9th Circuit Court Calls US 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' Torture In RulingA federal court in San Francisco has taken the unusual step of using the word "torture" to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks.
Parents Get Life In Prison In SoCal 'House Or Horrors' Case; Abused Children Speak OutA California couple who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds was sentenced to life in prison Friday for years of abuse.
Bay Area Woman's Brother Arrested, Allegedly Tortured In Saudi PrisonA San Francisco woman is pleading for help; she says witnesses have told her that her brother is being tortured so violently in a Saudi prison that it could end up killing him.
2nd Suspect in Suitcase Torture-Killing Says She's 'Guilty' in SF Courtroom OutburstProsecutors say Angel Anderson and co-defendant Gerald Rowe bound, drugged and strangled a man inside a San Francisco hotel room before stuffing his body into a suitcase, walking it down Market Street and dumping it in the bay.
Prosecutors: Murder Victim Found In SF Bay Was Tortured, Injected With DrugsProsecutors in San Francisco allege that a man charged with the murder of a 23-year-old man, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase discovered in the Bay last week, helped torture the victim along with another suspect after the trio had consensual sex at a Mid-Market neighborhood hotel room.
SoCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Shocking Torture, Imprisonment Of 13 ChildrenA Riverside County couple plead guilty Friday to the years-long imprisonment, abuse and torture of their 13 children who were discovered in horrific conditions with several of them chained to their beds after one child escaped and called 911.
Napa Man Gets Consecutive Life Terms For Raping, Drugging And Mutilating GirlSonoma County Superior Court Judge Dana Simonds Friday morning sentenced a Napa man to consecutive life terms in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Bodega Bay last year.
Testimony Begins At Napa Man's Trial For Brutal Sexual Assault Of TeenTestimony began Friday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court at the trial of a Napa man charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on the Sonoma Coast last year.
Man Who Burned Dog Alive Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In PrisonA Soledad man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after pleading no contest to three felony charges related to burning a dog alive.
House Of Horror: Salinas Man Gets 3 Life Sentences For Killing 2 Children, Torturing AnotherGonzalo Curiel received two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of two children in 2015, and an additional life sentence for the torture of their half sister.
East Bay Man Found Guilty Of Torturing, Sexually Assaulting PartnerA man was found guilty of torturing a woman by a Contra Costa County jury Thursday, a verdict prosecutors said was made possible by the courage of the woman who survived years of his abuse.
Sister Led California Police To Shackled, Starving SiblingsIn a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds.
CIA Nominee Sought to Withdraw Over Interrogation ControversyGina Haspel, chosen by Pres. Trump to lead the CIA, offered to withdraw her nomination amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the intelligence agency.
Man Arrested For Stealing, Torturing Pit Bull In Monterey CountyA man is in custody after the alleged torture of a stolen pit bull just outside of Soledad city limits, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County.
Yo-Yo Ma Played A Private Hospital Show For The Adult Turpin ChildrenYo-Yo Ma visited the seven adult Turpin children in a California hospital on Friday for an impromptu performance,