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September 24, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Jason Wells
The response to a planned motorcade for a fallen Laguna Beach police officer Tuesday has taken his comrades by surprise, according to a briefing from a department captain. Longtime officer Jon Coutchie, 41, died late Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Coast Highway at Cleo Street. It was the first death in the line of duty of a member of the  small police department since 1953. Coutchie's body is scheduled to be picked up at the Orange County coroner's office in Santa Ana about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO -- Thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown, attended a memorial service Monday for two California Highway Patrol officers who died in a car crash on Feb. 17 as they responded to a multi-car accident. Bagpipers played and hundreds of law enforcement officers, black bands across their badges, stood in silent salute to Juan Gonzalez, 33, and Brian Law, 34, the first CHP officers in the Fresno area to die in the line of duty in more than 50 years. The flag-draped caskets of the two friends and partners sat inside the Save Mart Center on the Fresno State University campus.
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WORLD
August 4, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Iran denied media reports Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade was attacked while traveling in the western city of Hamedan. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's Press TV said that "an informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Some foreign news sources published reports that a grenade exploded near the motorcade of President Ahmadinejad." Reuters had reported that the president's convoy was traveling from the airport to a sports stadium in Hamedan when a homemade bomb exploded, injuring several people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI) - Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas. " Five bells for a bulletin. Ten for a very rare flash alerting editors and broadcasters to earth-shaking news. There were several flashes that day. One came soon after the initial bulletin. "Kennedy seriously wounded perhaps fatally by assassin's bullet. " And about an hour later: "President Kennedy dead.
SPORTS
February 17, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Covering the hoopla surrounding these Games is a little weird -- the chance encounters, the odd conversations. To talk to real people, I ride the public buses -- all elbows and wet umbrellas. To talk to CEOs, I hang out at hotel bars, where they congregate like gulls on the thick velvety carpets. Swear to God, it's just good reporting. So I am standing at the oyster bar at the Hotel Vancouver, watching the chef prepare a rather decadent seafood platter for the vice president's wife, Mrs. Biden.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A police officer participating in President Obama's motorcade Sunday died from injuries sustained in an accident along I-95 near West Palm Beach, Fla., according to police and White House officials. The officer, identified as Bruce St. Laurent from Jupiter, Fla., was near the front of the motorcade when his motorcycle collided with a pickup. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that no other vehicles taking part in the motorcade were involved in the crash. The identity of the truck's driver has yet to be disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
The "Obama jam" was back in Southern California Tuesday as President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and stays overnight in Los Angeles. The presidential motorcade affected traffic in parts of the San Fernando Valley, especially along Hollywood Way, Olive Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. On social media people posted photos of the motorcade -- and did vented some steam about the traffic delays: I've been at this same traffic light for 15 minutes because Obama decided to stop by in Burbank #perksoflivininbbank pic.twitter.com/1kwBGjX9n8 - Diana Kandela (@dianakandela)
NATIONAL
August 28, 2009 | Bob Drogin and Tina Susman
In an extraordinary outpouring of public emotion, thousands of people solemnly lined state highways and city streets Thursday to pay their last respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the legendary scion of America's most storied political dynasty. They came from Argentina and Ireland, from New York and New Hampshire. But mostly they came from across Massachusetts -- the state Kennedy dominated for nearly five decades -- many to weep or pray as his flag-draped casket was transported in a poignant procession from the family compound in Hyannis Port to his fallen brother's presidential library in Boston.
NEWS
February 27, 1986 | Associated Press
A Maori man known to be an anti-royalist tried to ram a car into Queen Elizabeth II's motorcade today, but was intercepted by police, officials said. Chief Inspector Bob Mitchell said Dun Mihaka was prevented from driving into the motorcade while the queen was on her way to Porirua Police College to open festivities marking the centenary of the New Zealand police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2003 | Carl Ingram, Times Staff Writer
A motorcade driving Gov. Gray Davis to Los Angeles was clocked going 94 mph by a California Highway Patrol officer who pursued the cars for five miles until members of the governor's security detail identified themselves, sources said Friday. The chase occurred Aug. 2 on a two-lane portion of California 46 in San Luis Obispo County known as "Blood Alley," because at least 29 people have died after traffic accidents there since 1998. Movie actor James Dean was killed on the same stretch in 1955.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Police and emergency vehicles made a slow two laps around Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday to honor the TSA agent slain in a shooting rampage there just five days before. The motorcade honoring Gerardo I. Hernandez -- a 39-year-old father of two who became the first Transportation Security Administration agent slain in the line of duty -- was part of a brief ceremony marking the arrival of a special U.S. flag expected to be used at his funeral. Originally taken from Texas to New York after the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Jason Wells
The response to a planned motorcade for a fallen Laguna Beach police officer Tuesday has taken his comrades by surprise, according to a briefing from a department captain. Longtime officer Jon Coutchie, 41, died late Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Coast Highway at Cleo Street. It was the first death in the line of duty of a member of the  small police department since 1953. Coutchie's body is scheduled to be picked up at the Orange County coroner's office in Santa Ana about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
The "Obama jam" was back in Southern California Tuesday as President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and stays overnight in Los Angeles. The presidential motorcade affected traffic in parts of the San Fernando Valley, especially along Hollywood Way, Olive Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. On social media people posted photos of the motorcade -- and did vented some steam about the traffic delays: I've been at this same traffic light for 15 minutes because Obama decided to stop by in Burbank #perksoflivininbbank pic.twitter.com/1kwBGjX9n8 - Diana Kandela (@dianakandela)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013
The shooting that left at least three people wounded in the Santa Monica College area forced President Obama to reroute his motorcade. Obama had been in the area for a fundraiser. Officials do not believe the shooting was related to the event, and he was several miles away when the violence occurred. Law enforcement sources said the gunman set a home on fire, opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Barbie's pink motorcade is scheduled to make its first stop on its Barbie is Moving tour at the Grove on Saturday. It's likely to turn plenty of heads with its colorful convertible Corvette, Fiat, VW Beetle and 20-feet-tall truck.  Whereas you or I might call on friends to help with a move, Barbie has enlisted Mario Lopez, who was on hand Friday along with his daughter Gia to get the moving process underway. PHOTOS: Barbie's Dream House over the years This all started in February when Mattel announced that Barbie was giving up her Malibu dream house and would travel to 11 cities in the U.S. and two in Canada looking for new places to live.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A police officer participating in President Obama's motorcade Sunday died from injuries sustained in an accident along I-95 near West Palm Beach, Fla., according to police and White House officials. The officer, identified as Bruce St. Laurent from Jupiter, Fla., was near the front of the motorcade when his motorcycle collided with a pickup. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that no other vehicles taking part in the motorcade were involved in the crash. The identity of the truck's driver has yet to be disclosed.
NEWS
February 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Attackers armed with a grenade launcher and machine guns ambushed President Eduard A. Shevardnadze's motorcade in a 10-minute battle that killed one attacker and one bodyguard. The president escaped unharmed, aides said. State television showed the 70-year-old leader talking by phone later with Azerbaijan's president, assuring him, "I am OK." The attack took place in the capital, Tbilisi, as Shevardnadze's four-car motorcade was returning home.
NATIONAL
May 28, 2003 | From Reuters
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's car was involved in a minor traffic accident Tuesday as he rode to nearby Andrews Air Force Base in a motorcade, a spokesman for the Defense Department said. A vehicle that was not in the motorcade apparently spun out of control and bumped the front end of Rumsfeld's official car, according to spokesman Glenn Flood.
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- On the Sunday morning TV news shows, surrogates for President Obama and Mitt Romney were duking it out over healthcare, Medicare and whether their ads are getting too nasty. Both candidates, meanwhile, were at worship with their families. The Obamas walked from the White House and across Lafayette Park on Sunday morning to attend a service at St. John's Episcopal Church, where they heard a message about working together despite political division. Delivering the sermon was Rev. Michael Angell, who mentioned the shooting at the Family Research Council building in Washington.
NEWS
June 30, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas and James Oliphant
Speaking at a fundraising event in Philadelphia on Thursday, President Obama maintained the antagonistic tone he has taken this week toward Republicans and the ongoing debt-limit talks. “I’m prepared to bring the deficit down by trillions of dollars,’’ he said. “But I will not reduce our deficit by sacrificing our kids’ education.’’ That drew applause from the crowd packed into the Hyatt hotel ballroom. Obama then drew a distinction between his vision for the country and that of his opponents.
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