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Oakland Man Gets Life In Prison For Torture, Holding Girlfriend & Kids Hostage

A man has been sentenced to life in prison on charges including kidnapping and torture for holding his former girlfriend and their five young children hostage for 10 days at his North Oakland home in January.

08/21/2015

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seal hangs on a wall at the headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Immigration Agents Capture 5 Alleged Human Rights Violators Hiding Out In Bay Area

Federal agents arrested 50 international fugitives nationwide this week, including five from the Bay Area, accused of committing heinous human violations in their home countries.

08/14/2015

Eraca Craig (left) and Christian Deanda are accused of abusing and starving three children who lived with them at a home in Salinas. (CBS)

Salinas Women Convicted Of Starving, Beating, Torturing 3 Children Will Spend The Rest Of Their Lives In Prison

Christian DeAnda received the maximum sentence of life in prison for committing torture, plus 13 years for child abuse. Her partner, Eraca Craig was sentenced to 11 years in state prison for child abuse.

07/18/2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with reporters in the senate subway before sharing a report on the CIA and it's torture methods. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program ‘Far More Brutal’ Than CIA Claimed

American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

12/09/2014

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Redwood City Man Pleads No Contest To Torturing Puppy To Death In Front Of Daughter

A man accused of torturing a puppy to death in front of his 4-year-old daughter pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges in Redwood City on Friday in exchange for no more than three years in prison.

07/28/2014

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Richmond Mother Jailed For Torturing, Killing Young Son Released From State Hospital

A Richmond mother has been freed three years after a judge found her criminally insane and committed her to a mental hospital after the 2006 killing of her 8-year-old son.

04/29/2013

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Bin Laden Shooter: Navy Seals Asked Not To Use Metallica For Torture

According to the anonymous Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, Metallica asked that their music not be used for torture after the band discovered…

02/14/2013

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Director Defends Torture Scenes

Director Kathryn Bigelow is defending torture scenes in “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying the military hunt for Osama bin Laden wasn’t free of moral consequences.

01/16/2013

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Woman To Stand Trial In Brutal San Mateo Boiling Water Attack

A judge has ordered trial for a California woman charged with pouring boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband in a jealous rage over another woman.

07/13/2012

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