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Lawsuit alleging excessive force by LAPD at black USC student party settled for $450,000

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $450,000 settlement of a lawsuit by USC students who alleged that LAPD officers in riot gear used excessive force and falsely arrested attendees at a predominantly black off-campus student party. The six students who sued over the raid during...

Sen. Steve Glazer to vote ‘no’ on BART measure

State Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, who has relentlessly railed against BART, its labor contracts and financial mismanagement, told The Chronicle Wednesday that he will vote against Measure RR, the $3.5 billion property tax proposal on the Nov. Show More Summary

Walter Scheel, influential West German president and foreign minister, dies at 97

In the 1970s, Mr. Scheel helped steer West Germany toward greater openness with the Soviet bloc.

No I can’t! The pressure of independent politics

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

‘You’ve got no chance.’, is the advice that politics experts gave me when I told them that I wanted to run for the ACT Legislative Assembly. ‘Don’t do it. You’ll look weak.’, is what my campaign manager and friend said when I proposed writing about exactly how it felt to enter politics as an independent. […]

No, You Can't Sue Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Your Drink, Judge Rules

The customer who filed the lawsuit told LAist that he intends to appeal. [ more › ]

The third preseason game is the most important for Kirk Cousins and the Redskins

The "dress rehearsal" is a chance for Washington's starters to play their only significant snaps of the preseason.

Russell Wilson Responds To Question About Moving His Wedding From North Carolina

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Russell Wilson gave the perfect no-comment comment response today to Monday's news that the Seahawks quarterback and his then-fiancée Ciara had moved their July wedding from its original...Show More Summary

Once Again A San Franciscan Is Baffled By How Hard It Is To Make A New York Bagel

The secret, apparently, is lye, but too much and you risk poisoning. [ more › ]

Nextdoor adds new features to combat racial profiling

Beset by accusations that his neighborly social network had become a breeding ground for race-based fearmongering, the head of Nextdoor rolled out new features Wednesday that he said will combat the problem. “We know it’s not the last...Show More Summary

Forget about 11. This concert goes to 70.

On Friday, nearly six dozen guitarists from local bands will step away from their regular gigs to sit in with a way bigger group at "Boat Burning: Music for 70 Guitars."

Why Scalia law students need to go to the ballpark

an This month, I had the privilege of attending an orientation seminar on legal writing for the first-year students at my law school, the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. The scene was almost identical to my own orientation. Arriving at Founders Hall with military-like punctuality, an eager crop of new law students […]

3 kidnapped children of murdered woman found safe in New Mexico, authorities say

The three missing children of a woman found dead along a road in rural Los Angeles County were safely located by authorities at a motel in New Mexico. The children were allegedly kidnapped by the dead woman’s sister, Brittany Humphrey, 22, and Humphrey’s boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, 27, who both...

Court Reverses Verdict That Cleared Anaheim Cop Of 2012 Shooting

The court says that the jury had been shown evidence that was not relevant to the case. [ more › ]

19-Year-Old Woman Arrested In Golden Gate Park Torture And Murder Case

Flagstaff police were able to arrest her after she posted about her location on Facebook. [ more › ]

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