| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:38 PM
In a letter and accompanying memo sent Thursday to every NFL team owner, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a significant change in the league’s policy against domestic violence, with a six-game suspension for first-time offenders and a lifetime...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not.
A month after the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
One hates to be the proverbial skunk at the garden party, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hardly deserves to be lionized in the wake of his decision to tighten up the league’s rules about players who beat their wives.
The man’s values are...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Seeking to end nightmarish conditions in hard-hit Orange County neighborhoods, authorities arrested more than 80 suspects this week on charges of being low-level drug dealers and violent criminals.
Deputies and Orlando police officers backed by federal...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:00 AM
We aren’t there yet, but a new Field Poll finds fewer Californians – 56% – support the death penalty today than at any time since the Nixon administration, and down from a high of 83% during the mid-1980s. Still, only 34% said they favor...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:33 AM
Ravens running back Ray Rice's arrest and charge of simple assault-domestic violence in Atlantic City will be reviewed by the league under the NFL personal-conduct policy, according to a league source.
Under the policy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Running back Ray Rice remains in the Ravens' plans for next season, general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday afternoon.
Rice and his fiancee were arrested over the weekend after a fight at an Atlantic City casino.
Newsome, Ravens coach John...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Although the legal issue involving running back Ray Rice remains unresolved, general manager Ozzie Newsome said that off-field situation won't impact the Ravens' draft strategy.
Rice has an arraignment conference on his felony aggravated assault case...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:45 PM
I made a phone call 12 years ago that changed my life. After 16 years in an abusive relationship and a call to 911, I found myself in search of assistance beyond what police and courts could offer. Making dozens of phone calls from referral after...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Former USC and NFL star Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday morning in Calabasas on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery, according to TMZ.com.
[Updated at 12:03 p.m.: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has confirmed Johnson's...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:52 PM
In what she called a “fresh approach” to targeting gun crimes, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Tuesday she plans to increasingly use the state’s new anti-racketeering law to target gang leaders with sweeping...