| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:11 AM
BEIRUT -- A convoy carrying a United Nations team investigating allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria was fired on Monday by snipers, forcing the group to turn back, the U.N. said.
The attack occurred on the team’s first day of work looking...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:25 AM
A man and a woman were beaten and robbed in their San Pedro home early Wednesday, authorities said.
Two people entered the home in the 300 block of N. Mesa Street at about 2 a.m. and stole money and other items, according to Los Angeles police...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The family of a man whose body was found years ago buried in his San Marino backyard had plenty of questions Thursday after his convicted murderer was sentenced, but it all came down to this: Why?
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who once masqueraded as a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:15 PM
NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies.
The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The cases of two convicted murderers, within the space of 48 hours, made it clear that California’s handling of capital cases may need a wee bit of tweaking.
On Friday, death row inmate Richard Ramirez died. He was the notorious "Night Stalker,"...
| Aug 6, 2013
A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a hunger strike in California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates...
| Jul 11, 2013
The crisis communications firm Hennes-Paynter knows what it's doing. On Monday, it released a video statement from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the women who were held captive in a Cleveland basement for years until they were discovered...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Officials now believe that an Alaskan serial killer claimed at least 11 victims across the United States over more than a decade of violence before his arrest and jailhouse suicide last year.
Yet only three of Israel Keyes' victims have been identified,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:12 AM
“Fatale,” which has trailed the mesmerizing, unaging femme Josephine on her run from supernatural evil through 1950s San Francisco, 1970s […]...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...