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  • OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

     OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors
    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...
  • Oakland police struggle to rebuild — using fewer resources

    Oakland police struggle to rebuild — using fewer resources
    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...
  • Inmate abuse claims by deputy not corroborated; no charges filed

    Inmate abuse claims by deputy not corroborated; no charges filed
    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...
  • L.A. County's handling of problem employees varies wildly

    L.A. County's handling of problem employees varies wildly
    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...
  • Family files claim in death of man beaten by officers

    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. The...
  • WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning shows no reaction to prison sentence

    WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning shows no reaction to prison sentence
    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-...
  • Arrest from 1970 on record at airport customs but nowhere else

    Arrest from 1970 on record at airport customs but nowhere else
    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...
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    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...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder plays catch-up on criminal justice

    Atty. Gen. Holder plays catch-up on criminal justice
    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...
  • Willie Louis dies at 76; witness to 1955 murder of Emmett Till

    Willie Louis dies at 76; witness to 1955 murder of Emmett Till
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Laszlo Csatary, Prince Johan Friso

    PASSINGS: Laszlo Csatary, Prince Johan Friso
    Laszlo Csatary 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...