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Aviation, Terrorism Experts Weigh In On Malaysia Airlines Crash

In the wake of the horrific Malaysia Airlines crash that claimed the lives of 298 passengers Thursday in Ukraine, local aviation and terrorism experts are discussing how investigators will determine who’s responsible.

07/17/2014

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Many Local Ukrainians Blame Russia For Malaysia Airlines Crash

The Ukrainian community in Southern California is struggling to make sense of Thursday’s deadly plane crash that claimed the lives of 298 passengers in eastern Ukraine.

07/17/2014

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USAF General: Russian Long-Ranged Aircraft Skim California Coast

A U.S. Air Force General is sounding a warning in regards to recently accelerated Russian military activity over the Pacific, claiming that a number of Russian long-ranged aircraft have patrolled as far as the coast of California.

05/06/2014

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Calif. Top Target In US For Foreign Cybercriminals

California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report released Thursday.

03/20/2014

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US Says Friendly Match With Ukraine Is On For Wednesday

It looks as if the U.S. men’s national team will get to play Ukraine after all.

03/03/2014

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FBI Hunting For Fugitive Sex Offender Who Could Be On The Run In SoCal

Kevin Anthony Briggs, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the assaults of a female and a police officer in Bozeman, Montana.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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John Feinstein: Catastrophe On Ice For Russia

The 2014 Olympics won’t be remembered in a positive way for Russia after the country’s home defeat.

02/19/2014

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Heading To Sochi? TSA Bans New Products For Russia-Bound Flights

The TSA has banned all liquids, gels and aerosols – including toothpaste – in carry-on luggage for Russia-bound flights as the Olympics get underway.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2014

Eduardo Alvarez #717 skates in the second men's 1,000 meter semifinal during the U.S. Olympic Short Track Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on January 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

KROQ’s Nicole Alvarez Ready To Cheer On Olympic Speed Skater Brother In Sochi

KROQ radio personality Nicole Alvarez will be in Sochi rooting for her brother, speed skater Eddy Alvarez, who will be competing in short track speed skating.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/04/2014

Nicole Alvarez speaks during The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Shrine Auditorium on December 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)

KROQ’s Nicole Alvarez On Seeing Olympian Brother Despite Terror Threats: ‘Nothing Could Stop Me’

Security concerns surrounding the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi continue to escalate, but the sister of one Southland Olympian is not letting that get in the way of her trip — or her pride.

01/21/2014

US President and former Illinois senator Barack Obama presents Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics, on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote on the destiny of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games after a final round battle. (credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Selection Of Openly Gay Athletes To Winter Olympics Delegation Sends Clear Signal To Russia

President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.

12/17/2013

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LA City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday asking the federal government to grant asylum to Russians persecuted under the country’s recent anti-gay laws.

CBS Los Angeles–08/20/2013

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LA Urged To Sever Sister-City Relationship With St. Petersburg Amid Recently Passed Anti-Gay Laws

The city of Los Angeles is being urged to sever its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg amid recently passed anti-gay laws in Russia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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WeHo Bars Pour Out Russian Vodka In Protest Of Country’s Anti-LBGT Laws

Local bar owners and LGBT organizations joined forces Thursday to protest Russian vodka over the country’s recent passage of anti-gay laws.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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WeHo Gay Bars Boycott Russian Vodka Over Anti-Gay Laws

Several gay bars in West Hollywood have boycotted Stolichnaya vodka — which is distilled from Russian ingredients — following the recent passage of anti-gay laws in Russia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2013

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