| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job.
When the friend...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Rep. Andy Harris re-emerged Wednesday as a leading opponent of legalizing marijuana after lawmakers included a provision in the $1 trillion federal funding bill that appeared to block the District of Columbia from loosening its pot laws.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities.
He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:11 AM
One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn.
A second was arrested nine times in one year on charges that included theft, property damage and groping and punching a girl.
A third was convicted in a series of...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine.
After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:46 AM
Elly Silie of Atlantic City ended her 25th birthday with a night of drinking and a stop at Infusion Lounge at 2nd and Market streets for some hookah.
Clad in sleek, black dresses and heels, her and her friends entered the lounge where half-naked women...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city — to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000.
The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Luner Axcius Jr. told investigators he didn't want to break into Esteban Calderon's home after he saw the frail man through a window watching TV in his living room.
But his childhood friend, Victor Wriden, had his mind set on stealing the new 42-inch LG...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.
After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:16 AM
The son of action comedy star Jackie Chan pleaded guilty Friday to providing a venue for drug users, the latest person caught up in a widespread crackdown on illegal drugs in Beijing starting last year.
Jaycee Chan was sentenced in a courtroom in the...