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November 14, 2018

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her case against President Trump, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told The Hollywood Reporter a report about the alleged abuse was filed on Tuesday.

A law enforcement official told TMZ Avenatti's estranged wife filed the report, and her face was "swollen and bruised." The official also said there was a confrontation between the two on Wednesday, which led to the police getting involved. The couple married in 2011.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m. EST: An attorney for Avenatti's wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, told BuzzFeed News that TMZ's story saying she was injured is false. "Ms. Storie-Avenatti was not subject to any such incident on Tuesday night," the attorney said in a statement, adding that she was also not at his apartment on Wednesday. "My client states that there has never been domestic violence in her relationship with Michael and that she has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone." Catherine Garcia

November 8, 2018

A gunman entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday night and killed at least at least 12 people, including Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said early Thursday. Many other people were wounded in the crowded bar, and the gunman is also dead. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has been sent to the country music bar.

According to Borderline's social media accounts, the bar was hosting an event aimed at college students on Wednesday night. Pepperdine University is in nearby Malibu, and the student newspaper says students from campus were believed to be in the bar when the shooting started. The bar is also popular with students at Moorpark College.

This is a breaking story, and it will be updated as new developments come in. Peter Weber

October 29, 2018

Shortly after takeoff from Jakarta Monday morning, a Lion Air Boeing 737 plane carrying 188 passengers and crew members crashed into the sea, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency said.

Search and rescue boats are now in the area of the crash, and have collected the plane's fuselage. The flight was headed to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands off Sumatra, and was scheduled to take a little more than an hour. It is unclear if there are any survivors. Lion Air is a low-cost Indonesian airline. Catherine Garcia

October 9, 2018

The Los Angeles Police Department says several people were injured on Monday night during a stampede at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

The crowd was there to see the rapper Phora, and although there was hired security, they were unable to handle how many people showed up, the LAPD said. Phora had tweeted he would be at the Shoe Palace in Hollywood, NBC Los Angeles reports, and thousands showed up to see him; the stampede occurred when he exited the store and started talking to the fans gathered outside. It's unknown how many people were hurt in the stampede, but the injuries are said to be minor. Catherine Garcia

October 8, 2018

During Justice Brett Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing-in on Monday night, President Trump said that "on behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure."

Trump declared that Kavanaugh was the victim of "a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception," and claimed, falsely, that Kavanaugh was "proven innocent." The FBI did a brief investigation of allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Deborah Ramirez and Christine Blasey Ford, but never interviewed Ford, Kavanaugh, or countless other potential witnesses who delivered signed statements to the bureau after their emails and phone calls were ignored.

Kavanaugh in turn praised Trump and told him he was grateful for the president's "steadfast, unwavering support throughout this process." Kavanaugh, who last month called the allegations against him "an orchestrated political hit," promised not to be partisan and to "always be a team player" while on the Supreme Court. Catherine Garcia

October 3, 2018

Late Wednesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor that the White House will send the Senate the results of the FBI inquiry into allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tonight.

He also filed cloture on Kavanaugh's nomination, setting up a procedural vote. On Twitter, McConnell said, "There will be plenty of time for members to review and be briefed on this supplemental material before a Friday cloture vote." Two Senate officials told The Washington Post there is just one copy of the report that will be available to senators, and they will only get to look at it in a secure room in the Capitol Visitor Center. Catherine Garcia

October 3, 2018

Seven law enforcement officers were shot on Wednesday in Florence County, South Carolina, authorities said, and the suspect is in custody.

One of the officers was killed. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler said deputies from the Florence County Sheriff's Office were executing a search warrant when the suspect opened fire, and officers were shot during an ensuing standoff. Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said the suspect surrendered after speaking to negotiators, and is receiving treatment at a hospital.

This is a breaking news story, and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia

August 26, 2018

A gunman opened fire at a Madden 19 tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, killing two people and then himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. The gunman was tentatively identified as David Katz, a 24-year-old from Baltimore who took part in the gaming tournament.

Williams said nine other people were wounded by gunfire, and all of them were in stable condition Sunday evening. He also told civilians to stay away from the Jacksonville Landing entertainment complex, where the shooting took place, and asked that if anyone has any additional information or video, to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The event was being livestreamed when the shooting started.

This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia

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