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  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Son had long planned to kill his family, D.A. says

    Son had long planned to kill his family, D.A. says
    A 19-year-old charged with fatally shooting his parents and critically injuring his 8-year-old brother while they slept in their San Juan Capistrano home had long planned to “kill the people that loved him the most,” an Orange County...
  • Immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state

    About 330 detainees were on a hunger strike for better conditions at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., as of Sunday afternoon, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center...
  • System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release

    System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is considering a new system for deciding which jail inmates get released early by making predictions about who is most likely to commit new crimes. The proposal calls for a significant shift for the nation's...
  • Carlos Molina's promoter posts bond for boxer; hopeful fight is on

    The promoter and attorney for world light-middleweight champion Carlos Molina said he’s hopeful the fighter can keep his Saturday night title defense on the "Canelo" Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo undercard at MGM Grand after the boxer's arrest earlier this...
  • Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse

    Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse
    The mother of two toddlers found wandering malnourished and soiled in South L.A. earlier this week was charged Friday with child abuse, prosecutors said. Sidnicka Wilson was charged with two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of possession...
  • Proposed immigrant processing center roils Central Coast farmworkers

    Proposed immigrant processing center roils Central Coast farmworkers
    GUADALUPE, Calif. — As a nearby tractor purred to life, Miguel Villagomez picked up his knife and stepped into a furrow of dirt amid thousands of plump heads of cauliflower ready for cutting. "This," the 19-year-old from Michoacán, Mexico, said...
  • Florida immigrants decry detention quota

    Every day, hundreds of immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally are held behind bars in Florida, part of a controversial crackdown that helps fill a federal detention-bed quota. Critics call the quota a boondoggle that benefits privately...
  • Legislative Office Puts Projected Deficit At $69.4 Million

    HARTFORD — The state faces a projected deficit of $69.4 million for the fiscal year that starts on July 1, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office has determined. The report from the Office of Fiscal Analysis had top Republican leaders charging...
  • Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early

    Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early
    After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
  • 3 children found starving, chained in Calif. home

    3 children found starving, chained in Calif. home
    SALINAS, Calif. Three children were rescued from a Monterey County home last week after deputies discovered that two women one a former correctional officer had starved, chained and abused the children, officials said Friday. Sheriff's deputies rescued...