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October 7, 1995 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A strike by about 34,000 Boeing Co. production workers that began Friday brings into sharp relief the way the workers' job security is being impacted by trade, technology and the industrial policies of governments as far away as China and France. The walkout against the world's largest airplane builder occurred after members of the International Assn.
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March 9, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
About 330 detainees were on a hunger strike for better conditions at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., as of Sunday afternoon, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center began Friday, and at one point more than half of the facility's 1,300 detainees - 750 - were refusing meals, an ICE official told the Los Angeles Times. The facility is privately owned and operated by the GEO Group Inc., a government contractor.
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BUSINESS
December 7, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ripples from the 2-month-old strike against Boeing Co. are disrupting some of the airplane builder's subcontractors, including Northrop Grumman Corp., which Wednesday announced a two-week furlough of 6,450 workers--including 1,000 in Hawthorne--because of the walkout. Several airlines are also having to juggle their flight schedules because the strike is delaying their ability to take delivery of Boeing jets they have ordered.
WORLD
March 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
North Korea suggested Tuesday that it had the ability to launch a preemptive attack on the United States. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the North had built atomic weapons to counter the U.S. nuclear threat. "Preemptive strike is not the monopoly of the United States," the unnamed spokesman said in a report in the official Korean Central News Agency. The United States urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations instead of making inflammatory statements.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
About 330 detainees were on a hunger strike for better conditions at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., as of Sunday afternoon, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center began Friday, and at one point more than half of the facility's 1,300 detainees - 750 - were refusing meals, an ICE official told the Los Angeles Times. The facility is privately owned and operated by the GEO Group Inc., a government contractor.
WORLD
March 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
North Korea suggested Tuesday that it had the ability to launch a preemptive attack on the United States. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the North had built atomic weapons to counter the U.S. nuclear threat. "Preemptive strike is not the monopoly of the United States," the unnamed spokesman said in a report in the official Korean Central News Agency. The United States urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations instead of making inflammatory statements.
NATIONAL
September 22, 2013 | By Becca Clemons
WASHINGTON - President Obama was both consoling and stern Sunday as he called out the names and favorite pastimes of the 12 victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting before demanding that the U.S. overcome its "frozen" politics to make guns less accessible to those who would commit mass murder. "Our tears are not enough," Obama told a memorial attended by about 5,000 people at the Marine Barracks Washington, a few blocks from the Navy Yard in southeast Washington where a gunman killed 12 people last week before he was fatally shot by police.
NEWS
December 9, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Recent U.S. drone missile strikes in northwest Pakistan have killed two Al Qaeda commanders, according to Pakistani intelligence sources, including a militant leader who had replaced Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Abu Yahya al Libi, killed by a drone missile this summer. The sources said Sunday that Abu Zaid al Kuwaiti, a senior Al Qaeda leader who had replaced Al Libi, was killed in a drone strike Thursday near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan, the tribal region along the Afghan border that has long served as a stronghold for an array of militant groups, including Al Qaeda commanders, the Afghan Taliban wing known as the Haqqani network, and the Pakistani Taliban.
NEWS
February 27, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS and CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israeli officials, while restraining a twilight impulse to hit back at Iraq in response to a string of missile strikes, urged Washington on Tuesday to press on with its military offensive and oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, an avowed enemy of Israel. The officials warned against accepting a cease-fire or permitting Iraq to escape the battlefront with its heavy weapons. Israel's call was for total victory, not just the liberation of Kuwait or the severe crippling of Iraq's large army.
NEWS
July 29, 1991 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush, warning that the use of force is still a "viable option," said Sunday that Iraq will be making an "enormous mistake" if it does not disclose all of its nuclear capabilities to U.N. inspectors. But confirming that some U.S. allies are reluctant to start the Persian Gulf War again, Bush said he has set no new deadline for Iraq to comply with a U.N. cease-fire requirement that it disclose all information about its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ripples from the 2-month-old strike against Boeing Co. are disrupting some of the airplane builder's subcontractors, including Northrop Grumman Corp., which Wednesday announced a two-week furlough of 6,450 workers--including 1,000 in Hawthorne--because of the walkout. Several airlines are also having to juggle their flight schedules because the strike is delaying their ability to take delivery of Boeing jets they have ordered.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1995 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A strike by about 34,000 Boeing Co. production workers that began Friday brings into sharp relief the way the workers' job security is being impacted by trade, technology and the industrial policies of governments as far away as China and France. The walkout against the world's largest airplane builder occurred after members of the International Assn.
NEWS
July 27, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bosnian Serbs' sophisticated air-defense system will be the first target of NATO bombers if rebel Serbs try to overrun the U.N.-designated "safe area" of Gorazde in Bosnia-Herzegovina, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Such action became possible when U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali gave his senior military commanders the authority to authorize air strikes, removing from the command structure the cautious U.N.
SPORTS
October 17, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER
Fred Akers, despite his 83-27 record at Texas, is about to go the way of the Alamo: down in history. He's gone. Outta here. A memory. See, 75% doesn't get it in Texas. You can't just win. You have to win. Actually, Akers has neither won nor won lately. Losses to Stanford in September and to rival Oklahoma last week have had fans and boosters dialing up his already-hot hot seat. The press is writing him off. The boosters are calling for a good old-fashioned lynching.
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