The father of a Pennsylvania woman who with her newlywed husband is charged with killing a man she met through Craigslist said he would support his daughter's execution if she is found guilty and even hold the hand of the victim's widow.
His grandfather sits on California's death row, and his father avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing two Oregon girls. Now Francis Weaver, 31, is one of three men charged with murder in what Canby, Ore., police describe as a drug deal gone bad.
A plan by the Department of Homeland Security to establish a national license-plate recognition database to collect information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers has been abruptly canceled after concerns were raised over privacy and how the data might be scrutinized.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.