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  • Boston bombing: 3 to be charged with obstruction, officials say

    Boston bombing: 3 to be charged with obstruction, officials say
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI has taken three people into custody in Massachusetts and prosecutors prepared to charge them with obstruction of justice and making false statements to investigators after the Boston bombing case, officials said, but authorities do...
  • 3 in murder-suicide had Alzheimer's, chronic pain, relative says

    3 in murder-suicide had Alzheimer's, chronic pain, relative says
    Three people dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Hacienda Heights were all suffering from long-term illnesses, said a relative of the victims. Jim Crabtree went to the home in the 15900 block of Ladysmith Street on Wednesday after seeing news...
  • Deputy accused of antagonizing inmate working as informant

    This post has been updated. Prosecutors are considering whether to file criminal charges against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting an inmate who was helping federal authorities investigate a suspected international drug...
  • Ed Miller dies at 87; longtime D.A. for San Diego County

    Ed Miller dies at 87; longtime D.A. for San Diego County
    Ed Miller, who served as San Diego County district attorney for 24 years and, beginning in the scandal-ridden 1970s, was a major figure in reforming the city's political, business and law enforcement establishment, has died. He was 87. Miller died...
  • Three-strikes shouldn't be about small-time crime

    Three-strikes shouldn't be about small-time crime
    SACRAMENTO — One guy stole a loaf of bread. Another was caught with a speck of meth. Somebody grabbed $1 in change from a parked car. These men all had one thing in common besides being losers. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison...
  • Gregory Powell, 'Onion Field' killer, dies at 79

    Gregory Powell, 'Onion Field' killer, dies at 79
    Gregory Ulas Powell, one of the notorious "Onion Field" murderers whose 1963 slaying of a Los Angeles police officer shattered the image of the invincible cop and changed police practices, has died. He was 79. Powell, who served 49 years of a life...
  • Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts

    Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts
    Wisconsin's medical examining board has launched an investigation into a prominent Milwaukee pediatrician who practiced for years after he admitted to the Boy Scouts of America that he had molested two boys in 1987. Dr. Thomas Kowalski was expelled...
  • After South Africa police shot miners, miners charged with murder

     
    Weeks after dozens of striking miners were shot dead by police in a bloody incident that shocked South Africans, state prosecutors have filed charges -- against their fellow miners. Two hundred and seventy miners were charged with the murders of their...
  • Riordan abruptly ends bid to get L.A. pension measure on ballot

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's push for a May ballot measure to cut pension benefits of city employees abruptly collapsed Monday, with a spokesman saying Riordan had suspended signature gathering efforts....
  • Unions hail demise of Riordan pension-reform ballot measure effort

     
    Representatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...
  • Justin Bieber won't be charged in altercation with photographer

     
    Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not pursue criminal charges in connection with an altercation last May in Calabasas in which pop star Justin Bieber allegedly punched and kicked a photographer. Los Angeles...