SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star. A federal judge in Orange County rejected the effort to obtain $44 million from the estate of Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall, whom Smith married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. The oil tycoon died the next year. His will left his $1.6 billion estate to his son and nothing to Smith.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino County authorities say a former Marine charged with murder had been looking on the Internet for ways to dispose of a human body. A sheriff's investigator also says in court papers that .22-caliber bullet casings and rebar were recovered with the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. Former Marine Christopher Lee was arrested Sunday in Alaska.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's largest private prison company has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California. Federal officials say Corrections Corp. of America underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center in Kern County under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are established by law.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the aunt of a 2-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run accident has been arrested for leaving the girl alone in the crosswalk. Police said yesterday say Lorysha Gage was taking care of her twin niece and nephew when she tried to cross a busy street against a red light with the girl Friday night while the boy stayed on the sidewalk. Police say Gage left the girl while she went to get the boy.
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