| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:02 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico in recent years has made significant progress in correcting authorities’ traditional practice of hiding information from the public.
Availing themselves of a relatively new freedom-of-information law, journalists and ordinary...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:41 PM
PONTIAC, Mo. -- A married couple from Oakland, Ark., are accused of a murder-for-hire plot this spring and summer in Ozark County, where they’re now in the jail in Gainesville. A special prosecutor says James Smart, 68, and his wife, Roberta, 70,...
| Aug 18, 2013
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 1985, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, frantically searching for their kidnapped comrade Enrique Camarena, spotted the prime suspect — cartel kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, surrounded by...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore.
District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions.
The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The penalty for harming yourself, or for consenting adults to get their jollies by harming each other, can be the same, and often it is far harsher than the penalty imposed on a savage brute who harms or kills an unwilling victim.
That rank perversity...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:15 PM
NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies.
The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
| Aug 14, 2013
Re "Community college district bans guns from its 9 campuses," Aug. 11
The Times writes that a mass shooting at and around Santa Monica College in June "renewed debate that had begun after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech over whether to allow guns...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:29 PM
A judge said Monday that a 16-year-old boy charged with murdering his 11-year-old half brother in Riverside County had a history of violent outbursts and postponed a hearing until September at the request of defense attorneys.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A federal judge has blocked new Wisconsin abortion restrictions that opponents contend would inconvenience poor women and force many abortion clinics to close.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley issued a temporary restraining order against Act 37...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:25 PM
An unspecified number of inmates at both Calipatria and Centinela state prisons have joined an estimated 29,000 inmates statewide in a hunger strike. Inmates at two-thirds of the state’s 33 prisons are said to be participating in the hunger strike,...
| Jul 11, 2013
Weather page: In the July 8 LATExtra section, the weather page published was for the July 1 edition and contained data and records for June 30.
Wisconsin abortion law: A brief article in the July 9 LATExtra section about a judge's temporary halt of a...