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April 4, 2009
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has turned back the clock to the days of the Taliban, signing a law that strips women of basic rights protected by most civilized nations. The new Shiite Personal Status Law, which applies to the country's Shiite minority, is a disastrous step backward for millions of women, who suffered most under the Taliban's Islamic fundamentalism.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013
Discuss the possible toll lanes that could connect Orange and Los Angeles counties at 9 a.m. with L.A. Times reporter Adolfo Flores. A proposal for a $1.47-billion project to add toll lanes to a traffic-clogged 14-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway from Long Beach to Costa Mesa has met with wide opposition from officials and residents in the six cities along the route. Civic leaders said they fear the plan could be a harbinger of more toll roads to come. "Who can afford 30 bucks a day to commute?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Famed NBC sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on drunk-driving allegations after making a U-turn next to a DUI sobriety checkpoint, officials said. A longtime announcer on NBC's "Sunday Night Football," Michaels was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday in Santa Monica, booked into jail and released on his own recognizance early Saturday. Michaels is scheduled to appear in L.A. Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. June 26. "He was evaluated for suspicion of DUI, brought to the station for a Breathalyzer test, and it came out 0.08%, which was at the legal limit, so he was released on a citation at about 3 or 4 in the morning," Santa Monica police Sgt. William Heric told City News Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
The "Lexus lane" was born in Orange County nearly two decades ago: Pay a toll and avoid the crushing rush hour traffic. The first of the toll lanes offered commuters an easier ride between Orange and Riverside counties. From there, Orange County added a network of toll roads around its booming southern end, 51 miles in all. The idea has caught on across the nation, including in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, which recently placed toll lanes on the 110 and 10 freeways. But in Orange County, the concept may be losing its luster.
SPORTS
December 13, 2009 | Sam Farmer
NFL teams don't take pride in their turnovers, but the league as a whole sure does. Only these "turnovers" aren't interceptions or fumbles, but worst-to-first turnarounds when a team goes from the bottom of its division to the top in only one season. When that happens, it underscores the competitive balance of the league. And it has happened nine times since realignment in 2002. The New Orleans Saints are the latest franchise to pull off a U-turn, clinching the NFC South last weekend, a year after finishing buried beneath Carolina, Atlanta and Tampa Bay. Teams that have made the bottom-to-top climb over the last seven seasons, with record and previous season record: Year Team Record Previous 2003 Kansas City 13-3 8-8 Carolina 11-5 7-9 2004 Atlanta 11-5 5-11 2005 Chicago 11-5 5-11 2006 Philadelphia 10-6 6-10 New Orleans 10-6 3-13 2007 Tampa Bay 9-7 4-12 2008 Miami 11-5 1-15 2009 New Orleans 12-0 8-8 Through 12 games Source: NFL Streaking Indianapolis is four consecutive...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1988
A driver, who had a passenger in his car, committed suicide Friday by making a U-turn into oncoming traffic on the Golden State Freeway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Five other motorists were slightly injured in the crash about 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway 2 miles north of Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, Deputy Roxanna Schuchman said. "What was first thought to be a traffic accident is now being called a suicide," Schuchman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1987
A motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a car making a U-turn on Camino Capistrano. Gregory Lynn Gentry, 27, of El Toro died shortly after the accident at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Officials said Gentry was wearing a helmet. Jiin Tarn Liu, 41, of Irvine had pulled away from the curb and was trying to make a U-turn when his car was struck by the motorcycle, said Officer Ken Daily of the California Highway Patrol. Liu was not injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1987
A Huntington Beach police officer was in serious condition Friday with injuries suffered when his patrol car hit a van making a U-turn, police said. The driver of the van was listed in critical condition. Officer Bruce Strangman, 33, was traveling west on Warner Avenue in a marked patrol car shortly after midnight when a Volkswagen van eastbound on Warner made a U-turn near Bolsa Chica Street and was struck by the patrol car, Sgt. Darrell Klopp said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano, This post has been corrected. See note below.
One person was killed and three were injured when their vehicles collided on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westwood, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Sepulveda and Montana Avenue, Los Angeles police said. The driver of a 2010 Ford Focus southbound on Sepulveda made a U-turn and was struck by a 2007 Chervrolet Suburban, police said. A woman in the Ford Focus was killed and two other passengers injured; the driver of the other vehicle was also injured, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1995
Five teen-agers were injured Thursday afternoon when the car in which they were riding collided with a truck making a U-turn on Portola Parkway near Irvine, California Highway Patrol officers said. The teen-agers, of San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Trabuco Canyon and Lake Forest, were transported to three hospitals. At least one needed surgery and was listed in stable condition, according to a CHP spokeswoman.
WORLD
August 31, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Paul Richter and David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - As often happens at the end of a busy day, President Obama took a quiet walk Friday night on the rolling South Lawn of the White House with his chief of staff and longtime confidant, Denis McDonough. The two men talked war. Pentagon officials had fine-tuned their target lists in Syria. Five U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean were awaiting orders to launch fiery salvos of Tomahawk missiles. Obama's aides had canceled Labor Day weekend plans, expecting an imminent attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano, This post has been corrected. See note below.
One person was killed and three were injured when their vehicles collided on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westwood, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Sepulveda and Montana Avenue, Los Angeles police said. The driver of a 2010 Ford Focus southbound on Sepulveda made a U-turn and was struck by a 2007 Chervrolet Suburban, police said. A woman in the Ford Focus was killed and two other passengers injured; the driver of the other vehicle was also injured, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Famed NBC sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on drunk-driving allegations after making a U-turn next to a DUI sobriety checkpoint, officials said. A longtime announcer on NBC's "Sunday Night Football," Michaels was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday in Santa Monica, booked into jail and released on his own recognizance early Saturday. Michaels is scheduled to appear in L.A. Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. June 26. "He was evaluated for suspicion of DUI, brought to the station for a Breathalyzer test, and it came out 0.08%, which was at the legal limit, so he was released on a citation at about 3 or 4 in the morning," Santa Monica police Sgt. William Heric told City News Service.
SPORTS
March 26, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. 0 - Mexico 0 (final) MEXICO CITY - It may not have been the gift the the U.S. was hoping for. But Tuesday's scoreless tie with Mexico in a World Cup qualifying match in a soldout Azteca Stadium is one the Americans aren't likely to return. Content with simply escaping with a result from a place where they've traditionally had little success, the Americans turned in a gutsy, composed and stellar defensive effort to come away with what must  have felt like a win. For Mexico, however, the tie clearly felt like a loss.
SPORTS
October 5, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
SALT LAKE CITY — His Heisman Trophy gone, his team's national title hopes faded, Matt Barkley probably wondered what else could get snatched from him. How about the football? By some runny-nosed Utah sophomore? On USC's second play of the game? How about Nate Fakahafua not only grabbing the ball out of Barkley's hands, but toting it eight yards for a touchdown? And, oh yeah, then it got worse, Utah scoring again less than two minutes later after recovering another bad snap that the stampeded Trojans quarterback couldn't handle.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
In reaping a $25-billion profit on mortgage-backed securities, the Treasury Department showed that some bailout programs are able to make money. But taxpayers still are likely to end up tens of billions of dollars in the red from the federal government's unprecedented efforts to stabilize the financial system after the 2008 global credit crisis and the deep recession. Besides the $225-billion mortgage bond program, which began during the financial crisis to keep the housing finance market afloat, the bank bailout portion of the $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program was the only major program so far to turn a profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1986
A motorcyclist was killed early Friday when he rode into the side of a car making a U-turn in Northridge, Los Angeles police said. The man's name was withheld pending notification of his relatives. The motorcycle was northbound on Zelzah Avenue, north of Plummer Street, when a car driven by Rebecca Belfield, 18, slowed in front of him and made a U-turn, Officer Jack Blacklock said. The man, who suffered head and chest injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 12:50 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1986
One man was killed and four others were injured when a truck driver tried a U-turn on a slick Santa Ana street and was hit broadside by another truck, police said. Lt. Robert Helton said Venuzutiano Valencia, 20, was eastbound in the 3100 block of West McFadden Street at 8:30 p.m. Friday when he tried to make a U-turn and was hit by a truck driven by Jesus Plasencia, 49. Plasencia died at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital from internal injuries.
NEWS
December 16, 2011 | By James Oliphant
As the United States winds down its military role in Iraq, on Friday it turned over its last detainee in the country to Iraqi authorities, but not without serious concerns. The Obama administration had been trying to convince the Iraqi government for months to allow the extradition of Ali Mussa Daqduq, a suspected Hezbollah operative, to the U.S. for trial. Daqduq is accused of orchestrating a 2007 kidnapping that resulted in the killing of five U.S. military personnel. But ultimately, Baghdad would not cooperate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Tourists who want to experience the real Hollywood might want to make a stop at a Fountain Avenue community room on Tuesday. That's where Hollywood residents and Los Angeles leaders will debate how best to deal with hordes of sightseers who daily clog the narrow hillside streets beneath the Hollywood sign. Residents and officials agree that GPS devices, websites and a proliferation of tour bus and van operators have opened the 87-year-old neighborhood to growing numbers of visitors who want to get as close as possible to the iconic sign.
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