Crime & Justice
Prosecutors say a man described as a transient has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year.
The Los Angeles City Council is considering proposing an ordinance to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories as a way to help ex-felons get jobs.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for a 6-month-old Huntington Beach girl believed to have been taken by her grandmother.
Jurors have gone home for the day after a judge told the deadlocked panel to keep deliberating in a suit filed by a Giants fan over a severe beating at Dodger Stadium.
A contractor is suing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over delays and cost overruns connected to the massive Interstate 405 widening project in Los Angeles.
Officers went to an Anaheim home and arrested the parents Tuesday evening after an anonymous tipster called Orange County Child Protective Services.
L.A. County is poised to adopt a new sentencing policy for non-violent felons after years of resistance.
The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Tuesday that 63-year-old Donald Cook was found unresponsive in his cell at North Kern State Prison on Sunday.
A jury found all of the defendants guilty on obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Two defendants were also found guilty of making false statements.
The ACLU of Southern California and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law released a report Tuesday calling for alternatives to jail for mentally ill offenders.
A man convicted of killing two neighbors in his Los Angeles apartment building in 1982 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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An appeals court had ruled the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn't violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.
Supporters of the 43-foot monument atop Mount Soledad wanted skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court because the legal fight has been going on for 25 years.
The Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-crafts stores went to court to fight the birth control provision under President Obama's health care law. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the company's favor.
The justices on Monday said collecting fees from home health care workers who object to being in a union violates their First Amendment rights.