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June 21, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
In a video released Wednesday, former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman walks the scene where he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, describing for police what he said happened that night. Zimmerman said to police in the video that he fired a single shot after Martin wrestled him to the grass and began banging his head repeatedly into concrete. “It felt like my head was going to explode,” Zimmerman said, “and I thought I was going to lose  consciousness.” The video was filmed the day after Zimmerman shot Martin.
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WORLD
January 20, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN - A pair of thieves caught in the act on a video posted to YouTube were executed at dawn on a residential street Sunday by a method dating back beyond medieval times: hanging. The handcuffed men, convicted of the crime of moharebeh (waging war against God), were strung from twin cranes placed side by side in the upscale district. They were then hoisted aloft in front of a crowd of nearly 100 onlookers, with the crane operators, in effect, serving as executioners. Their sentence was widely viewed as a get-tough message from Iranian authorities alarmed about reports of escalating street thuggery amid an economic downturn driven by escalating international sanctions.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Muppets on Video: The new Jim Henson Video line is doing well, with the late muppeteer's feature films, "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper," nabbing the two top video sales spots in their first week on the market. The videos, distributed by Buena Vista, outsold both Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and Touchstone's "Sister Act." Meanwhile, Henson's creations are branching out.
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.
WORLD
March 5, 2014 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Richard Winton
In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino” from the Westside Armenian Power gang and “Creeper” from the Sun Valley GW-13 gang, which has links to the Mexican mafia. Dressed in camouflage and ammunition vests and holding Kalashnikov rifles in an unknown location, the pair appear more interested in theatrics than ideology.
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?
SPORTS
August 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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
October 24, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The Taylor Swift release-week blitz continues with the arrival of the video for her new single “Begin Again,” the closing track from her album “Red.” The record was released Monday, and Billboard has projected the album will top sales of 1 million copies in its first week of release. In the “Begin Again” video, she strolls the banks of the Seine River and the streets of Paris as she sings of a promising new relationship, and how it contrasts with a previous romance. I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'Cuz he never did I've been spending the last 8 months thinking all love ever does Is break and burn and end But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again.
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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