| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to deny freedom to a Manson family cult member who passed muster with a state parole board follows a familiar path.
The governor on Friday reversed a parole board's March decision that there would be no danger to the public ...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis, convicted for his part in killing two of the nine people slain by members of the 1960s Manson family cult, was denied parole Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
For the third time, Davis, 71, had been recommend by a state...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
An attempt to reckon honestly with a family tragedy and its complex emotional aftermath largely sustains viewer goodwill throughout "Louder Than Words," the fictionalized true story of how a Westchester, N.Y., couple worked to establish a local children's...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Marilyn Burns, one of the original "scream queens" who starred in Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found dead in her home near Houston.
"Texas Chainsaw" was her first lead role; in it she...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Marilyn Burns, who gained fame as heroine in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film, was found dead in her home by a family member in Houston. A cause of death has not been released. She was 65.
"It is with sad news that I can officially...
| Aug 7, 2014
Actress Marilyn Burns died Tuesday in her Houston-area home at age 65. Texas figured large in her career — Burns […]...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure.
A dismal record of weak will.
Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Months after her parents' garage sale, items that reportedly belonged to Casey Anthony have cropped up for sale on the popular "murderabilla" website, serialkillersink.com.
"Casey Anthony... is here," an ad on the home page of the website says. "Own...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Here are some of the best long reads you may have missed from the week past.
A high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee reveals what it's like to be a guinea pig for "enhanced interrogation" and describes the deceptions he used to mislead interrogators in...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
NBC News said it would name a new broadcast facility located on the lot of Universal Studios after longtime NBC News journalist and former chief "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw.
The "Brokaw News Center," will house the West Coast operations of NBC...