Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old former Marine charged with a "serial thrill-kill spree" that killed four homeless men and a mother and her son, the Orange County, California, district attorney said Monday.
A California judge ordered Wednesday that two Fullerton police officers stand trial in the beating death last year of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man with a mental illness.
Two Southwest Airlines flights from Orange County, California, to Phoenix were the subject of security scares Tuesday night, and authorities are investigating whether the incidents are linked.
A California grand jury indicted a 23-year-old former Marine Thursday on charges of killing a mother, a son and four homeless men, prosecutors said.
The man that prosecutors say is behind the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in Southern California now stands accused of the brutal killing of a mother and brother of an old friend, authorities said.
A friend said Monday that "something happened" to the man police accused of killing four homeless people in California, after he came back from serving in the U.S. military in Iraq.
A man who allegedly shot his ex-wife and seven other people to death in the deadliest shooting in Orange County, California, has been indicted and will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon, prosecutors said.
Authorities on Sunday identified a man arrested in connection with a series of fatal attacks on homeless men in Southern California.
A man who allegedly shot his ex-wife and seven other people to death in the deadliest shooting in Orange County, California, history pleaded not guilty Tuesday, prosecutors said.
A custody battle may have provided the motive for a deadly shooting at a Southern California hair salon that left eight people dead, according to affiliate reports.
A Fullerton, California, police officer charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man was released from jail Thursday after posting a bond in lieu of $1 million bail, the Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
Sukhraj Beasla's parents boast that their successful daughter works at a bank. The problem is that it's all a lie -- she was laid off more than two years ago.
With grocery shelves seemingly stocked, many Americans still go hungry. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
"Hello? Hey, what are you doing, girl? You just woke up? You going to be free to hang out in a little bit?" Shane, a vice unit undercover investigator, is on the phone with a woman who placed an online ad offering adult services.
An activist who handed out pamphlets outside the Orange County courthouse during the Casey Anthony trial was sentenced to five months in jail, his attorney said Wednesday.
Hundreds of protestors jeer as she's escorted out of jail by police and attorney Jose Baez and driven off in an SUV
Members of the jury in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial declined to speak to reporters after a clerk announced the verdict Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said.
Russell Huekler was an alternate juror for the Casey Anthony trial. He speaks to HLN about the trial and its result.
For California native Elaine Cali -- yes, that's her real name -- the best thing about growing up here was the smell of orange blossoms.
Casey Anthony, also known as the "tot mom," is no Lady Gaga, but her murder trial here is the hottest ticket in town.
A lawyer for Casey Anthony said Thursday in a court filing that he doesn't want the parents of the accused child killer in the courtroom during her first-degree murder trial.
A California Republican group censured one of its own Thursday, saying her words and actions since sending an e-mail last month depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee have been potentially offensive, damaging and insincere.
Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and their costars dish on why they actually like Peggy Tanous
New England Patriots All Pro safety Brandon Meriweather has been identified by a sheriff's office in Florida as "being present" during a shooting last month in which two men were wounded and suffered head injuries.
"We love that Audrina's life plays out simultaneously on two levels," says a VH1 honcho
Northern California is hit with a barrage of bad weather in many forms. KXTV reports.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a major step Tuesday toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the county's unincorporated areas.
A convicted sex offender was re-arrested Wednesday, less than an hour after he was released from a California prison after serving half of a 49-year sentence for kidnapping and molesting two children.
The Rev. Mark Whitlock's church practices what he calls the 11th commandment: "Thou shalt not be boring."
CNN's Ted Rowlands looks at one African American church that's trying to change segregation on Sunday morning.
A 14-year-old was shot three times on the grounds of an elementary school in southern California, and authorities suspect a gang link to the shooting.
Ten people suffered minor injuries after a roller coaster accident at the Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, California, Orange County Fire officials said.
Six people died Saturday when a church van overturned and rolled on Interstate 87 north of New York City, police said.
Alexandra Pelosi is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker known for capturing the political campaigns of George W. Bush, John McCain and Sarah Palin, as well as telling the story of the Rev. Ted Haggard.
Several downtrodden cities are on the verge of defaulting on their debt, putting financially encumbered states and taxpayers on the hook to pick up the tab. The National League of Cities says municipal governments will probably come up $56 billion to $83 billion short between now and 2012. That's the tab for decades of binge spending; municipal defaults could be our collective hangover.
After a year's hard work, indulge yourself with a night at one of these 10 fabulous hotels, where you'll feel like you're in a whole new tax bracket.
SeaWorld colleagues describe their desperate efforts to rescue Dawn Brancheau
One thing about the hiring process is true: It leaves much room for speculation.
President Obama is asking for more than $230 million in the 2011 budget to buy and prepare an idle Illinois prison to house terrorism suspects now detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Torrential rainfall unleashed flooding and spawned a rare tornado warning in California on Tuesday as a series of storms moved through, with more expected Wednesday and Thursday.
Your home value has sunk like a stone, and you're so far underwater you'll have to hold your breath for years. Can you at least get a break on your property taxes?
A former professional football player and his ex-girlfriend have been charged in the killing of her wealthy boyfriend for money, a breakthrough in a cold case dating to 1994.
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Nicole Ganguzza was a newlywed in grad school at the University of Central Florida when she was dragged off a trail and strangled to death while jogging in a park in June.
Nancy Grace producer Rupa Mikkilineni discusses a possible break in the case of Nicole Ganguzza.
Jasmine Rocha learned a valuable budgetary lesson when planning her quinceañera, the 15th birthday celebration that represents a rite of passage from childhood to womanhood for Latinas.
Remains found last week in a wooded area have been identified as belonging to missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony, authorities said Friday.
Nancy Grace remembers Caylee Marie Anthony.
A wildfire that destroyed more than 200 structures, including several mansions in a community where celebrities own homes, was sparked by a bonfire that its makers apparently thought was extinguished, authorities said.
Authorities in Orange County, Texas, were using dump trucks to rescue residents trapped on their roofs by flooding resulting from Hurricane Ike, a county judge said Saturday.
CNN's Rusty Dornin details the continued destruction caused by Hurricane Ike in the Beaumont area.
The sheriff's department in southern California's Orange County said the 911 emergency call system shut down for 90 minutes
Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project
The video is hard to turn away from. A sobbing 16-year-old sits in her bedroom and, staring into a camera, says she has been raped.
Spring in southern Orange County has come on spectacularly. The autumn fires that blew smoke and ash into neighborhoods here also destroyed a lot of dark-hued scrub and chaparral. Now the hills along the 241 tollway are painted in bright green grasses and yellow and violet wildflowers. Near the end of the 241 lies Ladera Ranch, a nine-year-old (and still growing) planned community of 25,000. Nestled into the foothills, the place is a visual metaphor for the American dream, California division, in which the residents of the postmodern townhouses at the lower elevations aspire to the gated $4 million spreads at the top.
Runway incursions are on the rise and an air traffic vet thinks he knows why
Gas prices hit another all-time high of $3.50 a gallon - and that's bad news for businesses that rely on the summer travel season.
Yes, I admit this wasn't the first time I'd forgotten an important event. Let's not get hung up on that. What's important is that I quickly and admirably redeemed myself.
Emergency officials in Orange County braced Saturday for a major storm expected to strike overnight in canyons near Los Angeles, while the bodies of three avalanche victims were discovered in mountains north of the city.
Officials are searching for the driver of a white truck seen on Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday, near the time the Santiago fire started, Orange County authorities said Friday.
CNN's John Zarrella reports on the Santiago fire investigation and arrests made in connection with other blazes.
It was the second day of the massive 2002 Hayman wildfire that charred nearly 138,000 acres just outside Denver, Colorado, destroying more than 100 homes and sending 8,000 fleeing for safety.
CNN's Anderson Cooper joins Doug Lannon of Cal Fire to learn how to determine the origin of a fire.
One of the larger fires in Southern California was deliberately started by someone with apparent knowledge of arson, a fire official said Thursday.
Snoop Dogg is ready to "make music, not court appearances," his lawyer said Thursday, after the rapper pleaded guilty to felony possession of a deadly weapon in an Orange County, Calif., court.
A Florida fugitive was captured after authorities found him skinny dipping in the Hudson River, police said.
What we have here is an attempt to intimidate.
What's the last purchase you made that you later regretted? "A digital camera. If I had waited a few weeks, I could have gotten a better model."--Anne Torres, Manila, Philippines
If you want to know where real estate prices are headed in California's Orange County, the man to talk to is Gary Watts. The Mission Viejo broker has 35 years of experience and doubles as a spokesman for the O.C.'s Association of Realtors.
If you want to know where real estate prices are headed in California's Orange County, the man to talk to is Gary Watts. The Mission Viejo broker has 35 years of experience and doubles as a spokesm...
THIS MONTH: Tear-down sales
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Forget book clubs and poker nights. America's property craze has spawned a new social network: the real estate investment club. Across the country, dentists, retirees, janitors and even teenagers g...
Forget book clubs and poker nights. America's property craze has spawned a new social network: the real estate investment club.
The nation's housing boom has experienced more deaths and shocking resurrections than Friday the 13th monster Jason Voorhees.
A recent decision by defense lawyers to retain former jurors from an Orange County gang-rape trial as consultants for the retrial is drawing both praise and criticism.
Don't laugh: though it sounds like something out of a Farrelly brothers movie, the latest technological breakthrough in law enforcement is in fact a stun gun.
THE BATSONS Shopping for a home
Orange County is nothing if not suburban, but don't call it a suburb of Los Angeles. Two of its cities -- Anaheim and Santa Ana -- are bigger than either Pittsburgh or St. Louis, and both are growing fast enough to rank ahead of L.A. on the MONEY Popularity index.
Coastal dwellers take note: Before the 2000 hurricane season ends in November, climatologists are predicting that 11 tropical storms will form in the Atlantic, seven of which may become hurricanes....
When Joe Kandra, 36, needs a break from work, he takes his dog Kali and heads for the woods. The fragrant eucalyptus trees of Stern Grove Park, Calif. are more than an hour's drive from Cisco Syste...
Although it's called Orange County, most anyone involved with the place these days is as bitter as a lemon. The county--bankrupted by the derivatives-related miscues of ex-treasurer Robert Citron--...
To the investor buying individual municipal bonds, the tax-free market can resemble Russia as it was famously described by Winston Churchill: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. You can...
If you're counting on your mutual funds for income to pay living expenses, you can look forward to an outstanding year. With the economy slowing and inflation apparently restrained, investment pros...
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Orange County plunged into bankruptcy with virtually no warning from either Standard & Poor's or Moody's Investors Service, the two major evaluators of municipal credit. Like the Titanic, the count...
For the individual investor who has, or wants to have, a portfolio including municipal bonds, the Orange County disaster sends three important messages. The first is the importance of diversificati...
No sooner had we shipped our upbeat 1995 Forecast issue three weeks ago than the stock market plummeted 150 points, former associate attorney general Webster Hubbell shook the White House by coppin...
When you get your year-end bond fund statement in a few days, you may be tempted to swear off fixed-income securities for- ever. And who could blame you? American bond investors have suffered throu...
Then a municipality mismanages its money, taxpayers and muni bond investors can get crushed. In the case of Orange County, Calif., the pain is intensified by the fact that nobody knows how bad it i...
With traffic on America's urban highways getting worse, and land and money for new roads scarce, transportation planners are concocting high-tech schemes to improve routes that already exist. By th...
The Great American Dream of Home Ownership Is Dead. That dark declaration is what the scare headlines in newspapers and weekly magazines would have you believe. ''The Great Housing Bust,'' thunders...
Over the next year, house prices around the country won't fall as far -- nor rise as high -- as they did in the year that ended in March, according to the WEFA Group, an economics forecasting firm ...
THE LONG-RUNNING BOOM in Southern California is the stuff most chambers of commerce can only dream of: a soaring population, office buildings sprouting everywhere, and prices on some single-family ...
Patrick and Susan Lee of Irvine, Calif. dream of buying a home. Like many young couples, however, they haven't yet saved enough for a down payment and the other initial costs of home ownership. Mor...
Decades of breakneck building have transformed Southern California into a spaghetti maze of freeways that weave through a sun-drenched oasis of tract houses spilling across the boundaries of towns ...
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