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Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested, charged with his murder

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| Seven years after the former NBA player's body was found in a field in Memphis, his ex-wife, Sherra Wright, was arrested in Riverside County and charged with first-degree murder.

Major media players start sexual misconduct commission


Anita Hill will chair a commission to fight sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Many studios, TV networks, record labels, talent agencies and unions have signed on.

Sexual harassment inquiry into Alex Kozinski's behavior moves to another court


After nine more women accused federal judge Alex Kozinski of sexual misconduct, the Siupreme Court transferred the formal investigation to the 2nd Circuit.

2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire


A judge found there is sufficient evidence to suspect two men are legally responsible for a fire that broke out last year at an unpermitted concert in a warehouse where people were living illegally.

Federal investigation finds 'significant issues' at immigrant detention centers


An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'


"In my 26 years, it was the biggest grow that I've ever seen," San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden said. "It was pretty extensive."

Death penalty recommended for killer of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez


Jurors recommended the death penalty for Palmdale man Isauro Aguirre on Wednesday, convicted in the torture and murder of Gabriel Fernandez.

White House: Nomination of Alabama lawyer Brett Talley 'will not be moving forward'


Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

​LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in '75


Although the allegations are so old criminal charges cannot be brought, detectives may be able to use evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases.