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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996
How chillingly similar is the announcement (Dec. 12) that the U.S. plans possible retaliation [against Iran] for the Saudi attack that killed 19 American troops to the countless reports of gang retaliation here in our urban society. Most in this country would call the U.S. decision just and the gang decision abominable. Are they so different? In both cases, innocent and guilty alike are inevitably killed. The age-old decision of "an eye for an eye" always perpetuates the violence of the human race.
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WORLD
April 23, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian government troops on Wednesday claimed to have swept out pro-Russia gunmen from a town in embattled eastern Ukraine, an operation the Kremlin warned could spark retaliation. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry statement that Svyatogorsk was under government control was dismissed as "a propaganda lie" by a leader of insurgents holding nearby Slovyansk, scene of the most violent and destabilizing clashes of the separatist movement that has been gaining momentum since Russia's annexation of Crimea last month.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2012 | By Ben Fritz and Geoff Boucher
Paramount Pictures has delayed the release of its sole summer action movie,"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," from June 29 until March of next year, an unexpected shift that leaves the studio without a big-budget "tentpole" hitting theaters in 2012. The move surprised even the film's director, Jon M. Chu, who early this week still expected the movie to open next month. In an interview Monday with The Times, the 32-year-old director expressed excitement about the impending release date and a new trailer, and sounded like a filmmaker who felt he had already cleared the toughest hurdles of post-production.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
University of California regents agreed to pay $10 million to the former chairman of UCLA's orthopedic surgery department, who had alleged that the well-known medical school allowed doctors to take industry payments that may have compromised patient care. The settlement reached Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court came just before closing arguments were due to begin in a whistleblower-retaliation case brought by Dr. Robert Pedowitz, 54, a surgeon who was recruited to UCLA in 2009 to run the orthopedic surgery department.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Four years after the release of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and nine months after its own delay from last summer until now, the sequel and franchise reboot "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has finally arrived. Newly spruced up with 3-D effects, "Retaliation" stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis as elite commandos battling a terrorist organization and threats from inside the U.S. government. According to most reviewers, however, neither the new story nor the 3-D pyrotechnics amount to more than run-of-the-mill action fare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2011 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officials Tuesday acknowledged serious shortcomings in the way the LAPD investigates claims of retaliation among officers, vowing to make improvements and increase training for supervisors who are often accused of workplace misconduct. Responding to a critical report by the department's independent watchdog, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and others offered up an unusually candid mea culpa to the Police Commission, the civilian body that oversees the department. Document: LAPD retaliation report "We have a lot of work to do in this area," Cmdr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
A former Sierra Madre police union official whose pay raise was delayed after he led a “no-confidence” vote against the police chief may sue for retaliation in violation of his free speech rights, a federal appeals court decided Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of  Appeals unanimously overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit by Officer John Ellins, who headed the Sierra Madre Police Assn. from 2006 to 2010. “Depriving Ellins of salary in retaliation for his protected speech was unconstitutional,” Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw wrote for the court.
SPORTS
August 16, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
It's one pitch, the 70th thrown by Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda on a Saturday night, nothing extraordinary happening in a game like most others until someone named Rusty Ryal lines the baseball off Kuroda's head. Right above the right ear, striking at a velocity, Dodgers trainer Stan Conte will say later, twice what ordinarily causes serious brain injury. It's horrific to witness, the sound like none other heard before, unimaginable at this moment what damage might've been done.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Who, oh who, will save the Joes while they're out saving the world? No one apparently. To borrow from Jack in the Box, "G. I. Joe: Retaliation" is one hot mess. Waiting didn't help. The decision to push the film from last summer into this year was theoretically to allow the filmmakers to convert it to 3-D and quietly beef up the role for the suddenly hot Channing Tatum. It's easy to understand the thinking. In addition to last year's winning streak in "Magic Mike," "21 Jump Street" and "The Vow," the actor has five films out this year.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1985
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee urged Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige to stop relying on the free market to restore American trade balance and instead take retaliatory action against Japanese imports. "Despite the niceties of the Japanese prime minister and his assurances that something will be done, we've got to make a shot across their bow to get their attention," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg, (D-N.J.).
WORLD
March 21, 2014 | By Henry Chu and Sergei L. Loiko
LONDON - Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it. Separate signing ceremonies in Brussels and Moscow illustrated the rapidly diverging paths of Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, which Ukraine insists still belongs to it but which Russia claims as its own....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A man accused of opening fire outside a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, a prosecutor said Wednesday on the first day of his trial. Brandon Spencer, 21, is charged with four counts of attempted murder in the shooting amid a large crowd of people waiting to enter a Halloween night party at the USC student center's ballroom. Spencer believed a Crips-affiliated gang member had been responsible for shooting him in the stomach, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist.
WORLD
January 18, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban claimed Saturday that its devastating, commando-style assault on a popular restaurant was payback for a NATO airstrike that killed Afghan civilians, as officials raised the death toll in the Friday night attack to 21 people, including 13 foreigners. With Kabul's close-knit expatriate community reeling from the deadliest attack on Western civilians in the 12-year Afghanistan conflict, the Taliban, the U.S.-led NATO coalition and Afghan President Hamid Karzai renewed a war of words over civilian deaths that underscored the tension between Washington and Kabul as they haggle over a U.S. military presence in the country after 2014.
WORLD
December 29, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- In the first border flare-up of its kind in four months, a Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were immediately reported on either side of the frontier. The United Nations force in southern Lebanon urged restraint on both sides and said it was in contact with the Israeli and Lebanese authorities.     It was not immediately clear who fired the rockets, at least one of which struck outside the Israeli border town of Kiryat Shmona.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
If Justin Bieber is retiring, as he tweeted rather dubiously on Christmas Eve, does that make "Justin Bieber's Believe" his version of "The Last Waltz"? The teen-pop superstar (and his handlers) probably wouldn't reject the idea. A brisk 90 minutes of arena-concert footage intercut with slow-pitch interviews and behind-the-scenes fluff, "Believe" works to present Bieber as a respectable musician, no less serious or dedicated than those other Canadians in Martin Scorsese's late-'70s documentary about the Band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A judge has tossed out the claims of a former Hollywood deal-maker and banking executive that the Los Angeles police union conspired to retaliate against him for suing LAPD officers. In an order issued this week, U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner found Brian Mulligan fell far short of making a legitimate legal case in his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Mulligan's allegations against the union were part of a broader story of abuse and conspiracy the onetime Deutsche Bank vice president leveled against the LAPD and the union in a lawsuit after his arrest by LAPD officers in May 2012.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A judge refused Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who alleges he faced retaliation from supervisors after arresting actor Mel Gibson on suspicion of drunk driving in 2006. During the arrest, Gibson allegedly made anti-Semitic slurs, which the deputy documented in his initial arrest report . Deputy James Mee said he resisted a supervisor's request to omit Gibson's derogatory remarks from the report. Since then, Mee has been passed over for promotions and had his job performance unfairly scrutinized, his attorneys said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Director Jon Chu only gets slightly wild-eyed nowadays thinking back to last spring when Paramount Pictures dropped its "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" bombshell. Little more than a month before Chu's $130-million action-thriller was set to besiege multiplexes last June, studio executives made a rare 11th-hour blockbuster scheduling switcheroo. They punted its release from a prime summer slot into the lower-rent movie real estate of March 2013.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a quick reversal, Twitter has rolled back most of the controversial changes it made to its “block” feature after a sharp outcry from users. The mass protest on Twitter was the first for Twitter as a public company. Executives held an emergency meeting Thursday night to deal with the escalating situation. Twitter users took to the service to protest under the hashtag #RestoreTheBlock. They said the changes to the block feature would encourage online abuse and harassment on the service.
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