Couple convicted of plot to rob Los Angeles bank
LOS ANGELES — Aformer Bank of America manager and her boyfriendhave been found guilty of stealing morethan a half-million dollars from an EastLos Angeles branch by pretending thewoman had a bomb taped to her body.Afederal jury convicted AuroraBarrera and Reyes Vega on Monday of bank robbery and conspiracy. Eachfaces up to 30 years in prison.Barrera claimed she’d been kidnappedand forced to wear the device when sheconvinced a co-worker to help herempty the vault back in 2012.Authorities say the bomb was a real-istic fake.Barrera was assistant branch managerat the time. She and Vega stole about$565,000 — most of which still hasn’tbeen recovered.Two co-defendants pleaded guilty inthe case and testiﬁed for the prosecu-tion.
Woman arrested,roosters seized in cockfight bust
JURUPAVALLEY— Authorities saya Southern California woman has beenarrested and dozens of roosters wereseized after a cockﬁghting and bettingoperation was broken up. The Riverside County Sheriff’sDepartment said in a statement Sundaythat 40-year-old Jaquelyn Acosta wasarrested at her Jurupa Valley home,where deputies discovered the cock-ﬁghting on Saturday night. About 50 people were detained, and40 roosters were taken from the scene. The sheriff’s statement says Acostawas arrested on suspicion of animal cru-elty, operating an illegal gamecockﬁght and other counts. It was not clear whether she had hiredan attorney, and no phone listings forAcosta could be found.
California man arrested in plot to fight in Syria
SEATTLE — ACalifornia man whospoke of wanting to bomb the LosAngeles subway system was arrestednear the Canadian border inWashington state and charged withattempting to travel to Syria to ﬁghtalongside Islamic extremists, federalprosecutors said Monday.Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo,Calif., an unincorporated area nearLodi, was taken off a northboundAmtrak bus overnight just short of theborder.Acriminal complaint ﬁled in federalcourt in Sacramento described him as astudent at San Joaquin DeltaCommunity College in Stockton and amember of the National Guard who isbeing discharged for failing to meetbasic academic requirements.Beginning last spring, Teausantbegan expressing on his online pho-tography account a desire to seeAmerica’s downfall, saying “I wouldlove to join Allah’s army but I don’teven know how to start,” the complaintsaid.Later, he took to another onlineforum to say he hoped to ﬁght in Syria,the document states.It wasn’t immediately clear if Teausant had a lawyer. He was chargedwith a single count of attempting toprovide material support to a foreignterrorist organization and was due toappear later Monday in U.S. DistrictCourt in Seattle.The complaint said he had discussednumerous other ideas for terrorist activ-ity that never came to fruition, includ-ing a plot supposedly hatched during acamping trip with seven other peopleto bomb the Los Angeles subway sys-tem last New Year’s Eve or New Year’sDay.Investigators never corroborated thatsuch a camping trip actually occurred.When an informant questioned Teausanton Jan. 4 about what happened to hisplan, Teausant responded that it wascanceled because “they” had been“tipped off,” the complaint said.The complaint also said he had beenplanning since October to support theefforts of the Islamic State of Iraq andthe Levant, a group that has beenﬁghting in Syria’s three-year-old civilwar and is designated by the U.S. StateDepartment as a terrorist organiza-tion.
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Actor-comedianDane Cook is 42.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Most of the Arab oil-producingnations ended their 5-month-oldembargo against the United Statesthat had been sparked by Americansupport for Israel in the Yom KippurWar.
“I take a simple view of living.It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.”
— Laurence Olivier,British actor (1907-1989)
Rapper,actressQueen Latifah is44.Rock singer AdamLevine is 35.
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NASA administrator Charles Bolden,right,has been making his rounds at the different NASA facilities across the UnitedStates and on Monday he stopped by NASA Ames in Moffett Field.While at Ames he got demonstrations and brieﬁngs ontwo different aeronautics and space research activities being performed at the center.
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, Britain repealed the Stamp Act of 1765.
the 22nd and 24th president of the United States,Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, N.J.
King George I of Greece was assassinated inThessaloniki.
some 300 people, mostly children, were killed ina gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas.
Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas nationalizedhis country’s petroleum reserves and took control of for-eign-owned oil facilities.
, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at theBrenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to joinGermany’s war against France and Britain.
, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed theHawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21,1959.)
, France and Algerian rebels signed the EvianAccords, a cease-ﬁre agreement which took effect the nextday, ending the Algerian War.
, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v.Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts wererequired to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants whocould not afford to hire an attorney on their own.
the ﬁrst spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmo-naut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule,secured by a tether.
Frank Gotti, the 12-year-old youngest son of mobster John Gotti, was struck and killed by a car driven byJohn Favara, a neighbor in Queens, N.Y. (The followingJuly, Favara vanished, the apparent victim of a gang hit.)
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(Answers tomorrow)BLURTPERCH NOVICE BLOTCHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The St. Patrick’s Day scam artist wasattempting a — “LEPRE-CON”Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Solid Gold,No.10,insecond place;and LuckyCharms,No.12,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:40.37.
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