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January 9, 2014 | By David Wharton
The 2012 London Olympics had the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace, resplendent in their red coats and tall bearskin hats. Now the 2014 Sochi Olympics will have the Cossacks. More than 400 of the soldiers reported to Sochi on Thursday to help with security. As part of foot patrols, they will don traditional tunics, fur hats and swords. "They've already arrived at the resort and will take part in maintaining security all the way to the end of the Paralympic Games," a spokesman for the Kuban Cossack Brigade told R-Sport.
May 24, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS -- Officials have tightened security for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, which typically draws more than 200,000 spectators, in response to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings last month. Oversize drink coolers have been banned, and a street that runs only a few yards behind the grandstands on the front straightaway of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be closed, track spokesman Doug Boles said Friday. Spectators' coolers will be checked at the gate and if they're too big, "they're going to be asked to take it back to their cars," he said.
December 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
The president of the International Olympic Committee has expressed confidence that Russian officials can deliver a "safe and secure" 2014 Sochi Games despite the terrorist bombings that killed at least 31 people in nearby Volgograd. In a statement released Monday, Thomas Bach denounced the "despicable attack on innocent people. " "I am certain that everything will be done to ensure the security of the athletes and all the participants of the Olympic Games," Bach said. The suicide bombings took place Sunday at a railway station and Monday on a crowded trolley bus. No group has claimed responsibility.
July 31, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - In a showdown that could spark a fresh wave of violence, the Egyptian government announced Wednesday that security forces were preparing to disperse sit-ins by thousands of Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. The decision signals a likely crackdown by the military-backed government against pro-Morsi demonstrators outside Rabaa Al Adawiya mosque and around Cairo University. Clashes in those areas have killed nearly 200 people since Morsi and the political wing of his Muslim Brotherhood movement were overthrown in a coup July 3.   “Based on the tremendous popular support the people have given the state to deal with terrorism and violence … the Cabinet has decided to begin taking all necessary procedures to face those threats,” the government said in a statement.
July 22, 1995
Regarding the July 15 Comment ("Thanks for the Theaters, Magic, but Why Such Nasty Security?") by Earl Ofari Hutchinson, this was the third consecutive weekend I went to Magic's theaters and I continue to be awestruck by the sheer volume of foot traffic and activity they have brought to that community. As you enter the parking lot you struggle to find a parking space, something all to common at most malls but never a problem at the Baldwin Hills center. Then as you enter the theater, you can't help from feeling a powerful sense of pride from the beautiful first class lobby to the people who are employed there, anywhere from 35 to 50 mostly young African Americans from the neighborhood are working concession stands, ticket booths, security detail, theater admittance, selling magic souvenirs and providing general information in a very polite way. You can't help but notice the "code of conduct" sign that is prominently displayed near the entrance, but everyone who reads it nods approvingly.
January 12, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
Partisan division over lawmakers' security needs surfaced in the Capitol on Wednesday as representatives returned to work after the Arizona shootings that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including a congresswoman. Democrats suggested extra funding might be needed to beef up security in districts where lawmakers feel particularly exposed, while Republicans sought remedies that would not require additional money. Lawmakers received security briefings, and officials said the House Administration Committee was reviewing arrangements for representatives and their staffs.
August 27, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A civilian was killed Tuesday in crossfire between Palestinian security forces and gunmen in the Askar refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, officials and witnesses said. The forces came under fire when they entered the camp to make an arrest, said Adnan Damiri, a spokesman for the Palestinian security services. Residents burned tires in the streets and set fire to a police vehicle, witnesses said.   The civilian was killed during the heavy exchange of gunfire that followed, Damiri said.
April 15, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a racing festival that typically draws more than 170,000 spectators over three days, is tightening security for this weekend's event in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions. Officials "will be working in conjunction with the Long Beach Police Department, fire department, city and other agencies to take the appropriate measures to provide for the safety of our fans, workers and participants," said Jim Michaelian, who oversees the event as chief executive of the Grand Prix Assn.
October 2, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
The fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie on Tuesday prompted concerns about the security of the border area  in rural Cochise County, Ariz., where he died.  In neighboring Santa Cruz County, Sheriff Tony Estrada said crime had fallen sharply along the border in recent years, due to a steep drop in illegal immigrant traffic as well as increased Border Patrol staffing. But violent clashes are not uncommon in isolated areas used by drug traffickers and bandits who prey on illegal immigrants.
June 13, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In the first and only vote Thursday on the immigration bill, senators turned back a Republican measure that would have delayed a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally until after the border with Mexico is fully secure. Republicans still plan to offer several other measures to enhance border security, but this one, from Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, was one of the most hard-line of the proposals. The 57-43 vote to defeat the amendment offered an imprecise test of whether the Senate will find the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.
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