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Bureau of Prisons to close California women's prison where inmates have been subjected to sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

The federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday it will close a women's prison in California known as the “rape club” despite attempts to reform the troubled facility after an Associated Press investigation exposed rampant staff-on-inmate sexual abuse. Bureau of Prisons Director...

Tax day is underway. Here are some tips to navigate it

Apr. 15, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — April 15 is the last day to submit tax returns for 2023. If you left your tax filing to the last minute, you’re not alone. The IRS says it has received more than 100 million tax returns, with tens of millions more expected. If you need more time, today is also the...

Bureau of Prisons tells AP it plans to close California women's prison where inmates were subjected to rampant sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 10:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureau of Prisons tells AP it plans to close California women's prison where inmates were subjected to rampant sex abuse.

Woman with history of DUIs sentenced to 15 years to life for California crash that killed mom-to-be

Apr. 13, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman with a history of convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for a crash that killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman and left her baby in critical condition. Courtney Pandolfi, 44,...

Small earthquake shakes Southern California desert near site of Coachella music festival

Apr. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake shook the Southern California desert Saturday near Coachella, where the famous music festival is being held this weekend. No damage or injuries were reported. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8, hit at 9:08 a.m. about 8 miles...

Sex crimes charges dropped against California Marine after missing teen found in barracks

Apr. 13, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California Marine accused of having sex with a missing 14-year-old girl found in his Camp Pendleton barracks room last summer no longer faces sex crimes charges, military officials said this week. Under an agreement offered by his defense attorney, Pfc....

Martin Wygod, former health care executive turned successful horse breeder and owner, dies at 84

Apr. 12, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Wygod, who parlayed his financial success as an executive in the healthcare industry into becoming a prominent owner and breeder in thoroughbred racing, has died. He was 84. He died in his sleep Thursday at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, near his home...

Judge refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden's gun case, rejecting claim it's politically motivated

Apr. 12, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president's son's claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as well as other arguments. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika's ruling...

Eleanor Coppola, matriarch of a filmmaking family, dies at 87

Apr. 12, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

Eleanor Coppola, who documented the making of some of her husband Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic films, including the infamously tortured production of “Apocalypse Now,” and who raised a family of filmmakers, has died. She was 87. Coppola died Friday surrounded by family at...

California man sentenced to 40 years to life for fatal freeway shooting of 6-year-old boy

Apr. 12, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life for the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy who was riding in the back of his mother's car on the freeway, prosecutors said. Marcus Eriz, now 27, was sentenced in Orange County Superior Court in Santa...