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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2013 | By Bradley Zint, Los Angeles Times
As the nation debates the idea of new gun laws, the decades-old Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend will be business as usual, organizers said - with the exception of increased security. The fairgrounds, whose relationship with the Utah-based Crossroads company spans nearly 25 years, receives about $600,000 from parking, rent, food and beverages from the shows, which are held several times a year, said Jerome Hoban, chief executive of the O.C. Fair & Event Center.
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NATIONAL
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.
OPINION
December 26, 2003
Re "Security at LAX Highest Since 9/11," Dec. 24: How is more security created by giving only limos and taxis, but not private cars, curbside access? Peter Heiman Malibu
NATIONAL
December 29, 2009 | By Alana Semuels
Security and intelligence lapses allowed a suspected terrorist to board a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, President Obama said from Hawaii today, interrupting his vacation to speak about the failed bombing attempt. "A systemic failure has occurred, and I consider that totally unacceptable," Obama said. The president said he learned in the last 24 hours that information about the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had been passed to "a component of our U.S. intelligence community" weeks ago, but that the information was not effectively distributed and the Nigerian man was not added to a "no-fly" list.
NATIONAL
February 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
With Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics, Canada is preparing for the biggest domestic security operation in its history -- a $900-million policing nightmare that takes in 3,860 square miles of downtown stadiums, remote woodland valleys and miles of urban waterways. The military contingent alone will require nearly twice the 2,500 soldiers Canada has in Afghanistan. Police and contract security agents must screen up to 1.6 million ticket holders and protect 5,500 athletes and officials -- while preparing for domestic protesters, who a year ago announced preparations for "Riot 2010."
OPINION
April 18, 2003
Re "City Gives Staples Center New Terms for Repaying Subsidies," April 12: The L.A. City Council does not feel it needs security from Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski for their $70-million debt. The council is probably right. They probably won't default. I probably won't default on my home loan either. But the bank still insists on security for my loan. Where public funds are concerned, the need for security should be even greater. Howard L. Ekerling Studio City
WORLD
January 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia stepped up security in major cities, deploying thousands of extra police a day after officials warned of a possible terrorist threat against public transportation. In Moscow, officials ordered cellphone service shut off in the subway system. The measure appeared to be an effort to avert the possibility of explosives being detonated by the phones.
WORLD
April 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of a top security chief Saturday and ordered hundreds of senior security officers to retire in a bid to reform his forces and halt violence, an official said. Abbas, who took office Jan. 15 after the death last year of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been under pressure from Israel and Washington to impose law and order in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
The U.S. has offered military assets to bolster security at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The announcement comes just after it was learned that American warships and transport planes will be at the ready to evacuate U.S. athletes and officials in case of a terrorist attack. "Air and naval assets, to include two Navy ships in the Black Sea, will be available if requested,” press secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby said in a statement. He added that "there is no such requirement at this time.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
No amount of hope or change can set President Obama up with an iPhone. The leader of the free world said he is not allowed to use the popular Apple device due to security reasons, according to Reuters. Obama revealed the limitation of his job at a meeting with youths on Wednesday to promote his healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' But it's not all bad for the president. Obama said he may not be allowed to use an iPhone, but he does get to use the iPad as his tablet.
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