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2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire

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| A judge found there is sufficient evidence to suspect two men are legally responsible for a fire that broke out last year at an unpermitted concert in a warehouse where people were living illegally.

Federal investigation finds 'significant issues' at immigrant detention centers

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An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

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"In my 26 years, it was the biggest grow that I've ever seen," San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden said. "It was pretty extensive."

Death penalty recommended for killer of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez

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Jurors recommended the death penalty for Palmdale man Isauro Aguirre on Wednesday, convicted in the torture and murder of Gabriel Fernandez.

White House: Nomination of Alabama lawyer Brett Talley 'will not be moving forward'

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Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

​LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in '75

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Although the allegations are so old criminal charges cannot be brought, detectives may be able to use evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases.

Should a grand jury look at LA Sheriff’s deputies?

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It’s been nearly 30 years since a grand jury was convened to look at a potential problem with L.A.'s criminal justice system. Prominent attorney Charles Linder says it's time for another.

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Evacuation alerts become focus after devastating fires

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Governor Brown is expected to ask for millions of dollars to improve emergency alert systems throughout the state, which are mostly controlled by local authorities.

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LA deputies shoot man who cut them with knife

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Los Angeles County authorities say deputies fatally shot a man who attacked them with a knife, cutting their hands.