CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2012 |
As the sun set and rush hour began to fade on the 405 Freeway on Friday evening, crews gradually shut down ramps and closed lanes of traffic to make room for a small army of construction workers tasked with knocking down the remaining half of the Mulholland Drive bridge this weekend. The start of Carmageddon II - a 10-mile closure on the nation's busiest freeway - appeared to be going without a hitch, officials reported early in the evening. The freeway closure was given the ignominious designation because a similar freeway shutdown a year ago had officials fearing traffic chaos.
August 24, 2012 |
Los Angeles Times NEW YORK - Each morning, Jeffrey Johnson would put on a suit, leave his Manhattan apartment, and walk to a nearby McDonald's to pick up breakfast. Sometimes he would greet a neighbor and pet her dog along the way. Friday seemed no different to those familiar with Johnson's ritual, but this time, he did not return to his apartment with breakfast in a bag. Instead, he headed to Midtown Manhattan, to his former employer's shop near the foot of the Empire State Building, and shot an ex-colleague repeatedly in the head, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2012 |
On a steep slope, above a retaining wall with scrawled warnings ("Stay off, Stay out, Private Property"), Colin Rich begins to unpack black bags full of cameras and gear. The warnings confirm that this is where he wants to be. The secluded Echo Park hillside offers a sweeping view of downtown Los Angeles. Over the next three hours, he will take a sequence of nearly 1,000 images, studying the scene and adjusting his camera as the sun falls and the city lights emerge. PHOTOS: Los Angeles, one frame at a time Rich, a cinematographer and time-lapse filmmaker, has spent many nights in the last year photographing the city from out-of-the-way locations such as this.
February 23, 2012 |
At least 30 Iraqi police officers and civilians were killed and dozens injured Thursday morning in a series of rush-hour car bombings, explosions and attacks by gunmen that rocked Baghdad. The hour-plus string of violence, largely aimed at government security officers, began when gunmen took over a security checkpoint near the Sarafiya Bridge in Baghdad's center, killing six police officers and injuring three. Eight additional attacks occurred across the city, including a car bombing in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Karada, which killed nine civilians and injured 26. The explosion damaged cars and shops, and shook buildings blocks away.
September 26, 2011 |
Four bomb blasts rocked Karbala on Sunday, killing at least 10 people less than two weeks after 22 pilgrims from the Shiite holy city were shot to death in a bus hijacking in remote western Iraq. The explosions took place in an area of Karbala close to an Iraqi government building where ID cards are issued. The attacks, in which at least 95 people were injured, occurred during rush hour. Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, called the bombings "gruesome" and promised a thorough investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2011 |
Authorities say they have obtained surveillance video footage that might identify the man who fatally stabbed a fellow passenger on the Metro Red Line train on Friday evening, the first slaying to occur on the Los Angeles subway since it began operation in 1993. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which patrols the area's public transit system, also appealed to the public Saturday for information on the killer, who bolted from the train at the Hollywood and Vine station about 7:30 p.m. The attack, which played out before a handful of witnesses, including a Los Angeles Times journalist, sent passengers scurrying to the rear of the rolling subway car as the victim, Jesse Garay, 59, of North Hollywood, collapsed, his blood pooling on the floor.