July 17, 2013 |
More details emerged Wednesday concerning the case of a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi arrested on suspicion of planning a "a large terrorist act. " French authorities arrested Varg Vikernes and his wife Tuesday at a home near Salon-la-Tour, France. They remained in custody at a local police station. French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums. " He had been under surveillance for some time and was found with several weapons.
July 16, 2013 |
French authorities on Tuesday arrested a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi on suspicion of planning "a large terrorist act. " Varg Vikernes is an alleged sympathizer of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, according to the Associated Press. Breivik killed scores at a Norway youth camp, as the L.A. Times previously reported . French police told the Wall Street Journal that Vikernes was the "author of aggressive racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic comments on Internet forums.
July 15, 2013 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting how much arsenic can be in apple juice sold to Americans. The agency is acting in the wake of a Consumer Reports analysis on levels of the potentially poisonous metal in the popular fruit drink. The FDA stressed that it is confident that apple juice is safe to drink, but it nonetheless said it would limit arsenic levels in apple juice to 10 parts per billion -- the same level set...
July 9, 2013 |
Hoping that the best years are not in the rear-view mirror for its Acura luxury line, American Honda Motor Co. is shifting into high gear for the introduction of its redesigned 2014 MDX sport utility vehicle. The U.S. sales arm of the Japanese automaker typically has kept a low advertising profile for Acura. But that's about to change. This week, American Honda in Torrance plans to roll out its largest-ever national advertising campaign for an Acura model, a marketing push that also is being closely watched in the Los Angeles advertising industry.
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July 3, 2013 |
Antonio Lopez Chaj's skull looks a pie chart with a quarter missing. He cannot speak, needs help to walk and needs 24-hour care after being severely beaten by a security guard in a Los Angeles bar three years ago, his attorneys say. After hearing evidence about the horrific April 2010 attack, a Torrance jury awarded the 43-year-old immigrant painter nearly $58 million in economic and medical losses. The Los Angeles resident's injuries were so severe that doctors had to remove a portion of his brain and skull.
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May 8, 2013 |
The lead singer and co-founder of the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges he tried to hire a man to kill his estranged wife, San Diego County sheriff's records show. Tim Lambesis, 32, of Carlsbad was arrested without incident Tuesday in Oceanside while shopping. He is accused of attempting to find someone to kill his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas. Lambesis had tried to hire an undercover sheriff's detective for the murder, authorities said.
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May 7, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The lead singer and co-founder of the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday in Oceanside on suspicion of trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Tim Lambesis, 32, a resident of Carlsbad, was arrested without incident while shopping. He is accused of attempting to find someone to kill his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas. Lambesis, a guitarist and member of the group since it formed in 2000, was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of soliciting a murder.
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May 5, 2013
Jeff Hanneman Founding member of metal band Slayer Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital, according to spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. Hanneman was born Jan. 31, 1964, in Oakland and co-founded the speed metal pioneers in Huntington Park in the early 1980s. He and Kerry King played screaming guitars, vocalist Tom Araya played bass and Dave Lombardo played drums (Paul Bostaph later replaced Lombardo)
May 2, 2013 |
The quest for lusher, ruby-red lips may be exposing women to dangerous metals, including cadmium, a highly toxic element linked with renal failure, a UC Berkeley study suggests. Researchers found trace amounts of nine metals, some benign, some potentially dangerous, in 32 lipsticks and glosses used by Asian women in Oakland. None exceeded current public health exposure standards. But users of such cosmetics could be getting as much as a fifth of their acceptable daily dose of some of the metals, including cadmium, from applying the products to their lips more than twice a day, according to the study, published Thursday in the review Environmental Health Perspectives.
April 16, 2013 |
BOSTON - The bombs that tore past the finish line of the Boston Marathon were probably made with simple kitchen pressure cookers packed with metal pellets and nails and hidden in black nylon bags, investigators said Tuesday. FBI lead investigator Rick DesLauriers said fragments from a pressure cooker and pieces of black nylon were discovered near one of the bomb sites. Physicians said they had extracted from the wounded large numbers of pellets and carpenters' nails, common shrapnel components in the elementary bombs widely used in Afghanistan and Pakistan - and also discovered in at least two previous attempted terrorist attacks in the United States.