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Covina woman charged in stabbing death of her 2-year-old son 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Covina woman was charged with murder Wednesday after her toddler son was found stabbed to death in her town house, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

Xa Dinh Ngo, 39, used a knife to stab her 2-year-old son multiple times, prosecutors said. She faces one count of murder with...

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Police shoot and kill man who took hostages at New Jersey UPS center 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, N.J., the state attorney general’s...

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer wants to quit the case over differences in strategy, sources say 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Harvey Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman is expected to ask a New York judge for permission to be relieved as legal counsel for the Hollywood mogul in his rape and sexual assault trial, according to sources familiar with the case.

The move could delay Weinstein's trial, which is slated for...

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Trump’s Nominee to Replace Kavanaugh Questioned Date Rape, Discrimination, and Climate Change 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
Neomi Rao, whom President Donald Trump nominated to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the federal bench and who’s reportedly on the president’s Supreme Court short list, wrote in the 1990s that victims of date rape were partly responsible if they’d been drinking. In a series of controversial articles for Yale University campus papers, she also suggested that climate change wasn’t […]
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Rape suspect arrested in 1990s cold cases after familial DNA leads investigators to twin brother 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Investigators have arrested a man on suspicion of raping two victims — a 9-year-old girl walking home from the store and a woman jogger, both 1990s cold cases from Orange County — after genealogical data led them to the suspect’s home in Highland.

Initially, authorities took both Kevin Konther,...

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Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty to killing 4 sex workers 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Juan David Ortiz, a supervisor in the U.S. Border Patrol, wanted to "clean the streets," he says. Ortiz is accused of killing four women, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.
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Greeley man convicted of savagely beating woman, breaking her leg in his home 11.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Greeley man has been convicted by a Weld County jury of severely beating a woman in his home, breaking her leg and bruising various parts of her body.
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What a case of mistaken identity tells us about race in America 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Reports that a white shooter killed a 7-year-old black girl led to a national outcry, but in the days since, deputies have charged two black men. Gene Demby spoke about what this incident reveals.
Long Beach woman who rammed a man with her car, severing his leg, is sentenced to prison 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A 24-year-old woman was sentenced to two years in state prison after she pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges stemming from a 2017 incident in which she used her car to pin a man against a railing in a grocery store parking lot, severing one of his legs.

Jamika Marie Abair of Long Beach was...

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‘The Sopranos’ at 20: Melfi, Carmela, Livia — the women of HBO's mobster epic made it magic 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A mobster walks into a psychiatrist’s office.

As many have observed over the years, the basic conceit of “The Sopranos” sounds like a setup for one of those jokes no one tells anymore. But 20 years later, it remains the most famous narrative construct in television, with a punchline that still...

Whittier man charged with murder after body of girlfriend found wrapped in plastic in his car 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles district attorney’s office has charged a Whittier man with murder in connection with the death of his live-in girlfriend, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in his car outside their home this weekend.

Prosecutors said Luis Rey Jimenez-Jimenez, 44, used a wrench to kill Nadia...

Amber Alert issued for 17-year-old girl from Sheridan area 9.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
An Amber Alert was issued at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday for a 17-year-old girl from the Sheridan area.
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Costa Mesa girls' soccer beats rival Estancia for first time since 2011 9.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The last words of Costa Mesa High girls’ soccer coach Jason Boyce to his team on Tuesday night were clear.

“Let’s continue to make some history,” Boyce said.

Beating rival Estancia for the first time in nearly eight years was a good way to help keep things rolling.

Junior Lani Whittaker scored...

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Woman sexually assaulted by LAPD officers reaches $2-million settlement 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A woman who was sexually assaulted by two Los Angeles police officers will receive nearly $2 million from the city, according to an agreement filed in federal court on Monday.

The settlement, which needs to be approved by the City Council, comes on top of nearly $1.8 million in payouts to three...

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Whittier man arrested after girlfriend's body found wrapped in plastic in a car at his house 8.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Whittier man was arrested Sunday after sheriff’s deputies found a woman’s body wrapped in plastic in the backseat of a car parked at the man’s home, authorities said.

Luis Rey Jimenez-Jimenez was arrested on suspicion of murder a day after police found the remains, according to the Los Angeles...

Suspect charged in shooting death of 7-year-old Texas girl 6.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police say they do not think Jazmine Barnes' family was the intended target of the shooting, calling the death a possible "result of mistaken identity."
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl 6.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Authorities in Texas have charged a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl who was killed while riding in a vehicle with her family.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced early Sunday that Eric Black Jr. was charged with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes....

The week ahead in SoCal theater, Jan. 6-13: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘The Manor’ and more 5.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Capsule review by Charles McNulty (C.M.).

Openings

Solofest 2019 Seventh-annual showcase features solo writer-performers from around the world. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Various dates and times; now through March 15. $15-$30. www.whitefiretheatre.com.

Soul Crushing...

High School Female Athlete of the Week: Nicole Struss a strong leader for Laguna Beach girls' water polo 5.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Nicole Struss is a true utility player for the Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team.

On a deep squad, the 5-foot-10 sophomore does not have a set role. She can play center, but is also valuable for her defense.

“She’s just going to attack open space,” Breakers coach Ethan Damato said. “Whether...

Right-wing blowhards are having a tough time with this whole women-in-power thing in Congress 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Just over a year ago, a writer named Kristen Roupenian published a short story in the New Yorker called “Cat Person.” It chronicled a brief, mediocre romance. At first, it was hard to say what made the story newsworthy.

Still, just as #MeToo was taking off, “Cat Person” became history’s first viral...

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