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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.
May 20, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
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.
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.
February 21, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - A powerful car bomb ripped through central Damascus, the Syrian capital, on Thursday, killing dozens and dramatizing the wide gulf between the persistent violence and fledgling efforts to jump-start peace talks in the country's almost 2-year-old war. State news media said at least 53 people were killed and 235 injured in a devastating midmorning attack that yielded disturbing images of smoldering vehicles and charred and dismembered bodies...
December 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
You remember Karl Rove: He's the Republican strategist and Fox News contributor who made television history last month when he refused to accept that President Obama had won the state of Ohio and effectively clinched the entire election, leading to a showdown between Megyn Kelly and the behind-the-scenes statisticians on the network's “Decision Desk.” If a report out Wednesday from Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine is to be believed,...
November 6, 2012 | By Meg James
Buoyed by the strength of its cable television businesses and an asset sale, media conglomerate News Corp. reported fiscal first quarter profits more than three times higher than a year ago. For the period ended Sept. 30, the New York-based media company produced net income of $2.23 billion, or 94 cents a share, compared with $738 million, or 28 cents a share in the year earlier period.  Revenue for the global media giant increased 2% to $8.14 billion. Operating profit declined slightly.
July 7, 2012 | By Khristina Narizhnaya, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - At least 105 people died when torrential rains tore through southern Russia, flooding tens of thousands of homes and catching sleeping people by surprise, authorities said Saturday. "They ran out in the night with only with the clothes on their backs. My [parents] were able to save themselves and their passports," Anna Kovalevskaya, whose parents live in Krymsk, tweeted from Moscow. "The city is in panic. " Gov. Alexander Tkachev tweeted as he flew over the devastated area that "something unimaginable" had occurred in Krymsk, a city of 57,000 in the Krasnodar region about 750 miles south of Moscow.
May 22, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - Two key financial regulators told senators Tuesday that they learned of the huge trading loss at JPMorgan Chase & Co., through media reports and that the public wouldn't be protected from the fallout from future incidents until new rules are finalized to allow better monitoring of such trades. In the first of several congressional hearings to look at the loss, the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission gave some details about their investigations into the incident.
May 17, 2012 | Bloomberg News
A New York federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that opponents contend could subject them to indefinite military detention for political activism, news reporting or other 1st Amendment activities. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled Wednesday in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and the Defense Department. Obama signed the bill into law Dec. 31. The complaint was filed Jan. 13 by a group including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges.
March 11, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Berkeley's police chief apologized Saturday for sending a sergeant to a reporter's house in the middle of the night to request changes to a story. Chief Michael Meehan sent the sergeant to Bay Area News Group reporter Doug Oakley's Berkeley home about 1 a.m. Friday to ask for changes to a story about a community meeting. The meeting had been called so that Meehan could address growing outrage over the department's response to an incident that ended with the beating death of a 67-year-old man. "It was just a big error on my part," Meehan said.
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