war information. The 16-millimeter film showed Roosevelt visiting the Navy's U.S. heavy cruiser Baltimore on July 26, 1944. FOR THE RECORD: Roosevelt wheelchair: An article in the July 14 Section A about rare film footage showing President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a moving wheelchair said that President Clinton dedicated a statue in 2006 depicting Roosevelt in a wheelchair.
July 8, 2013 |
SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA, has been testing a new reusable 10-story rocket out at its facilities in McGregor, Texas. It's a little strange to see a rocket fire up its engines, blast off, and then hover in the air -- outside of a science fiction movie. Each time they go a little higher with the 10-story Grasshopper rocket, and it's impressive footage. During the latest flight on June 16, the rocket blasted off, rose 1066 feet, hovered and landed safely on the pad. At that height, the rocket flew higher than the U.S. Bank Tower, tallest building in Los Angeles.
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May 30, 2013 |
About six weeks after Michael Jackson's death, an AEG executive told a producer for the “This Is It” documentary to delete footage of the singer looking too “skeletal.” Witnesses in the Jackson family's wrongful-death suit have testified that they were worried about the singer's health and dramatic weight loss in the day before his scheduled comeback tour and had expressed concerns to tour officials. The paramedic who came to Jackson's Holmby Hills home after the 911 call on June 25, 2009, testified that the singer was so emaciated that he thought Jackson was an end-stage cancer patient who had come home to die. FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial “Make sure we take out the shots of MJ in that red leather jacket at the sound stage where the mini-movies were being filmed,” AEG Live president and co-chief executive Randy Phillips wrote.
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May 20, 2013 |
Warning: explicit language in video. This post has been updated. See below for details. Two new videos from a cellphone showing Kern County deputies restraining a screaming David Sal Silva and then them seemingly trying to revive him were released by an attorney for witnesses who recorded the confrontation that resulted in the father of four's death. ABC23 on Monday posted one video showing deputies positioned over a screaming Silva, seemingly controlling his movements, and a second one of them trying to revive him. Silva died May 8 about an hour after the altercation, during which authorities say Kern County sheriff's deputies wielded batons to control Silva.
April 26, 2013 |
In the sequence, filmed in downtown Los Angeles last summer, Justin Bieber appears in a characteristically swaggy black suit, running through a grimy warehouse. At every turn, he's besieged by camera-wielding commandos - ninja-like paparazzi - who pop out of the woodwork to photograph the teen pop phenom's every move. While his song “She Don't Like the Lights” (from the deluxe edition of Bieber's smash 2012 album “Believe”) plays in the background, the singer is shown handing out beat-downs, dispatching the paps with acrobatic kicks to the head.