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December 18, 2010
Titanic Thompson The Man Who Bet on Everything Kevin Cook W.W. Norton: 248 pp., $24.95
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The man found dead inside a Hollywood Hills home after exchanging gunfire with LAPD officers was identified Wednesday by L.A. County coroner's officials. Michael Valentino, 27, of Los Angeles, was found Monday inside the home in the  8100 block of Gould Avenue  with a gunshot wound after officers responded to a domestic violence call. The officers had just crossed the home's threshold when Valentino fired at them with a semiautomatic gun, injuring one, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A man has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood in Irvine, police said. The man's condition was not known. The shooting in the 1100 block of Crested Bird occurred at about 10:40 a.m., said Sgt. Scott McClellan with the Irvine Police Department. No officers were injured in the shooting, McClellan said. There was no additional information on the man who was shot or what prompted the incident. ALSO: Rick Caruso gets permit to moor mega-yacht in Newport Beach Infant who drowned in a bathtub is identified; autopsy pending Rim fire: Pot-growing operation near Yosemite may have sparked blaze adolfo.flores@latimes.com Follow Adolfo Flores on Twitter . 
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A 20-year-old man in Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs in a bet with friends, news reports say. The man reportedly ate more than two dozen eggs in one sitting after friends dared him to do it, according to news.com.au . Shortly after swallowing the raw eggs, the man complained of severe stomach pains and his friends called an ambulance to the scene just outside of Kairouan, Tunisia. Tunisia's Shems FM radio station said on Wednesday that “doctors were called ... but he died before medical assistance could reach him.” The official cause of death has not been determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
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September 25, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man in the 1700 block of Burnside Avenue in the Mid-City area Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release. Deputies responded to a Burnside Avenue address and saw a man who closely matched the description of a suspected felon. Upon contact with deputies, the man reached into his waistband and removed several objects, including narcotics and "a black object he held in his hand," the release said. A deputy opened fire, believing the man was arming himself.
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April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
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August 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A 46-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested Thursday, covered in blood, after he allegedly stabbed his sister-in-law to death with a machete. The man's wife and teenage son also suffered stab and slashing wounds to their chest, KTLA-TV reported. The man, who was not immediately identified, surrendered without incident after police, responding to a domestic violence call, arrived at a home in the 2300 block of North Davidson Drive at about 6 p.m. There they found the man in the backyard covered in blood with the machete, investigators said.
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