Nun who ran Catholic school in Torrance accused of embezzling $835K

The retired principal of a Catholic elementary school in Torrance, who as a nun took a vow of poverty, confessed to fraud and money laundering charges involving the theft of more than $835,000 in school funds to pay for personal expenses, including gambling trips, federal prosecutors announced.

Robbery suspect attempts to elude capture by swimming in Bay

A 51-year-old woman led authorities on a low-speed chase Monday in San Rafael that included hopping fences in a gated community and swimming to West Marin Island, all in an effort to elude capture after police said she assaulted a grocery store clerk with a hammer, a bottle and her fists.