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February 26, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 19, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Wherever he goes, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel is hailed as a symbol of El Sistema, Venezuela's model music education program. But Tuesday Dudamel arrived in L.A. as the subject of criticism for not speaking out against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's policies. Just off the plane from Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, and sitting in his office at Walt Disney Concert Hall with an espresso and poring over a Wagner opera score, Dudamel gave his first interview about his situation at home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1989 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Airlines using Burbank Airport will increase security staffing for about 30 minutes a night in response to a television news report that charged a loophole in security procedures could be used by a plane hijacker. In a report Monday night, KNBC-TV maintained that there was a dangerous security lapse because the screening stations, where metal detectors scan passengers for weapons, have not been staffed after the last outgoing flight departed about 9:40 each night.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - A former government official pleaded guilty Friday to leaking secret information about North Korea to a Fox News reporter, a case that triggered a controversy last spring over the Justice Department's targeting of journalists who expose classified materials. Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department intelligence advisor who specialized in weapons of mass destruction, agreed to a sentence of 13 months in prison for disclosing a June 2009 intelligence report about North Korea to Fox's James Rosen.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
A former PairGain Technologies Inc. employee who drove up the company's stock by posting a phony news report on the Internet was sentenced Monday to five months of home detention and five years' probation. Gary Dale Hoke, 26, also was ordered to pay $93,000 in restitution to investors who purchased PairGain stock and sold at a loss after the telecommunications equipment company denied the bogus report that it was about to be purchased by an Israeli company.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2007 | Terry McDermott, Times Staff Writer
IN a third-floor Flower District walkup with bare wooden floors, plain white walls and an excitable toy poodle named Simon, six guys dressed mainly in T-shirts and jeans sit all day in front of computer screens at desks arranged around the oblong room's perimeter, pecking away at their keyboards and, bit by bit, at the media establishment. The world headquarters of TPM Media is pretty much like any small newsroom, anywhere, except for the shirts. And the dog. And the quiet.
SPORTS
February 1, 1993 | From Associated Press
Cuban track star Ana Quirot, a bronze-medal winner in the 1992 Olympics in the 800 meters, was recovering in Havana from severe burns, while her prematurely delivered baby daughter developed severe neurological problems during the weekend, a news report said. Quirot, seven months pregnant, was hospitalized Jan. 22 because of third-degree burns suffered in what news reports from Cuba said was a household accident.
NEWS
February 25, 1996 | Associated Press
A bus collided with a truck and burst into flames Saturday, killing 30 people and critically injuring 25 others in a southern Indian town, a news report said. Firefighters took more than three hours to put out the blaze after the vehicles collided on a narrow bridge near Sulur, 1,500 miles south of the capital, New Delhi, United News of India said.
WORLD
September 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of 44 men, women and children -- most or all of them North Koreans -- used ladders to scramble over a spiked fence around the Canadian Embassy in Beijing in an apparent bid for asylum, Canadian officials said. One man was stopped by police. A South Korean news report said all 44 were North Koreans. In Ottawa, however, a Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman said that most of those who gained access to the embassy were North Koreans.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Reporter Run Down: KTTV Channel 11 news reporter Christina Gonzalez was recuperating at home Thursday after being hit by the news van of a competing station while covering a fatal house fire. Gonzalez was sitting on a street curb writing a news report about the fire Wednesday night when she was struck by the KCOP Channel 13 van, which was backing up, said police Officer Michelle Bertsch. Gonzalez was treated at Olive View Medical Center for minor injuries.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Dan Weikel
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 | Times Wire Reports
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.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
WORLD
July 4, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Joe Flint
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.
NEWS
January 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
The task force investigating the slayings of seven people at a fast-food restaurant arrested one man Friday but refused to say if he was connected to the massacre. Rashaad S. Brooks was being held on warrants for a Dec. 29 suburban robbery and failure to appear on a charge of aggravated assault, investigators said. "It is certainly obvious that Mr.
WORLD
July 4, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
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.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
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.
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