| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:27 PM
TALLAHASSEE — For a month this summer, protesters enraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the normally sleepy Florida Capitol into center stage of a contemporary social-justice showdown.
They slept outside Gov. Rick Scott's office....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:25 AM
A 34-year-old Glendale man, his brother and a friend pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that they planned the violent killing of his estranged boyfriend to collect his life insurance money, officials said.
Hovanes “John” Maskovian, his...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The deeds of the many brave people who died Sept. 11, 2001, trying to save others stood in stark contrast to those of a Wheaton man who abandoned his mortally wounded friend in a car wreck in 2009, a judge said Wednesday at the man's sentencing hearing....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:44 AM
A Cook County judge today denied a request by Gov. Pat Quinn to put on hold his ruling ordering state lawmakers' paychecks to be issued.
Quinn had vetoed lawmakers' salaries from the budget in July, saying they shouldn't be paid until they sent him a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A former bodyguard who says he was hired to kill Miami Subs founder Gus Boulis but didn't go through with it testified Saturday that he can't remember many details surrounding the 12-year-old crime.
Boulis was gunned down near his Fort Lauderdale office...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:29 AM
Susan Burke, the attorney representing the victim of an alleged rape at the U.S. Naval Academy, recently filed an action in federal court to bar the academy's superintendent from deciding whether the case proceeds to a court-martial ("Lawsuit seeks...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Last month's hearings to determine whether three Naval Academy students should face charges in a sexual assault case generated significant controversy, both because of the manner in which the victim of the alleged assault was questioned and because of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:53 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hours after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, the department made a rare move: It charged the officer with voluntary manslaughter.
Most police departments, including Charlotte, usually...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed two major supporters of his opponent in this year's mayoral election, former City Controller Wendy Greuel, to serve on the influential Planning Commission.
Garcetti chose former Police Commission...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Three weeks after being sworn in as a new representative for South Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced his support for a new liquor permit at a market in the north end of his district.
Two weeks later, Price backed alcohol...