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- 09/16/15--17:27: L.A. Kings defenseman to return to Russia after legal woes
- 11/18/15--16:51: Hollywood danger: Russian tourist stabbed saving family
- 12/31/15--15:33: Ex-publicist drops suit against ‘Hercules’ actor Kevin Sorbo
- 01/25/16--17:49: Could new parental leave policies be coming for LA city employees?
- 03/09/16--09:17: Russian Romeo: Putin woos women, hailing their ‘mysterious power’
- 04/14/16--16:25: Putin handles potholes, porridge, President Obama in call-in show
- 01/22/17--07:45: Sex for sale world’s best in Nevada? Ask Trump and Putin
- 03/24/17--16:35: Russians duped Bernie fans on Facebook: ‘We were played’
- 03/30/17--06:16: Faked death doc fled to Russia, Egypt: LA sentencing after 14 years
- 08/03/17--16:33: Randy Newman pounds Putin in biting Colbert piano performance
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, who served jail time for spousal abuse and was then detained by federal immigration authorities, announced Wednesday he plans to cut ties with the team and return to Russia. The 25-year-old Voynov pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse stemming from an […]
A Russian tourist was stabbed Wednesday in Hollywood, and his alleged assailant was subdued by off-duty New York police officers. The 25- to 30-year-old victim was attacked about 1:10 p.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, location of the Hollywood & Highland center popular with tourists, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The injured man, who […]
A publicist dropped her lawsuit against Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo, which alleged the plaintiff was not paid for helping promote the “Hercules” actor’s career in Russia. Peter Bersin, an attorney for Sophia Bardo, filed court papers on Dec. 24 with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon asking that the complaint be dismissed. The documents […]
The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee recommended Monday that the city look into providing city employees who are new parents with four weeks of paid leave to bond with their children. City employees currently have four months of unpaid leave to bond with their children. In order to get paid during that time, […]
Turesday’s scheduled sentencing hearing for a Los Angeles man who raped a 12-year-old girl in Russia and threatened to sever her head was delayed until March 14. Yusef Abramov, 58, was convicted in November by a Los Angeles federal jury of six felonies, including engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and traveling overseas with […]
Who knew that Russian President Vladimir Putin was such a ladies man? On Tuesday, marking International Women’s Day, he released a love letter to the female types. “Dear women, you possess a mysterious power: you keep up with everything juggle a myriad of tasks, and yet remain tender, unforgettable and full of charm,” Putin wrote. […]
A Los Angeles man was sentenced Monday to 150 years in federal prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in Russia and threatening to sever her head. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II called Yuzef Abramov, 58, “the ultimate predator.” The dual Russian and U.S. citizen was educated but “chose a path of terror and rape […]
A Hollywood man was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help kill the father and sister of a buddy’s ex-girlfriend in Anaheim Hills, but jurors deadlocked on whether he should also be held liable for the actual murders. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 30, was previously found guilty of the 2007 killings and sentenced to life in prison without the […]
About 2.5 million questions were submitted Thursday to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his 14th annual Direct Line call-in show. He spent close to 4 hours answering a select few. As NPR reported: “The conversation ranged over domestic dissatisfaction — with the country’s struggling economy and crumbling infrastructure — to international relations with Turkey, Russia […]
A Nevada brothel owner who supported Donald Trump wants the new president to defend American prostitutes against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterizations of hookers. He wants Trump to reject Putin’s comments about prostitution as a “serious, ugly social phenomenon,” tell the world about the virtues of Nevada prostitution and how the “girls” should be held […]
Rep. Darrell Issa on Monday clarified his stance on a review of Russian ties to President Trump, apparently backing off his recent call for a special prosecutor. “The American people need a clear-eyed view of the nefarious actions of the Russian government,” Issa said in the wake of his appearance Friday on “Real Time with […]
Oliver Mitov was dispatched by the Kremlin to get Bernie Sanders fans to vote third-party in the November election, write in the Democratic primary loser for president — or not vote at all. But investigative journalist John Mattes, describing how fake stories on Facebook helped defeat Hillary Clinton, isn’t sure who Mitov is. “He may […]
A Newport Beach physician who faked his own death to dodge an insurance fraud case and who was arrested after hiding in Russia and Egypt for 14 years faces sentencing Thursday for fleeing the district to evade justice. Tigran Svadjian, 58, pleaded guilty in November in Los Angeles to a single federal count of unlawful […]
Was it just a bad joke, or was GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy “deadly serious” when he told other top Republicans that President Donald Trump and a long-serving conservative Republican member of Congress from Orange County are being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin? The conversation described by the Washington Post took place almost a […]
Kellyanne Conway went on Donald Trump’s favorite punching bag network Monday morning to trade blows with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. A scheduled 18-minute bout turned into a commercial-free 36-minute slugfest that spilled online, with the counselor to president tweeting: “Here’s how you and I are different: you want to talk about Russia; I want to talk […]
The real world controversies of Donald Trump, Russian probes, healthcare, terrorists, climate change and economic struggles weren’t all that important Sunday for die-hard Trekkies as the big news was the casting for the next Star Trek TV series. Wilson Cruz has been cast as Dr. Hugh Culber, medical officer of the Starship Discovery and love […]
Los Angeles native Randy Newman famously sang “I love L.A.” His new tune could be titled “I hate Putin.” He performied his sarcastic blast at Russia’s president on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and pulled few punches. He can drive his giant tractor Across the Trans-Siberian plain He can power a nuclear reactor With […]
Orange County Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says he has met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is still living in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. In a statement, Rohrabacher’s office said the Australian fugitive “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved” in the theft of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 […]
A Culver City man who worked for a defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for his guilty plea to economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act by selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian spy. Gregory Allen Justice told an undercover investigator he […]