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Death penalty recommended for killer of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez

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| Jurors recommended the death penalty for Palmdale man Isauro Aguirre on Wednesday, convicted in the torture and murder of Gabriel Fernandez.

White House: Nomination of Alabama lawyer Brett Talley 'will not be moving forward'

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Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

​LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in '75

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Although the allegations are so old criminal charges cannot be brought, detectives may be able to use evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases.

Should a grand jury look at LA Sheriff’s deputies?

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It’s been nearly 30 years since a grand jury was convened to look at a potential problem with L.A.'s criminal justice system. Prominent attorney Charles Linder says it's time for another.

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Evacuation alerts become focus after devastating fires

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Governor Brown is expected to ask for millions of dollars to improve emergency alert systems throughout the state, which are mostly controlled by local authorities.

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LA deputies shoot man who cut them with knife

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Los Angeles County authorities say deputies fatally shot a man who attacked them with a knife, cutting their hands.

1 suspect in custody, 4 injured after explosion at NYC subway

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The Fire Department of New York confirmed one non-life-threatening injury at the scene of the explosion.

What's the legal endgame for Mueller's Russia probe?

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What laws could the special counsel use in potential prosecutions? Who is his ultimate target? No one on the outside knows but his actions offer some clues.

Misconduct accusations followed top gossip editor Dylan Howard

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After running American Media's L.A. office, a stint that was punctuated by allegations of sexual harassment, Howard was accused of harassing behavior at Celebuzz.