States, eager to save money and adopt alternatives to incarceration, release inmates in record numbers. Is society ready for the surge?
A judge, citing 'propofol madness,' sentenced physician Conrad Murray Tuesday to four years, the maximum punishment allowed, for his role in the 2009 death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
No Republicans were elected to statewide office in California despite strong gains for Republicans elsewhere. One reason: Republicans ran afoul of the Latino vote in Election 2010.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Feds would vigorously enforce federal law against anyone carrying, growing or selling marijuana if voters pass Calif. Prop 19 to legalize the drug.
'Grim Sleeper' arrest surprised neighbors. "We knew he was kind of weird, but he was a regular person," says neighbor.
Charles Manson devotee Bruce Davis was denied parole by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jerry Brown decided to seek the governor's office rather than run for re-election.