| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up.
As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
He was already one of the central figures in Los Angeles County's jail scandal when he dropped a bombshell allegation.
Weeks after sheriff's officials discovered a cellphone he had smuggled to an inmate who was helping federal authorities investigate...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
I've been out of town this week, and watching from afar the machinations of our county government surprised and mystified me.
It took just two months to decide to fire four social workers involved in the case of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:08 AM
FT. MEADE, MD. — In his crisp blue uniform, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning rose to his feet in a small crowded courtroom Wednesday morning and was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Question: I have a perplexing travel problem that is unique and interesting. In 1970, I was arrested for possession of a small amount of marijuana, which was then a felony. I was acquitted and have no criminal record. In the last 25 years, I have made...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Willie Louis, a witness to the murder of Emmett Till who testified in court in the case that opened the nation's eyes to the dangerous discrimination facing African Americans in the 1950s, died of intestinal bleeding July 18 at a hospital in a Chicago...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Suspected Nazi war criminal
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...