By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Los Angeles-area activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and freeing 2,000 of the weasel-like animals from captivity there have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and interstate travel to interfere with an animal enterprise. The two-count indictment returned earlier this week by a federal grand jury in Chicago was unsealed on Thursday after one of the defendants, Tyler Lang, 25, was arrested in El Segundo, California, near Los Angeles International Airport. His co-defendant, Kevin Johnson, 27, also known as Kevin Olliff, was already in Illinois state custody, serving a sentence for possession of burglary tools that authorities say he intended to use to break into a fox farm. Both men are due to be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on July 29.
A movie review of “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a choppy drama starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor as a couple who can’t get enough of each other during the Nigerian civil war of the 1960s. It got 2.5 stars out of 4.
A movie review of “Beyond the Edge,” which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful summit of Mount Everest — the first in history to do so. The documentary received 2.5 stars out of 4.
A movie review of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the latest in the series that’s thoughtful, rousingly staged and anchored by the extraordinarily subtle performance of Andy Serkis as the majestic alpha ape Caesar. It got 3 stars out of 4.
Outdoor movies pick up in earnest; the “Czech That Film Festival” comes to SIFF Cinema at the Film Center; a filmed version of the stage play “The Nance” shows at the Harvard Exit; and “Roman Holiday” and “Pulp Fiction” screen at Central Cinema.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.