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Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal

A man convicted in the 1998 killing of a pregnant woman will receive a new trial after an appellate court concluded that the Orange County district attorney’s office failed to disclose pertinent information about a jailhouse informant, the latest fallout from a years-long controversy embroiling...

State lawmakers from Prince George’s seek broad probe of graduation rates

At tense school board meeting, schools chief Kevin Maxwell calls allegations of wrongdoing a “personal attack” on schools employees.

Eyes on Miami: DJ Khaled, Backstreet Boys, Iron Lyon and Others

It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times...

Father of South Pasadena boy missing for two months is arrested on suspicion of murder

The father of a 5-year-old boy from South Pasadena who mysteriously disappeared more than two months ago was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The arrest comes after an extensive search for the boy that reached from his home town to Santa Barbara...

Democrat James Shea jumps into Md. governor’s race

Former chairman of Venable law firm, fundraiser for Martin O’Malley is launches his first campaign for office.

Frost Science Museum to Host Fourth of July Celebration

Frost Science will host an Independence Day celebration, complete with a live DJ, that will allow guests to see the fireworks from the museum's panoramic Vista Level.

UPS shooter targeted employees and used stolen assault pistol to kill 3 coworkers, police says

A United Parcel Service driver who killed three coworkers before taking his own life at their San Francisco package facility last week, used a stolen assault-style pistol in the attack and targeted specific employees, police said Friday. Investigators still don’t know what drove gunman Jimmy Lam...

Day Around The Bay: Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge Prominent Silicon Valley VC

Trump protesters do projection in downtown Oakland, Uber hires law firm in India rape case, and why the Cheesecake Factory is so ugly inside. [ more › ]

Charleena Lyles' Public Defender Raised Concerns About Police Treatment Two Weeks Before Officers Shot Her

by Sydney Brownstone Charleena Lyles Courtesy of Family Two weeks before two Seattle police officers fatally shot Charleena Lyles after she made a 911 call reporting an alleged burglary, a public defender criticized police in a Seattle...Show More Summary

Don't Get Excited About Senator Dean Heller's Opposition to Trumpcare

by Rich Smith This guy needs to multiply by three. David Calvert / Getty Nevada's Dean Heller, one of two vulnerable Republican Senators up for reelection in 2018, has announced his opposition "in this form" to Trumpcare. Holding upShow More Summary

'This is what happens when you lose control': Man who videotaped car-kicking motorcyclist speaks out

Some blame the biker for kicking the car and provoking the driver; others blame the “cager” behind the wheel for swerving into the biker at freeway speed. As California Highway Patrol investigators search for a motorcyclist who kicked a sedan and then throttled away as an explosive, chain-reaction...

The Legend of Georgia McBride Is the Play to See This Pride

by Anthony Derrick It’s light and funny and it involves a straight guy (on the right, played by Adam Standley) learning to do drag from a queen who's seen it all (Timothy McCuen Piggee, on the left). Chris Bennion The Legend of Georgia...Show More Summary

Spielberg Not Only Directed a Film With Black Female Leads, It's Also One of the Greatest Black American Films

by Charles Mudede Here are best films made about black American worlds, and in this order: To Sleep With Anger - Charles Burnett Devil In A Blue Dress - Carl Franklin Moonlight - Barry Jenkins Do the Right Thing - Spike Lee The Color...Show More Summary

Containment on San Bernardino Mountains wildfire jumps to 65% as Highway 18 reopens

Containment on a wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains jumped to 65% Friday morning as several days of relatively benign weather with high temperatures and light wind allowed crews to surrounded the blaze on three sides. The Holcomb fire has burned across 1,562 acres of steep mountain slopes...

Argument between roommates in Hollywood Hills West ends in deadly officer-involved shooting

One man is dead and a police investigation is underway after up to nine Los Angeles police officers fired on a tenant armed with a gun inside his Hollywood Hills West apartment, officials said. Witness video broadcast by local media recorded dozens of gunshots thundering through the neighborhood...

ICYMI: How Skateboarding Legend Brian Anderson Came Out

Plus, predicting the next Flint disaster, Art Deco in Mumbai, monogamy vs. non-monogamy, and much more! [ more › ]

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