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Rick Gates pleads guilty, begins cooperating with Mueller's Russia investigation

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| Gates, business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, told Judge Amy Berman Jackson he was making the plea of his own free will.

SoCal has had at least 10 school shooting threats this week


Seven people have been arrested in the incidents, including one man who had two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines.

Florida shooting: School officer never went inside to confront gunman


Scot Peterson, the armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people, was suspended and placed under investigation — but chose to resign.

California Sen. Tony Mendoza quits before discipline vote


It was a reversal for Mendoza, who had earlier said he planned to defend himself Thursday on the Senate floor against sexual misconduct allegations.

Not much public feedback on LAPD's new chief hire


Few people have attended public meetings to tell city officials what they want to see in the new police chief. But commissioners say what they've heard is useful.

Overheard threat helps foil Whittier school shooting plot


After a security guard heard a student threaten to open fire at El Camino High School, authorities found two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting 6 inmates


Giancarlo Scotti was arrested in September after authorities said he went into a cell with two female inmates and engaged in sex acts with them.

FACT CHECK: Florida school shooting survivors are not 'crisis actors'


Several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida lawmaker claimed two students who survived the Parkland shooting are "crisis actors." They're not.

Chief Beck: Here are the qualities LA’s next police chief should have


He wants the next LAPD chief to be someone who is trusted inside and outside the department, is well-grounded in policing and is a good spokesperson.