| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash?
Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes.
If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has told L.A. County what it needs to hear to address a serious public safety issue, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is taking action. ("L.A. County to expand Laura's Law mental-illness treatment program," July...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:04 PM
An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings.
Dozens of homes in separate...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The man accused of shooting his friend of 15 years in the chest, missing the bulletproof vest he was wearing and killing him, will be held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree murder, and two gun charges.
Mark Ramiro, 30, shot...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The California Highway Patrol has withdrawn its safety guidance on motorcycle lane-splitting.
The law enforcement agency two weeks ago quietly removed from its website a series of recommendations for riders using the popular traffic-avoidance practice,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Teachers and staff at 12 DuPage County schools may be getting heroin prevention training and working it into the curriculum this fall if county officials approve of funding for the measure this month.
The DuPage County Board is expected to vote on...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:58 PM
After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:12 AM
In a sharply worded opinion, a federal appellate panel struck down an Arizona policy that prohibits young immigrants known as Dreamers from getting driver’s licenses.
The case has been closely watched since it pits the Obama administration’s...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:02 PM
After a swimmer was bitten by a juvenile great white shark, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for a permanent fishing ban on the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Police temporarily banned pier fishing through Tuesday after 50-year-old Steven...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:39 AM
In no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms unless a judge has vetted the request, the Los Angeles Police Department is joining scores of other cities and counties that have stopped the...