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June 18, 2013 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
The Galaxy hoped to clear one hurdle early this season by getting off to a much better start than last year. The club succeeded — but only in a mediocre way. At this time last year, the Galaxy had a miserable record of 4-8-2 for 14 points. The team then mustered a charge in the latter half of the season and won its second consecutive Major League Soccer championship, followed soon after by star David Beckham's departure for France and Landon Donovan's extended sabbatical. So far this year, the Galaxy is 6-6-2 with 20 points and is holding on to the fifth and last playoff spot in the West.
June 8, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
The excavator operator who was demolishing a four-story building in downtown Philadelphia this week when it collapsed onto a   Salvation Army store, killing six people, has turned himself in to police. Sean Benschop, 42, is to be charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of reckless endangerment and one count of risking a catastrophe,  Philadelphia police spokeswoman Jillian Russell confirmed in an email to The Times. Benschop turned himself in at the Central Detectives Division after a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison told the Associated Press on Friday evening that a toxicology test showed Benschop had marijuana in his system at the time of the disaster.
June 6, 2013 | By Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Government overseers of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum entered into a sweeping secrecy agreement requested by USC to keep under wraps their negotiations to surrender control of the taxpayer-owned venue to the private university, a top stadium official testified Thursday. John Sandbrook, the stadium's interim general manager, said USC administrators drafted the confidentiality pact and had it signed by him and three members of the Coliseum Commission, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
May 13, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A West Hollywood doctor surrendered to federal authorities Monday after being indicted on charges that he illegally prescribed powerful painkillers to patients, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. James William Eisenberg, 72, is accused of writing more than 1,200 prescriptions for addictive painkillers after the Drug Enforcement Administration revoked his authority to prescribe controlled substances, authorities have alleged. Eisenberg was indicted Friday.
May 4, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and supporting laws that would limit their rights rather than stop criminals. “We will never give up or compromise our constitutional freedom - not one single inch,” NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre told hundreds of supporters at the group's annual meeting here.
April 30, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit then barricaded himself in a Carson home surrendered Tuesday morning, police officials said. M embers of a   Los Angeles Police Department   SWAT team fired gas projectiles into the home Monday night during an hours-long standoff with the convicted felon, who was armed with a gun, authorities said. The suspect initially refused repeated commands to surrender after he ran into the home in the 21500 block of Grace Avenue following a pursuit and vehicle crash that began about 2:30 p.m in South Los Angeles, according to authorities.
April 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
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 | By Michael Muskal
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 | By Robyn Dixon
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 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
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.
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