CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles police officials said Friday they would investigate allegations made in a news report that an LAPD officer delayed medical attention for an airport security employee fatally wounded during the shooting at LAX earlier this month. Police Chief Charlie Beck, however, called the claims in the report “highly speculative,” saying it was too early to draw conclusions about how officers responded to the Nov. 1 shooting. Authorities have accused Paul Ciancia of targeting agents with the Transportation Security Administration when he allegedly opened fire with an assault rifle in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2013 |
John Palmer, 77, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington during a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis, according to his wife, Nancy. Palmer worked for NBC from 1962 to 1990, then returned to the network from 1994 until 2002. He became a familiar face to viewers of the "Today" show during much of the 1980s, delivering the news in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner at a time when the program often led in the ratings.
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 Washington-based CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson was hacked, the network said Friday morning. Attkisson, an investigative reporter who has done hard-hitting stories on topics including the anti-gun trafficking program known as "Fast and Furious" and the terrorist attack in Benghazi, had suspicions that her computer had been compromised early last year and said so on a radio interview last month. CBS News hired a cyber-security firm to check out Attkisson's concerns and determined that her computer had been accessed many times in late 2012.
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.