Crime & Justice

Monterey Park newspaper settles pay suit for $7.8 million

The 2004 lawsuit said the nation's largest-circulating Chinese-language paper forced reporters and other staff to work long hours and six-day weeks without overtime pay, meals or rest breaks.

FBI: Islamic State inspired UC Merced student in stabbings

A UC Merced student who went on a campus stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down was inspired by Islamic State but acted alone, the FBI said.

No gun found in Florence-Firestone shooting

Cristian Rene Medina, 23, allegedly took a "shooting stance" and pointed his hands at deputies responding to reports of a robbery. No gun has been found.

Woman who buried baby alive gets 14 years in prison

Porche Washington was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder and causing great bodily injury to the infant.

Tracking lawmakers' promise of drug treatment over prison

Thousands of people left prison after Prop 47 reduced punishments for drug and other low-level offenses, but prison savings earmarked for drug treatment are on shaky ground.

LA approves $30M settlement in gang injunction case

The money is supposed to deliver job training for 6,000 Angelenos who were named under gang injunctions that were deemed unconstitutional.

Students arrested for racist graffiti at Pacific Palisades high school

The school, which pulls students from around Los Angeles, reacts by allowing a sit-in and encouraging students to participate in discussions with teachers and administrators.

Deputies shoot and kill man in Florence

Man took "a two-handed shooting stance," prompting at least one deputy to open fire, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. No gun was found at the scene.

Get to know Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Obama noted Garland was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in 1997 with backing from a majority in both parties, including seven current Republicans senators.

Homeless man who spotted Orange County fugitives gets $100K

A homeless man from San Francisco who pointed police toward two Orange County inmates who had escaped from jail will get the lion's share of a $150,000 reward.

Pennsylvania man to admit stealing stars' nude images

Ryan Collins was charged as part of an investigation into the posting of nude photos of numerous celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.

LA Police Commission votes to revisit rules on use of force

Los Angeles police commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to revise rules for when officers can use deadly force to place more emphasis on de-escalation.

CalPERS, other investors sue VW over emissions scandal

Institutional investors, including CalPERS, are suing Volkswagen for $3.57 billion in damages over the company's handling of its emissions scandal.

Santa Ana cops charged with stealing snacks during pot shop raid

Prosecutors charged three police officers with petty theft, and one with vandalism after they allegedly stole snacks during the raid of a pot shop last year.

Suspect shot after stealing police car in Los Angeles area

Officers shot and killed a suspect who stole a patrol car and led police on a high-speed chase across L.A.-area roads and freeways that ended with a dramatic collision.

OC supervisors to consider who gets reward for jail escapees' capture

Reward of $200,000 could be split among four people who provided information about stolen van, and who reported seeing escapees buying cellphones in Target store.