Dan Whitcomb

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Name: Dan Whitcomb
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Irony: George Harrison tree is felled by beetles

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (Reuters) - A tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California's epic drought, a local official said on Tuesday.The pine ... [Published MSN News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

San Diego-area community expected to reject illegal immigrant shelter

12:29 p.m. CDTBy Marty GrahamSAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Southern California city could find itself at the center of a nationwide debate over illegal immigration on Tuesday evening when officials there are expected to reject a bid by the U.S. government to ... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Washington state wildfires force evacuation of town, destroy homes

By By | Reuters  –By Victoria CavaliereSEATTLE (Reuters) - A wildfire burning out of control in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains destroyed at least 35 homes and forced the evacuation of an entire town early on Friday, as firefighters faced another ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bald eagles found on California island for first time in 50 years

Reuters  –LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A pair of nesting bald eagles have been found on San Clemente Island off the Southern California coast for the first time in more than 50 years, the National Park Service said on Thursday, marking the latest step in their ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Retired U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in bribery scandal

9:56 p.m. CDTBy Marty GrahamSAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges on Thursday in connection with a wide-ranging corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor.Edmond Aruffo, ... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

More Central American migrants sent to California despite backlash

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Dozens more Central Americans caught sneaking into the United States were shipped quietly to California for processing by immigration officials on Wednesday, a day after protesters blocked buses full of migrant families bound for ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. to move some Central American immigrants to California

9:23 p.m. CDTBy Alex DobuzinskisLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some 140 illegal immigrants, many of them women with children, will be flown from Texas to California and processed through a San Diego-area U.S. Border Patrol station as federal officials deal with ... [Published KFGO News - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 3 reports

UPDATE 2-Federal judge rules U.S. no-fly list violates Constitution

7:52pm BST(Adds quote from ruling, background)By Dan WhitcombJune 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful ... [Published Reuters UK - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Air Force installation in Los Angeles placed on lockdown

5:48 p.m. CDTLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force installation in Los Angeles was placed under a security lockdown on Tuesday afternoon, a spokeswoman said, as police said they were investigating a report of a possible suspicious person at the ba ... [Published KFGO News - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 2 reports

California wildfire threatens 1,000 more homes near Sequoia National Park

By Dan WhitcombLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire that has already destroyed three structures and blackened some three square miles of forest land near Sequoia National Park was threatening 1,000 more homes on Monday, officials said.More than ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 2 reports

'Godfather of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies at 88 in California

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alexander Shulgin, who over the course of 40 years of scientific research created some 200 psychedelic compounds, earning the nickname "Godfather of ecstasy" for his pioneering work with the drug, has died at t ... [Published BioPortfolio - Jun 04 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

California top court says police must name officers in shootings

By Dan WhitcombLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that police departments in the state must as a general rule disclose the names of officers involved in shootings, despite claims by a police union that doing so would ... [Published Town Hall - May 29 2014]

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Irony: George Harrison tree is felled by beetles [Published MSN News - Jul 22 2014]
San Diego-area community expected to reject ill... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jul 22 2014]
Washington state wildfires force evacuation of ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 18 2014]
Bald eagles found on California island for firs... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jul 17 2014]
Retired U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in br... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jul 04 2014]
More Central American migrants sent to Californ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Jul 03 2014]
U.S. to move some Central American immigrants t... [Published KFGO News - Jul 01 2014]
UPDATE 2-Federal judge rules U.S. no-fly list v... [Published Reuters UK - Jun 24 2014]
U.S. federal judge rules no-fly list violates C... [Published 92.9 WLMI - Jun 24 2014]
Federal judge rules U.S. no-fly list violates C... [Published News.net - Jun 24 2014]
Convicted Alaska murderer says he killed three ... [Published Yahoo! News - Jun 21 2014]
Retired physician pleads guilty to killing Aspe... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jun 21 2014]
Pilot reports laser strike on approach to Los A... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jun 20 2014]
Authorities scale back search for missing Alask... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Jun 20 2014]
U.S. Air Force installation in Los Angeles plac... [Published KFGO News - Jun 17 2014]
California wildfire threatens 1,000 more homes ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Jun 16 2014]
California wildfire threatens homes near Sequoi... [Published TrustMedia - Jun 16 2014]
Justice Department says L.A. County jails faili... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 06 2014]
'Godfather of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies a... [Published BioPortfolio - Jun 04 2014]
'Godfather of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies a... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 03 2014]
Casey Kasem's daughter granted visits with aili... [Published Town Hall - May 30 2014]
Los Angeles college evacuated after report of s... [Published Town Hall - May 30 2014]
Mystery donor of hidden cash sparks frenzy in L... [Published Town Hall - May 30 2014]
Warning label for sugary drinks passes Californ... [Published Town Hall - May 30 2014]
Bill to raise California minimum wage advances ... [Published Town Hall - May 30 2014]
California top court says police must name offi... [Published Town Hall - May 29 2014]
Sriracha hot sauce plant owner vows to stay in ... [Published Yahoo! Health News - May 12 2014]
Why This Candidate Is Soliciting Urine Samples ... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Apr 29 2014]
Los Angeles moves to ban e-cigarettes, joining ... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Mar 05 2014]
Sea Otters In Prince William Sound Back to Pre-... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Mar 01 2014]
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Justice Department says L.A. County jails faili... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 06 2014]
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Department of Justice has determined that Los Angeles County's jails violate the Constitution by failing to provide adequate mental health services to suicidal inmates, the latest black mark to the ... ...
'Godfather of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies a... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 03 2014]
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alexander Shulgin, who over the course of 40 years of scientific research created some 200 psychedelic compounds, earning the nickname "Godfather of ecstasy" for his pioneering work with the drug,... ...
Sriracha hot sauce plant owner vows to stay in ... [Published Yahoo! Health News - May 12 2014]
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The maker of the popular Sriracha hot pepper sauce does not intend to move his factory out of California, despite complaints over the smell that have prompted local officials to consider declaring it a publ... ...
Los Angeles moves to ban e-cigarettes, joining ... [Published Yahoo! Health News - Mar 05 2014]
By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as "vaping," from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other public spaces in the na... ...
Oil Spill From Ship Collision Closes 65-Mile St... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 24 2014]
A 65-mile (105-km) stretch of the lower Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, remained closed on Sunday night while crews cleaned up oil that spilled when a barge was hit by another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The collision ...
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