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  • Johnson would consider current police, fire chiefs; Schuh says it's too soon for such talk

    Johnson would consider current police, fire chiefs; Schuh says it's too soon for such talk
    Anne Arundel County executive candidate George F. Johnson IV said Tuesday that if he's elected, he won't fire the police and fire chiefs ... at least not immediately. Johnson, the Democratic nominee for county executive, said he'll take his time in...
  • State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

    State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs
    The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours. The other investigation...
  • Jose Antonio Vargas' detention casts spotlight on issue he championed

    When Jose Antonio Vargas was stopped at an airport Border Patrol checkpoint as he attempted to fly out of this south Texas city Tuesday, he did what he has lately grown accustomed to doing: He announced that he was an undocumented immigrant. The daylong...
  • LAPD: 5 arrests made in connection with deadly assault of USC student

    LAPD: 5 arrests made in connection with deadly assault of USC student
    Five people are in custody in connection with the deadly assault on a USC graduate student whose body was found in his apartment near campus last week, Los Angeles police said.  Los Angeles police said they believe Xinran Ji, 24, staggered into his 30th...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • USC student fatally beaten with baseball bat; 4 teens arrested in case

    USC student fatally beaten with baseball bat; 4 teens arrested in case
    Four teenagers were arrested in Thursday's deadly attack on a USC graduate student as he walked home from a study group, with police saying the incident was one of at least two robberies the group attempted that day. Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old graduate...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    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...
  • The mentally ill don't belong in county jails

    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...
  • DuPage approves funding for heroin prevention program for schools

    DuPage approves funding for heroin prevention program for schools
    Teachers and staff at 12 DuPage County schools will be getting heroin prevention training and working it into the curriculum this fall after county officials approved of funding for the measure this week. The DuPage County Board voted 16-0 on Tuesday,...
  • Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes

    Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes
    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...
  • Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail

    Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail
    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...