April 8, 2004 |
A military jury on Wednesday acquitted a Marine on charges that he sabotaged his comrades' parachutes and caused three servicemen to be injured during a training jump. But the jury convicted him on drug charges. A sentencing hearing got underway after the jury of six Marines reached its verdict against Cpl. Clayton A. Chaffin. Chaffin, 28, of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted of soliciting to buy and use drugs, distributing cocaine and marijuana, and using marijuana.
May 25, 1987
Rightist Mozambican guerrillas said they sabotaged the railroad linking landlocked Zimbabwe to the Indian Ocean and killed 90 soldiers in recent fighting. In a statement issued in Lisbon, the South African-backed Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) rebels also said they launched a "large-scale counteroffensive" in northern Zambezia province, where the government has claimed victories. There was no comment from the government.
June 19, 2003 |
EchoStar Communications Corp., the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider, sued News Corp.'s NDS Group, claiming sabotage of its security technology. EchoStar claims that NDS employees hacked into its systems and illegally deciphered coding for the "smart cards" that give customers access to programming. The suit, similar to one brought against NDS last year by Canal Plus Technologies, alleges conspiracy, misappropriation of trade secrets and racketeering.
March 10, 2000 |
The crash of a passenger jet that killed all nine people aboard, including a top oil executive and a prominent journalist, dominated Russian TV news programs. The coverage included speculation that the crash of the private Yak-40 jet at Moscow's main airport was a terrorist act.
July 27, 2007 |
A computer scheduled to be delivered to the International Space Station next month was sabotaged, possibly by a worker at a Texas subcontractor's plant, although NASA officials said Thursday that the damage would have posed no danger to the station. Several wires were cut inside the briefcase-sized unit and two identical devices, said Edmund Memi, a spokesman for Boeing Co., the main contractor for the space station.
February 19, 1999 |
A Microsoft Corp. executive on Thursday disputed claims that the company tried to sabotage a popular Apple Computer Inc. product. In 59 pages of written testimony, Eric Engstrom, Microsoft's general manager of Internet access, said Microsoft never tried to undermine the performance of QuickTime for Windows, Apple's popular multimedia software.
July 3, 1988
Most of El Salvador was without power because of widespread rebel sabotage and a strike by 3,500 electrical repair and maintenance workers who are demanding a $60-a-month pay increase, officials said. Five technicians trying to repair damaged power stations have been killed by mines planted by leftist rebels, utility officials said. Also, residents of San Salvador said parts of the capital were without water because electric pumps were not working. Gen.
January 17, 2000 |
Unknown attackers sabotaged a transmitter belonging to Serbia's biggest opposition television channel Sunday, its director said. He blamed the crime on authorities. In a separate announcement, an independent radio station said it had had problems with its signal since the afternoon. Dragan Kojadinovic, director of the independent television channel Studio B, said the sabotage has prevented people outside Belgrade--the Yugoslav and Serbian capital--from viewing the station's programs.
March 31, 1992
Service to about 1,000 Century Cable subscribers living near the Hollywood Bowl was interrupted for more than an hour during the Oscar telecast Monday evening, but company officials said the outage was not the result of sabotage. Saboteurs have knocked out the company's service in the past during telecasts of such events as the National Basketball Assn. championship games, the Super Bowl and other Academy Awards shows.
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November 10, 1987
Federal prosecutors Monday dropped one of two sabotage counts in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against a woman who said she destroyed a sophisticated Air Force navigation computer so it could not be used in a first-strike nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. Katya Komisaruk, 28, who left behind flowers, cookies and a poem after the June 2 attack at Vandenberg Air Force Base, will be tried on a single charge of damaging government property. Assistant U.S. Atty. Nora M.