July 12, 2013 |
Remember the old days when the best way to get a seat for a live event was to camp out in line to make sure you beat the crowds? Lots of times such activities turned into a big, overnight parties with hordes of people with a common interest coming together to do something a little bit nutty, all in the name of having a good time and getting good seats. And you didn't have to deal with a perky news reporter waking you up hours before tickets went on sale because there were plenty of others there to bother with inane questions.
July 4, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - As a boy, Mandla Mandela wanted nothing more than to be a disc jockey in the city. But his grandfather, former South African President Nelson Mandela, picked him to live in the rolling hills of Eastern Cape as leader of the family and chief of its clan. It's a family now engulfed by an acrimonious feud, even as the elder statesman lies critically ill in a hospital. The bitterness spilled out Thursday as Mandla Mandela accused a half-brother, Mbuso, of impregnating Mandla's wife, called another brother, Nbada, illegitimate and said Nelson Mandela's oldest daughter, Makaziwe, was sowing “divisions and destruction” in the family.
June 14, 2013 |
The computer of an investigative reporter for CBS News was indeed hacked, the network said Friday. Sharyl Attkisson, known for controversial exposes on the Justice Department's disastrous "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation as well as the attack on Benghazi, Libya, that has bedeviled the Obama administration, said last month that her work and personal computers had been "compromised" by an unknown party. At the time she said she had no details on who was hacking her but compared her case to that of James Rosen, a Fox News reporter whose emails were allegedly searched by the Justice Department after he had reported on CIA intelligence on North Korea.
May 29, 2013 |
Norm Karkos had just finished a live news report about Robert McDonough, 72, who had gone missing the day before, when a slender, older man walked down the road behind him. The camera was still rolling. “How are you?” Karkos, an anchor-reporter for WMTW Channel 8 in Portland, asked the man as he passed with his hands jammed into his pockets. "Good," the man replied. Karkos squinted at the man as he passed by, and then continued to squint, his mouth hanging open. Minutes after Karkos had given viewers an update Tuesday morning about the missing McDonough, the reporter was looking right at him. McDonough was safe and sound after the TV crew called the Maine Warden Service, realizing they'd found a man who had wandered away from home Monday afternoon and survived near-freezing temperatures overnight.
May 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to read a Fox News reporter's personal emails from two days in 2010 after arguing there was probable cause he had violated espionage laws by soliciting classified information from a government official, court papers show. In an affidavit, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate that the reporter had committed a crime when he asked a State Department security contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, to share secret material about North Korea in June 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2013 |
Even as Irvine police were trying to confirm the identities of a young couple found shot to death in an Irvine parking garage early this month, the department's on-duty watch commander received a late-night call from former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan. According to an Irvine detective's search warrant affidavit released Monday, Quan had seen an early news report of the double homicide at the condo complex at 2100 Scholarship. Quan, the document states, was worried that his daughter, Monica, 28, who lived there, might be a victim.