| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Ten California inmates have been placed under medical observation as tens of thousands of others refused meals for a second day in a mass protest at the state's prisons.
The 10 were being watched by prison medical staff for signs of distress, said the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:30 PM
L.A. County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of singer Chris Brown in the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and possibly send him to jail.
Brown is facing new charges of driving without a driver's license and a hit-and-run...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Singer Chris Brown was set to be arraigned Monday morning for two misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged hit-and-run -- and is due back in court later in the day for another case.
The first hearing, in a Van Nuys courthouse, comes from charges the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — The number of inmates refusing meals as part of a statewide hunger strike has continued to drop, falling to 2,572 on Monday.
There were 4,487 inmates participating in the hunger strike Sunday, according to officials at the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules.
Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:16 AM
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator from Maine, has worked to broker peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He was partnered with Major League Baseball to get to the bottom of its steroid scandal. And now it appears that Mitchell is lending a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Convicted killer Todd Ashker and three other inmates — representing the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and the Black Guerrilla Family — called for a mass hunger strike July 8, largely to protest indefinite incarceration in solitary...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Chris Brown is nowhere near done with his probation now.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community labor as a result of prosecutors' accusations that he did not properly report his previous...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:53 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--A threatened midnight strike that would have shut down the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was averted late Sunday when Gov. Jerry Brown called for an investigation into the labor dispute.
The governor's action prohibits a strike or lockout...