Crime & Justice
The nation's busy immigration courts – already burdened by an unprecedented backlog of half a million cases – could strain even more if a Trump administration steps up deportations as promised.
Nothing specific about the vandalism — discovered on the second day of Hanukkah — indicated it was anti-Semitic in nature, but that possibility was also not being ruled out.
The sheriff's department says the man experienced a medical emergency and stopped breathing. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Rabbi Boruch Rabinowitz said he found feces and food smeared in a window near an electric Menorah and a sign wishing people a happy Hanukkah.
Higher minimum wage and a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year. See the list.
The lawsuit evoked the last moments of the San Francisco State University student, saying she was trapped on the second floor of the 10,000-square-foot building.
A family member called 911 and said the man was combative and had a history of mental illness. He had stabbed a family member with scissors.
A man suspected of driving under the influence was shot and killed by El Monte police officers Friday night after leading police on a chase and then driving his mid-sized SUV toward them, authorities said.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office contends the pile, which weighs 22 million pounds and is at least two stories high, poses a public threat, citing a fire there that burned for six weeks.
The most recent controversial shooting occurred earlier this month when a Bakersfield police officer killed Francisco Serna, 73.
After several scandal-plagued years that included investigations into Sheriff's Department hiring practices, personnel probes, and an FBI probe into deputy-monitored jails, the embattled sheriff stepped down. We take a look back at Baca's history in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and his rise and fall as sheriff, plus what's happened since.
An NPR analysis of public records found that in an eight-year period, some 1,500 people who were held by immigration turned out to be Americans.
Panel told lawyers they split 11-1 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors must decide whether to retry Baca to attempt to prove a jail abuse cover-up went all the way to the top.
The deputy DA cited Robert Durst's $100 million worth and allegations that he knocked off his best friend, a witness in the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife.
Former Antelope Valley High School student Diavauni James Crooms, 18, was arrested on suspicion of plotting to acquire weapons and attack students.
Groups are urging the Kern High School District board to reverse recent votes allowing teachers and nonstaff to carry guns into the classroom.