| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
HOUSTON - A Texas judge on Wednesday ruled out jail time for a teenager whose defense expert argued he suffered from "affluenza" that led him to drive drunk, crash and kill four people in June.
At the time of the crash, the 16-year-old driver had...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A cat-and-mouse thriller imported from Paraguay, "7 Boxes" evokes the developing-world amorality and senseless crime caper of "City of God," the 2002 Brazilian sensation that earned four Academy Award nominations, including one for Fernando Meirelles'...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Justin Bieber's arrest after police say he drag-raced on a Miami Beach street and failed a sobriety test arrives less as a shock than a kind of inevitable conclusion: the culmination of nearly two years of chafing against the burden of his own celebrity....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Food Network star Guy Fieri is known for his bleached spiky tips and for eating "off the hook" fried food you wish you could eat, if heart disease didn't exist. He's also known as the guy whose Lamborghini was stolen by a thief who rappelled into a car...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A 36-year-old Fullerton man who shot a teenager to death as he was helping change a tire on a friend’s car was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison in the 2011 slaying.
Charles Ramirez was found guilty in December of fatally shooting...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Los Angeles County will explore an agreement with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that could make it easier for offenders coming out of county jails and juvenile camps to get identification cards, potentially aiding them in finding jobs and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Los Angeles County probation officials have made substantial strides in reducing criminal misconduct committed by department employees, according to a report released Tuesday.
Officials said the improvement — with cases falling from 74 in 2011...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HOUSTON — A Mexican national facing execution in Texas this week has drawn support from Mexican officials, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who appealed to Gov. Rick Perry and state courts for a reprieve —...
| Jan 19, 2014
The Texas teenager who played the "affluenza" card to stay out of prison certainly sounds like a spoiled brat. In fact, he wouldn't deny it; that was his argument for a light sentence — that his overprivileged, under-disciplined life had led to a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:18 AM
A defense psychologist called it “affluenza,” a syndrome that keeps someone from a wealthy background from learning that bad behavior has consequences. That explanation helped a North Texas teenager get a sentence of probation after he drove...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
A high school student who allegedly set fire to another teenager's skirt on a bus in Oakland will be tried as an adult.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected arguments from defense attorneys that 16-year-old Richard Thomas should...