Crime & Justice

Drug use up in prisons with intensive programs, AP finds

Drug use spiked at the three prisons with the most intensive drug interdiction programs, which include full-body scanners and surveillance cameras in visiting rooms.

Security at LAX: What to know after the Istanbul attack

The chief of Airport Police explains how he began retooling LAX's security plan as soon as he heard about the suicide bombings in Turkey.

LASD isn't dismissing dud deputies, report says

A report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's inspector general finds new deputies who perform poorly during their first year are not being weeded out.

LA DA urges governor to deny parole for Manson follower

The Los Angeles district attorney is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to reject parole for a follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, Leslie Van Houten.

Suspect, police dog killed in Long Beach standoff

A distraught officer — believed to be the dog's handler — knelt by Credo's limp body, then carried it to a police car. Credo was pronounced dead at an animal hospital.

Attack at Istanbul's international airport kills at least 28

An explosion followed an outburst of gunfire Tuesday night at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, according to Turkish officials. Some 60 people were reportedly injured.

Man charged with attempted murder of 10 LA sheriff's deputies

Prosecutors have charged a man with attempting to murder 10 L.A. County sheriff's deputies during a running gunbattle while fleeing a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower last week.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, 'Happy Birthday'

'Happy Birthday' is finally free, and the company that claimed to own the song has agreed to refund $14 million to those who have paid licensing fees to use it.

Former LA County undersheriff sentenced to 5 years, out as Gardena mayor

Former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka was convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for attempting to thwart an investigation into jail violence.

Supreme Court rules domestic abusers can lose gun-ownership rights

In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

The majority opinion for the court held that the widely replicated regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman's right to an abortion.

White nationalists, protesters clash in Sacramento; 10 hurt

Members of right-wing extremist groups clashed with anti-fascist counter-protesters outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

To help a criminal go straight, help him change how he thinks

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."

2 LA sheriff's deputies shot, suspect in custody

A man who shot two deputies Thursday night in Bellflower, leaving them critically wounded, has been caught and is now in custody, sheriff's officials said Friday.

Man in Burbank McDonald's turns gun on himself after police shoot-out

Three officers from the Burbank Police Department responded to calls of a man causing a disturbance.

Family of man shot by Long Beach police awarded $2.9 million

Long Beach police officers said they believed Tyler Woods was reaching for a gun in his waistband and shot him 19 times as he climbed on top of a roof following a foot chase.