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January 21, 2010
The preflight intelligence Here are some key pieces of information known to U.S. intelligence officials before the failed Christmas Day bombing attack that, they said, should have kept suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab off a U.S.-bound jetliner: The United States had electronic intercepts linking an individual with the partial name Umar Farouk to Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen. The National Security Agency had learned that the Yemeni group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was planning an operation using a Nigerian.
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April 9, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Joel Rubin
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo - a member of the department for nearly 27 years - at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center since the Saturday accident. A visibly shaken LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday called Cortijo's death the "ultimate irony," noting that the officer had arrested more than 3,000 drivers suspected of being under the influence and "in doing so saved countless lives.
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April 25, 2010 | From Reuters
Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls fell ill after a suspected poison gas attack on their school, local authorities said on Sunday, blaming the incident on the Taliban who oppose education for girls. Provincial police chief Abdul Razzaq Yaqubi said about 48 girls and several teachers became ill suddenly and many collapsed after smelling poison gas at the school in the northern city of Kunduz, where there has been an upsurge in insurgent violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
Daniel Yealu was upbeat when he talked to his father last year. He told him that he was making good money as a security guard, had applied to get into the Burbank police academy and hoped to soon buy a condominium. But on Monday night, the 29-year-old allegedly walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station, approached the front desk and opened fire at two officers. One was wounded before the pair returned fire, critically wounding the suspect. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Yealu used a Glock pistol and was carrying extra magazines.
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August 25, 2009 | Kim Murphy and Andrew Blankstein and Ari B. Bloomekatz
Reporting from Hope, British Columbia, and Los Angeles -- Detectives are investigating whether Ryan Jenkins got help disposing of model Jasmine Fiore's body after he allegedly killed her and whether others helped him flee and hide, police said. Jenkins was found dead in a British Columbia motel room Sunday night. He apparently committed suicide and police are focusing on a woman who they said was with the former reality TV star when he checked in. Canadian authorities on Monday refused to identify her and described her as a "person of interest" in the case who knew him previously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
More than two dozen suspected illegal contractors were cited this week during an undercover sting operation launched by state authorities. The operation was conducted at a home in Long Beach, where investigators posing as homeowners sought bids for work that included welding, painting, landscaping and swimming pool repair, state authorities said Thursday. The investigators were from the Contractors State License Board. They were aided by Long Beach police and city prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A suspected arson fire that damaged a Hemet Police Department evidence building early Monday morning could be the seventh attack on the law enforcement agency this year The fire was reported at 2:23 a.m. and severely damaged the building and evidence stored inside. The facility, which is across a parking lot from Hemet's main police station, stores evidence for pending and past criminal cases, said agency spokesman Lt. Duane Wisehart. "There's some pretty significant damage to the roof and other parts of the building," he said.
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January 6, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson
Irvine police said Saturday that they had arrested a man suspected of robbing six banks since November, including five in Orange County. Lt. Rick Handfield said Paul Kjelland, 30, of Costa Mesa was arrested about 5 p.m. Friday as he appeared to be preparing to rob an East West Bank branch on Culver Drive. Kjelland had a note in his pocket indicating his plans, the lieutenant said. Kjelland is suspected in robberies in Irvine and Topeka, Kan., among other cities.
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June 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistani authorities seized three bomb-laden vehicles and arrested three suspected suicide attackers just days after an assault on the Danish Embassy. Police increased security near the enclave in Islamabad where most foreign diplomatic missions are located. The U.S. Embassy strongly advised Americans to limit nonessential movement in the capital and nearby Rawalpindi. Police Chief Nasir Durrani said authorities were investigating whether the suspects had intended to target embassies.
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January 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Guatemalan police captured a man they suspect of ordering the slayings of three Salvadoran politicians last year, prosecutors said. Authorities also ordered the arrest of a congressman suspected of conspiracy in the deaths. Carlos Gutierrez, 34, was arrested near the border with El Salvador after investigators traced more than 60 telephone calls between him and the suspected killers, public prosecutor Alvaro Matus told reporters. He gave no details about Gutierrez. Matus said an arrest warrant had been issued for Congressman Manuel Castillo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joel Rubin
A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said. The officer was hit multiple times, with several of the rounds striking his vest and one bullet passing through his left arm, Cmdr. Dennis Kato said. He was in stable condition, Kato said.
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March 19, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police late Wednesday were looking for a suspect or suspects in connection with a shooting that left a woman and boy wounded while they rode a Dash bus in South Los Angeles. Police said it was not clear whether the victims were grazed by the bullet or cut by shattered glass after the bullet smashed a window on the bus at Avalon Boulevard near 42nd Street. The boy was believed to be about 10 years old and the woman was in her 30s, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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March 19, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A Mendocino County sheriff's deputy was fatally shot Wednesday and authorities were pursuing at least one suspect who fled the scene, a Northern California TV station reported. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told the Ukiah Daily Journal that a deputy had been shot around noon Wednesday in the Cleone area, just north of Fort Bragg. Allman said no further details would be available until a 5 p.m. news conference, but a source told KTVU  the deputy had died from his injuries.
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March 17, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the brutal assault of a 19-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Long Beach, authorities said Monday. Jonathan Britton was charged with attempted murder, battery with serious injury, assault by means of committing great bodily injury, and robbery, according to the Long Beach Police Department. They said Britton remains in Los Angeles County Jail. Police officials said they arrested Britton and a 15-year-old boy last Wednesday after officers responded to a call about two suspicious people walking around an apartment complex.  Police said they determined that the pair had knowledge of an assault against a young woman.
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March 16, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Norwalk that left one man dead early Sunday morning, authorities said. Deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 12000 block of Lowemont Street, said Lt. Jason Skeen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A man in his 20s was found on the sidewalk and pronounced dead at the scene, he said. The shooting is believed to be gang related, Skeen said, and sheriff's homicide and gang detectives are handling the investigation.
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March 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities believe the woman whose body was at an Anaheim trash collection center Friday may be the victim of homicide. The body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told the Los Angeles Times. The collection center is in the city's industrial district near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways. The Orange County Register reported that detectives were hoping to identify the woman through tattoos and fingerprints.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The 20-year-old man who was arrested after  allegedly threatening to shoot someone on a Los Angeles street in exchange for 100 retweets now faces charges of making criminal threats. Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, who remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, was arrested Wednesday after Los Angeles police were tipped off to a photo he allegedly posted on Twitter that shows what appears to be a rifle, complete with a scope, pointed down at a city street. The caption on the photo pledges:  “100 [retweets]
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March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
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