Archive for February 22nd, 2014


Fullerton teacher arrested on suspicion of molestation

Melissa Lindgren of La Mirada was arrested less than five hours after officials at Nicolas Junior High learned of possible sexual improprieties.
Mexican authorities captured the world's most powerful drug lord Saturday after a massive search for the capo whose organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the U.S.
Speed skaters from the U.S., Brian Hansen, left, Jonathan Kuck, back, and Joey Mantia, right, compete in the team pursuit speedskating race for the seventh place at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Saturday.
U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.
A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and a photographer as she and fellow members of the punk band Pussy Riot, including Maria Alyokhina, center, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi on Wednesday.

Russia's Cossacks ride back from history as 'patriots'

Once the marauders and cowboys of Russia's wild frontier, the horse-bound warriors are reappearing as a symbol of national pride.
A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, earlier this week.

In rare unison, UN demands that Syria allow humanitarian aid

The Security Council, including Russia and China — strong supporters of the regime — voted overwhelmingly to demand that humanitarian aid be allowed to reach the needy.
Facebook announced it acquired WhatsApp late Wednesday.
WhatsApp is starting to work again after the messaging app that Facebook is buying for $19 billion had some technical trouble.
Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial

Suit seeks to force Glendale to remove 'comfort women' statue

Opponents of the statue say Glendale illegally infringed on the federal government's exclusive right to conduct foreign affairs.
Covered CA outage
The enrollment portion of Covered California's site remained down Saturday due to technical issues and was expected to stay down through the rest of the weekend.
Gold Line Foothill Extension

Metro's Gold Line extension project halfway complete

The project, which will connect Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley, is expected to improve the economic environment of L.A. County's east side.
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 7
The International Olympic Committee says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals.
Rice farmer Douglas Thomas watches snow geese take flight over his rice fields in California's Central Valley.

Amid California drought, migrating birds enjoy pop-up cuisine

During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat.
Police photo of Peter Christopher Gomez

LAUSD teacher arrested for alleged 1999 sexual assaults

LAPD detectives arrested teacher Peter Christopher Gomez for alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 1999.
Finland's Teemu Selanne celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the men's ice hockey bronze-medal game U.S. vs. Finland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's hockey loses bronze to Finland

There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.
Anti-government protesters stand guard in front of Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Saturday.

Ukraine's parliament votes to oust Yanukovych after he flees

President Viktor Yanukovych tells Ukrainian TV that events in the country amount to a coup. He spoke after leaving the capital with his security forces.
State Senator Charged
State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom are accused in a bribery case that sent shockwaves through California politics and resonated from southeast L.A. County to Sacramento.


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