April 17, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's attorney general said Tuesday that seven people had been killed and 61 injured in post-presidential election clashes between police, supporters of newly elected President Nicolas Maduro and challenger Henrique Capriles, who has demanded a recount. Atty. Gen. Luisa Ortega Diaz also said that 135 people had been arrested since election results were announced late Sunday that gave Maduro a victory by 1.5 percentage points. Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, has charged that Maduro stole the election, citing 3,200 alleged irregularities in Sunday's balloting.
April 15, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Nicolas Maduro's narrow victory in an election to serve out the late Hugo Chavez's presidential term in Venezuela will complicate tackling major issues on his agenda: fixing a crumbling economy, addressing violent crime and restoring relations with the United States. The election results, coming amid allegations by rival Henrique Capriles of widespread voting abuses, will make governing this polarized country even more difficult because Maduro will lack the broader public support enjoyed by his colorful predecessor, analysts said Monday.
April 11, 2013 |
At 35, Kelly Oxford is Hollywood's latest "It" girl, a Twitter superstar with a following of more than 460,000, who last year sold her first screenplay to Warner Bros. (Drew Barrymore is in talks to direct) and will soon begin work on a television pilot. Now the Canadian-born mother of three has published a book of essays, "Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar" (It Books: 318 pp., $25.99), which chronicles her misadventures growing up in Edmonton. Oxford's writing is marked by the same wry voice that's made her a social media sensation.
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April 7, 2013 |
Nicolas Cendoya, the 19-year-old college student rescued last week after getting lost while hiking with a friend in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County, on Sunday offered his first detailed public account of the ordeal that nearly cost the two their lives. Cendoya said he and Kyndall Jack, 18, realized they were in trouble as night began falling during a lengthy and poorly planned Easter Sunday hike in the Santa Ana Mountains. By then their water bottle was nearly empty, and he was shirtless and drenched in sweat from an arduous climb.
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March 27, 2013 |
When Christian Gerhartsreiter learned a detective was searching for him, he became paranoid and started living a more clandestine life, a former girlfriend testified Wednesday. He dyed his dark hair and eyebrows blond. He disposed of his garbage in public trash bins. He had his live-in girlfriend, Mihoko Manabe, walk on the opposite side of the street and refused to exit buildings with her at the same time, Manabe said. Gerhartsreiter's odd behavior began in 1988 shortly after Greenwich, Conn., police Det. Daniel Allen left a phone message seeking to meet with him, Manabe said.
March 14, 2013 |
Whatever happened 37 years ago at the Lutz home in Amityville, Long Island, the extreme spook factor has spawned a cottage industry in books, movies and the online musings of amateur obsessives, both naysayers and believers. Eric Walter's absorbing documentary "My Amityville Horror" stands apart from most Amityville-alia. He explores the hoax-or-horror debate, but his chief concern is the effect of a world-famous haunting on one of the people who experienced it. Daniel Lutz was 10 when he and his mother, stepfather, brother and sister moved into their would-be dream house, the site of a recent mass murder.
March 14, 2013 |
A kind of crash course in 50-plus years of environmentalism, the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet," adapted from the book by Philip Shabecoff, proves a worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's ecological woes as well as how much remains to be achieved. REVIEW: More movie reviews from the Times Writer-director Mark Kitchell ("Berkeley in the Sixties") efficiently divides the film into five acts - "Conservation," "Pollution," "Alternatives," "Going Global" and "Climate Change" - narrated, respectively, by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
February 22, 2013 |
Johnny Depp had a near-death experience with a horse on the set of his latest film "The Lone Ranger" that could have left him "horrifically mangled," but he lived to tell the tale. The actor is finally telling his side of the equine story, swinging by the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday to give his fateful account. In the Disney film, Depp plays Native American warrior Tonto, who rides horses quite a bit in the film. Depp grew up around horses, but said that after a long day of running them at top speed, "everything went very sideways.
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February 13, 2013 |
Fugitive former police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner was apparently holed up inside a Big Bear area condo for as many as five days before the husband and wife who own the property surprised him and then were tied up and gagged, the couple said Wednesday night. Dorner bound the husband's and wife's hands with plastic zip ties, stuffed small towels in their mouths so they couldn't scream and covered their heads with pillowcases that he tied with electrical cords, they said. "I really thought it could be the end," Karen Reynolds, 56, told reporters gathered outside her condominium.
February 8, 2013 |
Give Me Everything You Have On Being Stalked James Lasdun Farrar, Straus and Giroux : 224 pp., $25 When someone crawls over Madonna's garden wall or breaks into Brad Pitt's house, it's unpleasant but not unexpected: the price of fame, if also prosecutable. Imagine, though, if in the course of your everyday, nonfamous life someone emerged with a similar obsession. First they seemed affectionate, then convinced of a deep connection, then became furious and set upon destroying your life.