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Murderer turned stock picker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell. At 35, he has spent his entire adulthood behind …

Biking Over the U Bein Bridge

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“The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price<p>Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendary hacker, programmer …

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.<p>It now bears the name of …

Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

A 31-year-old man arrested at<p>Los Angeles International Airportwith a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison.<p>Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession with intent to distribute …

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she …

Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

A mystery drone was seen hovering over the scene of a massive blaze as it tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday afternoon.<p>The small drone seen on KTLA-TV shows the craft flying above a plume of smoke and the curling flames at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School.<p>Los Angeles …

Boko Haram attacks hometown of missing girls

At least eleven of the parents of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped 100 days ago have died, as their hometown of Chibok is under siege, residents have reported.<p>Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of …

Federal Investigation into Newark, N.J., Police - Documents - Los Angeles Times

The De­part­ment of Justice found the Ne­wark, N.J., Po­lice De­part­ment vi­ol­ated res­id­ents con­sti­tu­tion­al rights in 75 per­cent of all ped­es­tri­an stops made by of­ficers, may have un­fairly vi­ol­ated black res­id­ents and re­peatedly used ex­cess­ive force against sus­pects. The …

Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers

The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.<p>Agents from the<p>Department of Homeland Securityand theTreasury Department's …

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town …