July 19, 2009 |
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.
December 12, 2012 |
Part of what drew choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Los Angeles -- in addition to his wife, Natalie Portman -- - was the creative electricity and pioneering spirit of the city. One goal of his L.A. Dance Project, formed earlier this year, is to present dance outside of the traditional confines of theater walls. L.A., Millepied said, is the perfect place to execute this. "The light, the architecture, hanging out with visual artists -- there was so much discovery every time I came here,” he said by phone from London.
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May 2, 2013 |
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.
August 2, 2012 |
South Korean weightlifter Sa Jae-hyouk, the 2008 Olympic champion in the men's 77-kilogram lift, dislocated his elbow Thursday while attempting to defend his title. It happened during his second lift, when he was attempting to press 357 pounds overhead. As you can see from the video, He screams in pain and immediately grabs his arm. Warning: The video is not for the squeamish.
February 22, 2014 |
The players probably don't know about them, but there were celebrities that players' parents were familiar with at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Saturday during ceremonies unveiling the new baseball stadium. The above video offers a candid camera look at some. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10, 2013 |
Scientists have released video of an 8-foot-long, shimmering oarfish taken about 200 feet below the ocean surface -- and it is breathtaking. Elusive and alien-looking, the oarfish has a thin, eel-like body with squiggly iridescent markings that glow blue in the video. It also has a long dorsal fin that stretches the length of nearly half its body, and large round eyes rimmed in silver. That bright white blob you see in the fish's spiny dorsal fins is a parasitic isopod -- sort of like an ocean version of the roly poly bug -- that has attached itself to the fish.
November 23, 2012 |
A frightening-looking melee broke out at a Georgia Wal-Mart when shoppers rushed cases of cellphones that offered pre-paid, unlimited usage plans. A video of the Thursday night scene (below) posted on YouTube shows a mob of customers at the Moultrie store pushing toward a display of cellphone boxes, their words drowned out over an unintelligible chorus of shouts. At one point, a man shoves his hand over a woman's mouth as she begins to back away from the area and the woman appears to bite his hand in response.
August 20, 2012 |
Here is today's Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA. We discussed Apple becoming the most valuable public company ever, as well as charitable giving by lower-income people and a new recall from General Motors.
August 16, 2012 |
Here is today's KTLA Consumer Confidential segment. We covered Facebook's bad day on Wall Street (collect them all), YouTube's role as a music source for teens, and the latest auto recall -- nearly 1,700 Dodge Durango SUVs.
May 21, 2012 |
USC football players spoke to The Times last week about how they were by humbled by their recent trip to Haiti , where a group of 16 Trojans helped build four houses and moved supplies to people still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. On Monday, USC released a video about the trip featuring interviews with players while they were in Haiti and also shows them working with and interacting with children and local residents. "I think it sparked something in me that I'm going to continue to do the rest of my life," defensive lineman Devon Kennard says in the video.