| Feb 15, 2008
Ventura County prosecutors charged a 14-year-old boy with the shooting death of a classmate Thursday and said the killing in an Oxnard classroom was a premeditated hate crime.
Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Maeve Fox declined to discuss a motive in the...
| Feb 12, 2008
BANI, Dominican Republic -- It's just minutes before the scheduled start of a crucial Dominican winter league baseball game and no one can find Erick Aybar.
He's not in Licey's painfully cramped, humid clubhouse suffering with his teammates. He's not...
| Sep 16, 2006
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday that it would not file criminal neglect charges against prominent HIV skeptic Christine Maggiore, whose daughter died last year of what the county coroner ruled was AIDS-related pneumonia.
| Feb 8, 2009
Furious that his girlfriend had broken up with him and stopped taking his calls, Steven Butcher decided to take his anger out on the couple's small puppy.
"Every time you . . . don't pick up the phone, I am beating the dog," Butcher said in an angry...
| Feb 16, 2009
Until someone dialed 911 on Feb. 8 to report a disturbance in Hancock Park, the pop star Rihanna and her R&B-singer boyfriend, Chris Brown, enjoyed relatively wholesome reputations. Attractive and talented, the couple were known as sexy but not oversexed,...
| Sep 3, 2008
John Wylie Needham was known as an easygoing surfer who liked to paint and play guitar and bounced from job to job. He knew he needed direction in life. So two years ago he joined the Army and eventually shipped off to Iraq.
This, he thought, would...
| Sep 9, 2008
Today's question: Could a socially conservative female candidate ever appeal to feminists? Previously, Marcotte and Mangu-Ward discussed Gloria Steinem's comments on Sarah Palin.
Social conservatism harms women Point: Amanda Marcotte
| Apr 25, 2008
Today, Sullum and Stimson present their own frameworks for substance control laws in the U.S. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization, debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries, discussed...
| Jun 22, 2008
The inmates sit on a metal bench in a converted cell at a Los Angeles County jail. Many have served their time and are ready for release. But not before a quick interview.
Where were you born? Have you ever been deported? Did you know that a judge had...
| Jul 2, 2008
On a cool spring night five years ago, 16-year-old Martha Puebla sat on the curb outside her Sun Valley home, talking to a friend, when a man walked up from behind.
"Who are you?" the man demanded of Puebla.
"I'm Martha," she responded. "You know me."...
| Dec 7, 2007
Torrie Gonzales stood at the stove, laughing with her boyfriend as she fried him some eggs on his 23rd birthday. Then she felt him press a flimsy blade against her neck.
Struggling on the floor, she pried a paring knife from Reny Cabral's hand, leaving...