The Los Angeles district attorney is opposing the impending release of Bruce Davis, a former Charles Manson follower who has spent more than 40 years in prison.
Davis, now 70, was convicted with cult leader Manson and another man of the killings of a musician and a stuntman. He was not involved in the infamous Sharon Tate murders.
San Fran's nude ban
A judge has cleared the way for San Francisco's ban on most displays of public nudity, which is to take effect today.
US district court judge Edward Chen ruled that the city order prohibiting adults from displaying their private parts did not violate the free speech rights of people who like going out in the nude.
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Mr Catsimatidis's family left Greece for the United States when he was a child and he began his career in the grocery business and branched out into oil, property and other areas.
More elephants dead
Malaysian authorities have found the remains of another three endangered Borneo pygmy elephants, deepening a mystery surrounding at least 13 deaths this month.
The wildlife department in Malaysia's Sabah state is bracing itself for the possibility of finding more dead elephants in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, where an unknown number of the animals roam, said local officials. Police believe the elephants were poisoned.
Priest files revealed
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is to reveal 30,000 pages of confidential personnel files without blacking out the names of church leaders who knew about sexual abuse by priests.
Archdiocese lawyer Michael Hennigan said the church had given up on its plan to redact the names and the files would be turned over to lawyers for abuse victims.