March 25, 2014 |
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Calm seas returned Wednesday to aid the search for the missing Flight 370, but public protests and the first legal filing on behalf of a passenger hinted at a stormy forecast for Malaysia and its state-supported airline. Executives of Malaysia Airlines said Tuesday that they would pay at least $5,000 to each of the families of the 227 passengers aboard the Boeing 777 that disappeared March 8, but the gesture appeared to provide little comfort to distraught relatives, about 100 of whom marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, where some clashed with police.
March 17, 2014 |
Newsweek's blockbuster claim that it had found the creator of the bitcoin virtual currency is coming under intense scrutiny after a strongly worded denial by a Temple City man whom the newsmagazine dubbed "the face behind bitcoin. " Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has hired a law firm and issued a statement late Sunday saying he wanted to "clear my name. " When the story was published in early March, Nakamoto, 64, found himself at the center of a media circus as well as a raging online debate about whether he was the programmer who invented the currency that has become a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon.
February 8, 2014 |
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley returned home Saturday after a one-week hospitalization in an intensive care unit because of an unspecified illness, his law firm said. Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago from a business trip to Arizona on Jan. 31. He underwent several tests, but a spokeswoman for his law firm did not elaborate this week on whether doctors were able to determine what caused Daley to feel disoriented.
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February 7, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 officials receiving warning letters from the state ethics agency after their campaigns received improper contributions from a lobbying firm, representatives said Friday. A firm headed by Kevin Sloat has reached a tentative agreement with the state Fair Political Practices Commission to pay more than $100,000 in fines involving violations of California's campaign finance laws, according to sources familiar with the investigation who are not authorized to speak publicly.
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January 31, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Three days after a jury found him guilty of eight felony counts, state Sen. Roderick Wright reported Friday that political supporters have helped him raise $248,000 for his legal defense fund. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury found Wright guilty of voter fraud and perjury after prosecutors said he lied about living in his Senate district when he ran for office. Wright reported Friday that he had raised $89,200 last year for the account, bringing the total raised since 2011 to $248,000.
December 2, 2013 |
If you live in Southern California, you've gotten - or will get - a parking or speeding ticket. It's an immutable law of nature. And in tandem with this natural phenomenon, a cottage industry of legal professionals has taken root to assist people in navigating and, possibly, beating the system. Take, for example, a company called the Ticket Clinic, which has offices throughout the region and boasts that it "may be your best bet for getting your traffic ticket dismissed. " Among other services, the Ticket Clinic says, it can "keep additional points off of your driving record" and "prevent skyrocketing insurance rates resulting from a traffic ticket.