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  • Jury selection in Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial will be open to media

    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...
  • Florida mansion arson victims were shot, investigators say

    A deadly fire in a Tampa Bay, Fla., mansion took an even darker twist Thursday when officials said all four people found dead inside had been shot. The roughly 6,000-square-foot home, which is owned by former tennis star James Blake but which he rents...
  • Suspects charged in fatal shooting of woman retrieving diaper bag

    Suspects charged in fatal shooting of woman retrieving diaper bag
    A man and teenage girl are scheduled to be arraigned in July on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a woman in Long Beach as she retrieved her son's diaper bag. Jason Anthony Haggerty, 30, and Tatiyana Marie Tate, 16, were each charged with one...
  • Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided

    Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided
    Five years after the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, a new push is underway to make the victims eligible for the Purple Heart. But the idea is drawing opposition from, among others, a group representing Purple Heart recipients, who liken the...
  • In another knife attack in China, 6 people injured in Guangzhou

    In the third such attack in three months, six people were injured Tuesday in a knife attack at the main railroad station in Guangzhou. Guangzhou police said late Tuesday that there was only one assailant, who was shot and arrested, but witnesses earlier...
  • Questions about the death penalty

    Jonah Goldberg admits that whenever perpetrators of especially heinous crimes, such as Oklahoma's Clayton Lockett, are executed, they are "entitled to a relatively painless and humane execution under the law." ("Clayton Lockett: A just execution,...
  • Rape allegations against Oregon basketball players roil campus

    The University of Oregon announced Friday that three men’s basketball players were kicked off the team after they were investigated because of allegations that they raped a female student -- accusations that did not lead to criminal charges....
  • America's machinery of death

    Bravo to The Times' editorial board for proclaiming that capital punishment cannot be "fixed" ("How to make the death penalty at least less unfair and less inhumane," Editorial, May 7). There is, I agree, no way for a country to fix a system that kills...
  • The mystery of electing judges

    Jessica A. Levinson's piece was largely spot on. ("Why voters shouldn't be electing judges," Opinion, May 8) Most judicial candidates do not provide much information about their experience, education or background to the public. Using information from...
  • South African prosecutor seeks psychiatric test for Oscar Pistorius

    A South African prosecutor said he will ask the Pretoria high court on Tuesday to order a full psychiatric evaluation of double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist testified she had diagnosed him with a mental disorder. Pistorius is on...
  • L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley

    L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley
    New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred from getting city permits along four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday....