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July 19, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
FBI agents on Thursday raided City Hall in Trenton, N.J., as part of an investigation into corruption. “We have executed search warrants on various offices pursuant to an ongoing investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Barbara Woodruff said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. She would not give any details about the nature of the investigation. Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, whose home was searched Wednesday by the FBI, defended himself. “I have not violated my duties or the public trust and have no further comment on this matter,”  Mack said in a statement posted on the city's website.
April 27, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U.S. Navy's robotic submarine Bluefin-21 has searched more than 150 square miles of the floor of the Indian Ocean in an area where investigators thought they had detected pings from the Boeing 777's black box transmitters in early April.
June 16, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Looking for something to do this weekend? Consider a game of WikiWars. The Gregory Brothers, a comedy troupe famous for creating viral online videos , has just released a new video that introduces the world to WikiWars, the high-stakes game of competitive Wikipedia searching. The premise of the game is fairly simple; Players are given a start word and an end word. Both players begin on the start word's Wikipedia page, and must get to the end word's Wikipedia page by clicking on highlighted links on the various pages.
April 27, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's new champion of the 4th Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year's most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest. Civil libertarians say the stakes are high because arrests are so common - 13.1 million were made in 2010, according to the FBI - and smartphones hold so much private information. Under current law, officers may search a person under arrest, checking pockets and looking through a wallet or purse.
March 26, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
If you hate searching for flights on your iPhone's small screen, you may develop an instant crush on the CheapAir iOS app that lets you verbally search for flights. The app has its official release Tuesday. Chief executive Jeff Klee says his company's app is the first such voice-activated iPhone app.     If you state your destination, the app can use your phone's GPS to locate you and offer a choice of departure airports. Here's what I found when I tried it on my iPhone 4S: When I said: “Los Angeles to Dallas, Sept.
November 20, 2008 | Steve Hymon
Passengers at Union Station were subjected to a search of their bags Wednesday afternoon before boarding Metrolink trains. Sheriff's deputies and Transportation Security Administration officers were conducting the searches. Metrolink received a federal grant earlier this year to do the searches and left fliers for passengers telling them that they would begin soon. At the time, agency officials said that the searches were not in response to any specific threats, but instead were being done as an overall push to tighten security, as other rail carriers have done.
May 7, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Men are more likely to look things up on their smartphone than women. Wealthy people are more likely to use their smartphones for real time searches than poorer people. And less than 50% of people over 65 are using their phones for real-time searches, according to new data from the Pew Internet Report. Researchers at the Pew Internet Report asked more than 2,254 Americans ages 18 and older to answer questions about how they used their mobile phones in the last 30 days. For this study , they looked specifically at how people use their phones to answer immediate questions -- what the researchers are calling "just-in-time searches.
December 8, 2011 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Alberto Iglesias | "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" For a spy movie that isn't really a spy movie, the key to unlocking the musical mystery behind "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" came from a conversation between director Tomas Alfredson and composer Alberto Iglesias. "He explained to me very well what this film is about," Iglesias said. "It's a film about loyalties and human relationships. Their spies are victims of this moment. That was the most important thing he told me. The film and the music show the more human side.
December 2, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Beyonce has topped Bing's list of the most-searched celebrities in the U.S. during 2013, a feat she accomplished remarkably without the aid of a single sledgehammer or other heavy construction equipment. In fact, Miley Cyrus finished only at No. 9  on the search-engine's Top 10, a list heavy with pop music figures and dominated by women. After Beyonce came Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna. Justin Bieber landed at No. 6, one of only two males to make the Top 10 - the other being President Obama, who finished at No. 10. In between were Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes and Cyrus.
September 29, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- An Oregon man who conducted Internet searches for the phrase “father hates infant” and had a violent child abuse video game on his computer was convicted Friday of murdering his 11-month-old twin son. A jury in Washington County, Ore., deliberated about two hours before convicting Kaliq Mansor, 34, who had called 911 in June 2011 to report that his infant son Bryan was not breathing. By the time the child arrived at the hospital, he could no longer breathe on his own, and doctors pronounced him brain dead.
April 25, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider , a 17-mile underground track near Geneva where protons would accelerate to nearly the speed of light and collide in a shower of subatomic particles. If the Higgs turned out to be one of them, it would validate the so-called Standard Model of particle physics and help scientists understand why there was mass in the universe.
April 22, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question drivers based on anonymous tips to hotlines. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that such stops do not amount to an unreasonable search or seizure, even if the arresting officer did not observe the vehicle speeding or swerving. The decision affirms a ruling of the California courts. The case began in August 2008 when a 911 dispatch team in Mendocino County received a midafternoon report that a pickup truck had forced another vehicle off the road.
April 22, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Maria L. La Ganga
OSO, Wash. - Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes, businesses and families. "There are still families who are searching for loved ones," Obama said after an aerial tour of the devastation aboard the presidential helicopter Marine One and a visit with survivors and first responders. "There are families who have lost everything, and it's going to be a difficult road ahead for them.
April 20, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
MUMBAI, India - Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest's northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world's highest peak. As many as 16 Nepalese mountain guides, all ethnic Sherpas, were killed Friday on the south side of the mountain, but Everest's fraternity of climbers and their guides is small. The father of Burke's Nepalese guide was among the dead; another Sherpa in his group lost two relatives, including a nephew.
April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Authorities using a robotic submarine to look for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said Saturday they expect to complete the search of the “focused underwater area” in five to seven days. Shortly after officials decided Monday to deploy the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 robotic sub in the Indian Ocean, Navy representatives said the mission could take six weeks to two months as the unmanned vehicle crawled over the seabed, using sonar to map an area about as big as the city of Los Angeles.
April 15, 2014 | Chris Foster
There is a job to be earned as the UCLA football team heads into its third week of spring practice: understudy to quarterback Brett Hundley. It's not a role a young quarterback dreams about. "We're always competing for a starting job," said Jerry Neuheisel, who will be a sophomore in the fall. "Every year, you start as a clean slate. " Well, not every year. Hundley has thrown for 6,811 yards and rushed for 1,103 the last two seasons. He has been responsible for 53 touchdowns passing, 20 rushing and even one receiving.
February 26, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
Among new Internet-based real estate ventures to pop up in recent months is one that enables house hunters to simultaneously search for just about every lifestyle criteria imaginable. Another protects would-be tenants from unwittingly renting from a struggling owner in the midst of a foreclosure., an overlay technology that can be embedded on an agent's website or perhaps on an entire multiple listing service, enables buyers to pursue properties using any number of lifestyle criteria.
March 27, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
In the ill-conceived and poorly executed "Awakened," a young woman returns to her hometown to solve the mystery of her mother's death. Audiences will likely ponder a bigger mystery: why experienced actors - or for that matter, experienced moviegoers - signed on to the project. If the ostensible thriller contained a single believable moment, let alone an ounce of suspense, its nonsensical final twist might be grounds for concern. But by the time the Man in Fedora Hat (as he's called in the credits)
April 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Police will begin searching Orange County landfills in a hunt for the bodies of three women authorities say they believe were killed by two registered sex offenders charged with raping and murdering women who vanished from some of the county's toughest streets. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, are accused of killing four women, though police said they anticipate there is at least one additional victim. In a videotaped court hearing Tuesday morning, the two appeared briefly but did not enter a plea.
April 14, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777 in an area bigger than the city of Los Angeles. Technicians aboard the Australian ship Ocean Shield on Monday afternoon deployed the Bluefin-21 underwater autonomous vehicle in the Indian Ocean, sending it almost three miles down to the seabed and using its side-scanning sonar arrays to look for wreckage from the plane.  “It is time to go underwater,” retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search from Perth, Australia, said in announcing the new phase of operations.  Unless the robot sub gets lucky, the process could take a while: The U.S. Navy, which lent the Bluefin-21 to the search team, said mapping the area where the plane most likely disappeared could take six weeks to two months.  The 16-foot, 1,650-pound sub moves at a walking pace and will be searching an area of about 600 square miles.
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