After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion.
A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed.
With about 350 active wineries in Napa County, a grand jury is ordering officials to go farther than the county's current policy of auditing 20 wineries at random in one of the world's top wine regions.
The city of Fresno is investigating whether its code enforcement officers took bribes from a large property management firm in exchange for ignoring poor living conditions in low-income housing throughout the city.
On May 19, an underground pipeline on California's Central Coast leaked up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil. It fouled nearby beaches, and an estimated 21,000 gallons flowed into the ocean. It was the worst spill in the area since a platform blowout in 1969 spilled several million gallons and helped give rise to the modern environmental movement.
The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $500,000 jury award to a man who alleged that he was groped in 1984 as a 13-year-old by a Catholic priest who had a history of sexual abuse in Wisconsin before being sent to a Las Vegas parish.
Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.
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