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Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited from California to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.

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Injunction blocks Los Angeles marijuana farmers market

The city attorney sought the injunction claiming it violates Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in L.A..

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California mentally ill inmates get special units

State corrections officials agreed to create special housing units for mentally ill inmates after a federal judge ruled that keeping them in isolation violated their constitutional rights.

Map/Timeline: Man charged in series of shootings, named suspect in 4 others

Authorities say a Sylmar man is responsible for a series of shootings dating back to Aug. 20 that left four people dead. See an interactive map/timeline here.

Police don't have to share license plate data, judge rules

An L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled that local police do not have to share license plate data gathered through automatic scanners with the public.

Justice Department supports Native Americans in child welfare case

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

Plea to Ferguson's leaders: to help heal, acknowledge our hurt

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

Woman charged in Los Angeles suburb church arsons

A woman has been charged with setting multiple fires, including two at churches. She was charged with seven counts of arson and one count of terrorism.

Ezell Ford: LAPD releases names of officers involved in shooting

Civil rights activists criticized the department's decision to withhold the names of the officers for two weeks. Police say they were guarding against retaliation.

Compton school board member calls for assault weapon reversal

One member of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees is calling for the board to rescind its recent policy change allowing some officers to have assault weapons.

Body found in Lakewood freeway drainage well

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alicia Malone says the identity of the dead person was not immediately determined.

Neighbors say they hardly saw alleged serial shooter

A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the L.A. area has made his first court appearance on charges that could lead to the death penalty.

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Southern California routinely have told Mexican immigrants they could face months in jail while their cases are decided.

Man arrested after allegedly firing at officers

Officer Sara Faden tells the Los Angeles Times that officers tried to stop the man Tuesday night in San Pedro after they recognized him from a previous run-in with police.

19 indicted in Long Island drug ring sweep

Authorities say 44 pounds of cocaine seized by Los Angeles law enforcement last year was prepared for delivery to a home in Amityville, New York.

Man shot by federal agent during Victorville raid

The Victorville Daily Press reports the operation was one of at least three joint federal and state search warrant investigations in the High Desert on Tuesday.