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April 15, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest PC and printer maker, said it's cooperating with Russian and German authorities after its Moscow offices were searched Wednesday in a possible bribery investigation. German prosecutors are investigating possible corruption linked to its 35 million euro ($47.5 million) sale of computers to Russia about seven years ago. They are examining whether the company paid bribes to win the contract, said Wolfgang Klein, a spokesman at Saxony's Chief Prosecutor's Office.
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WORLD
April 21, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - Prompted in part by a video in which Al Qaeda leaders taunted the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes in Yemen that marked an escalation in the Obama administration's shadow war against the terrorist network's most powerful franchise. Yemeni officials, who said their counter-terrorism forces carried out ground raids in conjunction with the airstrikes, reported Monday that the assaults on alleged training camps and vehicles had killed 55 militants, including some foreigners, and at least three civilians.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By August Brown
Miley Cyrus' Studio City home was the subject of a massive police raid Wednesday, allegedly prompted by a prank call. The singer and actress wasn't home at the time of the raid, which occurred after a 911 call came in at 6:50 p.m. reporting a kidnapping in progress with shots fired and one person hit. Officers responded and entered the home in the 11000 block of Amanda Drive with guns drawn, but quickly determined the call was a hoax. In the prank known as swatting, perpetrators place fake distress calls aimed at luring police SWAT teams to raid an unwitting victim's home.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The mayor of Peoria, Ill., might have saved his Police Department and a handful of residents some grief if he had just joined Twitter. Instead, someone set up a phony but official-looking Twitter account in the name of Mayor Jim Ardis and proceeded to tweet about drugs, sexual exploits and even crack-smoking Rob Ford, the disgraced Toronto mayor who's seeking reelection. Although Twitter suspended the account, the fraud was reported to the Peoria Police Department, which launched an investigation because the account impersonated a public official, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, Police Lt. Willie King Jr. told The Times on Thursday.
WORLD
January 17, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- The Algerian military on Thursday launched a raid to retake a natural gas complex from Islamic militants who seized the compound a day earlier and took scores of hostages, including Americans, Britons and Japanese. Conflicting reports of casualties emerged. The Algerian news agency reported that as many as 45 hostages, including Americans, escaped the site in the Sahara Desert near the Algerian-Libyan border. Algeria media reports later in the day said that only between four and six foreign hostages were freed and that were a number of "victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Armed with a search warrant, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies raided the home of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez early Thursday. The department did not have immediate details other than deputies had served a search warrant about 7:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Avenue, the same street where the mayor's home is located, according to voting records.   According to Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the department, the warrant that was served is not focused on the mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Jason Felch
A ring of Southern California businesses has been illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, federal and local law enforcement officials said Friday afternoon in announcing a regional crackdown. Three auto supply employees were arrested earlier in the day in a federal law enforcement sweep that included searches of 17 businesses and nine delivery vehicles linked to the ring, authorities said. A fourth suspect is still being sought. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, can be used for welding, as a speed booster in cars or as an as anesthetic by dentists and doctors.
WORLD
December 19, 2013 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - In a move that heightened concerns over freedom of expression and other individual rights in Egypt, special police forces raided a human rights center's office in Cairo. Six people were arrested and three computers confiscated in the raid late Wednesday on the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. Five of those detained were later released, the group said Thursday. "What is currently happening is a clear scenario of suppressing any voice trying to oppose the abuses being practiced" by the Egyptian authorities, said a statement jointly released by 10 Egyptian rights organizations.
WORLD
September 17, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian was killed during an Israeli military raid early Tuesday in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israeli and Palestinian sources reported. In a statement , the Israeli Defense Forces said soldiers entered Jenin overnight to make an arrest of "a wanted terrorist" when a riot erupted. Israeli soldiers came under attack from Molotov cocktails, improvised grenades and live fire and responded in self-defense, the IDF said. Several Palestinians were reported injured in the clashes, including one who died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Anh Do
Ten people were taken into custody Tuesday in Orange County in a drug and firearms investigation dubbed "Operation Western Front. "  The raid was part of a 16-month probe into gang activity and narcotics violations centered in Stanton, a small city in central Orange County. Authorities said that as part of the investigation, agents were able to purchase 17 firearms, nearly nine pounds of methamphetamine and assorted contraband. In the last few weeks, a federal grand jury in Orange County returned eight indictments charging 11 people with felony possession of a firearm, distribution of methamphetamine and possession of counterfeit currency -- with officers arresting two of those defendants Tuesday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
The history of action cinema has a long tradition of international cross-cultural pollination, as films from one country inspire filmmakers from another. Directors such as Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, John Woo and Quentin Tarantino learned and borrowed from one another, adding to the vibrancy of the genre. So why shouldn't one of the freshest, most exciting new voices in martial arts action be a Welshman living and working in Indonesia? With his new film "The Raid 2," filmmaker Gareth Evans - credited as director, writer, co-editor and action choreographer - confirms himself as a force in international action cinema.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There is a scene midway through Gareth Evans' action-crime thriller "The Raid 2" that exemplifies the excruciating and exhilarating experience of this gripping paean to the ballet, brutality and blood that courses through martial arts films. The players are not the key ones, but the action is exquisite as two attractive 20-ish Indonesian assassins, a brother-sister team, identify their target in a subway car. Amid tight space and other passengers, Hammer Girl, a mesmerizing Julie Estelle, her long hair swinging in time with the claw hammers she wields, approaches the prey; her brother, Baseball Bat Man (Very Tri Yulisman)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Jason Wells and Phil Willon
State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco has been detained after a series of raids by FBI and gang task force officials Wednesday, according to various media reports. FBI agents searched Yee's state Senate office Wednesday morning but declined to comment to The Times on the nature of their investigation. News photos showed Yee, a Democrat who is also running to be California's secretary of state, in the backseat of a patrol car as he arrived at a federal courthouse in downtown San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Phil Willon
State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was arrested Wednesday as part of a public corruption probe after a series of raids by FBI and gang task force officials Wednesday, a law enforcement official told The Times. Yee was taken to federal court in San Francisco, where a hearing is expected this afternoon. The exact charges were not clear. An FBI spokesman confirmed the arrest to the Associated Press. A source confirmed it to The Times. FBI agents searched Yee's state Senate office Wednesday morning but declined to comment to The Times on the nature of their investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Phil Willon
State Sen. Leland Yee and a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" were arrested Wednesday as part of a public corruption probe after a series of raids by federal and gang task force officials, the FBI confirmed. FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest to The Times but declined to provide information on possible charges. Yee, a Democrat who is also running for California secretary of state, was expected to appear in a federal courthouse in downtown San Francisco at 1:30 p.m. Also arrested was Raymond Chow, a well-known San Francisco Chinatown figure who has been connected over the years to the criminal gang Wo Hop To. Chow, also known as "Shrimp Boy," has faced federal charges in the past.
WORLD
March 22, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli troops shot and killed at least three Palestinians and injured a dozen others in a raid early Saturday on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian medics said. A large army force surrounded a house in the camp to arrest Hamas militant Hamza Abu Haija, 22, who has been wanted by the army for several years for his alleged involvement in the Hamas military wing, Izzeddin Qassam Brigades. In an exchange of gunfire after Abu Haija refused to surrender, he was shot and killed, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.
WORLD
March 22, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli troops shot and killed at least three Palestinians and injured a dozen others in a raid early Saturday on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian medics said. A large army force surrounded a house in the camp to arrest Hamas militant Hamza Abu Haija, 22, who has been wanted by the army for several years for his alleged involvement in the Hamas military wing, Izzeddin Qassam Brigades. In an exchange of gunfire after Abu Haija refused to surrender, he was shot and killed, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said.
NEWS
May 15, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the raid against Osama bin Laden a "gutsy call" -- "one of the most courageous" he's seen a president make -- because the U.S. had only circumstantial evidence indicating the Al Qaeda leader was at the compound in Pakistan. "I had real reservations about the intelligence," Gates, who earlier led the Central Intelligence Agency, said. "But it was the best information we had since probably 2001. " Gates, speaking to CBS's "60 Minutes" in a segment airing Sunday night, said he worried about the risk to American lives had the assault gone bad. He said his biggest worry now is a terrorist gaining control of a weapon of mass destruction, especially in this country, because for years the United States has received intelligence that terrorists are trying to acquire such weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Marijuana, cash and a handgun were seized in a DEA raid of several medical marijuana dispensaries in what authorities say is a case they are building against a Los Angeles man. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Los Angeles police officers about 11 a.m. Tuesday raided the Black Rose dispensary in Fairfax, Downtown Medical Caregivers off Main Street, Washington and Western Medical Group in Harvard Heights, Herbman in Exposition Park...
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