April 16, 2013 |
REVERE, Mass. -- A student from Saudi Arabia who was wounded in the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday was caught up in the manhunt for the source of the two bombs. On Monday night, federal agents questioned his roommates and searched his apartment, carrying out bags of evidence. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack The man was considered a “person of interest,” but is no longer under suspicion, said a federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
March 19, 2013 |
A University of Central Florida student who was plotting an apparent massacre at his dorm managed to amass guns, explosives and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, with his roommates oblivious to his plans, police said Tuesday. James Oliver Seevakumaran's body was found in his dorm room early Monday morning with a .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber tactical rifle that had a 110-round drum magazine attached to it, police said. He also had a checklist of plotted actions leading up to a massacre that he never completed, police said.
December 13, 2012 |
A Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his drunken roommate in an argument over how to cook pork chops, said the Orlando Sentinel , citing Holly Hill, Fla., police. The 55-year-old man allegedly shot and killed one of his three roommates on Tuesday night, according to the article, after the roommate arrived home drunk, police said. When police arrived at their home, they found the 35-year-old victim dead on the floor with the alleged shooter sitting nearby.
November 4, 2012 |
"The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets" A Novel By Diana Wagman Ig Publishing: 240 pp., $15.95 A giant iguana isn't something we've come to expect as a key component in an L.A. novel, but that's what local writer Diana Wagman has done with "The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets. " A brisk and vividly drawn kidnapping tale, Wagman's fourth novel hinges on the 7-foot long lizard of its title, but its core lies somewhere far more familiar to those who call Los Angeles home.
September 12, 2012 |
To go from bitter high school rivals to college roommates doesn't happen very often, but it's taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, where freshmen football players Dylan Muscat (Santa Monica High) and Cameron Countryman (Beverly Hills) have suddenly found themselves sharing a microwave, television and refrigerator in their dorm room. "We're trying to get a bean bag," Muscat said of his new friendship with Countryman. For four years of high school they went head to head on opposite sides of the ball.
May 29, 2012 |
Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi on Tuesday apologized for the first time for invading the privacy of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide, saying his behavior was “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish.” In a statement issued two days before he begins serving his 30-day jail term, Ravi said he never was motivated by anti-gay bias toward Tyler Clementi, who threw himself from the George...
May 22, 2012 |
Mary Killman and Maria Koroleva were synchronized swimming rivals when they began the sport, competing against each other on Northern California club teams. Not much more than a year ago, they were paired together as an American duet. Though the U.S. failed to qualify for the London Olympics as a team, a failure that shocked Killman and Koroleva, they have qualified in the Olympic duet to salvage some success from the U.S. program. And Killman, 20, of Santa Clara, Calif., and Koroleva, 22, a Russian native with U.S. citizenship now living in Concord, Calif., are so determined to be side by side in the pool that they even share an apartment bedroom.
April 6, 2012 |
In a movie as stylized as Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress,"decor is destiny, so it's no accident that the dorm room shared by Violet (Greta Gerwig) and her roommates at a northeastern liberal arts college prominently features the poster for Max Ophüls' maudit masterwork "Lola Montès. " Violet, an amateur self-help guru who practices her questionable theories on her unfortunate classmates, doesn't share much with Ophüls' eponymous heroine, a Scottish dancer who reinvented herself as the Spanish mistress of a Bavarian king.
February 24, 2012 |
The trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of cyberbullying his gay roommate -- Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide -- began on a dramatic note Friday as the prosecutor called the defendant's actions "mean-spirited" and aimed at humiliating Clementi by exposing his secrets to others. "He and his friend ... viewed live images of Tyler Clementi and his male guest engaging in sexual activity ... kissing with their shirts off," Julia McClure told a packed New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom as Dharun Ravi went on trial.
February 22, 2012 |
Opening statements could begin Wednesday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of spying on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who then committed suicide after learning he had been secretly filmed during an encounter with another man in his dorm room. Jury selection in 19-year-old Dharun Ravi's trial began Tuesday in New Brunswick, N.J., where Ravi faces charges of bias intimidation, in addition to invasion of privacy. Because the two bias intimidation charges are considered hate crimes, each carries a potential prison term of 10 years. Clementi's suicide in September 2010 unveiled what prosecutors say was a plot by Ravi to use a webcam in the dorm room to capture images of Clementi in an intimate encounter with a man and to share them with other students.