July 4, 2013 |
A man inside a stolen truck had guns, body armor and Molotov cocktails when police arrested him in Seattle on Wednesday night, officials said Thursday. The identity of the 21-year-old Nevada man was not released, and officials said they didn't know why he was at the University of Washington, where he was discovered. University police first encountered the man sleeping in the truck at the campus in Seattle on Tuesday evening, university police Chief John Vinson said in a Thursday news conference.
March 14, 2013 |
When the Hola Mexico Film Festival first came to Los Angeles in 2009, the concept seemed simple enough, yet its origins were curious. The festival's organizer, Samuel Douek (a Mexican by birth), said he'd gotten the idea for a Mexican film festival while living in Australia. Australians, Douek told the L.A. Times, have very eclectic tastes in cinema. That led him to launch a festival in Sydney showing films that would reflect, he said, "a Mexico that's more modern, more cosmopolitan.
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October 25, 2012 |
A parolee with a lengthy criminal history has been arrested in connection with a Molotov cocktail attack that left a 54-year-old man critically burned in Long Beach, authorities said Wednesday afternoon. Jacob Lagarde, 27, a Long Beach resident with a history of drug and violent offenses, is suspected of throwing the fire bomb at the man as he sat outside a store in the 200 block of West Pacific Coast Highway on Friday evening, police said at a news conference. Lagarde was taken into custody Tuesday night and was described by police as an affiliate of a street gang.
October 20, 2012 |
A homeless man is scheduled to appear in a Virginia federal court Monday on charges that he dropped a Molotov cocktail onto a shopping mall food court before fleeing the scene. Leon Alphans Traille, Jr., 29, is charged with arson and faces up to five years in federal prison. Additionally, Arlington, Va., police -- who took him into custody at a subway station near the mall -- are seeking charges of reckless endangerment, attempted malicious bodily injury by use of fire and use of a fire bomb.
March 7, 2011 |
Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi renewed attacks against strategic cities near the capital Sunday, and though his deputies insisted they were overwhelmingly successful, the reality appeared to be very different. Attacks by tanks, guns and helicopters on Zawiya and Misurata continued to kill scores of civilians, but witnesses widely reported that the cities were retained by rebels at the end of the day. In Misurata, one of Libya's most significant economic engines, Salah Abdel Aziz said that "they got nothing from us. " "They brought tanks inside the city and found themselves trapped," the 60-year-old architect said.
February 20, 2011 |
Molotov's Magic Lantern Travels in Russian History Rachel Polonsky Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 390 pp. $28 To say that Rachel Polonsky is a lifelong Russophile probably still understates the level of her engagement with the country that has so captured her imagination, heart and soul. This British journalist has written about its culture and experienced its realities, first when it was synonymous with the Soviet behemoth and then in the two decades of its more recent transformation.