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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2009 | Joel Rubin
The search for Los Angeles' next police chief is unlikely to be completed before the LAPD's outgoing leader, William J. Bratton, departs at the end of October, according to the schedule laid out by city officials overseeing the process. The expected timeline means it is likely that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be forced to appoint an interim chief -- a move he has said he is loath to make -- or leave the department without a head for a few weeks. That realization comes as the field of internal LAPD candidates planning to compete for the job widens significantly.
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WORLD
April 7, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter
TEHRAN - When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary Iranians. Opponents of the deal in the United States and the Middle East said much the same thing, warning that it would rapidly erode the international sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. It hasn't worked out that way. More than four months into the deal, many Iranians think the interim accord has done little to help them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2009 | By Andrew Blankstein
Former LAPD Deputy Chief Scott LaChasse on Thursday was named interim chief of the Burbank Police Department, taking the helm of an agency buffeted by multiple investigations and civil lawsuits. LaChasse, 61, a respected and experienced officer who served in the Los Angeles Police Department from 1972 to 2002, will take over for departing Chief Tim Stehr, who will have served about two years when he leaves the department Dec. 31. During his LAPD tenure, LaChasse oversaw 1,600 officers in the South Bureau.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Four months ago, Clay Helton was drawing up a postseason game plan and overseeing USC's staff as interim coach of the Trojans. He guided USC to a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State in December, and was subsequently rewarded when new Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian retained him as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Helton has spent the last four weeks installing the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian brought from Washington. The 41-year-old Helton had run a no-huddle system as Memphis' offensive coordinator before Lane Kiffin hired him at USC before the 2010 season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
The Orange County Transportation Authority board named Jim Kenan as interim chief executive of the organization Monday. Kenan, executive director of finance and administration, has been with OCTA since 1979. He will take over for Art Leahy, who led the agency for eight years and is leaving to head the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Kenan will serve in the post until the board names a permanent chief. -- Tami Abdollah
WORLD
January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Taking the post of Iceland's interim prime minister is an openly gay ex-flight attendant who parlayed her experience as a union organizer into a decades-long political career. Both parties forming Iceland's new coalition government support the appointment of Johanna Sigurdardottir, the island nation's 66-year-old social affairs minister. She will lead until new elections are held, probably in May.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to make an interim appointment to the seat left vacant by the death of Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy last month. The bill now moves to the state Senate, but it is unclear when that chamber might act. House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a Democrat, said the change is needed to ensure that Massachusetts continues to be represented by two senators until voters can choose a replacement in a January special election.
SPORTS
May 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Cito Gaston, who has been interim manager since Jimy Williams was fired May 15, was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays today. Gaston's appointment ended weeks of speculation of who would manage the American League club. The Jays had hoped to lure Lou Piniella from the New York Yankees but talks broke down last weekend over compensation. Terry Bevington, first base coach of the Chicago White Sox, also was given serious consideration, as was Bob Bailor, manager of the Jays' Triple-A International League club in Syracuse, N.Y. Gaston, who was the Jays' hitting coach when Williams was fired May 15, becomes the fourth black manager in baseball history, and he is the fifth full-time manager of the Jays.
OPINION
August 25, 2009
The ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has asked the Legislature of his home state to overturn a 5-year-old law under which the voters, not the governor, will choose a successor if Kennedy can't complete his term. Kennedy's unselfish idea probably won't be adopted, but it could help derail an unnecessary amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kennedy, who suffers from brain cancer, understandably wants a senator sworn in swiftly to help the Democrats enact healthcare reform, long a priority for him. He's also right on the general principle.
SPORTS
March 26, 2003
'He shouldn't have to coach that team. That's like coaching in the NBA Developmental League.' Charles Barkley, on Clipper interim Coach Dennis Johnson
WORLD
February 25, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Hoping to reach a consensus that would heal some of Ukraine's wounds, the country's acting president on Tuesday delayed the seating of an interim government for at least two days, even as opposition colleagues appealed to the Hague criminal tribunal to try fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovich on charges of crimes against humanity. Reports of mounting discord among ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine and gunshot wounds suffered by a top aide to Yanukovich further heightened a sense that Ukraine's stability is threatened as politicians jockey for position before the May 25 presidential election.
WORLD
February 25, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams, This post has been updated and corrected. See the notes below for details.
MOSCOW -- Ukraine's acting president said Tuesday that it would be at least two more days before an interim government is in place as further negotiations are needed to ensure that a genuine “coalition of national faith” agrees to see the divided country through to May 25 elections. Interim President Olexander Turchynov made the announcement to the parliament now dominated by opposition figures and defected members of fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of Regions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff's Department to work with interim Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department. The officials will look into how such a body could be structured and weigh in on whether they advise creating it at all. They will report back to the board by the end of June. The supervisors also asked the county's attorneys to look into what steps would be required to create a commission with legal authority rather than a purely advisory body.
WORLD
February 24, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev's main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post published on his Facebook page. “A criminal case has been initiated into mass murders of peaceful civilians,” Avakov wrote. “A warrant has been issued for the apprehension of Yanukovich and a number of other officials.” Yanukovich's movements in the last few days have been traced from Kiev to the Crimean Peninsula, Avakov said.
WORLD
February 4, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials insisted to a Senate panel Tuesday that a temporary deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear program is not about to destroy restraints on world trade with Tehran. At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the administration's top negotiator with Iran and its senior sanctions officials acknowledged that the Nov. 24 interim agreement with Tehran has set off a surge of contacts between Western corporations and officials of the long-isolated Iranian economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Scott Glover
Acting Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott on Friday suspended a controversial program that consisted of politically appointed civilian “field deputies” who served as aides to former Sheriff Lee Baca. The suspension of the program followed reports on KABC-TV Channel 7 news that raised questions about the extent of the deputies' duties. The most recent report aired Thursday night . Channel 7 reported that there were four employees of the program drawing a combined salary of $500,000 and receiving perks such as take-home cars and cellphones.
SPORTS
February 19, 2004
'As far as having a relationship with him outside of basketball, that's done from day one.' Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76er guard, after interim Coach Chris Ford benched him at the start of Tuesday's game for missing practice Monday.
SPORTS
April 9, 1989
Dave Odom, an assistant whose tenure as interim head coach at Virginia last season helped reverse the team's early-season slump, was named the head basketball coach at Wake Forest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott said Thursday that he left the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2005 because he felt the agency was "headed in the wrong direction. " "I saw inaction, and I saw a certain level of neglect," he said, referring to the rise in use of force incidents and other issues in the department. Scott said the department could have moved more quickly to reverse the trends. The comments came as Los Angeles County leaders gathered Thursday to swear in Scott before an audience packed with Los Angeles County sheriff's officials and other county employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department. Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott said, "I can assure you, I'm not going to be a place-holder here in L.A. County. I will begin the process immediately of restoring both the dignity to the men and women of L.A. County and the confidence and trust of the public that we serve.
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