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Previous wife of man charged after Aliso Viejo explosion died in 'mysterious case'

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| A decade before Stephen Beal's ex-girlfriend was killed in a targeted explosion, his wife died after she fell down a flight of stairs in their Long Beach home.

Here are the 3 finalists for LAPD chief and what happens next

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The five-member civilian police commission has recommended three long-time veterans of the LAPD to be the department's next chief.

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Woman arrested for fatal stabbing of 66-year-old woman in parking lot

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Investigators believe that Cherie Townsend was trying to rob Susan Leeds, who was fatally stabbed inside her car in Rolling Hills Estates.

FBI arrests ex-boyfriend of woman killed in OC day spa explosion on bomb charge

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Stephen Beal was not charged with causing the blast that killed his former girlfriend and seriously injured two patrons of her spa when she opened a box that erupted in a fiery explosion.

LA public defender badly needs more immigration lawyers, ACLU says

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The ACLU notes that out of 700 public defenders, only two are immigration specialists. It calls for adding 15 more, given the Trump administration's aggressive immigration policies.

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Deadly explosion at Orange County office building was no accident, investigators say

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The blast killed one woman, who was identified as a 40-year-old business owner, and injured three other people, including two who underwent surgery Wednesday and were expected to survive.

Groups File Lawsuit To Block Iowa's New 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

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Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the law is one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the U.S.

West Covina mayor under investigation after being found unconscious in OC hotel

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Costa Mesa police were called to a Holiday Inn Express shortly after midnight on May 4 and found two people inside a room — including Mayor Mike Spence.

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Rights In 2 Key Criminal Justice Cases

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The court decided only the accused have a right to profess guilt or innocence, not a lawyer. And in the age of Zipcar, you still maintain a right to privacy even if you aren't on a rental agreement.