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  • Engineer convicted in 35-year-old cold-case murder of Torrance nurse

    Engineer convicted in 35-year-old cold-case murder of Torrance nurse
    The Knight family waited 35 years for justice. When it came Thursday, Donna Knight leaned forward and stared hard at the back of Douglas Bradford's head. Bradford, who had just been convicted in the 1979 killing of Knight's older sister Lynne, did not...
  • Attorney now under investigation first faced scrutiny seven years ago, court records show

    Attorney now under investigation first faced scrutiny seven years ago, court records show
    Chicago attorney Beau Brindley, currently under criminal investigation, first drew scrutiny seven years ago when federal authorities suspected he smuggled cigarettes to an inmate during a meeting in the U.S. attorney's office, according to court records....
  • Chicago police sergeant charged with fondling officer's young daughter

    Chicago police sergeant charged with fondling officer's young daughter
    A veteran Chicago police sergeant was charged with allegedly fondling the 9-year-old daughter of a fellow Wentworth district police officer after the officer invited him to a family barbecue at her home Saturday. An attorney for Dennis Barnes strongly...
  • Hindu festival's supporters in India cheer easing of safety rules

    India’s highest court on Thursday relaxed safety measures intended to prevent injuries during a beloved religious festival that involves children clambering to the tops of human pyramids and breaking ceremonial pots. The Indian Supreme Court&...
  • Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney

    Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney
    The family of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers earlier this week has hired Rodney King’s former attorney, who said Thursday that he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the department. Attorney...
  • Trayvon Martin autopsy doctor: State 'hoped to lose the case' against Zimmerman

    Trayvon Martin autopsy doctor: State 'hoped to lose the case' against Zimmerman
    The doctor who autopsied Trayvon Martin, and later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released an ebook in which he argues prosecutors "hoped to lose the case." Despite that claim, "Dead Men Can't Lie,"...
  • Same-sex marriage: Virginia AG's office pushes for delay of ruling

    Same-sex marriage: Virginia AG's office pushes for delay of ruling
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office on Tuesday said a recent court decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban should be put on hold as the case is appealed to the nation's highest court. Herring's request for a delay, or a "stay"...
  • A victory for public safety [Editorial]

    A victory for public safety  [Editorial]
    U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake's decision Tuesday upholding Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines almost certainly won't be the last word on the subject. The gun advocates who sued to overturn the ban won't be...
  • Men granted certificates of innocence in '92 slayings

    Men granted certificates of innocence in '92 slayings
     A Cook County judge today granted certificates of innocence to two men who each spent close to 15 years in prison for their convictions in a 1992 double murder. The certificates of innocence, granted by Judge Paul Biebel, will allow Lewis Gardner and...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more
    A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
  • Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

    Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen
    As St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, McCulloch is responsible for deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown on Saturday outside a low-income apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri....