After denying serial killer Joseph Naso’s motions for a new trial and listening to Naso’s continuing insistence he is innocent, Marin County Superior Court Judge Andrew Sweet wasted no time Friday sentencing Naso to death for the murders of three Northern California women and to a life prison sentence for the murder of a fourth.
A federal judge and lawyers for the world’s two biggest smartphone makers have begun picking a jury to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and IPad features.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for a former East Bay professor who had pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an infant in Missouri in 2009.
The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.
Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Wednesday’s order appears to bring an end, at least for the time being, to efforts by supporters of the 2008 voter initiative to stop gay and lesbian weddings in California.
A San Bruno man who was arrested over the weekend after allegedly breaking into a South San Francisco home wearing only his underwear and then assaulting a resident has pleaded not guilty to three felonies, a deputy district attorney said Tuesday.
A man charged in the gruesome deaths of two San Francisco jewelry store clerks and critically wounding the shop owner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other felony charges in a courtroom crowded with family members of the victims.
O.J. Simpson goes before a Nevada parole panel Thursday to plead for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery case, but even a favorable decision won’t spring the former football star from prison.
The African Diaspora Maritime Corp. claims in a lawsuit filed in New York in 2011 that the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the host of this year’s race, unfairly denied it a chance to compete to be the American defender in the race.