Crime & Justice

Shooting involving rapper ScHoolboy Q likely not random

Authorities say they believe a shooting involving L.A. rapper ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater was not a random act of violence.

Egyptian judge confirms death sentence of more than 180

The same judge originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.

Isla Vista: Parents of Elliot Rodger's 1st 3 victims speak out

The parents of the first three victims of Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage say they're frustrated by authorities' handling of the case.

Homeowner charged in 4 Los Angeles fire deaths

The city attorney's office claims Leonarda Duenez Aguilar illegally turned a Sylmar barn into living quarters with unlicensed plumbing and electrical work.

7 priests suspended in Mexico pending abuse probe

The Catholic Church in Mexico has suspended seven priests, including one who served in Los Angeles, from its diocese in Tijuana while it investigates them.

UCLA prof reaches settlement after fire killed research assistant

The deal calls for the professor to prepare inner-city students for college chemistry for five years, perform 800 hours of community service and pay a $10,000 fine.

Pilot reports laser strike during landing at LAX

The FBI says it is investigating a laser strike that occurred early Wednesday as an airliner was landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

Student shot by police at Long Beach Community College

A suspect fleeing police ran onto the college campus, where he reportedly fired at an officer. The suspect was shot and taken into custody.

Feds award $3.5M to help LA-area ex-offenders re-enter society

The U.S. Department of Labor has given two local community groups $3.5 million to help former prison inmates and juvenile offenders re-enter the job market.

Beverly Hills adopts safety rules after 2 LAPD officers killed

Beverly Hills adopted new safety rules this week after two LAPD officers were killed in separate crashes with construction vehicles on the steep Loma Vista Drive.

15 indicted in alleged Orange County workers comp fraud scheme

An indictment alleges that a businessman conspired with physicians, chiropractors and pharmacists to bilk the workers compensation system of millions of dollars.

Court overturns LA law that bars living in cars (update)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the 1983 law was vaguely written and discriminates against homeless and poor people.

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling bid for injunction

A judge has refused Shelly Sterling's request for an injunction against husband Donald Sterling and his lawyers in their dispute over the planned sale of the L.A. Clippers.

Onetime Auschwitz guard arrested in Philadelphia on German warrant

A man who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at a death camp during World War II.

Sandra Bullock stalking suspect faces new weapons charges

A man who pleaded not guilty to breaking into the home of actress Sandra Bullock has been charged with possessing an arsenal of heavy weapons.

3rd inmate executed after April's botched lethal injection

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.