Los Angeles County will spend more than $2 billion to replace its aging downtown Men's Central Jail with a new facility that includes services for the growing number of medically and mentally ill inmates.
Child welfare agencies in the U.S. make tough decisions daily to separate children from their parents, but they have options for minimizing the trauma that aren't being used in the family separations at the Mexican border.
A report from a state watchdog says lax oversight has allowed corrupt pawn shops, scrap yards and secondhand stores in New Jersey to serve as "cash machines" for addicts looking to swap stolen goods for drug money.
The Centers for Disease Control's Wednesday update on the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak says the sick count has added 18 people since Friday, for a total of 53 in 16 states. And there's a high hospitalization rate.