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  • In Malaysia, Islam's legal advance divides families and nation

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Deepa Subramaniam would not let go of her son, clinging to five-year-old Mithran's leg even as the car into which he had been bundled began to accelerate. The 30-year-old, a Hindu in Muslim-majority Malaysia, says she was dragged...
  • Website fuels surge in prostitution, police say

    The online ad for the "caramel goddess" shows her draped over a bed wearing only a pink thong. She offers an unforgettable experience and promises to make "your wildest dreams come true." The ad ran in mid-April on backpage.com, a website that vice...
  • In contested election, Indonesia's democracy on the line

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's young democracy faces its biggest challenge since emerging from decades of autocratic rule 16 years ago after both candidates claimed victory in last week's presidential election. It will be up to two key institutions,...
  • PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta

     PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta
    Ken Thorne, 90, a television and film composer who won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," died of natural causes Wednesday at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, said his wife, Linda....
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Man denied bail, accused of shooting victim 3 times

    Man denied bail, accused of shooting victim 3 times
    A Belmont Cragin man who goes by the nickname of “Flintstone” was denied bail this afternoon after he was accused of shooting a man three times in front of the victim's home, leaving the man in critical condition.  Russel Villanueva, 24,...
  • Sarkozy's war with judges risks hurting French establishment

    PARIS (Reuters) - In accusing magistrates of persecuting him, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is taking on an old enemy in a fight that could hurt both politicians and judges, fuelling a sense of public disenchantment with France's ruling elite....
  • Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act

    Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act
    Across California, cities, school districts, even water boards are scrambling to comply with the state's Voting Rights Act and settle costly lawsuits, or avoid them altogether. Palmdale is an exception. Leaders in the Antelope Valley city have lost...
  • Belvin Perry went beyond his courtroom to make a difference

    Belvin Perry went beyond his courtroom to make a difference
    When Judge Belvin Perry announced last week that he was soon leaving office, the world took notice. For the wrong reasons. Yes, Orange County's chief judge achieved worldwide fame for deftly presiding over the grotesque mix of tragedy and...
  • Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect

    Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect
    During his 155 days in jail, Raleigh Priester withered to half his body weight. When the 6-foot-2-inch father of two was found dead on his jail cell floor, he weighed 120 pounds. On the day of his arrest five months earlier, he had weighed in at 240...
  • The Supreme Court and the flow of history

    The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them. During the last few months, the justices recognized the centrality in our private lives of the smartphone by...