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January 7, 2002
"What You Can Do Before the Paramedics Arrive" (Dec.17) was very informative. I checked with a physician about the effectiveness of taking just a single aspirin if the patient feels a heart attack is imminent. He said that chewing the aspirin before swallowing it would increase the absorption rate in the stomach, rather than having to wait until the tablet is absorbed. ADELAIDE TATTO Pacoima
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Jason Wells
Authorities continued their hunt Thursday morning for what they said was an "aggressive" mountain lion that killed a 100-pound German shepherd in Fontana and came at police officers "a total of four times" amid a hail of bullets before retreating. Authorities said they do not believe that the large cat -- deemed an "imminent threat" to public safety -- was hit by the gunfire, prompting an overnight search that continued into the predawn hours Thursday. Fontana police said in a statement that the incident began about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd.
October 5, 2003
In his ode to Cincinnati ["Cincinnati Hits a Home Run," Sept. 7], Steven Rosen quotes Dickens, Churchill and Longfellow in praise of that fair city but leaves out a comment reportedly made by Mark Twain. When asked what he would do if he knew the end of the world was imminent, Twain replied he'd move to Cincinnati, because everything happens there 20 years later. John P. Newman Los Angeles Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
February 28, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Here are some findings that could scare you to death: In a study published this week, Finnish and Estonian researchers report that they have identified specific levels of four chemicals circulating in the blood that offer a reliable signal that death is near. The four harbingers of death can be readily detected in a blood sample, and are even predictive when seen in apparently healthy people, their new study shows. It's not just a life insurance saleman's dream. The study, released this week in the journal PLOS Medicine, suggests that several potentially deadly conditions -- cancer, cardiovascular disease and a welter of non-vascular causes of death -- may share signs, and even origins, that have been hidden in plain sight.
August 22, 2009
In bringing criminal charges against an Internet radio host and blogger who wrote that three judges "deserve to be killed" for their ruling in a 2nd Amendment case, the U.S. Justice Department isn't risking much public criticism. But the prosecution of the despicable Hal Turner looks like an attempt to punish speech, not action. Turner long has ranted against public officials and others who don't share his right-wing views; his rhetoric is so vile and his manner so confrontational that they border on incitement of violence.
November 3, 2003
In his Oct. 30 commentary, Benjamin Schwarz's reasoning for forgiving President Bush is as disingenuous and ridiculous as the softball headline, "Bush Fibbed, and That Might Be OK." And to warn Democrats against judgment because of previous Democratic presidents was absurd. There was already a serious war going on that would have eventually engulfed the U.S. when Franklin Roosevelt "maneuvered" the United States into war, and Harry Truman never "hyped" us into a preemptive war as President Bush has. There was no reason to forgive them because they did nothing wrong.
August 30, 2002
If Saddam Hussein really is a mortal threat who will have a nuclear bomb "fairly soon," then our present administration has been pitifully negligent in presenting its evidence to the U.N. and to the Congress (Aug. 27). If he is indeed the imminent danger that Vice President Dick Cheney says, then why has President Bush gone on record to say that no imminent attack is planned? Can't the president get a clear message to the country and the world? Douglas L. Hall Los Angeles I do not recommend charging into Iraq to remove Hussein.
In a move the government called a warning to disgruntled aerospace workers tempted to peddle U.S. defense secrets, a former Lockheed engineer was indicted Thursday on charges of attempted espionage for allegedly trying to sell secret plans concerning the Sea Shadow, a Navy stealth project. John Douglas Charlton, 62, allegedly tried to sell the plans concerning the ship and other projects to an FBI agent posing as an official of an unnamed Western European government, according to prosecutors.
February 10, 2004
Re "Ricin Forces Senators to Improvise," Feb. 5: Seems to me the anthrax and ricin found in government offices are a much greater "imminent threat" to the U.S. than Saddam Hussein ever was. Here we find lethal poisons in the highest government offices in the land and no one blinks an eye. You can just imagine this administration's response if we had found the ricin and anthrax in Iraq! Bart Bogy Whittier
August 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A final agreement ending a 24-year Muslim revolt in the southern Philippines is expected to be signed in Indonesia in two weeks, government officials said. The deal, which calls for the creation of a rebel-led council to supervise development in 14 southern provinces, has provoked widespread protests from Christians in the southern islands.
February 27, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
In the midst of what is expected to be Southern California's wettest storms in two years , Long Beach officials took steps to restrict water usage citywide. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners declared an imminent water shortage. Residents will now be  barred from watering their lawns except on Mondays, Thursdays, or Saturdays, and restaurants cannot serve water to customers unless they request it. In addition, Long Beach has ongoing prohibitions on watering between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and hosing down sidewalks and driveways without specialized hoses.
January 13, 2014 | By Anthony York
FRESNO -- Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday his administration would soon declare that California is officially in the midst of a drought. “It's coming,” Brown said of a formal proclamation when asked during a press conference at Fresno City Hall. “Just be patient.” A recent survey of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains found the state's water reserves are at just 20% of normal levels. Other measures have declared 2013 to be the driest year in California history. “It's really serious,” Brown said.
November 22, 2013 | By Paul Richter
GENEVA - A deal to limit Iran's nuclear program appeared close to completion Friday as negotiators from six world powers and Tehran smoothed remaining conflicts and top diplomats began arriving to join the talks. After a rocky day Thursday, negotiators appeared for now to have overcome their differences on Iran's entitlement to enrich uranium and on how to curb progress on a partially built nuclear research reactor that Western powers view as a particular threat. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry left late Friday for Geneva to help "narrow the differences and move closer to an agreement," the State Department said.
August 19, 2013 | By Tina Susman
The lawyer representing a 25-year-old man who became the first to settle a civil suit against Penn State arising from sexual abuse committed by its former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, says more settlements are imminent in the coming days. Thomas Kline, who represented a man known in court documents as Victim 5, said Sunday there were 25 more cases to be settled following the wrap-up of his client's on Friday. "It's my understanding that documents have been sent out or are on their way to the lawyers of other Sandusky victims.
August 5, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
An 8-year-old boy who was found last week in a washing machine filled with water is on life support with "death imminent," officials said Monday. The Castaic boy's condition was announced Sunday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Per protocol, as a result of the impending death, the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau has taken over the case from the Special Victims Bureau. Detectives went to the hospital Sunday afternoon to learn more about the circumstances.
June 15, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
TARTUS, Syria - War may be ravaging much of Syria, but there is no sign of conflict on bustling streets here, where diners wearing designer sunglasses order freshly caught fish at seaside cafes and gaze out on a palm-fringed expanse resembling a slightly tattered version of southern France or the Greek isles. Absent are the rows of pulverized apartment blocks that mark parts of battleground cities like Homs, Damascus and Aleppo. But that doesn't mean this ancient port - once home to Phoenicians, Romans and Crusaders - hasn't suffered its share of losses.
November 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesian volcanoes spewed hot ash, molten rock and clouds of dark smoke, and scientists warned that a violent eruption could happen at any moment. The most threatening was Mt. Kelud on densely populated Java island, where a dome of magma was forming under a crater lake and soaring temperatures overheated monitoring equipment. A few hundred miles away, Anak Krakatoa, or "Child of Krakatoa," fired pumice and lava onto its slopes off the northern tip of Java.
March 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher said Monday that he expects President Bush to name a new head of the space agency within two weeks. Fletcher, who said months ago that he wanted to retire, made the announcement in an impromptu news conference after the launching of the space shuttle Discovery.
April 2, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw's agent was at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, but a new deal between the Dodgers and their ace didn't appear imminent, according to people familiar with the situation who weren't authorized to speak on the matter. Kershaw's representatives were known to be discussing a contract extension with the Dodgers in the days leading up to opening day. Kershaw said in spring training that he didn't want negotiations to carry into the regular season. After his spectacular performance in the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Kershaw wouldn't say if that was still the case.
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