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  • In Theory: Should humanism be labeled a religion?

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons will recognize humanism as a religion, after reaching a settlement in a lawsuit filed by an inmate.
  • In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

    Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...

    Owner of Burbank in-home daycare sentenced to six years in prison

    The owner of an in-home daycare in Burbank was sentenced to six years in state prison Wednesday after an 11-month-old boy suffocated to death from a car-seat chest strap under her care, officials said. Milena Nikodijevic, 52, owner of Twinkle Twinkle...

    Men sentenced for killing woman

    PASADENA — Two men convicted of killing a 49-year-old Burbank woman over an unpaid debt were sentenced Monday to state prison terms of 50 years to life and 16 years to life, drawing angry outbursts from family members in the Pasadena courtroom....

    Bail denied in largest ever Medicare fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...