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  • California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement

    California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement
    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. —California's $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates. When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights

    Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights
    A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to...
  • Trainer Freddie Roach sued by Manny Pacquiao's former conditioning coach

    Trainer Freddie Roach sued by Manny Pacquiao's former conditioning coach
    LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, has sued trainer Freddie Roach for allegedly making false and defamatory statements that Ariza “gave fighters performance-enhancing drugs.” The lawsuit,...
  • Woman tells police she strangled or smothered newborns, stored bodies

    Woman tells police she strangled or smothered newborns, stored bodies
    Over a decade beginning in 1996, Megan Huntsman gave birth to at least seven babies in her home at Pleasant Grove, Utah. One died at birth and the other six were strangled or suffocated, their bodies concealed in boxes that were stored in the garage,...
  • What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?

    What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?
    The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story....
  • L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million

    L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million
    Los Angeles County has agreed to a $7.9-million settlement with thousands of  people who were knocked off the welfare rolls when general relief grants swelled during the Great Recession, county and plaintiffs' spokesmen said Tuesday. Under the...
  • Woman guilty of murdering boyfriend with stiletto shoe

    Woman guilty of murdering boyfriend with stiletto shoe
    HOUSTON  — A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 1/2 -inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. Prosecutors said Ana Trujillo used her high heel shoe to...
  • Will the O.J. defense work for Oscar Pistorius?

    Will the O.J. defense work for Oscar Pistorius?
    Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom — and the world — his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. It was quite an emotional tale. But was it the truth? Sure,...
  • Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists

    Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists
    CAIRO -- An appeals court on Monday dealt another blow to the Egypt’s beleaguered liberal activists, upholding three-year prison terms handed down to a trio of figures known for their role in the country’s 2011 revolution.  The three --...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working

    Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, citing his meetings with law enforcement officials across the state, said Tuesday that "realignment is working." Brown, speaking to reporters after he addressed the annual Crime Victims' Rights rally at the Capitol,...