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Suspect arrested in homeless stabbings


LOS ANGELES — Police arrested a suspect in the stabbings of three Los Angeles-area homeless people in recent weeks, a man they say goes by a name signed on ‘‘death warrants’’ found with the wounded victims. Courtney Anthony Robinson, 38, called 911 Friday and said it was his face being distributed on flyers around the city, Commander Andrew Smith said Saturday. Officers found Robinson inside a fast food restaurant in Hollywood and took him into custody without incident. He was charged with attempted murder and is being held on half-million dollars bail.

New water tunnel system announced

FRESNO — Governor Jerry Brown is set to reignite the state’s water wars when he announces plans this week to build a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Already the $23.7 billion proposal is facing heavy criticism. Opponents say the tunnels will suck more water from the already fragile delta, further harming its fisheries, increasing costs for water users and devastating the area’s agricultural-based economy.


Human trafficking case is dismissed

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HONOLULU — A federal judge has dismissed a human trafficking case against executives of a labor recruiting company accused of exploiting hundreds of farm workers from Thailand. The prosecution’s request for dismissal was granted Friday in the case against officials of Global Horizons Manpower Inc. It was the US government’s largest human trafficking case ever, involving about 600 workers. The case was in jeopardy after prosecutors dropped similar accusations against owners of Hawaii’s Aloun Farms last year.

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