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  • Gov. Jerry Brown set to propose budget with new spending and saving

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will propose a $106.8-billion budget on Friday, increasing state spending on schools, healthcare and welfare for poor Californians. Brown will also propose stashing $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against...
  • Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget

    Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget
    SACRAMENTO -- Conceding that California won't meet a federal court deadline to reduce prison overcrowding, Gov. Jerry Brown is moving ahead with plans to expand parole programs to include the frail, mentally impaired and elderly, while seeking to fund...
  • Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses

     Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses
    Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed. Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
  • Judge may decide on murder trial for Venice boardwalk crash suspect

    Judge may decide on murder trial for Venice boardwalk crash suspect
    A judge could decide Wednesday whether a man accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 16 people on the Venice Boardwalk in August will stand trial for murder and other charges. Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, turned himself in to...
  • Groups push to lift needle exchange ban in funding bill

    Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday. The groups are pressing...
  • Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

    Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port
    In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container. Customs agents put the estimated street...
  • Jurors' verdict on O.C. officers may hinge on grainy video

    At the heart of the Kelly Thomas murder case is a grainy black-and-white video that covers, almost in its entirety, the struggle between the homeless man and police officers at a bustling Fullerton bus depot on a summer night in 2011. As jurors in...
  • Kelly Thomas trial: 'Not guilty' verdicts a blow to D.A.

    Two former Fullerton police officers accused of beating a homeless man to death in a crowded bus depot  were found not guilty on all charges Monday, ending a case prosecutors said offered jurors an opportunity to send the public a "message." Both Manuel...
  • Scott appeals drug-testing ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

    Scott appeals drug-testing ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is officially asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on his invalidated executive order for state agencies to randomly drug-test state employees. Scott's office officially asked the high court Monday to fight the...
  • Michael Jackson's family pursuing appeal in case against AEG

    Michael Jackson's family pursuing appeal in case against AEG
    Despite being denied a new trial against AEG Live, Michael Jackson's mother and children will continue to pursue their case against the entertainment powerhouse, which they say was negligent in the pop star's death, their attorney said Tuesday. "There...
  • Judges propose to streamline bail process

    Judges propose to streamline bail process
    Maryland's judiciary is urging the General Assembly to streamline the state's system for setting or denying bail for criminal defendants, replacing the current two-step process with a single hearing before a judge most of the time. A task force...