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File - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Kingsburg, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The California state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty. Fresno Police Department Lt. Mark Hudson said Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2018, that Arambula of Fresno was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child. The Fresno Bee reports Arambula was cited and released Monday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicionA California state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Alvin Braziel Jr., who was executed Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2018, for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Braziel, 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in TexasA Texas death row inmate has been executed for the fatal shooting more than 25 years ago of a newlywed who had only been married for 10 days.
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
FILE - In March 26, 2011, file photo, threatening clouds are seen at sunrise on Tejon Ranch near Gorman, Calif. A 19,000 home development planned in fire-prone mountains on the outskirts of Los Angeles County faces a final vote from county supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The decision comes as critics draw attention to the high fire hazard in the area as the state recovers from deadly and devastating wildfires in Northern and Southern California and tries to solve a major housing crisis. (AP Photo/David McNew, File)
Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zoneLos Angeles County supervisors approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This Tuesday, May 22, 2018 file photo shows the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to former USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall show any of the hundreds of women who allege he sexually harassed them during examinations. The collection found in a self-storage unit rented by Tyndall appeared to include homemade pornography, some of it decades old, but also photos of unclothed women in what appeared to be a medical exam room, police said. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigationDetectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the women who claim he sexually harassed or abused them during examinations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott works at his desk in his office in Sacramento, Calif. Pimlott told The Associated Press he prepares to retire on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after a 30-year career. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areasCalifornia's top firefighter says the state's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in fire-prone areas
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the opening of the adult entertainment fair "Venus" in Berlin. A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed. Judge S. James Otero made the order Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, tweeted the order "will never hold up on appeal." (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal feesA federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this November 2018 photo, Felipe Delgado, an employee at Silver Bells Tree Farm in Silverton, Ore., loads Christmas trees onto a conveyor belt and into a semi-trailer for transport to Los Angeles and San Diego, where they will be sold at tree lots. Christmas tree farmers nationwide are paying a fee to the Christmas Tree Promotion Board for each tree harvested to fund a social media ad campaign aimed at convincing young families to buy real trees instead of artificial ones. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social mediaChristmas tree farmers worry they are slowly losing ground to the artificial tree, so they're taking to social media this holiday season to convince Americans to go natural
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This May 3, 2018, photo shows boxes on a conveyor belt during a tour of the Amazon fulfillment center in Aurora, Colo. The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thievesJersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson adjust his tie in the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018 in Waco, Texas. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat presidentAdvocates for sexual assault victims say the plea bargain that will enable a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail shows the legal system's deficiencies
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Moonves will loom over the network's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit payCBS' board has some daunting tasks ahead of it: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves receives his $120 million severance package following a sexual misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Cohen, who finds out Wednesday, Dec. 12, whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Moment of reckoning looms for ex-Trump lawyer Michael CohenThe moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
The Associated Press3 hours ago
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the YearTime magazine named four journalists and a newspaper Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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