Plea bargain

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks after agreeing to resign at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. The former 10-term congressman learned […]

12/09/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Sexual ‘tasting games’ teacher pleads no contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called “tasting games” pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him. Mark Berndt, 62, entered […]

11/15/2013

Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for racketeering involving killings of a rival gang member and one […]

10/21/2013

David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

Federal plea deal in NH details hepatitis C pains

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One man infected with hepatitis C hasn’t been able to return to work. Another won’t kiss his wife on the lips even though the blood-borne virus can’t be spread that way. […]

08/13/2013

James Holmes (AP Photo)

Colo. prosecutors seeking death penalty for Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year’s movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado.

04/01/2013

Bobby Brown arrested in Los Angeles; DUI suspicion

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year. Los Angeles police spokeswoman Venus Hall says the singer was stopped in his car in […]

10/24/2012

Stepmother may make plea in Alabama girl's death

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A defense attorney says a plea deal may be in the works for the stepmother of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who prosecutors say was run to death as punishment for lying. […]

09/21/2012

Teen who ID'd attackers on Twitter testifies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A judge in Kentucky is hearing from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal was lenient. Savannah Dietrich testified […]

09/14/2012