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.
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February 23, 2010
T. Christian Miller, a reporter for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, has won the $35,000 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for a collaboration with the Los Angeles Times that called attention to the plight of civilian workers injured in Iraq. The articles, which Miller began reporting as a Times staff writer, focused on workers hired by Pentagon contractors to drive fuel trucks, cook, translate and perform other support services. More than 1,700 civilian workers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 37,000 injured.
March 18, 2013 |
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, possibly Hollywood's busiest couple, reportedly are together no more. The two have split up and are living apart after almost three years of dating. "Taking a break" is how People described it in breaking the news from sources close to the couple. Their reps wouldn't comment to the mag about the situation. They're still friends, but schedules got the best of them, the sources said. "It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore," a source told Us Weekly.
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.
January 30, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Amid rising fear that Syrian President Bashar Assad could lose control of his nation's stockpiles of chemical and advanced weapons, Israel bombed and destroyed a military research center outside Damascus, the capital, Syrian state media reported Wednesday. Israeli and U.S. military and government officials declined to comment on the report. If it occurred, the attack would mark Israel's most aggressive military strike against its neighbor during the Syrian uprising against Assad's rule that began nearly two years ago. Earlier in the day, international news agencies and Arab news outlets reported that the Israeli strike had targeted a weapons convoy along the Syrian-Lebanese border as it attempted to deliver cargo to the militant group Hezbollah.
December 23, 2013 |
Kate Upton and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy are no more: The couple have reportedly split. Commence happy dance, boys. The curvaceous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and "Dancing With the Stars" alum have called it quits, according to several reports. PHOTOS: Kate Upton through the years "They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult, and it fell apart," a source told Us Weekly. "[Chmerkovskiy] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn't working anymore.