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September 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council voted Wednesday to increase the budget for a new police headquarters complex to $396.8 million, up from the original spending plan of $302.7 million adopted two years ago. The increased cost was blamed on a larger-than-expected bid on the 11-story headquarters building and on rising costs for materials, land, debt and design work. The council approved the budget without discussion.
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March 19, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Heavily armed Egyptian forces swooped down Wednesday on a suspected militant arms cache and bomb factory, triggering a firefight that left two high-ranking military officers dead, officials and state media said. At least five insurgents were also killed in the hours-long shootout north of Cairo and four others were arrested, the Interior Ministry said. Officials said the hideout belonged to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, an armed Islamist group that has carried out a number of sophisticated attacks in recent months.
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May 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Islamist fighters firing rocket-propelled grenades and submachine guns seized the police headquarters at the heart of the Somali government's stronghold in Mogadishu, killing two soldiers and two policemen, witnesses said. The ambush could not be immediately be verified by Somali officials. It came a day after insurgents attacked Ethiopian military convoys in two rural areas, and the soldiers opened fire on civilians in response, killing at least 17 villagers, according to witnesses.
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January 24, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
CAIRO -- A trio of explosions in the Egyptian capital Friday, one of them an apparent vehicle bomb in front of a downtown security headquarters, killed at least five people and injured scores of others, according to officials and state media reports. Four of the deaths were reported at the security headquarters, where the powerful early-morning explosion sheared off the building's facade, shattered windows over a wide radius and damaged a museum building directly across the street. About three hours later, a second blast went off near a metro station a few miles away, killing one person, according to the Health Ministry.
WORLD
February 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded inside Indonesia's police headquarters compound in Jakarta early today, damaging two cars and a meeting room. No one was injured in the blast, which police said originated in a parking lot. They said it was too early to identify those responsible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A man allegedly angry about having his car towed went on a vandalism rampage at police headquarters early Sunday, breaking windows and glass doors and damaging three patrol cars, an official said. The suspect caused about $15,000 in damage to the building by smashing windows and glass doors with a crowbar or sledgehammer, said San Diego Police Sgt. Tom Carmody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
A consultant next week will present his study on the need for a new Glendale police headquarters that could cost between $18 million and $21 million. The consultant, Jim McClaren of San Jose, is scheduled to unveil to city officials on Tuesday site options and several possible floor plans for the proposed facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1996 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They broke ground Thursday for the long-awaited, $12-million police headquarters, marking the moment with hope, scorn and gold-painted shovels. The shovels came from city supplies, wielded by the Simi Valley City Council, legislators and police chiefs past and present who turned ceremonial loads of dirt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously approved a ban on smoking at City Hall and police headquarters because of potential fire hazards at the buildings, which are not equipped with sprinklers. The vote previews a proposal expected to come before the council within a few months to ban smoking at all city facilities. That plan, by Councilman Marvin Braude, is based on public health concerns. City Councilman Mike Hernandez, the council's only smoker, joined the vote for the ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1988 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
San Diego police shot and wounded a man in a fierce gun battle early Thursday morning, and, after taking a box of weapons from the man's house to police headquarters, found a live pipe bomb and immediately ordered the partial evacuation of the building. The bomb was safely removed by experts from the Fire Department's explosive-device team, and none of the 200 police employees evacuated from the top three floors of the headquarters building was injured. Melvin King Jr.
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January 24, 2014 | By Laura King, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
CAIRO -- One of Egypt's loveliest but lesser-known museums was a casualty of a powerful bomb on Friday targeting a police headquarters directly across the street. The stately 19th century Museum of Islamic Art in downtown Cairo, filled with precious cultural objects such as manuscripts, astrolabes and ceramics, was badly damaged by the early-morning blast. The explosion, one of three blasts Friday that killed five people in the city, shattered windows, knocked off big chunks of masonry from the museum's ornate facade, and left a tangle of wires in the entryway.
WORLD
January 9, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring. However, the process has been overshadowed by unrest. Tunisia's Constitutional Assembly has formed a commission that will oversee the balloting, paving the way for the Islamist-led Cabinet and Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to step down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013 | KTLA
Los Angeles police and city officials will announce a $75,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of a reality TV director and writer who was killed in a home-invasion robbery at his Glassell Park home the day before Thanksgiving. James Marcus Howe was attacked Nov. 27 when he answered his front door after hearing a knock, authorities said. When he opened the door, three people stormed into the house, shooting and killing Howe and seriously injuring his wife. Their 6-year-old was not injured.
NEWS
December 1, 2013 | By Simon Roughneen and Mark Magnier
BANGKOK, Thailand - Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs trying to force their way into the prime minister's complex and police headquarters, intensifying Thailand's political crisis and raising fears of extended instability in the Southeast Asian nation. For most of the last week, protests remained peaceful. But on Saturday, the seventh day of protests, clashes between pro- and anti-government supporters turned violent around Ramkhamhaeng University, with at least three people killed overnight and dozens injured, according to police.
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November 28, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - Thailand's prime minister easily survived a no-confidence vote Thursday, but hundreds of protesters continued to besiege ministries in the capital as her embattled government sought a way out of its political crisis. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's ruling Pheu Thai party prevailed in parliament by a vote of 297 to 134. The opposition hoped to unseat the government but members of Yingluck's party held firm in their commanding majority to blunt the challenge. Footage showed her smiling broadly dressed in a dark suit and gold necklace as the vote was announced.
WORLD
September 28, 2013 | By Anthee Carassava
ATHENS -- Greek police Saturday arrested the leader of the country's far-right Golden Dawn party as part of a major crackdown on the group triggered by the fatal stabbing last week of a young anti-fascist rapper, allegedly by a Golden Dawn sympathizer. Party leader Nikos Michaloliakos was arrested at his home in an early-morning police operation expected to continue throughout the day, with arrest warrants out on 35 other party members and elected representatives in the Greek parliament, police said.
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December 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
A former senior police official who escaped from prison and then seized national police headquarters was captured today by U.S. troops after he fled the building. The former police official, Col. Eduardo Herrera Hassan, walked out of the building ringed by a group of police officers loyal to him and an estimated 80 journalists who were trying to ask him questions. The cluster crossed a roadblock manned by U.S. troops, and Herrera, who was wearing civilian clothes, got away in the confusion.
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September 28, 2013 | By Anthee Carassava
ATHENS - The leader and other top officials of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party were arrested Saturday on suspicion of forming a criminal organization, the first such arrests since democracy was restored here in 1974. In all, 19 lawmakers, members and collaborators of the neo-Nazi party were detained and dozens more arrests were expected, police said. The sweep marked a sharp escalation in the government's drive to defang Golden Dawn after a party sympathizer confessed to fatally stabbing an anti-racist musician Sept.
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