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September 25, 2013 | By Laura King and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces raided the headquarters of the newspaper of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, confiscating equipment and sealing off the building, the paper's staff said Wednesday. The move against the Freedom and Justice newspaper, affiliated with the party of the same name, was the latest in a series of escalating measures by Egyptian authorities against the Brotherhood. The newspaper had circulated clandestinely in recent weeks, after other media outlets linked to the movement were shut down.
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NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By James Rainey
The Los Angeles Times will use a $1-million grant from the Ford Foundation to expand its coverage of key beats, including immigration and ethnic communities in Southern California, the southwest U.S. border and the emerging economic powerhouse of Brazil. Times Editor Davan Maharaj announced the grant Thursday, calling it "great news" that will bolster coverage of subjects vitally important to readers. A Ford Foundation spokesman said that as media organizations face challenges in funding reporting through advertising and traditional revenue streams, "we and many other funders are experimenting with new approaches to preserve and advance high-quality journalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Colorado man has acknowledged that he called media outlets to report that a 7-foot alligator had been captured at a Los Angeles lake -- a report that turned out to be a hoax. Alamosa County Sheriff Dave Stong said Friday that James Solvig is under investigation on suspicion of criminal impersonation. No charges have been filed. The alligator, known as "Reggie," was dumped in a Harbor City lake several months ago.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A group of parents have decided to fight back against the decision of Corona Santiago's administration to force out boys' basketball coach David Humphreys. In an email, representatives say they have more than 150 petitioners requesting a school board meeting or hearing seeking the reinstatment of Humphreys, who had been the coach for five years. "Our parents are outraged," according to the email sent to media outlets. This is the second controversy this summer involving the Corona-Norco Unified School District.
NEWS
September 26, 2012 | By Dan Turner
This is a corrected version of the original post; see the note below. It's a drag to be a cultural villain. Lawyers, politicians, unionized teachers -- all have felt the sting of public disdain for their careers, their ethics, themselves. And then there's the lowest of the low: journalists. Being one of that species, I know there's no way to defend the profession without appearing self-serving. But as I hear the unending criticisms of the media -- much of it coming from people who are media figures themselves, and part of it stemming from an intensive and purposeful campaign to discredit media outlets that don't slant the news toward a conservative viewpoint -- I can't help feeling that an awful lot of it reflects confusion and ignorance on the part of the critics.
SPORTS
September 1, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Florida rolled to a 24-6 victory in its season opener against Toledo on Saturday, but Coach Will Muschamp was anything but happy during his postgame news conference. At least he was unhappy with certain media outlets at that news conference. After discussing the game, Muschamp went on a tirade lasting more than two minutes calling out the Gainesville Sun, the Palm Beach Post and Gator Country for incorrectly reporting that freshman defensive linemen Jaynard Bostwick had been suspended for the game.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
The National Enquirer's cover photo of Whitney Houston lying in a casket has sparked outrage in the media world. On Twitter and on Facebook, on blogs and on media websites, the pundits are harrumphing and accusing the supermarket tabloid of finally going too far. And that's why we'd like to offer a completely different view -- from Marc Cooper , an associate professor at USC and the director of the Annenberg Digital News. "To use a cliche, it's much ado about nothing," Cooper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Victoria Kim
The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan in San Francisco this week was released from county jail late Friday, after prosecutors said there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge the man. Michael Montgomery, 21, was released shortly after 9 p.m., according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. He was one of two men held for questioning after the stabbing death of Jonathan Denver, 24, following a Dodgers-Giants game Wednesday. Denver, who was dressed in Dodgers apparel, was stabbed during an altercation with a group of Giants fans over the teams' rivalry, police said.
SPORTS
November 1, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
No timetable is set to replace Randy Bernard, whose departure as chief executive of the Izod IndyCar Series sparked a storm of protest from some media outlets and fans this week, interim IndyCar Chief Executive Jeff Belskus said Thursday. Making his first public comments since Sunday, when IndyCar announced that Bernard had stepped down, Belskus acknowledged in an interview that "Randy was very popular" and that IndyCar "has a lot of passionate fans. " "We do plan to conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement," said Belskus, who is also CEO of IndyCar's parent, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp.
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