After LAPD fugitive bound them, mother and daughter helped end manhunt

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The chase, shootout, standoff and inferno that ended the search for suspect ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner began when a mother-daughter team startled the suspect in his mountainside hideout, officials told NBC News.

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Ex-LAPD cop wanted in slayings on loose after allegedly shooting 3 officers, 1 dead

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A massive manhunt is under way for a hulking ex-LAPD cop suspected of carrying out a twisted plan — detailed in a chilling online manifesto — to settle old grudges by executing police officers and their families. Christopher Dorner (pictured on lef), a 270-pound former Navy reservist who was tossed off the police force in 2008, is wanted for the double murder of a retired captain’s daughter and her fiancé in Irvine, Calif., on Sunday.

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Ex-LAPD cop wanted in slayings on loose after allegedly shooting 3 officers; 1 dead

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Three officers were shot — two in Riverside, one in Corona — during the search early Thursday for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer wanted in connection with a double slaying in Irvine.

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14 hostages freed from California mall; one assaulted, one stabbed, police say

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One person was sexually assaulted and another was stabbed in the neck during a hostage situation at a Southern California shopping center that ended early Friday after Los Angeles Police Department SWAT members entered a Nordstrom Rack and escorted at least 14 people from the building.

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LA drivers steer clear of ‘Carmageddon’ freeway closure

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Carmageddon II, the sequel to last year’s shutdown of one of the nation’s busiest freeways, appeared early Sunday to be going according to script as many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to stay off the road. 

Traffic tie-ups were minimal Saturday as construction crews worked around the clock to tear down a portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge on Interstate 405 as part of a $1 billion project to add a new carpool lane. Officials said the demolition was on schedule and that they expect to reopen the freeway as planned for 5 a.m. local time (8 a.m. ET) Monday.

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