| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Rick Perry’s Cameron Todd Willingham problem won’t go away. In fact, it got worse this week.
Until recently, much of the outrage over the killing of Willingham — the convicted murderer-arsonist who was very likely innocent but executed...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most elections to retain Tennessee Supreme Court justices are bland affairs, but this year, Tennesseans have been inundated with mailings, vicious campaign ads and more than $1 million of in- and out-of-state money for the battle over three of the fives...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:54 PM
A hostage and both of the suspects were killed Wednesday during a wild shootout and police pursuit following a bank robbery in Stockton.
TV video showed images of an SUV riddled with bullet holes when the pursuit ended.
Stockton police said on...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A Honduran man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana and fleeing to Texas with three of their five children had recently crossed into the U.S. illegally but was released by border authorities on a promise to reappear in immigration court,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:44 PM
A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon in an unincorporated area near Azusa, authorities said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to the 5000 block of Orange Glen Street about 3:20 p.m., according to a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:08 PM
A one-eyed man wanted in connection with a double homicide in Panorama City was arrested on suspicion of murder after gang detectives found him at a motel a half-block away from the incident.
Witnesses connected Angel Santana, 29, with the July 17...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: Have prisoners been asked what they think of the death penalty? I would not be surprised if a significant portion of those with very long sentences would prefer death to "suffering many levels of hell," as Alex Kozinski, chief judge of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74.
Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:53 PM
When James E. Holmes gets his day in court, the media - and the public - will get to watch.
On Wednesday, the judge handling the criminal trial in the 2012 Aurora, Colo., theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others wounded denied the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The decision by California prison officials to create a 40-unit psychiatric hospital for death row inmates at San Quentin is as welcome as it is ironic.
Why is it welcome? According to a federal court-appointed mental health monitor, 37 of more than 720...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Authorities say a 51-year-old man was getting off a Metro bus in Hollywood on Thursday morning when he struck the driver in the face.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Transit Services Bureau said the alleged attacker was arrested on...