National security

  1. White House Set to Unveil Cyber Security Plan Today

    May 12, 2011 7:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, finan ...

  2. P. Diddy's NYC Police Escort, Dry Cleaner Under Investigation

    April 27, 2011 7:23 AM EDT New York City police say a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for one city block after a concert. The police department says the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation. Police say the Friday night ...

  3. Lil Wayne's Guards Face Police Impersonation Charges

    April 15, 2011 7:41 AM EDT Two security guards face charges of impersonating police officers after they escorted rapper Lil Wayne to an Indiana nightclub. WISH-TV reports that 43-year-old Ronald Andre Harrod and 23-year-old Larry Lee Richardson of Indianapolis wore police-t ...

  4. Car Reportedly Owned By Kanye West Stolen, Wrecked

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Police are trying to determine who stole a pricey sports car that reportedly belonged to Kanye West, and crashed it into a Honolulu house. Honolulu police said a black Porsche Panamera rammed into the unoccupied house near Waikiki early Saturday ( ...

  5. Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Trent Reznor Crank Up Volume On Guantanamo Debate

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of artists outraged that music — including theirs — was cranked up to help break uncooperative detainees at Guantanamo Bay is joining retired military officers and liberal activists to rally support for President Barack Obama's pu ...

  6. Australian Convicted For Global Piracy Operation

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne Magistrates Court has handed a criminal conviction to an Australian man who played a leading role in a global piracy operation. Mathew Zore operated a sophisticated international CD and DVD operation from Bentleigh East in Melbourne& ...

  7. Drug Agents Raid Jackson Doctor's Office

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. drug enforcement agents and Los Angeles police raided a Houston clinic owned by Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with pop icon Michael Jackson when he died, looking for evidence of manslaughter. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administ ...

  8. Sharkey Warns MPs On Policing Of Concert Licensing

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry umbrella group U.K. Music, has hit out at the Metropolitan Police's requirements for licensing of music events, during a Parliamentary hearing. Sharkey was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport ...

  9. Nicoli Joins U.K. Music Venture

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eric Nicoli, former CEO of EMI Music Group, has returned to the music industry after acquiring an undisclosed stake in U.K. music marketing and management firm Nick Stewart & Associates (NSA). Nicoli, who left EMI a year ago following the majo ...

  10. EMI, MTV Help Pimp Police Van

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hooked up with MTV U.K. and London's police force to launch an initiative that aims to revamp a police riot van to cut down on youth violence in England's capital city. The project, which starts off as a one-year pilot, wil ...

  11. Spanish Cops Crack Piracy Ring

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have smashed an organized criminal syndicate based in the Madrid region that produced up to 150,000 counterfeit CDs and DVDs a day, and was worth €219 million ($339.5 million) a year. In simultaneous raids in six towns to the south ...

  12. Gary Glitter Arrested On Sex Allegations

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been taken into custody in a southern Vietnamese resort city following allegations that he indulged in lewd acts with a minor, police officials confirmed yeste Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been ...

  13. Italian Police Raids CD Production Center

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT burners and 2,000 products seized. Officers in Italy's fiscal police "Guardia di Finanza" uncovered on the night of Oct. 5 an illegal CD, DVD and video game production centre in Palermo, the Sicilian capital. During the course of ...

  14. Warner/Chappell Inks Exclusive Chinese Deal

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire to be featured in state-owned TV. Warner/Chappell Music Asia Pacific has signed a groundbreaking deal under which it will be the exclusive supplier of repertoire for TV dramas on Chinese state-owned national television network CCTV. The ...

  15. Mondo Kim's Raided By New York Police

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five employees charged with trademark counterfeiting. Mondo Kim's Video on St. Mark's Place in New York was raided on Wednesday (June 8) for carrying bootleg product, it was confirmed by a store employee and a spokesman with the Recordin ...

  16. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. MADRID -- In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portu ...

  17. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  18. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  19. Scots Piracy Raids Net $19 Million In CDs, DVDs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police said on Dec. 1 it had seized more than £10 million ($19.3 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, DVDs and computer games in raids in Scottish cities that resulted in 28 arrests. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Central Scotland Poli ...

  20. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  21. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  22. Joan Jett's Bass Player Sues Over Injury

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed an $85 million lawsuit against New York venue Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying career was jeopardized when bouncers jumped him while he was fending Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed ...