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April 2, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, This post has been updated. See the note below for details
WASHINGTON -- Officials investigating the deaths of two prosecutors in Kaufman County, Texas, have turned their attention to a former local official there who lost his job in a corruption probe and had allegedly made several threats against the two victims, according to a federal law enforcement official who has been briefed on the case. The local official was arrested for alleged possession of stolen property after he was caught on surveillance cameras, the source said. He apparently sought to work a plea deal but did not prevail, and since losing his job has issued a number of threats, including retaliation against the two prosecutors who were killed in Kaufman County.
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NEWS
January 30, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is not thrilled about the prospect of spending $7 million on a meaningless beauty contest. But that's the situation the state finds itself in, after Show-Me State Republicans opted to award their delegates based on a March party-run caucus instead of the Feb. 7 state-funded primary. "It's a bad idea for all kinds of reasons," Carnahan said in an interview Monday in Washington, where she is attending a meeting of the National Assn.
OPINION
January 13, 2011
Some of Los Angeles' elected leaders are suffering one of their periodic bouts of forgetfulness, this time about what it means to have or avoid a conflict of interest. Over at Los Angeles County, Supervisor Don Knabe thinks it's no big deal that he regularly takes action on matters before him that could benefit clients of his son, lobbyist Matt Knabe. Neither the supervisor nor his lobbyist son makes any apologies for those issues; each says he is merely doing his job. At Los Angeles City Hall, Councilman Dennis Zine showed a tad more sensitivity when he quietly recused himself from a matter before the council that would affect a client of his girlfriend, also a lobbyist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2014 | By Anh Do
Police said they have a person of interest in custody in connection with separate assaults on five women that occurred on a single day in Garden Grove and Anaheim. The man was taken into custody at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6100 block of Robin Way in Buena Park, said Garden Grove police Lt. Ben Stauffer. But authorities will not officially name a suspect in the assaults until victims positively identify him, Stauffer said Saturday. They did release a composite sketch of the suspect.
SPORTS
February 7, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers share “a mutual interest” in a long-term contract extension, General Manager Ned Colletti said Thursday. Colletti wouldn't say whether the club has started negotiating a new deal with Kershaw's representatives and made clear he wants details of any talks to remain private. “This is not going to be a daily discussion point for us publicly,” Colletti said. “But there is a mutual interest.” Earlier in the day, USA Today reported that Felix Hernandez agreed to a seven-year, $175-million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
NATIONAL
August 6, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
OAK CREEK, Wis. -- A “person of interest” sought by investigators in connection with the shooting Sunday at a Sikh temple here has been identified and ruled out as a suspect, an FBI spokesman said. Leonard Peace of the FBI said the man, whom he declined to identify, “has been located, interviewed and ruled out in connection with the investigation.” Earlier Monday, officials displayed a photograph of the man, who had showed up at the shooting scene, and said they wanted to talk with him, even though they were convinced that a single gunman was responsible for killing six and wounded three.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
The New York Jets are interested in playmaking receiver DeSean Jackson, the former Long Beach Poly High and California standout who is under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles through 2016. Jets owner Woody Johnson, speaking at the NFL owners meeting Sunday in Orlando, Fla., said that the 27-year-old receiver and kick returner was among a group of players in whom the team had an interest. The major issue is the $10.25 million owed to Jackson this season, a cost the Eagles might be willing to shed.
NEWS
January 8, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
In rejecting a challenge to President Obama's policy to continue embryonic stem cell research, the Supreme Court wisely chose Monday to further vital research over the interests of competing scientists and religious groups. The court did not issue a decision. Instead, it rejected a petition to hear arguments in an appeal of a 2011 ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which decided the National Institutes of Health could continue embryonic stem cell research from lines derived from already destroyed embryos.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Chauncey Billups was voted by the NBA general managers as the active player who would make the best head coach someday. One little problem. Billups isn't quite interested. "It's an honor to have all the GMs think of me like that," Billups told The Times. "The irony in it is that I really never had a real desire to be a head coach in the NBA. Not to say that I won't, but I never really had that desire. " That's too bad for prospective players. After suffering a season-ending Achilles' tendon injury in February , Billups had a big influence on the team from the bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Inglewood police said Wednesday that they were questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of two women. Three people were critically injured in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at an apartment complex in the   11700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard , Inglewood police said. The two women, identified by police as Crystallyn Nguyen, 18, and Dora Lee Dawson, 68, were taken to the hospital, where they died Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
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