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  • Zvonko Busic dies at 67; served U.S. prison time for '76 TWA hijacking

    Zvonko Busic dies at 67; served U.S. prison time for '76 TWA hijacking
    Zvonko Busic, a Croatian nationalist who served more than three decades in U.S. prisons for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a New York City policeman, has committed suicide. He was 67. Police said Busic shot himself Sunday at his home in...
  • A dilemma for Syria's minorities

    A dilemma for Syria's minorities
    The Obama administration — with the backing of key Republicans in Congress — is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian...
  • 'Twerking' suspension of San Diego students removed from transcripts

    'Twerking' suspension of San Diego students removed from transcripts
    The San Diego school district has agreed to expunge from the transcripts of 31 high school students that they were suspended for being part of a "twerking video" shot on campus. The decision by top administrators came after negotiations with a lawyer...
  • Lake Elsinore man gets 56 years in prison for killing girlfriend

    Lake Elsinore man gets 56 years in prison for killing girlfriend
    A Riverside County man who strangled his girlfriend and then used her credit card to buy himself a milkshake has been sentenced to at least 56 years in prison. In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio cited the callousness that...
  • Relatives of 49th Street Massacre victims relieved as trials end

    Relatives of 49th Street Massacre victims relieved as trials end
    Relatives of victims killed in the 49th Street Massacre said they were relieved they no longer have to go to court following this week's sentencing of a gang member convicted of carrying out the shooting. Charles Ray Smith, 44, was sentenced to death ...
  • Slain uncle drew bullets away from nephew in 49th Street Massacre

    Slain uncle drew bullets away from nephew in 49th Street Massacre
    The 12-year-old boy lay bleeding on the sidewalk as two gunmen sprayed the South Los Angeles street with bullets from AK-47 rifles. The child’s uncle Larry gripped his hand. Everything will be OK, the uncle said. As the continuing gunfire hit...
  • Kremlin candidate leading in Moscow mayoral race

    Kremlin candidate leading in Moscow mayoral race
    MOSCOW — A candidate favored by the Kremlin, acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, held a narrow lead Sunday in his bid for a full term at the helm of Russia's capital, exit polls showed. The tense and dramatic race drew international attention because...
  • Kremlin-backed candidate declares victory in Moscow mayor's race

    Kremlin-backed candidate declares victory in Moscow mayor's race
    MOSCOW--A Kremlin-favored candidate declared victory in Sunday's election for mayor of Moscow, although an independent monitoring group questioned whether he received enough votes to avoid a runoff. Shortly after midnight Sunday, acting Mayor Sergei...
  • 1944 speeding ticket [updated]

     
    "I was only doing 25 or 30 at most," said Santford White, 51, automotive dealer as Officer H. L. Brown writes up speeding ticket. Brown had clocked White at 38 m.p.h....
  • Legislature stepping away from drug war

    Legislature stepping away from drug war
    SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony. If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
  • Jackson judge indicates she'll toss case against AEG officials

    Jackson judge indicates she'll toss case against AEG officials
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made a tentative ruling Monday throwing out the case against two AEG executives who were promoting Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” comeback tour. Judge Yvette Palazuelos, however, left AEG...