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Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released Wednesday shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him.

The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident shows multiple police officers cornering James Hall, 47, in the back of a Chevron gas station mini-mart, where police and the man engage in a brief standoff.

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President-elect pays out $25-million Trump University settlement

Three days before his presidential inauguration, Donald Trump paid out $25 million in compliance with the settlement reached in three Trump University lawsuits.

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Baby raccoons recover at Oakland Zoo after accidental cross-country ride

Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo.

Animal care authorities said this week that a man had unknowingly transported the raccoons from Florida to Marin County in September in a moving truck.

The truck had been burglarized while in Florida, allowing a pregnant raccoon to enter through a broken window and give birth.

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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ferndale, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 17 miles south-southwest of Ferndale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from Fortuna, Calif., 33 miles from Eureka, Calif. and 38 miles from Bayside, Calif.

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Former L.A. Coliseum executive at the center of corruption scandal sentenced to 3 years of probation

A former general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was formally sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for his role at the center of a corruption scandal. 

Patrick Lynch’s prison-free sentence — described by some as surprisingly lenient — marks the end of his long legal saga stemming from allegations that he accepted hundreds of thousands in bribes from a stadium contractor as

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Business manager admits to embezzling $4.8 million from singer Alanis Morissette, document shows

A business manager for singer Alanis Morissette has admitted that he embezzled millions of dollars from the musician, then told her that he’d used the money to invest in marijuana grows, according to a federal court document filed Wednesday.

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