Crime & Justice

Secretary Of Defense Carter Honors French Train Attack Heroes At Pentagon

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Sacramento police say woman injured in French train hero stabbing

A woman who was with a U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack was also hurt in the late-night fight that left the airman with three stab wounds.

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Friday, university and police officials said.

Northern Arizona University Shooting

Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

A fight between two groups of students escalated into gunfire in the parking lot outside an Arizona university dormitory, authorities said Friday.

Rapper suspect in video of gun flashed behind LAPD officer released

A man arrested in connection with an online video showing someone flash a gun while filming a Los Angeles police officer has been released after posting bail.

FIFA suspends President Sepp Blatter and other top officials

The 90-day suspensions go into effect immediately and could be extended, FIFA says. Along with President Blatter, the group banned one of his rivals for six years.

Supreme Court justices deeply divided over death penalty in new term

The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday, and the questioning quickly showed how deep and bitter the divide between the justices has grown.

Officers who killed man in Van Nuys were briefed on rap video, attorney says

The two Van Nuys police officers who shot and killed a suspect Saturday night after having their back window shattered had a threatening video in their mind at the time, according to their attorney.

Woman punched by patrol officer detained on same LA freeway

A bipolar woman who was punched by a CHP officer as she walked on a Los Angeles freeway has been taken into custody after being spotted on the same stretch of road.

Pasadena activists continue to push for police auditor

A group of activist will hold a forum Tuesday on whether the Pasadena Police Department should have additional civilian oversight.

Police: Video that appeared to threaten officers was rap promo

A video that showed a person holding a gun while staring through a vehicle's windshield at an officer stepping out of a patrol car was filmed as part of a rap group's comeback attempt, police say.

How El Salvador fell into a web of gang violence

Gang violence wasn't always rampant in El Salvador. Rev. Gerardo Mendez, who works with youth in gang-controlled areas, sat down to talk about how gangs became so powerful in this small country.

LAPD officers shoot, kill suspect after rear window shattered

The officers exited the vehicle and shot a suspect, who died at the scene. Police have yet to determine what broke the window, and no firearm was recovered.

Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks reopens following arson

Someone came up and smashed a window at the facility with a rock last Wednesday, then threw an accelerant and lit it on fire, according to the Sheriff's Department.

How the FTC suit against vengeful weight-loss company sets legal precedent

The FTC is suing Roca Labs – a weight loss company – for legally going after customers that posted negative reviews of its products

VW pollution test site under scrutiny amid cheating scandal

When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.

LAPD to issue Tasers to all officers

The move comes amid a national outcry over police shootings, and officials hope equipping officers with the weapons will reduce the probability of lethal force.