LOS ANGELES | Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

LOS ANGELES — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday. Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney’s office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

DRAPER, Utah | The Latest: Smart won’t live in fear after kidnapper release

DRAPER, Utah— The Latest on the release of a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Elizabeth Smart says she’s moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison. Smart gave a speech Wednesday at … Continue reading DRAPER, Utah | The Latest: Smart won’t live in fear after kidnapper release

California News: Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 347 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) – Weights and measures: inspection: fees. AB 709 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) – Sacramento Regional Transit District. AB 865 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – Military personnel: veterans: … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

NEW YORK | How 65 women came to Kavanaugh’s defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK— It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying behind high court nominee and their high school friend … Continue reading NEW YORK | How 65 women came to Kavanaugh’s defense in matter of hours

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Urges Caution as Flooding Continues in Many Communities

RALEIGH, NC – Although many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today alerted North Carolinians that major flooding is still occurring across many rivers in North Carolina, including the Lumber, Cape Fear, Neuse and Trent. Residents of Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Greene, Robeson, Columbus, Wayne, Lenoir, Pender, Duplin … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Urges Caution as Flooding Continues in Many Communities

DRAPER, Utah | Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah— A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a … Continue reading DRAPER, Utah | Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DENVER | Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

DENVER— U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department’s varied explanations for rejecting the application weren’t reasonable, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said in his ruling, forcing him to … Continue reading DENVER | Judge: US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender

NYACK, N.Y. | Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

NYACK, N.Y.  — A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” The 50-year-old has been hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed Schreiber damaged his camera when he tried to photograph him … Continue reading NYACK, N.Y. | Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber