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Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
| Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged after border officials said they found the furry cub early Wednesday lying on the floor of a car heading from Mexico to California.

​State Supreme Court upholds measure to speed executions

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Proposition 66 aimed to expedite death sentences in part by setting a five-year deadline on court appeals by condemned inmates.

​Dutch police arrest man in terror threat on LA band's concert

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The arrest in Brabant province, south of Rotterdam, came hours after police cancelled a performance Wednesday night by Los Angeles band Allah-Las at a converted grain silo in the heart of the port city.

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​Man arrested in assault caught on video at Laguna Beach rally

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Investigators believe 20-year-old Richard Losey of Lancaster, Ohio was trying to flee California to avoid criminal prosecution.

LAPD drone plan draws privacy fears from community

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The LAPD is asking the Police Commission to approve a one-year pilot program for a camera-equipped drone to be deployed in certain situations.

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Baca request to remain free pending appeal denied by court

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's request to remain free while he appeals his conviction in an obstruction of justice case.

South Pasadena dad gets 25-to-life for son's killing

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Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak during the sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Father shot, son safe after mom's slaying spurs Amber Alert

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Konstantin Morozov, 48, and his son Daniel Morozov had been the subjects of a manhunt Tuesday after they disappeared from Santa Barbara County and the boy's mother was found dead from gunshot wounds.

5 things to think about as the LAPD plans to launch a drone

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If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program.

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