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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Newport Beach police Monday afternoon were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Bay. Officers responded Monday morning to a report of a woman lying face down by the bridge at East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive, the Newport Beach Police Department said.  Officers determined that the woman was dead, police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said in a statement. On Monday afternoon, divers from the Orange County Sheriff's Department were preparing to enter the water to search for evidence, according to television news reports.
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NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the practice of high-speed trading on the stock exchanges. Holder, in testimony prepared for delivery before the House Appropriations Committee, said the Justice Department is investigating the use of computer algorithms and ultra-high-speed data networks to execute trades as a possible violation of antitrust laws. Firms that use such tactics, employing physicists and other scientists to predict changes in the markets sometimes only seconds in advance, have been around for more than three decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall
Peter Gleick, an internationally known Bay Area scientist, has returned to his post as president of the Pacific Institute following a three-month leave of absence prompted by his admission that he had assumed a false identity to obtain documents from a conservative think tank. In a statement released Wednesday, Pacific's board of directors said outside counsel had conducted an independent investigation that “supported what Dr. Gleick has stated publicly regarding his interaction with the Heartland Institute.
SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA tackle Torian White was released from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Twin Towers correctional facility late Tuesday night. White was arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault Sunday. The district attorney's office has returned the case for further investigation. Charges have not been filed. White was released without bail. White has been indefinitely suspended from the team. ALSO: Tiger Woods could have benefited from new golf rule Clippers face tough games at Minnesota, Oklahoma City LeBron James talking soccer partnership with David Beckham in Miami
NATIONAL
June 7, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON -- A two-star general in charge of U.S. Army forces in Japan has been suspended from his duties on suspicion of failing to properly investigate an allegation of sexual assault, the Army said Friday. Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison was suspended by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, and Army Secretary John McHugh, according to a statement. The Army provided no details about the alleged assault. The move is the latest in a string of incidents and reports that have focused attention in Congress and at the White House on whether the military is aggressive enough in prosecuting sexual assaults, which have increased steadily in the armed forces in recent years.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
Detectives decided to reopen the investigation into the death of actress Natalie Wood in part because of statements made by the captain of the boat Wood was on at the time of her death. L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca told The Times that homicide detectives want to talk to the captain based on comments he had made recounting the case on its 30th anniversary. Baca did not detail what the captain said regarding the case "He made comments worthy of exploring," Baca said. A law enforcement source added that the department had recently received a letter from an unidentified "third party" who said that the captain had "new recollections" about the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The investigation into the death of a newborn baby found beaten and burned in a trash dumpster in Oildale has come to a standstill, Kern County Sheriff's Department investigators said Thursday. “I've been working in law enforcement for 25 years and this is the only case that I can recall where the baby was murdered, dumped and abandoned, and we really have no indication who the parents were,” said Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt. “Obviously, this baby was the victim of a violent crime and it's a troubling case," he continued.
SPORTS
March 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Turns out, the NFL isn't dragging its feet on punishing the New Orleans Saints in the wake of their bounty scandal. The league is simply honoring the request of the NFL Players Assn., which asked for time to conduct its own investigation. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah confirmed as much Tuesday to the Associated Press. The union said last week that members of its legal team planned to look into the so-called pay-for-performance program, a system that was largely player-funded and paid rewards of $1,000 if an opponent was carted off the field and $1,500 for a knockout.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to examine the rape investigation and the Tallahassee Police Dept. Patricia Carroll said that detectives failed to interview key witnesses and that DNA tests were unreliable and incomplete. “The bulk of the investigation was into the rape victim,” she said. “I'm looking at an investigation of a rape victim, not a rape suspect. If victims are subjected on an ongoing basis to what this victim was there is a serious problem in the state of Florida and certainly the Tallahassee area.” Carroll said that the lead detective got a search warrant for her client's cellphone and social media accounts but failed to do the same for Winston and his two companions immediately after the accusations were made.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
So much for published speculation that findings on the sexual-assault investigation involving Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston would not be released until after this weekend. Willie Meggs, Florida's state attorney,  has scheduled  a Thursday news conference in Tallahassee to address the Winston case. "We think we have exhausted all investigative tools," Meggs said in a story posted on ESPN.com news services. The investigation is focusing on whether Winston sexually assaulted a female student last December, long before he became a national figure.
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