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February 15, 2012 |
In an unusual move, the union representing an Orange County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed Marine last week is now blaming the Marine for creating "a situation that put his children in danger and ultimately cost him his life," according to a statement released Tuesday. The statement, which the Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs said was based on information gathered from the Sheriff's Department and the unnamed deputy's attorney, purports to offer new details of the Feb. 7 confrontation that resulted in the fatal wounding of Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr., 31, in the dark parking lot of San Clemente High School.
July 4, 2012 |
Frank Ocean, the acclaimed R&B singer and member of L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future, published a statement on his Tumblr site early Wednesday morning in which he opened up about his sexuality, and revealed that he had fallen in love with a man. The acknowledgment, he wrote, was supposed to be first published in the liner notes to his highly anticipated new album, "Channel Orange," which comes out July 17. The singer, who dropped his first bombshell...
August 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to make a statement Saturday as his administration considers missile strikes on Syria, but a White House official said he would not announce imminent military operations. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obama would provide an update to the American people about his decisions on how to proceed. The White House said the president would speak from the Rose Garden at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time (10:15 a.m. Pacific)
February 18, 2013 |
Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family. "Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away today at 5:55 a.m. after a long illness. He was 80 years old. "'We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community,' a statement released on behalf of the Buss family said.
May 17, 2012 |
Boxer Manny Pacquiao gave further explanation to his comment that he opposes same-sex marriage by saying that, even though he thinks they shouldn't marry, he loves and supports gays and lesbians. "I'm not against the gay people," Pacquiao told the Associated Press. "I'm not condemning them. … I have a cousin [who is] gay. I have relatives [who are] gay. I have a lot of friends [who are] gay, so I'm not condemning gays. What I said is I'm not in favor of same-sex marriage. That's the one thing I said to the guy. "I told the reporter I'm against same-sex marriage," Pacquiao added.
February 14, 2014 |
Jim Fregosi, 71, who was a star shortstop for the Angels from 1961 to 1971 and managed them to their first division title in 1979, died Friday in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke earlier this week, the Angels announced. “The Angels organization joins the rest of the Major League Baseball community in mourning the loss today of Jim Fregosi," the Angels said in a statement. "His contributions and passion for the Angels, both as a player and manager, have served as the standard for others within our organization through the years. "Jim was one of Mr. Autry's all-time favorite players, and a man who remained in the hearts and memories of long-time Angel fans.