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  • ‘They Would Frame Them’: Drug Convictions for 15 Men in Chicago Thrown Out After Authorities Find Police Officers Lied‘They Would Frame Them’: Drug Convictions for 15 Men in Chicago Thrown Out After Authorities Find Police Officers Lied

    Watch Video The drug convictions of 15 men in Chicago have been thrown out after they claimed they were framed years earlier by a police sergeant, who went to prison for a related crime, and his team of officers. The dismissal of charges against the men, who together had 18 convictions, is believed to the first-ever mass exoneration in Cook County, the nation’s second most populous county. “In these cases, we concluded, unfortunately, the police were not being truthful, and we couldn’t have confidence in the integrity of their reports and their testimony, and so, in good conscience, we could not see these convictions stand,” Mark Rotert of the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit said in a news conference. Seven other officers have been placed on desk duty pending an internal review of more incidents, the Chicago Police Department told CNN. Those officers all worked under Watts, CNN affiliate WBBM reported. Rotert, of the state’s attorney’s office, said his team is now reviewing additional cases connected to drug convictions spanning several years. ‘They would frame them’ The men whose charges were tossed alleged that Watts and his team of officers planted drugs on them during arrests between 2003 and 2008, then falsified police reports, leading to their convictions, according to the Exoneration Project, a free legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School that presented the cases to county prosecutors. A Cook County judge on Thursday approved prosecutors’ decision to drop the charges. All the men had served their sentences for the crimes in question, according to the Exoneration Project: 14 are free, and one remains incarcerated on unrelated charges. One of the men, Leonard Gipson, said he was framed by Watts on drug charges and went to jail twice because of the officer. “If you’re not gonna pay Watts, you were going to jail,” Gipson recalled. “I went to jail and did 2 years and 24 months for Watts. I came home, and he put another case on me.” Gipson’s attorney, Joshua Tepfer of the Exoneration Project, said officers took money from and charged dozens of people for crimes they did not commit. “They were skimming off people, and anyone who would get in their way, they would frame them,” he told CNN. “And anyone who tried to report them, they would frame them.” Watts and then-Officer Kallatt Mohammed pleaded guilty in federal court in 2013 and 2012, respectively, in connection with stealing money from a drug suspect who turned out to be an FBI informant. Watts was sentenced to 22 months in prison; Mohammed got 18 months. CNN could not immediately reach Watts or Mohammed, who both have served their sentences. ‘Ongoing, systemic, day-to-day corruption’ It wasn’t until the summer of 2015, though, that Tepfer, the law clinic attorney, learned of the case of Ben Baker and started investigating. “What I learned is what Ben Baker said happened to him — that he was framed by this officer who was named Sgt. Ronald Watts, and what I learned right away was that Ronald Watts had been convicted federally of exactly what Ben said had happened to him: being shaken down and framing someone for putting drugs on someone.” “I started to look into it, and what we slowly realized this was ongoing, systemic, day-to-day corruption by not just Sgt. Watts and not just by his federally convicted co-defendant, Officer Kallatt Mohammed, but by a whole crew of officers that went on with impunity for over a decade on the south side Chicago housing projects.” Baker was freed last year after nearly 10 years in prison when the state’s attorney dropped drug charges that Baker claimed were concocted by Watts and his crew, CNN affiliate WLS reported. “It was torture,” Baker told CNN of his jail time. “You’re thinking in your head: How did this happen? How did I go from laying next to my wife and going out with my kids every day to being in this cell every day?” Baker last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago and 17 officers for framing him and covering it up for the decade he sat in prison. The suit also alleges that a “code of silence” within the Chicago Police Department allowed Watts to run an extortion ring with impunity.

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  • Trial to Begin for Terror Suspect in 2016 NYC Bombing That Left 30 InjuredTrial to Begin for Terror Suspect in 2016 NYC Bombing That Left 30 Injured

    The powerful explosion from a homemade bomb shook Manhattan’s bustling Chelsea neighborhood just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The blast shattered windows, vaulted a steel dumpster more than 100 feet through the cool air and sent people running from packed restaurants and bars on a Saturday night in September of last year. At least 30 people were injured, many by shrapnel, in what authorities believe was Manhattan’s first jihadist terrorist attack since 9/11. Ahmad Khan Rahimi is seen in an undated photo released by the FBI after a bombing in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood left 30 injured on Sept. 17, 2016. (Credit: FBI via Getty Images) On Monday, a little over two miles from the blast site, 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi will be tried on federal charges that include using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Bomb similar to Boston Marathon devices A jury will hear opening statements before Judge Richard Berman in US District Court in lower Manhattan. Prosecutors will try to show how jihadist ideology motivated Rahimi to set off bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey before he was wounded by police at the end of a furious manhunt. On top of the federal case, Rahimi faces charges in a separate New Jersey case, including the attempted murder of law enforcement officers stemming from a shootout that ended with his capture. Sabrina Shroff, an attorney for the Afghanistan-born US citizen, declined to comment on Friday. Rahimi allegedly detonated bombs the morning of September 17, 2016 near the start of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and, later that night in the Chelsea neighborhood. There were no injuries in the first blast. An unexploded pressure cooker bomb — almost identical to the devices used in the Boston Marathon attacks three years earlier — was found several blocks from the Chelsea blast, according to a criminal complaint. The bomb set off on West 23rd Street in Chelsea was left in a heavy steel dumpster. It shattered windows some 400 feet away, the complaint said. A bloodied journal Law enforcement officers secure the area where they arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on Sept. 19, 2016. (Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) At least one victim was knocked unconscious while driving in his car near the bomb site. Another suffered a head injury when the blast hit the car she was traveling in. Rahimi was carrying a bloodied handwritten journal when he was taken into custody in New Jersey. The complaint said it included the line: “You (USA Government) continue your [unintelligible] slaught[er] against the mujahidean be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Sham [Syria], Palestine.” A largely unintelligible page in the journal refers to “pipe bombs” and a “pressure cooker bomb.” The journal writer talks of seeking guidance for attacks on non-believers where they live, according to the complaint. “I looked for guidance and . . Guidance came Sheikh Anwar Said it clearly attack the Kuffar [non-believers] in their backyard.” A FBI agent in the complaint said he believes “Sheikh Anwar” refers to Anwar al-Awlaki, formerly a senior leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based designated foreign terrorist organization. The document includes laudatory references to al-Awlaki as well as to Nidal Hasan, who shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, and “Brother Osama Bin Laden.” Sleeping in doorway of a bar Investigators said Rahimi sought to spread terror across two states. On the night of September 18, 2016, a backpack containing five bombs was found in a wastebasket near a rail station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, about 16 miles from New York City. The federal complaint said Rahimi traveled to Manhattan from New Jersey about two hours before the Chelsea blast. A manhunt throughout the region ended on the morning of September 19, 2016, when Rahimi was wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two officers were wounded. Rahimi was captured after the owner of a Linden bar found him sleeping in the doorway of his business and called police. Rahimi first came to the United States in 1995 and became a naturalized citizen in 2011. He had been living with his family in New Jersey.

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  • Brodzinski Scores First NHL Goal As Kings Rout PanthersBrodzinski Scores First NHL Goal As Kings Rout Panthers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Brodzinski scored his first NHL goal, and Andy Adreoff scored his first of the season to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Backup Darcy Kuemper stopped 24 shots for the Kings for his eighth career shutout and first since Jan. 21, 2016, with Minnesota. Los Angeles scored three goals in the third period to put away Florida and end a four-game losing streak. All those losses came at home after Los Angeles went 11-2-2 in its first 15 games. Tyler Toffoli scored at 8:14 of the first period on a delayed penalty, beating James Reimer for a tap-in goal, his ninth of the season. Alex Iafallo battled to protect the puck behind the net to help set up the goal, and Drew Doughty made a nice pass to Toffoli. Dustin Brown also assisted. Brodzinski scored on a backhander at 2:23 of the third to beat Reimer top shelf. His first career goal came against a Panthers team that includes Nick Bjugstad, his former high school teammate in Blaine, Minnesota. Andreoff scored from in front of the net, putting the puck between Reimer’s legs with 4:41 remaining. Trevor Lewis added an empty-netter for the fourth goal. The Panthers struggled on the power play as their two-game winning streak was halted. Florida had 14 shots in the period but couldn’t get one past Kuemper. Neither Brown nor Anze Kopitar — both on the Kings’ top line — had a shot on goal through the first two periods. NOTES: Panthers RW Radim Vrbata left the game during his first shift after getting hit in the face by a puck. He was holding a towel over his face to control the blood and was assisted off the ice. He didn’t return. … Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, the American League Rookie of the Year, attended the game. There were cheers and boos when he was shown on the JumboTron. … The Panthers outshot the Kings 14-5 in the first period. … Kuemper made just his fourth start of the season as the Kings played the first of back-to-back games. … Kings C Nic Dowd was back in the lineup after he was a healthy scratch the previous two games. He was called for two penalties, roughing and high-sticking. … Toffoli has a team-leading nine goals along with Kopitar. … LW Jussi Jokinen has two assists in his first two games with the Kings since he was traded from Edmonton for Michael Cammalleri. UP NEXT: Panthers: Head down Interstate 5 to Anaheim to play the Ducks on Sunday in the second of back-to-back games. Kings: Head to Las Vegas to play the Golden Knights on Sunday. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Tony Winner, TV & Film Actress Ann Wedgeworth Dead At 83Tony Winner, TV & Film Actress Ann Wedgeworth Dead At 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy “Make a Million” and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featured actress in a play for her performance in Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two.” She acted in several soap operas (most notably as Lahoma Lucas on “Another World” and its spinoff “Somerset”) and also found success in Hollywood with roles alongside Gene Hackman in the 1973 film “Scarecrow” and Robert De Niro in “Bang the Drum Slowly” the same year. She also made a mark as Patsy Cline’s mother Hilda Hensley in the biopic “Sweet Dreams” starring Jessica Lange. But she’s perhaps best known for her brief tenure on the TV sitcom “Three’s Comedy,” where she played Lana Shields, an older woman with her eyes breathlessly set on her young neighbor Jack, played by John Ritter. She appeared on only nine episodes of the show before her character was written out, which she said took her by surprise. In a 1980 interview with People, Wedgeworth said she “had no warning or explanation. Suddenly everyone was very cold to me.” (credit: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images.) Wedgeworth continued to tally TV and film credits for decades, including a starring role on the CBS series “Evening Shade” with Burt Reynolds from 1990 to 1994. Wedgeworth also played Dan’s mother on “Roseanne.” She was born in Abilene, Texas, in 1934. Her father was the superintendent of a local school and her mother died when Ann was 2 years old. After getting a drama degree from Southern Methodist University, she moved to New York City in the 1950s to pursue a theater career. She married actor Rip Torn and the couple had a daughter, Danae Torn, before ending their five-year marriage in 1961. She and Torn worked together 15 years later in the film “Birch Interval.” Wedgeworth later married acting teacher Ernest Martin and had her second daughter, Dianna Martin. Wedgeworth is survived by her husband, her two daughters and stepsons Michael Martin and Greg Martin. (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Car crashes through Wendy's in Panorama City after driver shotCar crashes through Wendy's in Panorama City after driver shot

    A driver was shot and then plowed through a Wendy's restaurant in Panorama City late Friday night.

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  • Memorial services held for 2 servicemen killed overseas in World War IIMemorial services held for 2 servicemen killed overseas in World War II

    Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II finally got funerals in their California hometowns. The Defense Department says Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Homer Spence and Marine Corps Reserve Assistant Cook Frank Masoni were...

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  • Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Escapes House Arrest, Flees to SpainJailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Escapes House Arrest, Flees to Spain

    The former mayor of Caracas — who is a staunch opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — was welcomed Saturday in Madrid after escaping house arrest. “I have the support from the Spanish government to remain in Spain as long as necessary, as well as my family who are accompanying me here, my wife Mitzy, and my daughters, who are here at my side,” Antonio Ledezma said. Former mayor of Caracas and Venezuelan opposition leader, Antonio Ledezma, meets his wife Mitzy Capriles during his arrival to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport on Nov. 18, 2017, in Madrid, Spain. (Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received Ledezma, a longtime Venezuelan opposition lawmaker, and his wife, Mitzy Capriles, on Saturday at Moncloa Palace. Ledezma, 62, was elected mayor of Caracas in 2008. He was arrested in February 2015, after Maduro accused him of involvement in a plot to overthrow the government. He was later released from jail and put under house arrest for health reasons. Speaking to journalists after his meeting with Rajoy, Ledezma vowed to continue fighting the Venezuelan President. “Maduro is not simply a president. Maduro is a tyrant that controls by force the country’s institutions and seeks to subdue people like me,” Ledezma said, adding that Maduro was carrying out a “political witch hunt” against him and other opposition leaders who have become political prisoners. The Spanish government reiterated in a statement after the meeting its “full commitment to democracy in Venezuela” and hope for “a fully democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis, which necessarily must be achieved through the freeing of all political prisoners and the celebration of fully democratic and approved elections in the country.” Earlier in the day, Ledezma spoke to journalists at the Madrid airport, where he said Venezuela was not at the edge of an abyss but had already hit bottom. Maduro on Friday mocked Ledezma’s escape. “The vampire is flying free around the world!” the President said, laughing. “The vampire, protected, has gone to Spain — to live the great life.” Maduro added that he doesn’t want Ledezma to return, stating, “Keep your vampire there.” Daring escape Ledezma’s escape was something worthy of a movie script. “This journey of more than 24 hours was like a James Bond movie. We passed more than 29 checkpoints, roadblocks,” he told journalists. “I took all the risks. I couldn’t help but to think of the value of freedom. Today, when I arrived in Spain, I felt free.” Ledezma first stopped in Colombia after crossing the border by land at the town of Villa del Rosario. His family didn’t know his plan, he told Caracol Radio, adding that he asked “for the understanding of my wife and daughters” and their “hours of anguish not knowing where I was.” Earlier this year, Venezuela’s Intelligence Service, known as SEBIN, temporarily moved Ledezma out of house arrest after he publicly criticized the Maduro government in a YouTube video. Under the cover of night, they moved him — along with opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez — to the Ramo Verde military prison. The move by SEBIN set off public outcry by many in the international community, including the Organization of American States (OAS) and the US government. The two men were eventually returned to house arrest. Lopez and Ledezma had been prohibited from carrying out political actions during their house arrests, and Ledezma had been forbidden from making declarations to any news media. Venezuela in crisis Venezuela is facing several crises. Skyrocketing inflation has created extreme shortages of food, medicine and other essentials. The International Monetary Fund predicts that inflation in Venezuela will hit 650% this year and 2,300% in 2018. A political crisis peaked in July, when Maduro replaced the opposition-controlled legislature with an entirely new one stacked with his supporters. Several governments, including that of the United States, have since labeled Maduro’s regime a dictatorship. The country is also facing a cash crisis after missing a crucial debt payment earlier this month, according to a statement issued by S&P Global Ratings.

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  • Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder, Dead At 64Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder, Dead At 64

    Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.

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  • Police Search for Gunman After 25-Year-Old Pennsylvania Officer Is Shot Dead During Traffic StopPolice Search for Gunman After 25-Year-Old Pennsylvania Officer Is Shot Dead During Traffic Stop

    Law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched for a suspect in the death of a western Pennsylvania police officer gunned down during a traffic stop. Brian Shaw had been a patrolman with New Kensington’s police department for less than a year before he was killed Friday night, police Chief James Klein said at a press conference. Klein said the traffic stop resulted in a chase on foot before Shaw, 25, was shot. Brian Shaw, 25, was a police officer in Pennsylvania who was shot dead after a routine traffic stop. (Credit: Allegheny County Police Dept. via CNN) “I’m asking anybody, anybody with any information as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call,” Klein said. “We need to find the person who did this. New Kensington is about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities have put up a $40,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest, according to a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman, with money pooled from multiple agencies, including the US Marshals Service, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Officers from Westmoreland County and neighboring Allegheny County, as well as Pittsburgh police, combed the area overnight and processed the scene, CNN affiliate KDKA reported. Trooper Stephen J. Limani, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police, emphasized the importance of any information people can provide. “If you look back in the history of many horrific incidents, a very small, minute tip could be the tipping point to lead us in a direction of who the person was that committed this crime,” Limani said. Shaw graduated from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2014, according to a post on the Allegheny County Police Department’s Facebook page. “Officer Brian Shaw, you were taken from us too soon,” the department wrote. “You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tweeted his condolences to Shaw’s family and New Kensington police. Shaw played for Slippery Rock University’s football team, according to a tweet from the school athletic department’s Twitter page. “Words can’t describe how I feel,” head football coach Shawn Lutz told KDKA. “He was part of our 2011 and 2013 championship teams.” Shaw was the team’s kicker, Lutz said. The university is about an hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh. “He said he wanted to be a police officer, he was a hard working guy, such a positive young man,” Lutz said of his former player. “Every time I think about Brian, I think of such a positive guy who would be successful at anything he did.”

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  • David Cassidy hospitalized in Florida with organ failure, 'surrounded by family,' rep saysDavid Cassidy hospitalized in Florida with organ failure, 'surrounded by family,' rep says

    "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida after suffering organ failure, his spokesperson said.

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  • Trump Administration Threatens to Close Palestinian Group’s Washington Office After It Tries Prosecuting Israel for War CrimesTrump Administration Threatens to Close Palestinian Group’s Washington Office After It Tries Prosecuting Israel for War Crimes

    Watch Video The Trump administration put the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice Friday that it will close the group’s office in Washington if the Palestinians don’t get serious about peace talks with Israel, State Department officials said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined the Palestinians have violated a rarely invoked provision in US law that calls for the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission if they act against Israel in the International Criminal Court, the officials said. The flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization is seen above its offices in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 18, 2017. (Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) The department asserts that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ran afoul of the law in September when he called on the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israel for war crimes against the Palestinians. “The secretary concluded that the factual record, certain statements made by Palestinian leaders about the ICC, did not permit (Tillerson) to make the factual certification required by the statute” to keep the PLO mission open, a State Department official said. In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Abbas said the Palestinians have asked the the ICC “to open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people.” Saeb Erekat, a top PLO official and lead Palestinian negotiator, said the Palestinians have responded to Tillerson’s determination by warning they will end all contact with the Trump administration if it closes the US office. “This is the pressure being exerted on this administration from the Netanyahu government; at a time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate deal, they take such steps which will undermine the whole peace process,” Erekat said in a statement to CNN. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office issued a short statement calling the US decision “a matter of US law.” “We respect the decision and look forward to continuing to work with the US to advance peace and security in the region,” it said. The Associated Press first reported the news of Tillerson’s decision and the notification to the Palestinians. The threat to the Palestinians of losing their office in Washington could be a point of leverage for President Donald Trump as he seeks to coax the Palestinians to the table. The Israelis and Palestinians are not engaged direct negotiations, but Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, a senior aide charged with negotiations on Middle East peace, have been working to broker a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This month, the White House said officials are preparing a peace proposal which they intend to put forward at a unspecified time. They have provided no details about the proposal, but Kushner and Greenblatt have been shuttling to the Middle East region to meet with Palestinians, Israelis and Arab nations in hopes of securing a deal. Although the United States does not recognize statehood for the Palestinians, President Bill Clinton waived a 1980s-era law that barred them from having an office and allowed the PLO, which formally represents all Palestinians, to open a mission in Washington in 1994. President Obama allowed the Palestinians to fly the flag over their office, upgrading the status of their mission, in 2011. Congress added a provision to the law in 2015 requiring the shuttering of the mission if the Palestinians seek to “influence a determination by the ICC to initiate a judicially authorized investigation, or to actively support such an investigation, that subjects Israeli nationals to an investigation for alleged crimes against Palestinians.” Before the change to the law, the president could keep the PLO mission open merely by certifying that waiving the ban on Palestinian representation in the United States was in the US national interest. The most recent certification period ended in November. Trump, meanwhile, could also waive Tillerson’s determination; the President now has 90 days to consider whether the Palestinians are engaged in “direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel” before making such a decision. However, the law does not specifically define what constitutes direct or meaningful negations. Even if Trump decides to close the office, a State Department official said the United States would not completely cut off relations with the Palestinians and is focused on bringing about a comprehensive peace deal. “We remain focused on a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians that will resolve core issues between the parties,” the official said in an email. “This measure should in no way be a signal that the US is backing off those efforts. Nor should it be exploited by those who seek to act as spoilers to distract from the imperative of reaching a peace agreement.”

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  • 2 adults killed, 4 others critically injured in Santa Fe Springs crash involving motorcycle and car2 adults killed, 4 others critically injured in Santa Fe Springs crash involving motorcycle and car

    Two adults were killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan early Saturday morning on a freeway overpass in Santa Fe Springs.

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  • Luke Walton says Lakers teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from Suns scuffle - ESPNLuke Walton says Lakers teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from Suns scuffle - ESPN

    ESPNLuke Walton says Lakers teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from Suns scuffleESPNEL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Coach Luke Walton said a teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about the rookie point guard walking away from a scuffle toward the end of the Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns game on Friday night. While the altercation between ...Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball makes news -- this time for walking away from skirmishNBA.com (blog)Phoenix Suns beat Los Angeles Lakers behind Devin Booker's shootingUSA TODAYNBA Saturday: Kuzma Is The Main Attraction In Los AngelesBasketball InsidersLake Show Life -CBSSports.comall 127 news articles »

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  • Tunnel With 1,000 Bikes Found in Santa Ana River Homeless EncampmentTunnel With 1,000 Bikes Found in Santa Ana River Homeless Encampment

    Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries, In one area, they found an underground bunker accessible from a wooden hatch camouflaged with dirt. In another, more than 1,000 bicycles tucked in a separate tunnel were found. The county began clearing more than 150 homeless people from the area between Warner and Edinger avenues on Nov. 7 after months of complaints from nearby condominium residents about unsanitary conditions and other nuisances at the encampment. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

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  • Carjacking suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting in Alhambra, authorities sayCarjacking suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting in Alhambra, authorities say

    A man who allegedly carjacked a woman and tried to strike officers with the vehicle was shot and wounded by police in Alhambra.

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  • 1,000 Bikes Discovered In Bunker Under Santa Ana River Channel, Deputies Say1,000 Bikes Discovered In Bunker Under Santa Ana River Channel, Deputies Say

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (CBSLA/AP) — Authorities clearing homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River have found at least two makeshift underground bunkers, including one that contained more than a thousand bicycles. (OCSD) Officials in Orange County say the bikes found in the tunnel system under a concrete flood control channel could suggest a large-scale theft ring. The county has spent about a week evicting dozens of homeless people who have been living in encampments along the riverbed and flood-control channel after concerns were raised about unsanitary conditions and other nuisances. The Orange County Register reported Friday that authorities also found a half-loaded .357 Magnum that contained three empty shell casings — meaning it had been fired. The newspaper says one underground bunker had wood-paneled walls and a support beam, and was accessible only via a hatch camouflaged to blend in with its dirt surroundings. Beginning Nov. 10, Orange County permanently closed the west side of the flood control channel between West 17th Street in Santa Ana and Adams Avenue in Fountain Valley. Since Nov. 3, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies have been strictly enforcing public access hours along the Santa Ana River Trail. Access is only allowed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. In September, the O.C. Board of Supervisors approved a plan to increase law enforcement along the riverbed from Santa Ana to Anaheim, where more than 400 transients are estimated to live. The O.C. board voted in June to direct staff to come up with a plan for law enforcement in the area, which is owned by the Orange County Flood Control District, a separate legal entity. Part of the plan involves pushing the transients out of the riverbed areas to help them get back on their feet elsewhere. The issue has come to the forefront in O.C. The Santa Ana City Council in September declared the number of homeless living around the Santa Ana Civic Center a public health and safety crisis and created a full-time homeless services manager position. That same month, the Anaheim City Council declared a state of emergency over the issue. “The crisis in the river bed puts those living in the camps at risk as well as those in the communities,” Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray said at the time. “There are criminal elements taking hold in these areas. Threatening the homeless and residents. We have our own winter storm season coming and the flood control channel presents risk for lives who are there.” (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  • Actor, Singer David Cassidy Is in Critical Condition With Organ Failure at Florida HospitalActor, Singer David Cassidy Is in Critical Condition With Organ Failure at Florida Hospital

    David Cassidy, the wildly popular ’70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV’s “The Partridge Family,” is in critical condition with organ failure. David Cassidy, the 67-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia. (Credit: CNN) Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. “He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” Geffen said. She did not say what caused the organ failure. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia. A ’70s superstar “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth. His wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The singer toured the world singing his hit songs, such as “I Think I Love You,” filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. Cassidy has spoken publicly in recent years about his struggles with alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four-year span between 2010 and 2014. Cassidy, in an interview with CNN in 2014, said his trouble with alcohol was “very humbling and it’s also humiliating.”

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  • Trump Puts Big-Game Trophy Decision on HoldTrump Puts Big-Game Trophy Decision on Hold

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  • ‘I Will Kill You’: Neighbor Recalls California Shooter’s Threats‘I Will Kill You’: Neighbor Recalls California Shooter’s Threats

    Volunteer firefighter Johnny Phommathep could hear the trouble next door loud and clear. The screaming. The threats. The gunfire. It was all too clear what could happen. And then it did happen — a deadly rampage in his small, remote California community of Rancho Tehama. Law enforcement officers and investigators converse near a police vehicle that was involved in a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California. (Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images) Four or five days before Tuesday’s shootings that left five people dead and 12 others injured, Phommathep remembers a heated conversation between a husband and wife who lived next door. “We heard a scream,” he recalls. “Why did you shoot my dog, Kevin?” A couple of days after that incident, Phommathep says, he heard the same next-door neighbor, Kevin Neal, screaming threats at another neighbor, Danny Elliot. “He was screaming at Danny, ‘I will kill you and I’m going to kill Gage, too,’ ” Phommathep says. Gage was Danny’s 7-year-old son. “I told him, ‘You have to do something. Keep calling the cops,’ ” he said. Phommathep said he is certain Kevin Neal drove to Rancho Tehama Elementary School to kill Gage. The gunman didn’t kill Gage but instead left him an orphan. Was the gunman targeting the boy? Neal shot and killed Gage’s father, Elliot, and grandmother, Diana Steele, before heading to the school. But the boy was already scared of Neal. Gage recalled that Neal previously shot at his home “three times a day.” Steele had obtained a restraining order against him in February. The restraining order taken out by Steele and another woman made clear just how violent Neal had become: stabbing one, and holding them both against their will, according to court documents. Neal was arrested and was awaiting trial. Neighbors say the gunman’s problems with uncontrolled anger seemed to be at a fever pitch over the case against him. The office of Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen sent a statement to CNN and other news organizations, saying that Cohen: “…stated that his opinion/belief was that Neal didn’t pick the school randomly based on his belief that Neal knew that one of his neighbor victim’s grandsons attended the elementary school. And also some hearsay that he was upset at someone who worked at the school.” As Gage and his classmates were rushed to safety inside the school when the shooting started, he didn’t know the fate of his father and grandmother. The school went into lockdown mode 8 to 10 seconds before Neal got to the doors of the school. He ended up spraying the school with bullets, hitting one child twice when bullets sailed through the wooden walls. Another child was injured by shattered glass as the gunman shot through windows. When the children were finally free to go home, Gage waited for his father or grandmother to pick him up. They never came. Gage soon found out the gunman who had just caused fear and havoc at his school had also destroyed his home life. Gage, whose mother died when he was 22 months, will now be raised by his maternal grandparents. Neighbor’s wife shot, but recovering Phommathep’s wife, Tiffany, was among those injured during Neal’s rampage. The mother of four had been shot five times. She was in a car, headed to drop three of her children off at school, when the bullets came into the vehicle. She laid her body over the child she was nearest to. She may have saved their lives. Their 10-year-old son, JJ, or Johnny Jr., ended up with two bullets through his calf. Their 7-year-old, Jake, was shot in the foot, and their 2-year-old, Nikos, was bleeding from being grazed by shrapnel. But they all lived. “My wife still has two more weeks in the hospital. My sons are out of the hospital. But JJ says he can still feel the shrapnel in his calf and he doesn’t like it at all,” Phommathep says. To help cover the family’s mounting bills, a family friend has set up a GoFundme page. Phommathep is beside himself. One of the things that bothered him the most, he says, is what happened when his wife asked for help bleeding beside her injured children. “She asked a woman passing by for help and the lady told her, ‘I would like to help you, but I am late to work,’ ” Phommathep told CNN. Shooter’s wife had ‘fear in her eyes’ What frustrates Phommathep even more than that is that everyone knew Neal was a danger to society, and yet he was free to kill five people, injure others — and devastate the small, remote community. The gunman’s sister, Sheridan Orr, noted Neal had been mentally ill for decades but wouldn’t seek help, even after the family’s repeated attempts to get him help. After the mass shooting, Orr learned from their mom that Neal had deteriorated drastically over the past year. “Mom said his delusions and anti-government rhetoric was getting worse and worse,” Orr said. Phommathep recalls a chilling interaction with Neal’s wife. “I knew his wife, Barb. She was really nice. But the last time I asked her to tell Kevin to calm down, she looked at me with fear in her eyes,” he said. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says Neal killed his wife and put her body under the floor boards in his home. Johnston said his deputies did go out to Neal’s a few times after being called due to gunfire or disturbances. They knocked on the door. He didn’t open it. They staked out his house but left when they heard no signs of gunfire. “He was a smart guy. He was playing a game of chess with police,” Phommathep said. “Someone would call because he was shooting. And Neal would stop just before police got there. When the cops were gone, he’d start again.” At a vigil the day after the shooting rampage, dozens of people packed inside a community center to pray. Some were very vocal that more should have been done because the threat was clear before the massacre.

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  • Jury Orders Woman To Pay Katy Perry, Archdiocese $5M For Interfering With Convent SaleJury Orders Woman To Pay Katy Perry, Archdiocese $5M For Interfering With Convent Sale

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  • LiAngelo Ball’s Father Suggests Trump Had Little to Do With UCLA Basketball Player’s Release From ChinaLiAngelo Ball’s Father Suggests Trump Had Little to Do With UCLA Basketball Player’s Release From China

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  • Robert Mugabe Refuses to Quit as Zimbabweans March for His OusterRobert Mugabe Refuses to Quit as Zimbabweans March for His Ouster

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CNN did not see any police at the protest, which was originally called by the country’s influential association of army veterans. “The whole nation is celebrating today. We are finally getting rid of the old man,” said Tanashe, a Harare resident who declined to provide a second name. Mugabe’s power appears to have finally been brought to check not by the opposition, but by the military and members of his own party, concerned about his apparent plans to have his wife Grace, 52, succeed him. But Mugabe was still refusing to step down on Saturday, an official with direct knowledge of the ongoing negotiations between the President and the military told CNN. Mugabe was meeting Saturday with army chief Gen. Constantino Chiwenga to discuss what happens next, the source told CNN. Chiwenga is pushing for Mugabe to step down and an interim president to take over, the source said. In December, a conference of the ruling ZANU-PF party will take place. It’s assumed that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will then become leader of the party and President of the country until elections next year, the source said. ZANU-PF called for Mugabe to resign on Friday, the main state newspaper The Herald reported. It said party branches in all 10 provinces were also calling for the resignation of Grace Mugabe as the women’s league leader. Zimbabwe’s Indigenization Minister Patrick Zhuwao, who is also Mugabe’s nephew, criticized what he described as the “military siege” underway in the country. “At the moment Zimbabwe is under military siege and it means nobody is able to express what they want freely. They are acting under coercion. Zimbabwe is currently undergoing a coup and people are trying to sugar coat it,” he told CNN over the phone from South Africa on Saturday. He added: “Mugabe is willing to die for his principles. 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Foreign powers urge restraint “While we may have fought and quarreled yesterday, today we are united by what is good for our country,” said Douglas Mwonzora, a prominent politician affiliated with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), in a statement calling on his supporters to join the demonstration. “We demand that President Mugabe resigns. But we have to think of tomorrow. The MDC-T demands a mechanism to ensure that the current economic meltdown is redressed. We must bring an end to all the poverty and misery that our people have been consigned to.” Hundreds of people staged a peaceful protest Saturday outside the State House, the official residence of Mugabe, and there was talk in Zimbabwe of a march to Blue Roof. Speaking to CNN, Mugabe’s nephew Zhuwao said he feared for the safety of members of the Generation 40 faction of the ZANU-PF party that have remained loyal to the Mugabes. “I don’t even know if they are still alive,” he said. “This is a coup. The president and first lady are not safe. They are captives.” Foreign powers have called on the military to show restraint in the upheaval, but have largely supported its actions so far. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the situation in Zimbabwe as an opportunity for the country. “Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path, one that must include democratic elections and respect for human rights,” he said Friday at an event in Washington, calling for a quick return to civilian rule.

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  • Gunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. saidGunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. said

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  • Ryan Seacrest Denies Inappropriate BehaviorRyan Seacrest Denies Inappropriate Behavior

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  • Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent saleWoman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

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