Crime & Justice
Los Angeles police say their officers shot and killed a man who came at them with a large hunting knife.
The number of local inmates freed early in one month increased from about 10,200 in September 2011 to more than 14,000 in June 2014.
Michele Leonhart had been widely criticized for her response to a scathing government watchdog report detailing DEA "sex parties."
In an extraordinarily fast response, the county said it had reached a settlement with Francis Jared Pusok, whose beating by deputies after he attempted to flee on horseback was caught on video.
The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question of whether volunteer cops should be allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
The justices ruled that natural gas traders can be sued for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.
San Francisco police arrested Emerson Decarvalho, 38, on Sunday in the city's Fisherman's Wharf area, a tourist destination.
LAPD officer Richard Garcia allegedly assaulted a man lying on the ground in October 2014, while investigating a robbery.
Some activists worry that programs focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale will lead to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities.
Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted in 1977 after committing the murders during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County.
The two-time Stanley Cup champion is accused of possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and Ecstasy.
Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.
Crime is on the rise, but for how long and why? Criminologists say it's too early to say and are unconvinced by arguments that realignment is pushing crime rates up.
Thomas Joseph Snider entered pleas on Thursday to 41 felony and misdemeanor charges of child molesting and committing lewd acts on children.
Los Angeles police say one person has been killed and four others injured in a series of attacks in the Palms area, and they're hunting for at least one suspect.
It's similar to handling a traffic citation. And, it's harder for authorities to collect.