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Gay Porn Star, 25, Accused Of Blackmailing $500K From Wealthy L.A. Businessman, 50Teofil Brank, who goes by the porn name Jarec Wentworth, also requested a sports car and a condo, officials said.
Parents Sue County, Landlord Over Santa Barbara RampageThe parents of three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, California, last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the accused killer lived.
Colby Fire Suspects Make Initial Appearance In Federal Court, Remain JailedThe three suspects accused of sparking the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire in San Gabriel Mountain foothills made their first appearance in a federal court Wednesday.
California May Have To Export 4,000 Inmates If Feds Don't Postpone Population CapCalifornia will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.
Gov. Brown Makes Final Bid To Delay Fed Court Order Requiring State To Release 10K Inmates By Year's EndGov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday made one final bid to delay a federal court order requiring the state to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year's end to improve conditions in California prisons, saying it would jeopardize public safety.
Former LA Neighborhood Commission Head Pleads Guilty To Child Porn ChargesThe former head of a Los Angeles city commission pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of distribution of child pornography.
Lesbian Couple From Irvine Files Federal Lawsuit To Stop Deportation Of Same-Sex SpousesA lesbian couple filed a federal lawsuit in California on Thursday seeking to solve their immigration woes and put a stop to the deportation of same-sex spouses.
'Whitey' Bulger Pleads Not Guilty On 19 Murder CountsJames “Whitey” Bulger, a former mob boss who eluded prosecution for 16 years, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering charges that accuses him of participating in 19 murders.
Bulger, Greig Appear In Boston Courtroom Friday AfternoonCrimeboss James “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, appeared in federal court in Boston Friday afternoon.
Couples Urge Speedy Return To Same-Sex MarriagesThe attorneys who successfully sued to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban have joined Attorney General Jerry Brown in urging a federal appeals court to quickly allow gay marriages to resume in the state.