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Jul 16, 2012

Sylvester Stallone asks that son’s memory to be ‘left in peace’

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (Reuters) – Film star Sylvester
Stallone pleaded on Monday for the public to leave his son’s
“memory and soul” in peace amid a tabloid media frenzy over the
aspiring actor and filmmaker’s death at age 36.

Sage Stallone was found dead on Friday in his home in
Hollywood. Los Angeles County Coroner’s examiners conducted an
autopsy on Sunday but say the results and a cause of death would
not be released for weeks pending toxicology and other tests.

Jul 14, 2012

Sylvester Stallone’s son found dead at Hollywood home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Aspiring actor and filmmaker Sage Stallone, the son of action movie star Sylvester Stallone, was found dead on Friday at his home in Hollywood, authorities and his attorney said.

Police and a lawyer for Sage Stallone, 36, the younger of two sons from his father’s first marriage, gave conflicting accounts of how he was found, but police said there was no sign of forced entry or foul play.

Jul 13, 2012

Ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Onetime World Series hero Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty on Friday to bankruptcy fraud and other charges stemming from a scheme to loot more than $200,000 in sports memorabilia, home furnishings and other property from his bankruptcy case.

The 49-year-old former ballplayer, who is already serving time in state prison for grand theft auto, lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars years in the fraud case.

Jul 12, 2012

Brain tissue from former NFL star Seau to be studied for damage

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (Reuters) – Tissue from the brain of
former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who committed
suicide in May, has been sent to the National Institutes of
Health for analysis amid growing concerns over the long-term
effects of football-related head injuries.

The brain sample was sent to the NIH, the U.S. government’s
primary biomedical research institution, at the request of
Seau’s family members, said Sarah Gordon, spokeswoman for the
San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jul 12, 2012

Brain tissue from football star Seau to be studied for damage

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (Reuters) – Tissue from the brain of
former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who committed
suicide in May, has been sent to the National Institutes of
Health for study amid growing concerns over the long-term
effects of football-related head injuries.

The brain sample was sent to the NIH, the U.S. government’s
primary biomedical research institution, at the request of
Seau’s family members, said Sarah Gordon, spokeswoman for the
San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jul 12, 2012

U.S. cracks down on “world’s largest” medical marijuana dispensary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world’s largest, as part of a crackdown by U.S. authorities on California’s massive cannabis trade.

The lawsuits, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seek forfeiture of two properties where Harborside Health Center operates, said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Jul 9, 2012

California kayaker survives attack by great white shark

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A great white shark attacked a California man’s kayak off the Pacific coast, biting a chunk out of the boat and throwing the kayaker from the vessel, but the man survived without a scratch, police said on Monday.

The man, who was not identified by authorities, was fishing about a mile off Capitola on Saturday when the shark — estimated to be 15 to 18 feet long and weighing more than 2,000 pounds (900 kg) — attacked his kayak.

Jul 6, 2012

Convicted wife-killer Peterson says denied fair trial, appeals

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Scott Peterson, convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son and sentenced to death following a sensational 2004 trial, has filed an appeal to the California Supreme Court, saying he was denied a fair trial in part because of publicity surrounding the case.

The 39-year-old former fertilizer salesman, who has been held on California’s death row at San Quentin State Prison since 2005, also challenged his death sentence on several grounds and said California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

Jul 3, 2012

Ex-Commerce chief Bryson won’t face charges over car crashes

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (Reuters) – Prosecutors declined to
charge former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Tuesday
over his role in two Los Angeles-area car crashes on the same
day in June after blood tests showed he had only low levels of a
sleep aid in his system at the time.

Bryson was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus

on June 9 after he twice crashed into the
same car in San Gabriel, California, left the scene of that
accident and later collided with a Honda Accord in nearby
Rosemead.

Jul 3, 2012

Police seek hit-and-run charges against ex-Commerce chief Bryson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police have asked Los Angeles prosecutors to charge former Commerce Secretary John Bryson with felony hit and run for his role in two car crashes on the same day in June, a law enforcement spokesman said on Tuesday.

Bryson was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus on June 9 after he crashed into one car twice, left the scene of the accident and later collided with another vehicle, according to authorities.