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Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to California money-laundering charges

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| The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" pleaded guilty to California money-laundering charges Thursday, while the company itself pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas.

Suspect in East LA bus stabbing arrested, sheriff says

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Sheriff Jim McDonnell told Air Talk host Larry Mantle that a 27-year-old transient was arrested about 1 a.m. Thursday after being turned in by family members.

LA Sheriff ties $142M in overtime to 1,000 deputy vacancies

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The vacancies and a budget deficit have forced the sheriff to postpone plans to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cameras, according to agency officials. Here's why there are so many unfilled positions.

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Pedestrian struck at vigil for previous hit-and-run in South LA

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Video from the scene shows the victim flying off the car's hood. Police say the crowd grew angry and threw rocks and bottles at a police vehicle, breaking a window. No officers were hurt.

Los Angeles prosecutors review Kevin Spacey sex assault case

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Sheriff's investigators presented the allegations to prosecutors on April 5. British media have reported that the 58-year-old actor is also under police investigation for sexual assault in London.

Man shot and killed by LAPD officers in Baldwin Hills mall had knife, police say

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Officials described the suspect as a 25- to 35-year-old man but have not released his name.

Sacramento police issue new directive on muting body cameras

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The decision comes after body camera footage of the killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark revealed two officers muting their microphones several minutes after the shooting.

Man who bought rifles used in San Bernardino terror attack should get 25 years, feds urge

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Enrique Marquez Jr. pleaded guilty last February to conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to provide material support to terrorists and with making false statements.

LA prosecutors reject 5 sexual abuse cases against James Toback

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The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, but prosecutors say the statute of limitations has expired.