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October 17, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Rick Ross' two seizures aboard two different airplanes within hours of one another has had many around Ross voicing concern for the Teflon Don's health. The rapper, on his way to perform at a gig with the University of Memphis basketball team, suffered a seizure on Friday morning, forcing the Delta flight he was on to make an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He received medical attention at a hospital there, and backers insisted he was fine. Ross said he would be keeping the night's interstate engagement and even posted a video of himself on Twitter on board a private jet headed for Tennessee.
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WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
For anyone who blinked and missed Russian President Vladimir Putin's swift seizure and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, there's now a giant silver coin celebrating the Kremlin leader for bringing the territory "back home. " The coins issued by the Art Grani foundry in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk feature Putin's bas relief image on one side and a map of the Crimean peninsula on the other. "Crimea's reunification with Russia was a historic event which we decided to embody in a souvenir collection of coins,” Vladimir Vasyukhin, director of the Ural Mountains foundry, told the Itar-Tass news agency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | Marc Martin
Lakewood resident Kathleen Rivas was introduced by the Keck School of Medicine of USC as the first patient to get an implanted responsive brain device that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy. Rivas had the device surgically implanted this month. It detects and then directly responds to abnormal brain activity to prevent seizures.
WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW - Ukrainian police sympathetic to pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings helped thwart a threatened crackdown Monday, undermining the government's credibility and encouraging the gunmen to grab more facilities. Ukraine's Interior Ministry said in a statement that it planned to replace 12,000 officers in the besieged east, blaming disloyal police for the failure of what it termed an anti-terrorism operation. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov had issued an ultimatum Sunday to gunmen holding government facilities in Donetsk, Luhansk, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and other cities, telling them to lay down their arms by early Monday.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Suffering a seizure while behind the wheel, as U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson reportedly did, is extremely rare but is far more likely to end in death than seizures suffered elsewhere, according to federal transportation experts. A spokeswoman for Bryson, who was cited for felony hit-and-run after his car struck two other vehicles Saturday evening in the San Gabriel Valley, said Bryson had suffered a seizure . "He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2009 | John Hoeffel
The annual marijuana eradication campaign hit a new record this summer, uprooting 4.4 million plants, a 52% increase over last summer, state and federal officials plan to announce today. "The number of marijuana plants eradicated has increased due to the number of plants being cultivated and law enforcement's ability to detect and access the remote areas where the plants are grown," said Michelle Gregory of the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. The program has increased its seizures since 1996, when voters approved the use of medical marijuana.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
University of Minnesota football Coach Jerry Kill said Thursday he is taking a leave from his duties to continue medical treatment for his epileptic seizures. "My wife Rebecca, myself and our two daughters want to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns during the last few weeks,” Kill said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision to make, but the right decision. Our staff has been together a long time and I have full confidence in Coach [Tracy] Claeys and them during my time away.
SCIENCE
July 20, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Soldiers who suffered brain injuries can develop seizures decades — as long as 35 years — after the initial injury, researchers have found. A study published Tuesday in the journal Neurology found that among a group of 199 Vietnam veterans, about 13% developed post-traumatic epilepsy more than 14 years after they had suffered a penetrating head wound, such as a gunshot injury or shrapnel that entered brain tissue. Penetrating head injuries are generally linked with a higher risk for epilepsy than other types of head injuries, such as concussions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1986
Five Colombians and a Puerto Rican, arrested after the seizure of $500,000 in cash and more than $9 million worth of cocaine in Encino and Agoura Hills, have been ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Nov. 10. The five were arraigned Tuesday in Glendale Municipal Court on charges of possessing cocaine with intent to sell it. Glendale and Burbank police, agents of the U. S.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2007 | Sophia Chang, Newsday
When she was having her seizures -- sometimes more than 30 times a day -- Anastasia Lagala's face locked into a smiling grimace as her limbs flailed, and an eerie laugh came from her throat. "The Joker face," her physician, Dr. Steven Schneider of Schneider Children's Hospital, called it. But since recent surgery, the 3-year-old girl with a rare form of epilepsy has been seizure-free.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and John M. Glionna
Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land. The cattle ranch's owner, Cliven Bundy, and hundreds of armed supporters had threatened to forcefully keep Bureau of Land Management employees from rounding up the approximately 900 cattle. Nearly 400 of the cattle had been seized during the past week. They were being held nearby and could be sent to Utah, authorities said.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
More than two decades of building foreign investor confidence in Russia as a reliable business partner -- over. Reliable customers in Western Europe for the oil and gas exports on which Russia's economy is heavily dependent -- now in doubt. Rising prices for imported food, clothing, cars and financing of private and government building projects -- a given. The costs to Russia of its internationally condemned seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula extend far beyond the symbolic sanctions adopted in Washington and Brussels a day after Crimeans, under armed Russian occupation, voted to secede from Ukraine and appealed for induction into the Russian Federation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | Marc Martin
Lakewood resident Kathleen Rivas was introduced by the Keck School of Medicine of USC as the first patient to get an implanted responsive brain device that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy. Rivas had the device surgically implanted this month. It detects and then directly responds to abnormal brain activity to prevent seizures.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
University of Minnesota football Coach Jerry Kill said Thursday he is taking a leave from his duties to continue medical treatment for his epileptic seizures. "My wife Rebecca, myself and our two daughters want to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns during the last few weeks,” Kill said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision to make, but the right decision. Our staff has been together a long time and I have full confidence in Coach [Tracy] Claeys and them during my time away.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
The once-obscure Bitcoin has been making news all year. There have been stories about the wild swings in the virtual currency's exchange rate, moves by financial regulators to shut down some Bitcoin-related businesses, and the attempts by its boosters to gain more mainstream credibility. But this week, the Bitcoin community was hit with a story potentially bigger than all the others: the seizure of the illicit Silk Road website and the arrest of its founder, Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-old former physics student from San Francisco.
SCIENCE
October 1, 2013 | By Monte Morin
The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a review of drug surveillance databases suggests that global efforts to combat illegal drugs have failed to curb supply. After reviewing online drug surveillance databases for governments across the globe, researchers said they documented a clear drop in the price of illegal drugs in major drug consuming nations, as well as a trend toward larger drug seizures by authorities.
HEALTH
August 9, 2010 | Marc Siegel, The Unreal World
The Premise: Calvin Jenkins ( Robert Wisdom), an inspirational speaker and musician, is on death row for the murder of a pastor. He is brought to the ER at James River hospital after experiencing recurrent seizures in prison. A brain MRI reveals a Chiari malformation, an abnormality of the lower part of the brain that causes it to slip downward. Jenkins needs surgery, but this is not available in the prison. The hospital administrator feels that operating on Jenkins will financially benefit the hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
MODESTO - Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating. There were grand mal seizures that lasted more than an hour. Hundreds of times a day, muscle twitches contorted his impish face. "If he wasn't sleeping, he was seizing," said Jayden's father, Jason David. PHOTOS: Treating son's epilepsy Feeling helpless, David said, he contemplated suicide.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
It never ceases to amaze how sports can become a morality play, and take so many wrong and disgusting turns along the way. Take the case of the football coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Jerry Kill. Kill has epilepsy. He has had four seizures during games, including one Sept. 14. He is 52, has worked his way through the highly competitive world of college football to earn a job in the prestigious Big Ten, is in his third season, has beaten cancer, has beaten the four teams he has played this season, and now has to beat the perception that he should step down because of his epilepsy.
WORLD
September 25, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended last week's seizure of a Greenpeace ship but appeared to suggest that the 30 activists and crew taken into custody should not face charges of piracy. Russian coast guard troops seized the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ice-breaker, in a dramatic commando operation in the Barents Sea on Thursday, the day after a multinational group of activists attempted to raise a protest banner on a Russian oil drilling platform. “It is quite obvious that they are not pirates, but formally [speaking]
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