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January 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Denmark said it would keep five suspected pirates in custody while it explores legal action after an attack on a Netherlands Antilles-registered freighter off the coast of Somalia. The Danish navy caught the suspected pirates Friday in the Gulf of Aden after receiving a distress call from the freighter. The Danes intercepted and sank the suspected pirate vessel after the freighter crew set it on fire with a distress signal rocket, forcing the alleged pirates into the water.
May 6, 2009 | Richard Winton
A suspected carjacker was shot Tuesday by an undercover Anaheim police detective after investigators blocked the man's car in a parking lot in Baldwin Park and he rammed their vehicles, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 2:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez. The suspect had allegedly carjacked a 1996 Mercedes-Benz E-320 from its owners at an Anaheim motel, Martinez said. -- Richard Winton
February 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Authorities said four house fires reported Saturday "share a commonality" with other intentionally set blazes that have plagued an area outside Philadelphia, but they wouldn't say if they were connected. The suspected arsons were reported near Coatesville, which has been hit with more than 30 suspicious fires over the last year -- at least 17 of those since Jan. 1. Nearly all have been started on porches. No injuries were reported in the latest fires, and only one house had significant damage.
April 22, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Cameron Charles Seaholm, suspected of killing a 21-year-old Garden Grove woman and dumping her body in the hills near Corona, was a drifter with an unhappy family background but was not a violent man, his relatives said Friday. "It's such a contradiction--I can't believe what I've seen on TV and in the papers," Seaholm's mother, Joanne Sandor of Santa Ana, said shortly before leaving for Riverside County Jail to see her son. "I know my son is innocent. It's a setup, and that's what I have to find out."
April 24, 1989
A 5-hour standoff between La Habra police and suspected gang members ended peacefully early Sunday with the arrest of two men and four juveniles who were allegedly involved in the shooting Saturday night. The victim, Michael Galindo, 18, of La Habra, was listed in critical but stable condition at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. La Habra Police Sgt. Perry Miller said Galindo was shot in the chest. The incident began shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when a fistfight broke out at the corner of 4th Street and Monte Vista Avenue between suspected gang members, Miller said, then escalated into an exchange of gunfire involving 10-12 males.
May 24, 2010 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
To his defenders, Mahmoud Reza Banki is the accomplished son of Iranian American parents, with degrees from UC Berkeley and Princeton and a business acumen that made him the logical person in the family to trust with more than $3 million. "My family is unusually generous to me, certainly beyond what is customary among U.S. families," Banki, 33, told federal authorities after they asked about the hundreds of thousands of dollars dropping into his bank account. Banki said the money came from his cousin Ali in Tehran.
The attack on the World Trade Center in New York was, indeed, an attack on a center of the world. Hundreds of foreigners are reported to be among the victims of Tuesday's assault on Manhattan's twin towers. Their families share directly in the U.S. grief, and their governments have embraced the tragedy as their own. Side by side with global U.S. banks and stockbrokers, prominent European and Asian firms occupied the prime New York real estate: Germany's Deutsche Bank, France's Credit Agricole and Japan's Fuji and Asahi banks.
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