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January 7, 2012 |
Reporting from Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada -- Once Dorothee Burkhart had squeezed through a window and escaped, only two things mattered: Finding Harry and getting out of Germany. It was September 2007 in Frankfurt. Four months earlier, police had arrested Burkhart in a string of thefts and sent her to a woman's prison to await trial. Separated from Harry, her 19-year-old son who suffered from a slew of mental disabilities, she had grown increasingly anxious. Without her, Harry was alone and unprotected in a city that she believed was filled with people set on hurting them.
November 15, 2011 |
Germany's intelligence service came under sharp criticism Monday after revelations that a neo-Nazi terrorist group had been operating in the country virtually undetected for more than a decade and allegedly killed at least 10 people, most of them Turkish immigrants. Authorities say a group calling itself the National Socialist Underground was responsible for the slayings of eight people of Turkish origin, a Greek and a policewoman, some of whom were shot in the face at point-blank range.
October 23, 2011
Centered on a century-old Moreton Bay fig tree, this neo-Craftsman looks at home among the historic estates of Pasadena. Wood beams, floors, built-ins and ceilings continue the contemporary take on Arts and Crafts architecture inside. The details Location: 335 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena 91105 Asking price: $2,895,000 Year built: 1991 Architect: Gilbert Lee Hershberger House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 5,532 square feet Lot size: 20,790 square feet Features: 18-foot entry and living room ceilings; built-in shelves and window seat in library; office; elevator; two-bedroom upstairs guest suite includes a second kitchen, dining area, living room and bathroom; 1,012-square-foot basement.
October 20, 2011 |
As chairman and chief executive of her own company, Dr. Robin Smith is a significant player in the world of biopharmaceutical products and research. Self-confident, poised and well traveled, she is used to dealing with movers and shakers. But when she negotiated an agreement with her company's latest business partner, she didn't deal directly with the top executive. He is, after all, the pope. In an agreement that tends to elicit the response "Really?," the Vatican recently signed a $1-million compact with Smith's New York company, NeoStem, to collaborate on adult stem cell education and research.
July 22, 2011 |
A horrific shooting rampage at a summer youth camp and a massive bomb in downtown Oslo stunned Norway, leaving at least 87 people dead in apparently related terrorist attacks in a nation long known as the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attacks, but speculation swirled around both Islamic militant groups and domestic right-wing extremists. Al Qaeda previously has singled out Norway as an intended target, and a shadowy group affiliated with the terrorist network reportedly claimed responsibility, a statement that could not be verified.
June 27, 2011 |
There's little doubt, industry analysts say, that Boeing got roughed up at the 49th annual Paris Air Show last week The Chicago company had to watch as its chief rival, European-based Airbus, announced record orders for its A320neo, a new single-aisle airplane that's attracting buyers who want to lower fuel costs and lower carbon-dioxide emissions. "They took a few blows — I guess they got their hair muffed," Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with Teal Group Corp., an aerospace and defense consulting group in Fairfax, Va., said Friday.
June 17, 2011 |
Director Monte Hellman returns to features after a 21-year-absence with "Road to Nowhere. " The film is a stylish, shimmering neo-noir with a multi-layered narrative for which the director's longtime collaborator Steven Gaydos has written an exceedingly elliptical and challenging script. Genre conventions become a point of departure for Hellman as he contemplates and explores an all-consuming romantic passion, a love of making films, the blurry lines between truth and illusion and the magic of cinema and its enduring power.
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May 19, 2011 |
A chilling family portrait emerged Wednesday in the case of a 10-year-old Riverside boy charged with murdering his neo-Nazi father, including outings to practice target shooting, a house with guns and knives stashed in easily accessible places and, the boy told police, regular beatings by his father. And he knew exactly where to find the family's .357 magnum revolver. The boy gave a harrowing account of how he carried out the early morning attack May 1 as his father, 32-year-old Jeffrey R. Hall, was dozing on the living room couch, detectives said in a court declaration filed in connection with charges against the boy's stepmother, Krista F. McCary.
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May 18, 2011 |
The stepmother of a 10-year-old Riverside boy accused of fatally shooting his father, a local neo-Nazi activist, was charged Tuesday with child endangerment and failure to properly store a firearm. Krista F. McCary and her husband, Jeffrey R. Hall, 32, whom the boy allegedly shot, recklessly stored the loaded handgun on a shelf in the house where their five children had easy access to the weapon, said Assistant Dist. Atty. Ambrosio E. Rodriguez. "There are going to be consequences for anyone who leaves a .357 magnum within easy reach of their small children, especially when that gun kills someone," said Rodriguez, the prosecutor in the case.
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May 5, 2011 |
An attorney for a 10-year-old boy charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his father, a local neo-Nazi activist, told a Riverside County Juvenile Court judge Wednesday that the boy may pursue a defense of not guilty by reason of insanity. The sandy-haired boy appeared in Juvenile Court shackled and wearing a bright orange shirt and khaki pants, with his stepmother, mother and grandmother sitting on a courtroom bench behind him. Judge Charles J. Koosed postponed the boy's detention hearing for two weeks and ordered that he continue to be held at Juvenile Hall.