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October 2017 Archives

Trump Campaign Aides Manafort and Gates Indicted

Robert Mueller, special counsel appointed by Deputy General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russia investigation, indicted Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on Monday this week. Manafort and Gates were Trump campaign aides during last year's presidential election. The indictments were also revealed with the news that Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia earlier this month.

Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Bruce Paddock, brother of Las Vegas mass-shooter Stephen Paddock, was arrested in Valley Village, CA on Wednesday October 25th on suspicion of possessing child pornography. News footage showed Paddock being wheeled out of an assisted living facility in a wheelchair and being loaded into a police van.

Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach Ban Dispensaries

Recreational and commercial cannabis becomes legal throughout California beginning in January. All municipalities of the state must have bans or regulations in place before commercial licensing begins on January 1st, or the state will take authority. Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach each passed ordinances earlier this week banning recreational marijuana dispensaries, manufacturing operations, and delivery services temporarily to maintain local control.

Bodies Found in Joshua Tree Died of Gunshot Wounds

Earlier this week, it was reported that two bodies found in Joshua Tree were believed to belong to two hikers that went missing in July of this year. Authorities have since confirmed that the bodies do indeed belong to Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen and that a handgun was recovered at the scene. Detectives believe that Orbeso shot Nguyen before turning the gun on himself.

Harvey Weinstein Faces Backlash in Wake of Sexual Assault Allegations

The New York Times broke the story earlier this week that famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paid off numerous women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault over the last few decades. Following the allegations, several members of the all-male board of the Weinstein Company resigned and the few that remained announced that Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside investigation occurred. The board has since fired Weinstein.