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June 13, 2013 |
Orange County authorities are seeking any additional alleged victims of a longtime baseball coach accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to two teenage boys. The district attorney's office said Edwin Alan Wikstrom, 53, of Anaheim was to be arraigned Thursday on two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor. He was being held in Orange County Central Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Wikstrom has been a baseball coach in Anaheim and Lakewood for more than 30 years, authorities said.
August 30, 2012 |
Fry's Electronics will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit from the federal government -- one of the largest of its kind -- alleging that the retailer retaliated against a supervisor who reported a sexual harassment claim. Ka Lam, a supervisor at the chain's Renton, Wash., store was fired after alerting supervisors to inappropriate behavior toward one of his young employees, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. America Rios, a then-20-year-old sales associate, told Lam that an assistant store manager was frequently sending her sexually charged text messages propositioning her and commenting on her body while inviting her to his house to drink, according to a lawsuit the EEOC filed against Fry's.
May 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose once-shining political career collapsed after lewd online relationships with women forced him to resign from Congress two years ago, entered New York's mayoral race Wednesday with promises to make the city "the middle-class capital of the world. " Weiner made his announcement via a video posted on YouTube overnight, ensuring he would not be subjected to the heckling that erupted when he held a news conference to announce his resignation in June 2011.
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May 10, 2013 |
The investigation this week of a high school student in San Bernardino County for allegedly posting photos of nude underage girls on social media shed light on a problem that law enforcement says is widespread. About a year ago, as many as four teenage boys who were friends and played on a high school sports team were arrested in the San Fernando Valley for selling digital albums with images of naked juvenile girls, said Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Andrea Grossman, commander of the regional Internet Crimes Against Children task force.
June 7, 2012 |
Mommy's all right. Daddy's all right. They're just sending each other sext messages. Surrender. A new survey released Thursday shows one in five parents are getting frisky via their phones and are sending sext messages. And they aren't alone. One in five Americans say they use their phones to send explicit text messages. More disturbingly, one in 10 baby boomers, which would be those 55 years and older, are using their phones to be naughty. "More people than you'd imagine are using their phones to sext," a release for the report said.
June 16, 2011 |
Reporting from New York and Washington Over howls from hecklers and cheers from die-hard fans, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in a brief and raucous news conference that raised more questions than it answered, from the future prospects for the fallen Democratic star and his district to the whereabouts of his wife, who was a no-show as her husband's sexting scandal cost him his job. Ten days after confessing that he had sent sexually...
May 18, 2010 |
With his gaze fixed on a tiny screen, hearing plugged by earbuds and fingers flying, the average teenager may look like a disaster in the making: socially stunted, terminally distracted and looking for trouble. But look beyond the dizzying array of beeping, buzzing devices and the incessant multitasking, say psychologists, and today's digital kids may not be such a disaster after all. Far from hampering adolescents' social skills or putting them in harm's way, as many parents have feared, electronics appear to be the path by which children today develop emotional bonds, their own identities, and an ability to communicate and work with others.
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May 17, 2013
A brush fire in Castaic has burned 40 acres and is tying up traffic on Interstate 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, at least one lane of Interstate 5 was closed, and some other side roads were also shut. Firefighters were on the ground, and water-dropping aircraft were also being used. Several structures were nearby, but fire officials were working to protect them. ALSO: 16-year-old boy arrested in high school 'sexting' scandal Grand fire costs estimated at $1.3 million; 4,100 acres burned Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, arrested on suspicion of murder
June 20, 2011 |
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has submitted his letter of resignation, ending -- he hopes -- the sexting scandal that put the brakes on the Democrat's career. Weiner's letter was received by House leaders Monday, four days after he announced he would step down. The missive was addressed to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were copied. Photos: Rep. Weiner sexting scandal The usually long-winded Weiner kept it short: "I hereby resign as a member of the House of Representatives for the New York's Ninth Congressional District effective midnight Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
July 25, 2013 |
If Anthony Weiner had been clever enough to use self-deprecating humor when his private sexting first became public, he might still be in Congress or have a better chance of becoming mayor of New York City. Instead, he's become the joke. In 2004, I was in New York to cover the GOP convention that re-nominated President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney for a second term. One evening during the convention week, a friend invited me to a comedy club where an up-and-coming Democratic congressman was going to do a standup routine.