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December 9, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Assembly candidate Susan Shelley said Monday that she was calling off a recount from the Nov. 19 election after one day of re-tallying ballots found little difference. The decision means Democrat Matt Dababneh is the winner of the election in the 45th Assembly District, which extends from the San Fernando Valley to a sliver of Ventura County. "The recount today confirmed that the optical scanners tallied the votes correctly," Shelley, a Woodland Hills author and publisher, said in a statement.
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April 11, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
ORLAND, Calif. -- Jonathan Gutierrez, 17, said he was eager to sit at the front of the charter bus that was going to shuttle him and other high school students from Los Angeles to Humboldt County on Thursday, but another student convinced him to sit in the back row. His change of heart may have saved his life. Gutierrez, a student at Banning High School, was one of the survivors of the deadly crash in Orland that claimed at least 10 lives. The 12-hour bus ride was for Los Angeles-area students accepted to Humboldt State University.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998
Re Alarcon vs. Katz ballot recount, June 17: Why in the world would it cost $80,000 to recount ballots in the race for the San Fernando Valley state Senate seat? I would be more than happy to recount them in my home for one-tenth the price; a mere $8,000! BOB SHERMAN Glendale
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Boy meets Samuel L. Jackson! "The Avengers" star, who appears in Friday's "Avengers" flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," recited a slam poem Monday on "The Tonight Show" about the '90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," recapping the show's seven seasons in the beatnik style of poetry. Jackson's three-minute oratory, performed with all the gravitas of "Pulp Fiction's" Jules Winnfield, introduced the show's star, a teenage boy named Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), and his friends, family and love interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1996
Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Garden Grove) is asking for a recount of the ballots in the recent election (Dec. 3). We hope that some of the cost will be borne by him, which would make him an even poorer loser. (Actually, I might be happy to put up a bit for the recount; if there's anything better than seeing Bob Dornan lose, it's seeing him lose twice!) WILFRED COUZIN Laguna Niguel I have a suggestion for Dornan, should he decide to make another run for the presidency in the year 2000.
WORLD
April 19, 2010 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
An Iraqi judicial panel on Monday ordered a manual recount of about 2.5 million ballots cast in Baghdad in last month's national elections, an action requested by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's alliance, which had filed allegations of vote fraud. The legal decision raised Maliki's hopes that his Shiite-dominated coalition would be awarded more parliamentary seats than his rival Iyad Allawi's secular bloc, which had stunned the nation by winning a slim plurality in the March 7 vote.
WORLD
May 15, 2010 | By Liz Sly and Raheem Salman, Los Angeles Times
In an embarrassing rejection of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's efforts to overturn his rival's lead in Iraq's inconclusive parliamentary election, a laborious manual recount of votes in Baghdad has turned up no evidence of electoral fraud and will not change the final outcome, officials said Friday. The recount was ordered nearly a month ago after Maliki's Shiite-dominated electoral slate alleged that as many as 750,000 ballots had been manipulated, with the worst violations occurring in Baghdad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Assembly candidate Susan Shelley said Monday that she is asking for a recount of the Nov. 19 election results that gave Democrat Matt Dababneh a victory by 329 votes out of more than 29,000 cast in a district largely in the San Fernando Valley. Shelley, a Woodland Hills author/publisher, said her preliminary examination of the election results with the help of the nonpartisan Election Integrity Project showed 206 more votes counted in Los Angeles County than were available to count for the 45th Assembly District.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2009 | By Richard Fausset
A week after a hotly contested mayoral runoff in Atlanta, the second-place finisher on Tuesday requested a recount, while her supporters complained of potential voting irregularities. City Councilwoman Mary Norwood trails former state Sen. Kasim Reed by 715 votes, or less than 1% of the total ballots cast -- the threshold for a recount under Georgia law. Fulton County officials said the process would begin this morning and could be completed by the end of the day. A group of Norwood's supporters also this week filed a complaint with the secretary of state's office.
WORLD
March 23, 2010 | By Ned Parker and Raheem Salman
Senior politicians from Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's ruling coalition warned Tuesday that Shiite Muslim-dominated southern Iraq could severely loosen its ties with Baghdad if the nation's electoral commission failed to meet its demand for a manual recount of ballots in parliamentary elections. The politicians, who also echoed Maliki's warning Sunday that sectarian violence could return without a recount, accused the U.S. Embassy of working against them. In turn, Western diplomats and advisors to the Iraqi government described Maliki's circle as terrified of losing power and said Iraq was entering a dangerous period.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - A Jersey Shore motel gutted in a deadly blaze Friday had been a haven for people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, and the fire was the second major setback in less than a year to a region still struggling to recover from the 2012 storm. At least four people were killed in the early morning fire at Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. All four victims were men, but their identities were not immediately released. The fourth victim was found as rescue workers combed through the wreckage Friday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The tea had just arrived when "all hell broke loose. " It was as though someone picked up Canter's Deli and dropped it. Silverware, napkins and hot tea flew off Christopher Ducra's table and the restaurant went black before yellow emergency lights flickered on. He and his roommate rushed out of the building and into the middle of the street, hugging as the buildings thundered around them. Fairfax Avenue was still undulating, and a long stretch of swinging power lines cast an eerie blue light.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Assembly candidate Susan Shelley said Monday that she was calling off a recount from the Nov. 19 election after one day of re-tallying ballots found little difference. The decision means Democrat Matt Dababneh is the winner of the election in the 45th Assembly District, which extends from the San Fernando Valley to a sliver of Ventura County. "The recount today confirmed that the optical scanners tallied the votes correctly," Shelley, a Woodland Hills author and publisher, said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Assembly candidate Susan Shelley said Monday that she is asking for a recount of the Nov. 19 election results that gave Democrat Matt Dababneh a victory by 329 votes out of more than 29,000 cast in a district largely in the San Fernando Valley. Shelley, a Woodland Hills author/publisher, said her preliminary examination of the election results with the help of the nonpartisan Election Integrity Project showed 206 more votes counted in Los Angeles County than were available to count for the 45th Assembly District.
NATIONAL
December 1, 2013 | By Tina Susman, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
NEW YORK -- At least four people died and 63 were injured, some of them critically, after seven cars of a passenger train flew off the tracks in New York City on its way into Grand Central Terminal, authorities said. Police boats were scouring the Harlem River off the Bronx about three hours after the 7:20 a.m. EST derailment, but Metro-North officials said they believed everyone aboard the train, which was heading to Manhattan from Poughkeepsie, was accounted for. Fire officials told reporters at the scene that three of the four people who died were found outside the train and appeared to have been hurled from it when it left the tracks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
For Justin Marquis Scott, the last 20 days have been a nightmare. He had been charged with capital murder in the Oct. 8 double homicide of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend's grandmother, and the attempted murder of her boyfriend. He spent his days weeping in a jail cell and waking from nightmares. HOMICIDE REPORT: Chronicling Los Angeles County homicides But on Tuesday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge approved a motion by prosecutors to dismiss murder charges against the 19-year-old Compton man, based off surveillance footage that showed Scott at two shopping centers in Compton on the day of the shootings.
WORLD
March 22, 2010 | By Ned Parker and Caesar Ahmed
Iraq's political process lurched toward crisis Sunday as the country's prime minister, president and interior minister threw their weight behind a ballot-by-ballot recount of the nation's parliamentary elections. In addition, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, whose election slate is locked in a tight race with that of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, invoked his military powers as Iraq's commander in chief to insist that the Independent High Electoral Commission respond to the recount demand issued by his political bloc and others.
WORLD
May 4, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Iraqi election officials on Monday launched a recount of votes cast in Baghdad during March elections but almost immediately drew fire from a key supporter of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, whose party initially requested the second tally. The dispute further dimmed prospects for the quick formation of a new government. Iraq's independent election commission said it would take "two weeks or even three" to finish the recount. Iraqis and Western observers fear stretching out the formation of the new government could further allow security to deteriorate and endanger a plan to pull about 50,000 American troops out of the country by September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Two residents of the  Barrington Plaza apartments, where an 11th-floor fire last week sent black smoke billowing into the halls above, described their harrowing rescue of a man and his granddaughter after finding them trapped in a stairwell. Both residents, who live in separate apartments, told KTLA-TV Wednesday that they too were trapped by the heavy smoke. One of them, Pamela Day, said that by the time she heard the fire alarm on the 23rd floor, "it was too late. " "It felt like 9/11," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
 BERKELEY -- When the power went out at UC Berkeley late Monday afternoon, art and engineering professor Ken Goldberg decided to hold his New Media seminar on a grassy area outside a campus library since it was still light enough to see.   When the hourlong class ended at 6:30 p.m., four of his students left the area together. Lara Sarkissian, a 21-year-old senior, had barely stepped past a manhole cover on a major campus walkway when she suddenly felt heat on her back.
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