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Outrage grows as records reveal bishops covered-up California sex abuse

Victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clerics voiced anger after newly-released records showed church leaders discussing how to cover up priests’ alleged crimes in California in the 1980s. Prosecutors also said they wanted to study the previously confidential records, including exchanges involving then Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony…

California school shooter to be charged as adult

The boy who opened fire on his classmates at Taft Union High School in California last week will be charged as an adult. Bryan Oliver, 16, will face two counts of premeditated attempted murder and three counts of assault with a firearm, according to the Associated Press. The chief deputy…

Family claims teen was shot and killed while in handcuffs

The family of a Riverside County, California teen recently killed by police said this week that the boy was shot after he’d been subdued and handcuffed by an officer. Police, however, claim that Lamon Khiry Haslip was armed at the time of his death. Haslip was shot after running from…

Oikos University shooter chose his victims, shot them execution style

A Korean-American former student at a California religious college lined up his victims and shot them them execution-style, police said Tuesday. Police were holding the suspect in the fatal shootings of seven people Monday at Oikos University in Oakland which stunned the tightly knit Korean American community in the area.…

Seven killed in shooting at Christian college in Oakland

OAKLAND, California — Seven people were killed and three injured Monday when a gunman opened fire at a private California religious college near San Francisco, officials said. The suspected gunman — who was later detained — stood up in class and shot one person at point blank range in the…

LIVE: Shooting at Christian university in Oakland

Police are investigating a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, where at least five people have been shot as of original publication of this post. Watch this live video from KGO, broadcast April 2, 2012.  …

Long Beach drug bust nets pot, peyote, shrooms, snakes, spiders and a scorpion

Authorities in Long Beach, California said Friday that a home was set ablaze by an unknown arsonist hours after a Thursday narcotics raid that uncovered a cache of hallucinogenic mushrooms and growing equipment, 22 marijuana plants, peyote and a number of exotic animals. Investigators believe the fire was set through…

911 caller arrested after cops gun down unarmed black teen

At a press conference Wednesday in Pasadena, California, police announced that they have arrested a man who called 911 earlier this week, claiming he’d been robbed a gunpoint by two black teens. Police responded to the incident with deadly force, killing 19-year-old college student Kendrec McDade after he fled from…

Texas man allegedly killed soldier for not believing in God

Can being an atheist in America get you killed? If police in the small Texas town of Petrolia are to be believed, the answer to that question is yes. Officials in Clay County, Texas revealed this week that human remains uncovered near the Oklahoma border last month were those of…

Sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

Sleeping pills commonly prescribed in Britain are linked to a more-than fourfold risk of premature death, according to an American study published in the journal BMJ Open. These medications were also associated at higher doses with a 35-percent increased risk of cancer as compared with non-users, but the reason for this is unclear.…

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