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

| 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.

Supreme Court Rules States Are Free To Legalize Sports Betting

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"Congress can regulate sports gambling directly," the court wrote in a decision released Monday, "but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own."

Sheriff's investigate 2 school threats following Palmdale high school shooting

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While one threat was deemed not credible, the second comes from a post claiming a possible threat to Highland High School, where a former students opened fire Friday.

Teen boy shot in arm at Palmdale high school; second teen detained

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A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at Highland High School in Palmdale and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said.

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AT&T Admits 'Mistake' In Hiring Trump Lawyer, Top Company Lobbyist Steps Down

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The CEO of the telecom giant, which is trying to merge with media conglomerate Time Warner, said it now regrets hiring Michael Cohen hoping he could help clear the way.

Excessive force verdict in Skid Row killing leads to $1.9M settlement

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This was the first case in which officers' body cams captured the fatal shooting of a suspect. It sparked angry protests over how the LAPD treats the mentally ill on Skid Row.

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4 more murder counts filed in Golden State Killer case

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The 72-year-old suspect was previously charged with eight other counts of murder in Sacramento, Ventura and Orange counties.

LAPD assembles after 'Iron Man' suit vanishes from LA prop warehouse

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The suit apparently went missing from the facility in the Pacoima neighborhood between February and April 25.