LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two Los Angeles-area teachers pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges they provided cocaine and alcohol to underage students on a beach camping trip where one of the instructors had sex with a 17-year-old boy, prosecutors said.
Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, and Michelle Louise Ghirelli, 30, joined about five students on camping trips at San Clemente Beach in Orange County during Thanksgiving and winter breaks last year, said Orange County Deputy District Attorney Kristin Bracic.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. authorities had tried to deport a homeless man fatally shot by police this week in Los Angeles but had to release him after authorities in his native Cameroon failed to provide a travel document, a U.S. immigration official said.
The man, known by his street name “Africa,” was killed by police on Sunday in a videotaped encounter on Los Angeles’ skid row in which police said he grabbed for an officer’s holstered gun as police tried to arrest him as a robbery suspect.
(Reuters) – U.S. authorities had tried to deport the
homeless man shot dead by police in Los Angeles this week but
had to release him after authorities in his native Cameroon
failed to provide a travel document, an immigration official
The man was ultimately released from custody based on a U.S.
Supreme Court order limiting the amount of time a person ordered
removed can be held, Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said in a statement
March 4 (Reuters) – A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul
Allen has found the sunken Japanese warship Musashi, one of the
largest battleships ever built, where it was sunk during World
War Two off the coast of the Philippines, the billionaire said
The team used Allen’s yacht the M/Y Octopus, relying on the
ship’s advanced technology, historical records and detailed
topographical data, to discover and photograph the warship in
the Sibuyan Sea on Sunday, ending a decades-long mystery about
its exact location, a statement on Allen’s website said.
SEOUL/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Inc has settled compensation claims filed in U.S. courts by 72 people who were passengers on a flight that crashed at San Francisco’s main airport in 2013, without disclosing financial terms.
A spokesman for the carrier on Wednesday confirmed the settlement, disclosed in a court document. The plane’s manufacturer, Boeing Co, and Air Cruisers Co, which made the evacuation slides, also settled claims, according to the document, filed by attorneys in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
SEOUL/LOS ANGELES, March 4 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Asiana
Airlines Inc has settled compensation claims filed
in U.S. courts by 72 people who were passengers on a flight that
crashed at San Francisco’s main airport in 2013, without
disclosing financial terms.
A spokesman for the carrier on Wednesday confirmed the
settlement, disclosed in a court document. The plane’s
manufacturer, Boeing Co, and Air Cruisers Co, which made
the evacuation slides, also settled claims, according to the
document, filed by attorneys in U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The owner of a car that spun out of control at a Los Angeles street race and crashed last week, killing two spectators, was charged on Tuesday with murder although prosecutors do not believe he was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was also charged with engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest causing injury for his role in the race on Thursday when his Ford Mustang struck three people, killing two, in the suburb of Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley.
(Reuters) – The father of American journalist James Foley, who was taken captive in Syria and later decapitated by Islamic State militants, has said it was “not important” to him that his son’s purported killer, “Jihadi John,” had been identified.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that “Jihadi John,” who was shown in Islamic State videos of the beheadings of several captives, had been identified as Kuwaiti-born British national Mohammed Emwazi, 26.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police have arrested a self-described former gang member suspected of killing a transgender woman who was shot to death in Los Angeles as she pounded on the front door of a house seeking help, investigators said on Thursday.
The December killing of 21-year-old Deshawnda Sanchez raised concerns among transgender rights activists that she may have been targeted because of her gender identity, and Los Angeles police supervising detective Chris Barling said her transgender status may have been a factor in the slaying.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Attorneys for two patients who were
infected with a drug-resistant bacterial “superbug” during
medical procedures in a Los Angeles hospital, one of whom died,
have sued the maker of the devices used in their care.
Aaron Young, an 18-year-old high school student who remains
under monitoring at a hospital fighting the severe infection,
and the family of Antonia Cerda sued Olympus Corp,
which manufactured the specialized scopes used during the
outbreak at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.