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2008-06-30 18:02:49

By SCOTT DAUGHERTY Staff Writer Two county police officers are suing the department for $4 million, claiming their supervisors in Pasadena repeatedly retaliated against them and stalled their careers after one of the men complained a female officer was sexually harassing him. Officer Michael Morningstar, who was named Eastern District Officer of the Year for four of the past nine years according to the lawsuit, argued that over the past three years he was ridiculed in front of...

2008-06-20 15:00:00

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the conclusion of the war in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The...

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2008-06-20 09:00:00

After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the United States that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the time of the truce in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The little-known case of Army Sgt. Richard G....

2007-08-14 12:21:23

By Derek Kravitz, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 14--As Sgt. Erik Palmer of the Miami-Dade County Police Department packed his bags Sunday for the annual child crime conference in Dallas, he got an e-mail from a 15-year-old Miami boy through his department's MySpace page. The boy wanted to alert authorities that he had been contacted for sex on the popular social-networking Web site by a man who said he lived in Illinois. "It's the first e-mail we've gotten through the site since we...

2007-02-02 09:00:00

By ALEXIS HUICOCHEA The oldest profession is moving from the street corner to the Internet. It's the latest trend in prostitution, Tucson police say: Men and women using online classified ad Web sites like craigslist.org to offer or request sex for money. The new twist is making it more difficult for undercover officers to combat, said a Tucson police vice sergeant. Not only are there dozens of explicit ads placed daily on Tucson's craigslist site, but the Internet provides a relatively...

2006-11-05 15:00:09

By Katie McDevitt, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Nov. 5--Bicycle officer Heather Penner stopped suddenly while patrolling a Tempe parking lot. "Smell that?" she asked. A faint odor lingered in the night air but quickly floated off with a breeze. Penner pointed her head and sniffed frantically toward the sky. Her eyes darted about the rows of parked cars. In seconds, her gaze stopped on a sedan parked in the corner with its windows partially open. She parked her bike and walked up to...

2006-06-02 13:43:40

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...

2006-06-02 13:25:24

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...

2006-06-02 13:23:06

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...

2006-06-02 10:46:41

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.