CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 |
The family of the 19-year-old man suspected of being behind the "sextortion" of Miss Teen USA and other women apologized through an attorney for "the consequences of his behavior. " Temecula college freshman Jared James Abrahams, 19, was taken into custody on federal charges that he "sextorted" newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other young women around the world by hijacking their computer's webcams to capture naked images. He then used them to blackmail females as young as 16 to provide even more images, videos or live chat sessions, according to a criminal complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 |
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf discussed being a victim in her former high school classmate's “sextortion” case on the “Today” show Friday morning, saying she recognized his name but never talked to him when they went to school together. “It's weird for me to be able to put a face to the person that did this to me and to know its someone I went to high school with,” Wolf told Savannnah Guthrie. On Thursday, 19-year-old Temecula college freshman Jared James Abrahams was taken into custody on federal charges that he "sextorted" newly crowned Miss Teen USA Wolf and other young women around the world by hijacking their computer's webcams to capture naked images.
September 26, 2013 |
"I happened to meet a young mother who likened her children to having monsters and wild animals in the house," explains animation director Mamoru Hosoda. "I wondered, 'What if it wasn't just a metaphor? What if the character actually was raising wild animals in the house?'" "Wolf Children," co-written and directed by Hosoda (who also made the 2006 science-fiction animated "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"), is the result of that speculation. Already a hit in Japan, "Wolf Children" is rather an odd story, told in a one-of-a-kind style that feels equal parts sentimental, somber and strange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 |
An associate pastor charged with raping at least 20 members of his Norwalk church was described by congregants as "a wolf in sheep's clothing" who was "likea magnet to women. " Jorge Juan Castro, 54, targeted female members of Nuevas Buenas Church who were undocumented immigrants and only spoke Spanish, assaulting them at the church or during home visits, authorities said Thursday. He was arrested and charged last week in connection with the alleged crimes, which Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said date back to his arrival in Los Angeles from Argentina in 2004.
September 14, 2013 |
Lara Parker played the woman everybody loved to hate on ABC's classic 1966-71 gothic horror daytime drama "Dark Shadows. " As Angelique, the powerful, vengeful witch, she kept fans on edge as she played out a love/hate relationship with the tormented vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid). But, much like many of the show's characters, just because the series was killed didn't mean it was dead forever. Parker has made it her mission to carry on the "Dark Shadows" stories through her writing.
September 4, 2013 |
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period on its proposal to remove the Canadian gray wolf from the endangered species list and its plan to maintain protections for the Mexican gray wolf. The comment period will now end Oct. 28, and a series of public hearings have been scheduled: Sept. 20 in Washington, Oct. 2 in Sacramento and Oct. 4 in Albuquerque. The service has received much criticism for its plan to allow states to manage wolves in the Great Lakes, the upper Rockies and small populations of gray wolves in Oregon, Washington state and California. in Albuquerque, the hearing will include an airing of the federal plan to expand the predator's current range.
August 30, 2013 |
UCLA opens against Nevada at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. The Bruins hope their season ends there too - perhaps in the Rose Bowl game. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: Under the gun The Bruins will see some version of the pistol offense, a scheme that flopped in Westwood for two seasons. Nevada averaged 514.9 yards per game last season, ranking the Wolf Pack eighth nationally. Quarterback Cody Fajardo threw for 2,786 yards and gained another 1,121 rushing.
August 29, 2013 |
Nevada players bristled at the thought. UCLA is a 20-point favorite in Saturday's season opener. That had Wolf Pack players scoffing this week as they prepared to drop by the Rose Bowl. "That seems a little high," offensive lineman Joel Bitonio said. "They're picked to win the Pac-12 [South]. We're going to come down and show what Nevada is made of. " Even Nevada's first-year coach had a little indignation about the 20-point spread. "It means zero … zero," Brian Polian said.
August 23, 2013 |
NBC's Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk, who came out as an engaged couple when they announced in March that they were expecting, have welcomed a new baby girl. "Fell madly in love w Harper Estelle tonight," "Today" anchor Wolfe tweeted Wednesday night with a picture of the couple's newborn. "Thx for the kind words and well wishes. Other than that I'm speechless. " Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk -- Wolfe's legal name is Wolfeld -- was born at 7:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday, according to People magazine , weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
August 19, 2013 |
"Game of Thrones" can be a brutal show, but here's a little tidbit from real life that should at least provide an "awww" moment for fans used to getting their hearts broken. Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the series, has adopted the dog that played her dire wolf, Lady, on the series. Turner, 17, was the subject of a profile in her local newspaper, the Coventry Telegraph on Friday, and while much of the article discussed her involvement in the local theater scene, her schooling and the process of making of the HBO megahit, the following tidbit was tucked in at the end. "In between her hectic filming schedule, Sophie likes nothing more than to relax at home with her family and pet dog Zunni, who the family adopted from the series," the paper says.