CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 |
Video footage of naked, screaming inmates being drenched with pepper spray was aired in federal court Tuesday as evidence in a lawsuit to force California to improve its treatment of mentally ill state prisoners. For nearly an hour Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton's Sacramento courtroom was filled with panicked screams from videos showing prisoners in pain, begging for help and pleading for the spraying to stop, while guards shouted over and over, "Cuff up!" In one case, the inmate had been playing with his feces and refused to take medication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 |
The powerful explosion that rocked UC Berkeley sent students scrambling for safety and left people screaming for help as they were trapped in elevators stuck between floors, witnesses told The Times. The blast and fire, which left four people with minor burns, was north of California Hall and probably caused by the theft of copper wire from an off-campus electrical station, UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said. He initially said that the incident was at California Hall but revised that report during an update at a news conference Monday night.
September 1, 2013 |
There's no disappearing into the background in this season's new, don't-mess-with-me camouflage and animal prints. Alexis Bittar's "Santa Fe Deco" necklace mixes a zebra Lucite bib with luxe jewels, while Eddie Borgo's "Moon" ring is set with a rock crystal, onyx and jade "horn" that spans four fingers. Dries Van Noten's satin clutch boasts exotic plumage, and Nicholas Kirkwood's ankle boots spout fox fur pelts for the toes. But the ultimate luxe urban jungle trophy is from Michael Kors: a camo mink coat that yells, "I am woman, hear me roar.
August 19, 2013 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic sprinter known as the Blade Runner, was indicted Monday on a charge of premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend. The trial was set for March 3-20. Pistorius, 26, is accused of shooting to death Reeva Steenkamp, a model and reality TV star, at his home on a luxury estate near Pretoria. He wept and prayed with brother Carl and sister Aimee during a brief appearance at Pretoria Magistrate's Court on what would have been Steenkamp's 30th birthday.
August 19, 2013 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - On the night South African athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, neighbors allegedly heard the sound of a woman screaming. Silence followed, and then gunshots. And more screams. That's the picture prosecutors are painting in the case against Pistorius, who was indicted Monday on charges including premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home early Valentine's Day. A trial is expected to begin in early March. Pistorius, a double amputee who used carbon-fiber blades to run in last year's London Olympics, has said he thought Steenkamp, a reality TV star and law school graduate, was an intruder when he shot her repeatedly through a bathroom door.
July 15, 2013 |
It began as series of small shuddering earthquakes beneath Alaska's Mt. Redoubt that gradually coalesced into a high-frequency "scream," according to seismologists. While scientists could only guess as to what triggered the vibrations, there was no question about what happened next: The seismic scream was followed by 30 seconds of silence, and then a series of volcanic eruptions -- 20 over a two-week period -- that launched an enormous plume of ash resembling a mushroom cloud. In a study published recently in Nature Geoscience, researchers examined data from the 2009 eruption and concluded that the sustained vibrations were caused by numerous so-called stick-slip movements on faults more than a mile beneath the volcano.