Crime & Justice
Governor Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required California law enforcement to secure a warrant in order to use drones for surveillance assignments.
Hillary Schwartz was charged Sept. 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass and could face a combined sentence of up to 11 years in prison if convicted.
The bill's author has said it will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaults.
A television crew's bag full of what turned out to be video equipment touched off a brief bomb scare Sunday on an American Eagle flight bound for Oregon.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.
Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked an Israeli ship from docking at the Port of Oakland Saturday.
One man was shot and another allegedly committed suicide after they struggled for control of a handgun early Sunday morning, authorities said.
In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." The police chief said he would institute a new policy.
Federal prosecutors say two Southern California men stole more than $460,000 breaking into ATMs and were charged with attempted bank theft in a failed heist.
The daughter of a Los Angeles police sergeant is going to prison for killing a 60-year-old bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in June.
The tribe agreed earlier this year to settle the case involving mismanagement of its resources, but it was awaiting signatures from federal agencies.
Thomas Jackson said he was sorry to the victim's family and to anyone who felt their right to "peacefully protest" had not been protected by authorities.
A woman struck by a California Highway Patrol officer in a videotaped incident will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.
Samuel Little was convicted last month after cold case detectives matched his DNA to evidence at crime scenes in South Los Angeles.
Without notice to the public, L.A. County law enforcement officials are preparing to widen what personal information they collect from people they encounter in the field and in jail.
The former MTV reality show star and his brother allegedly filed bogus returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in bogus business expenses.