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October 18, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
Police in Virginia's Arlington County have detained a man who matches the description of a suspect who threw a 40-ounce Molotov cocktail inside a mall food court Thursday. The man has not been arrested, say police, who are trying to sort out what happened at the Ballston Common Mall. About 9:10 a.m., a man lit a fuse on a 40-ounce beer bottle filled with gasoline and dropped it four stories to the mall's food court, where it shattered but failed to ignite. “Fortunately for the people in the food court there was no explosion,” police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told the Los Angeles Times.
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March 4, 2014 | By Gale Holland
A bar popular with a high-tech crowd in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass , the local CBS station in the city reports. A sign posted at the Willows at Folsom and 12th streets features a picture of the wearable computer with the familiar red circle and a slash over it, along with a message saying customers “have expressed concerns with being recorded while enjoying themselves.” The device, which combines many of the functions of a smartphone, has aroused fears of privacy intrusions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 28-year-old El Monte man has been arrested on suspicion of using Molotov cocktails to spark a fire at a church, police said Wednesday night. A cross at the New Hope Community Church was set ablaze Tuesday afternoon and received minor damage before the flames were doused by firefighters, according to the El Monte Police Department. Police said Alexander Basham was arrested at the scene and that evidence allegedly tied him to the crime.  The suspect "was seen holding onto several bottles with rags sticking out of them," police officials said in a statement.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- A technology writer says she was attacked for wearing Google Glass at a bar in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The incident took place Friday night at Molotov's on Haight Street. Sarah Slocum, a contributing editor at Newsdab, said she was showing someone how the high-tech glasses work when a man grabbed the device and ran off with it. She pursued her assailant and was able to get back her Glass, along with video of the man ripping Glass from her head, but not before someone stole her purse and mobile phone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Gale Holland
A bar popular with a high-tech crowd in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass , the local CBS station in the city reports. A sign posted at the Willows at Folsom and 12th streets features a picture of the wearable computer with the familiar red circle and a slash over it, along with a message saying customers “have expressed concerns with being recorded while enjoying themselves.” The device, which combines many of the functions of a smartphone, has aroused fears of privacy intrusions.
WORLD
September 18, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An 18-year-old armed with an ax, knives and Molotov cocktails attacked his high school in southern Germany, injuring eight students and a teacher before police shot him, authorities said. The teenager, who was not identified, entered the school in Ansbach at 8:30 a.m., Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said. He went to the third floor and threw a Molotov cocktail into an 11th-grade classroom, then attacked some nearby girls with the ax. He was shot five times and was in critical condition, officials said.
NEWS
May 19, 1986
Anti-nuclear demonstrations at the site of a proposed West German nuclear reprocessing plant in the Bavarian town of Wackersdorf erupted in clashes that injured 132 policemen, 25 of them seriously, a police spokesman said. Protesters hurled stones, ball bearings and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with water cannon using a fluid laced with CS riot gas. Witnesses said several demonstrators were hurt.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- A technology writer says she was attacked for wearing Google Glass at a bar in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The incident took place Friday night at Molotov's on Haight Street. Sarah Slocum, a contributing editor at Newsdab, said she was showing someone how the high-tech glasses work when a man grabbed the device and ran off with it. She pursued her assailant and was able to get back her Glass, along with video of the man ripping Glass from her head, but not before someone stole her purse and mobile phone.
NEWS
May 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Dictator Josef Stalin had detailed information about Nazi Germany's plans to invade the Soviet Union in 1941 but ignored the warnings and failed to prepare for war, Pravda told its readers Monday. The full-page article in the Communist Party newspaper, the most detailed look yet at what Soviet spies knew about Adolf Hitler's plans, came on the eve of a national observance of the 44th anniversary of victory in World War II. The article marked a sharp break from the Soviet press tradition of publishing uncritical, patriotic reminiscences of Soviet heroism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2000
Re "Battle Scars Run Deep for Palestinians," Dec. 26: Your article says, "Many of the dead and wounded have been teenagers who were unarmed, or armed with stones and Molotov cocktails, when cut down." This quote creates pity for these kids and characterizes them as defenseless kids who are maimed because they just happen to be in mobs throwing rocks or Molotov cocktail firebombs at Israeli soldiers. Your characterization is absurd and is just what the Palestinian Authority wants to create.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 28-year-old El Monte man has been arrested on suspicion of using Molotov cocktails to spark a fire at a church, police said Wednesday night. A cross at the New Hope Community Church was set ablaze Tuesday afternoon and received minor damage before the flames were doused by firefighters, according to the El Monte Police Department. Police said Alexander Basham was arrested at the scene and that evidence allegedly tied him to the crime.  The suspect "was seen holding onto several bottles with rags sticking out of them," police officials said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A pastor in Vacaville has been arrested in connection with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house where his ex-girlfriend was staying. Mark Lewis, the 39-year-old pastor of  Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, is accused of tapping three accomplices -- Anthony Wright, 33; Kristen  Broyles , 30; and Richard Wright, 28 -- to throw the Molotov cocktail that crashed through a bedroom window Thursday night. Six people, including Lewis' ex-girlfriend, Sarah  Nottingham, and her two children were inside at the time.
NATIONAL
July 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2012 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
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.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1987
Your article (Nov. 11) on Vyacheslav M. Molotov's death said: ". . . he (Molotov) was a nephew of the composer Aleksandr Skriabin." Well, he wasn't. I know, because I am the composer's granddaughter. Molotov was born Skriabin, but he was no relative of my grandfather, much less a nephew. I surely can do without an uncle like Molotov, so I decided to set the record straight, for my own peace of mind and for the sake of my sons. ROXANNE COGAN Daly City
WORLD
March 7, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi and Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
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.
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