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April 16, 2013 |
A Popcornopolis employee who allegedly took the company's CFO hostage Tuesday has surrendered, El Segundo police said. The woman, whom police did not immediately identify, surrendered at 11:31 a.m., said Capt. Bob Turnbull. Police said she had taken the company's chief financial officer hostage at gunpoint and told all the other company employees to leave the building. The incident took place at the company's corporate headquarters. The incident began about 8:15 a.m., when a female employee armed with a handgun walked into the company's corporate offices and ordered all the employees out except for the chief financial officer, Turnbull said.
April 2, 2013 |
A parade of Atlanta educators trooped to the county jail beginning in the early hours of Tuesday morning and surrendered to officials on criminal charges stemming what is believed to be the biggest testing scandal in American education. By early morning, at least four of the 35 teachers, principals and school officials had turned themselves in and were expected to post bonds ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $1 million. All were named in a 65-count indictment released last week by Fulton County Dist.
March 19, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In his seven years on the run from international justice, Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda became a symbol of the International Criminal Court's impotence. Now the court, which lacks a police force to arrest those it has indicted, will have an unexpected opportunity to demonstrate its relevance in Ntaganda's case. The warlord-turned-general-turned-warlord, who launched last year's rebellion in Eastern Congo, shocked everyone when he walked into the U.S. embassy in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Monday and asked to be handed over to the ICC to stand trial.
March 6, 2013 |
NEW YORK - A four-day search for the man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that took three lives ended in a Pennsylvania parking lot Wednesday when he surrendered to New York police. Julio Acevedo, 44, was charged with leaving the scene of a vehicular accident, which killed a young New York couple and caused the premature birth and subsequent death of their baby. He was being held in Pennsylvania until he could be returned to New York, where prosecutors will decide whether additional charges should be filed.
February 26, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant had just finished one of his most efficient games this season when his upbeat interview session with reporters stalled. Someone asked him what the Lakers needed do to improve. He offered an important two-word response: "Transition defense. " That was Sunday. The Lakers got buried a day later in fastbreak points by the Denver Nuggets, 33-3, in a 119-108 loss. Bryant couldn't have been more accurate. There is one place the Lakers (28-30) lead the league, and it's certainly not victories.
February 10, 2013 |
DETROIT — Urgency, emotion and a balanced effort resurfaced and resulted in 47 shots on goal Sunday, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Kings from losing for the fourth time in five games. A mere 4.5 seconds away from overtime — with at least one prized road point within easy reach — the Kings faltered and the puck trickled ever so slowly behind goalie Jonathan Quick into the net, and Detroit left with a 3-2 victory. Soft goal? Indeed. "Need to make a save there," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said.
February 7, 2013 |
Libya must hand over its former intelligence chief under ousted strongman Moammar Kadafi, the International Criminal Court has ordered. The push to surrender Abdullah Senussi is the latest turn in the tug-of-war over where Kadafi insiders will stand trial for crimes against humanity. Libya wants its own courts to try Senussi and Seif Islam Kadafi, son of the slain leader, arguing that bringing the two to justice would be a historic step for the country. The Hague tribunal is supposed to be a court of last resort, only handling cases that countries are unwilling or unable to handle themselves.
January 10, 2013 |
The man who has admitted to defacing Pablo Picasso's painting "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the Menil Collection in Houston last year is in custody this week after surrendering to authorities near the U.S.-Mexico border. Uriel Landeros had been on the lam for six months since he spray-painted the work of art with stenciled images of a bullfighter, a bull and the Spanish word "conquista," or conquest. A witness captured what appeared to be the incident on camera and the video was uploaded to YouTube.
November 29, 2012 |
A Canadian woman who has been an international fugitive from charges relating to a string of fires set by environmental radicals surrendered to U.S. authorities on Thursday, officials said. After a decade on the run, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, turned herself in at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash., the FBI announced. She faces federal arson and conspiracy charges in Oregon, Colorado and California. After an appearance in federal district court in Seattle, she will be sent to face trial in Oregon, officials said . Rubin is accused of being part of a cell known as the Family, which was based in Eugene, Ore., and was affiliated with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.
November 13, 2012 |
The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked by the Economist to "list today's conservative ideas, laughs bitterly and replies, 'Are there any?'" Former Reaganite Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.) laments in the conservative journal Policy Review, "I have never been so concerned about the future of conservative ideas.