January 17, 2010 |
They built the roadblock across the highway out of whatever they could find -- burning tires, the shell of a refrigerator, a rusty bed frame, a palm tree stump, a beaten-up camper shell and eight bodies, one in a makeshift coffin, another stuffed into a suitcase. The young men of the Carrefour suburb of Port-au-Prince then furiously interrogated drivers Saturday about what they were carrying in their cars. They were sick of people from the earthquake-wrecked capital dumping the dead on their streets in the middle of the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2009 |
Well-connected lobbyists, political pressure and a good turnout at committee hearings used to be the special interest recipe for protecting turf in the state budget. Now, a potent new ingredient is being increasingly thrown into the mix: top-shelf litigators. Lawyers are being drafted in droves to unravel spending plans passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. The goal of these litigators is to get back money their clients lost in the budget process. They are having considerable success, winning one lawsuit after another, costing the state billions of dollars and throwing California's budget process into further tumult.
February 1, 2011 |
A 3 a.m. car ride from the airport to downtown Cairo during curfew is a trip between two armed camps fighting for the future of Egypt. Outside the airport Tuesday, the road is immediately blocked by chunks of concrete, and a dozen young men wielding broom handles and a baseball bat approach. When I identify myself as a journalist from the U.S., the well-dressed men smile and say, "Welcome to Egypt," motioning for the driver to pass with me and another passenger. Thirty yards later it is the army that stops us, an officer and several soldiers with an armored personnel carrier as backup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2011 |
In the beginning, there was Ma' Bell, Muff, Skull, and five others. They pedaled around downtown together, surprising a few motorists with a sight then quite rare in Los Angeles: bicyclists traveling in a peloton, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the city. "When you're a kid, you do those kinds of adventures," said one of those original riders, an East Hollywood resident in his late 30s who goes by his biking pseudonym, Roadblock. But they weren't kids. They were people in their late 20s and early 30s, most with professional careers.
September 3, 1985 |
A car bomb exploded prematurely at a roadblock in Israel's security zone in southern Lebanon today. Israeli military sources and Christian radio stations said the blast killed only the driver, but a Muslim-controlled radio station said there were "many casualties that could not be quickly counted." The Muslim station, Beirut's Voice of the Nation radio, did not cite the source of its report, and the differences could not be reconciled immediately.
May 8, 1996 |
A sympathizer of the anti-government "freemen" was charged in federal court in Billings, Mont., with aiding the members holed up on a ranch and preventing their arrest. A federal magistrate ordered Stewart Waterhouse, 37, to be held without bail. Waterhouse is accused of running an FBI roadblock to enter the ranch near Jordan.