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Woman killed in Santa Monica party bus shooting

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| Police are looking for two or three men who were involved in the violent incident near the Santa Monica Pier.

Prison officials capture one inmate who escaped

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Edgar Gonzalez, a cook at a minimum-security facility, was captured one day after he walked away from a minimum-security facility.

Inmate who walked away from jail assignment arrested in Lancaster

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"There's not a secure perimeter like what you would think of as a prison. There's not a lethal electrified fence," California Department of Corrections spokesperson Krissi Khokhobashvili said.

Bergdahl spared from prison, gets dishonorable discharge

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The judge also reduced the 31-year-old's rank from sergeant to private and ordered him to forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. President Trump blasted the sentence as a "complete and total disgrace."

As veil of silence falls, Weinstein effect keeps growing

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In the three weeks since the string of allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began, an ongoing domino effect has tumbled through not just Hollywood but at least a dozen other industries.

Man wounded after shooting at sheriff's deputies in Compton

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The Sheriff's Department says on Twitter that the threat was "neutralized" and the suspect was shot after the standoff Wednesday afternoon in Compton.

Jury says Anaheim officer improperly used deadly force

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A federal jury says an Anaheim police officer used excessive force in shooting an unarmed gang member in 2012 — a death that sparked angry protests.

LA County deputy accused of assaulting third inmate

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In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday, a third woman accuses Giancarlo Scotti of forcing her to perform oral sex on him at least a month before his arrest.

​Inmate who left California firefighting crew is apprehended

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State corrections officials say Armando Castillo was taken back into custody late Tuesday at a motel in L.A. A woman with him was arrested on suspicion of assisting his escape.