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October 27, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
The video of the beating and sexual abuse of five young alleged thieves at the hands of vigilantes has provoked widespread outrage here. But in some quarters, there have been disquieting voices of approval. The video landed on YouTube. It shows the cowering teenage boys being slapped in the face and forced to French kiss one another. Each is forced to say that they are about to be raped as punishment for robbing houses. In the state of Nayarit, where the incident took place, many people suspect that the abusers might be police officers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video, which debuted Wednesday, doesn't boast much of a plot. It does, however, offer plenty of gorgeous women, flashy choreographed vignettes and lots of shots of his beloved, oversize hat. There's even an appearance by Kelly Osbourne. Here are five things we learned from watching: PHOTOS: Faces of Coachella 2014 1. He loves all kinds of women, OK. Pharrell faced some pretty harsh, and woefully unfair, criticism when he released the cover art to his album “Girl,” which featured him and three women all clad in robes and sunglasses.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1990
Parents are not out to get their children hurt when they grab for the video camera; things just happen, and that's what makes the pratfalls and comedy of errors so amusing. The child would have hit his head or run into the wall regardless of whether there was a video camera running. I feel censorship is being proposed when Rosenberg suggests that the show no longer accept videos containing children. Please, can we enjoy this little show without feeling guilty or taking it too seriously?
NATIONAL
May 28, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A small group of people stood off to the side of a road near Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, staring at a column of flames from a derailed frieght train in the distance. "How far -- how far away you think we are?" a man asked. Before anyone could answer, a large explosion ripped through the air, sending a response to the onlookers scurrying away: Too close. The train explosion could be felt for miles in Rosedale, a few miles east of downtown Baltimore, where residents could see a towering black column of smoke rising into the air after the blast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Patrons of the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara were "shocked and stunned" after a huge wave crashed into the restaurant Saturday, breaking a window and prompting employees to evacuate the dining room. Gerry Mora, a manager at the restaurant, told The Times he was concentrating on a waiting list that was building up at about 9:30 a.m. when he heard "screaming and shouting. " One of the servers ran from the back of the restaurant saying "the window's broke, the window's broke," Mora recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The 55th Grammy Awards are here, and with that warning CBS gave performers regarding what they can and can't wear during the broadcast, we're dying to see what they do wear on the red carpet when they show up for music's biggest night. And you can watch the red carpet arrivals here in a video live stream starting at 3 p.m. Pacific Time (6 p.m. Eastern Time)! If you showed up early and are waiting for the red-carpet video to start, click play to watch a video recapping the 2013 Grammys nomination concert - and if the red carpet's over in real time, we should have a gallery of red carpet fashions here for you to peruse instead.  PHOTOS:  Top nominees  |  Snubs & surprises  |  Nominations concert  |  Full coverage VOTE: Grammy awards play-at-home ballot VIDEO: Watch interviews from the red carpet Keep your browser tuned to the Ministry of Gossip for our own interviews from the red carpet.  The Grammy Awards can be seen live on CBS on the East Coast from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will air on the West Coast on tape delay from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
NEWS
April 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
A video unearthed by congressional investigators has added fuel to an already raging fire over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on employee perks and agency conferences. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published the video, made by an employee of the GSA's Hawaii office, in which the employee appears to be bragging about agency spending and says that he'd never be investigated for it. The committee dubbed it “Federal Worker 'American Idle.' ” “I buy everything your field office can't afford," the employee raps in the video.
WORLD
July 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Saturday dismissed as a "sham" a newly released video in which a Colombian rebel commander discusses contributing money to Correa's 2006 election campaign. The video, whose existence was revealed by the Associated Press on Friday, appears to lend credibility to allegations that the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia contributed to the Correa campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2012 | By Chris Barton
  Oh, Copenhagen. You brought us the Midcentury furniture designs that make "Mad Men" an interior decorator's dream and saw the wisdom of bike commuting long before L.A. earned its first CicLAvia. Now you've one-upped every philharmonic in the world with video of your orchestra (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) making an entire subway train weak in the knees with a flash mob performance of Grieg's "Peer Gynt" on a Copenhagen Metro train. In a video filmed last month that justifiably went viral, the Copenhagen symphony is subtly introduced on one of the station's signs with the announcement, "Classical special train: Enjoy the music," before treating commuters to probably one of the most beautiful rides of their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
A  UC Irvine  fraternity has volunteered to suspend itself after it was blasted for a member-produced video that featured a student in blackface. Lambda Theta Delta announced Wednesday that it would cancel all major events and stop operating as a UCI-sanctioned organization until fall 2014. "This decision is mainly due to the abhorrent, insensitive and highly offensive 'blackface' video created by our members that has been circulated widely on the Internet," members of the Asian fraternity said in a  statement on their Facebook page . Lambda Theta Delta  came under fire  toward the end of April for the video on its YouTube page that showed four of its members lip-syncing to the Justin Timberlake/ Jay-Z  song "Suit and Tie. " The student playing Jay-Z wore blackface in the video.
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