March 28, 2013 |
A sobering thriller that puts many human faces on an international crisis, Megan Griffiths' assuredly directed indie "Eden" tracks the experience of Korean American teenager Hyun Jae (Jamie Chung) after she's kidnapped by a sex slave ring. Labeled Eden by a shady federal marshal (Beau Bridges, chilling) in charge of the operation, she's transported from New Mexico to Nevada, held captive in a storage facility with other degraded young women and overseen by a short-tempered, drug-addicted striver named Vaughn (a mesmerizing Matt O'Leary)
October 30, 2010 |
A drug smuggling case in Ohio has captured the attention of South Koreans because of the defendant's claim that she is the estranged granddaughter of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull. Lisette Lee, 28, of Beverly Hills was arrested in June for allegedly using a private jet to move suitcases packed with marijuana from Van Nuys to Ohio on a dozen occasions between November 2009 and June 2010. She later told federal officials that she is the heiress to the South Korean electronics fortune.
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March 7, 2008 |
Like many of the Californians he represents, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now spends more than three hours commuting because he lives so far from the office. But his ride is a private jet. After flirting briefly with buying a Sacramento abode for his family, then living alone for a while in a 2,000-square-foot hotel penthouse across from the Capitol, the governor has decided to stay nearly every night at his Brentwood mansion. The commute costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which aides say the governor pays for himself.
November 14, 2012 |
Michael Jackson fans have been eagerly anticipating Randall Sullivan's "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," which went on sale Tuesday. It's the first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop's convoluted final years on earth. But then, too, the book's been getting a lot of bad press. In the last few weeks, various Jackson family members and celebrity sources have stepped forward to attack the author's claims in "Untouchable" with gusto.
January 5, 2014 |
The Thompson family was sitting in Aspen's airport early Sunday afternoon, waiting for their flight back to Houston, when 13-year-old Will heard shouting outside his earphones. Outside the window, a small private jet had just crash-landed at the mountain-ringed Colorado airport. The crash killed a pilot and injured the two others aboard. “All of a sudden, we look to the right and you see this private jet come in and turn into a fireball and go 500 yards down the runway, on fire," Will's brother John, 21, told the Los Angeles Times.
June 28, 1986 |
Two British engineers held in Nigeria for more than two years were released from prison Friday. Kenneth Clark, 39, and Angus Paterson, 41, won an appeal of their conviction and 14-year jail terms on charges of conspiracy and stealing a private jet.
April 11, 2013 |
Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal. The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
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October 6, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday identified the fourth and last of the victims killed in a crash last weekend at Santa Monica Airport. The agency officially identified Lucas Benjamin, 28, of Malibu, as among the dead in the crash involving a twin-engine Cessna Citation. Benjamin, a senior project engineer with construction company Morley Builders, was aboard the plane with his 63-year-old father, Mark Benjamin, the Los Angeles-based company's chief executive, the firm previously said.
January 5, 2002 |
A private jet bound for the United States crashed on takeoff at Birmingham airport in central England, killing five Americans on board. The twin-engine Canadair Challenger carrying three crew and two passengers crashed just after noon. AGCO Corp., a farm equipment manufacturer based in Georgia, said its president, John Shumejda, and a senior vice president, Ed Swingle, died. The crew members' identities were not available.
November 27, 1987 |
Saudi Arabian Princess Shoaa Al-Farhan is being treated for third-degree burns to 93% of her body and began undergoing skin grafts today, hospital officials said. The princess, 43, a cousin of the late King Faisal, was burned at her home in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 17 when a gas fire ignited her clothes. She arrived Wednesday by private jet and was taken to the Baltimore Regional Burn Center.