January 8, 2013 |
Major crimes reported at LAX dropped 26.7% last year, and overall crime continues to decline, according to 2012 statistics released this week by Los Angeles Airport Police. Robberies dropped from three in 2011 to one last year. Two aggravated assaults were reported each year. In 2012, there were 17 reports of burglary from locked vehicles, a decrease of 10.5% over 2011 . . . . National Park Service authorities announced they will issue permits to limit the number of Half Dome hikers to 300 a day to reduce congestion in a wilderness area and make the hike safer.
September 7, 2013 |
Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency's accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe. The latest chapter in the face-off between the government intelligence apparatus and technology companies emerged last week with reports that the NSA was working, often successfully, to undermine encryption technology.
December 16, 2013 |
Harvard University was partially evacuated Monday morning after school officials sent out an alert about explosives on campus. "Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson," said the campus alert sent at 9:02 a.m. "Please evacuate those buildings now. " Officials at the Cambridge, Mass., school said there had been no reports of explosions. Campus and Cambridge police were investigating the reports. The evacuated buildings were diverse.
August 4, 2010 |
Iran denied media reports Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade was attacked while traveling in the western city of Hamedan. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's Press TV said that "an informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Some foreign news sources published reports that a grenade exploded near the motorcade of President Ahmadinejad." Reuters had reported that the president's convoy was traveling from the airport to a sports stadium in Hamedan when a homemade bomb exploded, injuring several people.
March 15, 2012 |
Dwight Howard told the Orlando Magic late Wednesday night that he will stay with the team and not opt out of his contract, according to multiple reports. The New Jersey Nets have been told that Howard will not opt out and will therefore not be available in trade, ESPN reported. Howard still needs to sign a waiver of the early-termination option in his contract before the noon PDT trade deadline today. By signing the waiver, Howard would remain with the Magic through the 2012-2013 season.
August 10, 2012 |
What's the value of an Olympic presence for the brands that sponsor and outfit the athletes? According to German sportswear maker Adidas, it's worth at least a 24% bump in sales. The company announced Friday that its British sales were up that much (on a currency-neutral basis) for the first half of 2012, "spurred by demand for Olympic and Team GB products," and up 11% globally, to about $8.95 billion, in the same period. It's worth noting that in addition to providing apparel and gear for 3,000 athletes in 25 of the 26 Olympic sports (including the U.S. men's and women's gymnastics teams)