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US Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Over Epstein Affair

US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday, amid a backlash over a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sexually abusing young girls.

Defense Waiting to Hear if New Charges to be Filed Against USC Gynecologist

A defense attorney said Friday he is waiting to hear if Los Angeles County prosecutors will file additional charges against former USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who is charged with sexually assaulting 16 patients.

Poland Set to Crack Down on Child Sex Abuse as Priest Film Goes Viral

Poland's right-wing government on Tuesday unveiled plans to crack down on paedophiles by raising prison sentences to a maximum 30 years as a ground-breaking documentary on paedophilia among Polish priests went viral in the Catholic country.

Facebook Bets on Small-Scale Connections, Romance

Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will help you connect, as part of a revamp unveiled Tuesday that aims to foster real-world relationships and make the platform a more intimate place for groups of friends.

Judge Unseals Grand Jury Transcript in Anthony Avalos’ Death

The grand jury transcript was unsealed Monday in the case of a Lancaster woman and her boyfriend, who are accused of torturing and murdering her 10-year-old son.

Update: Community Mourns, Borderline Shooting Victims Identified

A Pepperdine University student was identified Thursday as one of 13 people who died in an overnight shooting at a Thousand Oaks nightclub crowded with patrons, including 16 students from the Malibu college and three off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officers.

Day Without A Scooter in Santa Monica as Firms Protest Possible Rules Change

Bird and Lime, the operators of dockless electric scooters that have become a Millennial fad but have raised concerns about safety and cluttering of sidewalks, want supporters to descend on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday evening to protest the firms' possible ouster from the municipality.

Chile Prosecutors Seek Vatican Files of Priests in Sex Scandal

Prosecutors in Chile on Wednesday said they have requested the Vatican files of nine Chilean priests being investigated for sexual abuses.

L.A. Judge Wants Independent Monitors in Child Detentions Case

A Los Angeles federal judge overseeing a consent decree regulating the detention of immigrant children said Friday she now requires an independent monitor to provide "unbiased" reports on how detainees are being treated within the facilities.

Hundreds Honor Life of 10-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Tortured by Mom, Boyfriend

Hundreds of friends, relatives and classmates -- many donning superhero shirts or capes -- gathered Friday for a solemn funeral to remember Anthony Avalos, the 10-year-old Lancaster boy who was allegedly tortured to death by his mother and her boyfriend.

Federal Judge Bars ICE from Immediate Deportation of Reunited Families

A federal judge in San Diego issued an order on Monday barring officials from deporting newly reunited immigrant families for up to one week.

Two Sentenced to Prison for USC Graduate Student’s Beating Death

A 20-year-old woman was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the fatal beating of a USC graduate student from China who was attacked near campus while walking to his apartment after a study session, and the getaway driver was sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars.

US Using DNA to Reunite Migrant Children with Parents

US officials have resorted to DNA testing on up to 3,000 detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, a top official said Thursday as President Donald Trump's administration struggles to rapidly reunite families at the center of a border crisis.

L.A. City Attorney Joins in Court Filing Opposing Trump Detention Policy

  Los Angeles' mayor and city attorney joined other officials across the country Tuesday in a court filing opposing President Donald Trump's efforts to order long-term detention of migrant children and eliminate child-welfare oversight being provided by state licensing agencies.

Redmond O’Neal Sued by Stabbing Victim

  The son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett was sued by a man he allegedly stabbed during a crime spree in May.

Undocumented Mothers File Lawsuit to be Reunited with Their Children

Three undocumented migrant mothers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump's administration, demanding to be reunited with the daughters they were forcibly separated from after crossing the Mexican border to seek asylum.
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