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Judge tosses $417 million talcum powder award

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| An judge threw out a massive jury award to a woman who said she developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder.

Body cam study shows no effect on police use of force or citizen complaints

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That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras.

LA police investigate Harvey Weinstein

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Police say they've interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident that occurred in 2013.

Report of person with gun prompts Sylmar hospital evacuation

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The person was reportedly seen at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center at 9:20 a.m., though there was no evidence of an active shooter situation, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Infant found covered in mysterious white powder dies in LA

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An infant died and a young girl and a woman were hospitalized after all three were discovered naked, unconscious and covered in a white powder on the pavement outside a store early Thursday. Police say a HazMat team determined the powder was not toxic and possibly baby powder.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Baca to remain free on bail as he pursues appeal

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved Lee Baca's motion for bail, writing he is not likely to flee or to pose a danger.

LA County pays $1.7 million to settle jail suicide lawsuit

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The lawsuit by Eric Loberg's daughers alleged that Twin Towers staff failed to properly assess his mental condition or the degree to which he was a suicide risk.

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Police Commission OKs LAPD 1-year drone pilot program

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SWAT will use the unarmed drone to track active shooters, armed barricaded suspects and hazardous materials, and in search-and-rescue operations, among other things.

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4 things to know about sexual harassment laws

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The laws about sexual harassment in the workplace are clear, but it isn't always easy to recognize or prove that it's happened.