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October 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.
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March 20, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The latest entry in the found-footage subgenre, "The Den" centers on its eponymous Internet hangout where purveyors of snuff films lurk. Grad student Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia), who has received a grant to research the chat network, soon witnesses some ghastly goings-on. Writers Zachary Donohue (who also directs) and Lauren Thompson have seemingly recycled a 2010 "The Daily Show" segment about the Chatroulette website before giving an inspired nod to Nigerian scammers and then offering an underdeveloped reference to Russian roulette.
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NEWS
September 22, 1992
Russia's legislature, the Supreme Soviet, convenes what promises to be an especially stormy session today. Some conservative deputies are expected to launch an attack on President Boris N. Yeltsin and his government, which has been forcing the country toward a free-market economy. But even Yeltsin's harshest critics predict that the personal assault on him will be restrained because he still symbolizes national unity.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's hard to say exactly what skills are needed to become an expert at the game of Egg Russian Roulette, but it's safe to say that Edward Norton has them. The actor, who's hosting "Saturday Night Live" this week, stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the gig, praise fellow guests Pearl Jam and play an infinitely silly game of Egg Russian Roulette. As Norton himself described it, "It's like Willy Wonka meets 'The Deer Hunter' torture. " The game, as introduced by announcer Steve Higgins in an over-the-top silly voice, required Fallon and Norton to select eggs from a standard carton of a dozen and smash them on their heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998
Now Saddam Hussein is playing Russian roulette with Moscow, seemingly toying with the one Security Council power that stands anywhere close to his side in defying United Nations demands that he give weapons inspectors full range to find and eliminate his weapons of mass destruction. Acceptance of weapons removal was a key part of the cease-fire that ended the 1991 Persian Gulf War and stopped Desert Storm forces from pushing farther into Iraq.
NEWS
November 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A teen-ager playing Russian roulette with friends shot himself in the head Sunday and was in critical condition, hospital officials said. Yair Weizman, 17, used his father's revolver, with a single bullet, for a game in which he and friends took turns placing the weapon to their heads and pulling the trigger, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1995
A Lancaster teen-ager killed himself while playing Russian roulette, authorities said Saturday. Daniel Ocdocayen, 18, was playing the game during a party at his apartment in the 2800 block of Avenue K-12 West about 9:45 p.m. Friday, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Rodriguez. While several of his friends watched, Ocdocayen spun the cylinder of a .38-caliber revolver containing a single bullet, placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, Rodriguez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A young man, apparently playing a game of Russian roulette outside a friend's home in La Habra, placed a .38-caliber revolver to his head and fired, killing himself Saturday. Gregorio Torrez, 18, of La Habra, had left one bullet in the gun's chamber and joked to his friend, Tony L. Tapparo Jr., 19, that he was going to play the game, Tapparo told police. Tapparo told police that despite Tapparo's desperate cries to stop, Torrez pulled the trigger twice, killing himself on the second try.
NEWS
August 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
A Guardian Angel shot to death last weekend killed himself playing Russian roulette with two other members, one of them 14, authorities in this Washington suburb said Friday. Police said Dorian Brown, 19, apparently initiated the game and was the first to pull the trigger on the .357 magnum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A 16-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the throat during a game of Russian roulette died Wednesday at a Santa Clarita hospital, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy said Wednesday. Chris Adamakis was visiting a house in the 26000 block of Claudette Street in Canyon Country on Monday when he took out a .357 magnum pistol and told two teenage girls, "We're going to play Russian roulette," Sheriff's Sgt. Irma Becerra said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Kate Mather
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson says her abductor, James DiMaggio, "had a crush" on her and sent text messages accusing the teenager of trying to avoid him. Her comments in an interview with NBC's  "Today"  show that aired Thursday came two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness. Hannah told NBC's Savannah Guthrie that once, after a gymnastics meet, she asked DiMaggio if she could bring a male friend to his house, where she and her friends would sometimes play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police formed a skirmish line late Wednesday as they tried to disperse crowds that had gathered outside a club in Lincoln Heights. The incident was at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage. "The bouncers started turning people away and it got unruly," Officer Norma Eisenman told The Times. Police at the scene were requesting additional officers from the Central Bureau to deal with the crowds.  Los Angeles Police Department cruisers were driving north along Broadway with lights and sirens as officers took up positions along the street.  It was not immediately clear whether any arrests were made or whether there were any injuries.
NATIONAL
August 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Less than three weeks before the Sept. 12 start of the 2012 National Championship Air Races in Reno, federal investigators on Monday released a report on the cause of last year's spectacular crash at those races. The pilot and 10 people on the ground were killed; 70 were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board said that the failure of an aircraft tail structure on Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward's souped-up World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter was the probable cause of its Sept.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
With people increasingly banking and shopping online, many are convinced it's just a matter of time before their personal data is stolen, a new survey says. According to mobile security firm Entersekt, 41% of consumers surveyed worry that their online accounts will be breached in the future, while 53% have already fallen victim or know someone who has been targeted for credit card fraud. "Consumers suspect they are playing with fire conducting financial transactions online...comparable to playing Russian roulette," the company said in a statement.
OPINION
July 24, 2011 | By Claire Berlinski
Seismic risk mitigation is the greatest urban policy challenge the world confronts today. If you consider that too strong a claim, try to imagine another way in which bad urban policy could kill a million people in 30 seconds. Yet the politics of earthquakes are rarely discussed and, when discussed, widely misunderstood. Take Japan's Sendai earthquake on March 11, which released 600 million times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb. The ensuing partial meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant prompted international hysteria about nuclear power, but few seemed to realize that a far deadlier threat had been averted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Norma Gamble was cooking dinner in her Mid-City home Sunday evening when she heard a gunshot from upstairs. She ran to the second floor, where a teenage boy who had been living with the family and two teenage girls were hanging out. She found one of the girls on the floor, bleeding profusely from a bullet wound to her lower back. "My stomach hurts," said the 15-year-old. "Help me." Paramedics took the girl from the home in the 1800 block of Wellington Road to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2009
Today: Music Albums Top albums for the week that ended Sunday: 1 Play On Carrie Underwood 2 This Is It Michael Jackson 3 My Christmas Andrea Bocelli 4 Glee Soundtrack 5 Now 32 Various artists Source: Nielsen SoundScan iTunes downloads Top songs: 1 Fireflies Owl City 2 Replay Iyaz 3 Empire State of Mind Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys 4 Russian Roulette Rihanna 5 Party in the U.S.A. Miley Cyrus Source: Apple Inc.
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