June 12, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. told a Senate committee Tuesday that members of the Department of Justice's national security division have been recused from participating in new investigations into leaks of classified information to the press, but he insisted that the decision does not signal they were part of the unauthorized disclosure of secret material. He also said that he and FBI Director Robert Mueller III have already been interviewed by two teams of prosecutors about what they knew about the leaks into secret drone attacks, cyber warfare and other clandestine operations.
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August 27, 2013 |
A grass fire apparently sparked on the side of a freeway in Fairfield spread quickly, scorching five homes and forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of residences, police said Tuesday night. Two of the homes were destroyed by the blaze that broke out along Interstate 80 on Tuesday afternoon and three others were damaged, the Fairfield Police Department said. The homes were along Marigold Drive. As flames were pushed by winds, officers went door to door to evacuate homes and apartments and make sure no one was trapped inside.
April 16, 2012 |
The Pentagon is investigating 10 U.S. military members in a widening probe into whether an advance team of Secret Service and military personnel hired local prostitutes or engaged in other misconduct before President Obama visited Colombia for a summit last week, U.S. officials said. The Pentagon investigation is focusing on five Special Forces Army soldiers, two Marines, two Navy personnel and one member of the Air Force, a U.S. military official said. The Navy and Air Force personnel are members of explosive detection unit, the official said,.
July 9, 2013 |
Turkish Olympic officials say they are cooperating with an international anti-doping investigation that has targeted their athletes and will assist in punishing anyone found to have used performance-enhancing drugs. "The [National Olympic Committee] of Turkey is taking this matter very seriously and we are urgently reviewing all alleged and any confirmed doping cases involving Turkish athletes," said a statement sent to The Times on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, track and field's international governing body confirmed that rumors of widespread doping in that country had triggered the investigation.
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April 23, 2013 |
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has launched a criminal probe into possible patient dumping by a psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, a spokesman said Tuesday. Trutanich's office is trying to determine whether Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital improperly dumped patients in Los Angeles, as alleged in an investigation by the Sacramento Bee. "If we were to be able to find patients and we could determine that the patients were sent here...
June 7, 2013 |
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.
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June 12, 2013 |
A high school drama teacher praised by gay-rights advocates for staging “Rent” in 2009 after opponents deemed the Tony Award-winning songbook's themes of AIDS and prostitution too racy for teens is under investigation following an altercation with a student, officials said Tuesday. Ronald Knight Martin, 57, is on paid leave from Corona del Mar High School, pending a battery investigation, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman Laura Boss confirmed. Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said investigators are interviewing witnesses about an incident of non-sexual battery that took place on an unspecified date this year. Citing the confidentiality of a minor, Manzella declined to say whether the alleged victim was the teacher or the student.
November 17, 2011 |
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.
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February 1, 2012
Oct. 2010: A worker at a CVS pharmacy in the South Bay notices the images of children blindfolded, with tape over their mouth while processing film belonging to teacher Mark Berndt. He alerts Redondo Beach police. Dec. 2010: Redondo Beach police turn over investigation to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after concluding the photos were taken at Berndt's classroom in an unincorporated section of South L.A. Jan. 3 , 2011: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detective Marvin Jaramilla goes to Berndt's Miramonte Elementary School classroom.