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Roseville College Football Player’s Lawyer Confirms Altercation With Elderly Man, Denies Murder

“We’re really working to convince the state this is not a murder case,” defense attorney Walter Todd said after a brief court hearing Thursday in Marion County. “There are other possibilities – criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter in the second degree … there are many other options.”


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Police: Man In Custody Battle Deliberately Hit Truck In Wreck That Killed Him, 2 Children

Alan Dean Edwards, 46, of Lancaster, his 9-year-old son, Erick Dean Edwards, and 5-year-old daughter, Alona Marie Edwards, all died in the crash on Interstate 5 around 1 a.m. Monday.


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DNA Collection Law Struck Down By California Appeals Court

A California appeals court has struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.


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$198 Billion: California’s Unfunded Pension Liability Grew More Than 30 Times In A Decade

A decade of financial data posted by Controller John Chiang on his open-data website, , shows that the state’s 130 public pension systems are carrying $198 billion in unfunded liability in 2013, compared with $6.3 billion of unfunded liability in 2003.


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Google Working On Pill That Could Detect Cancer Cells

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Australian Man Seeks Green Card After American Husband Dies

Anthony Sullivan, 72, asked federal immigration authorities in Los Angeles to reopen a petition filed by his late husband Richard Adams so Sullivan can be awarded residency as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen, immigration attorney Lavi Soloway said.


A one-month-old Australian bearded dragon sits on its mother's head at the Bronx Zoo in New York. (Photo credit JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

Breeder Escapes Jail Time For Thousands Of Dead, Dying Rats, Reptiles In Warehouse

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.


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Judge Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On High-Capacity Gun Magazines

U.S. District Judge Ron Whyte said that Sunnyvale’s ban on high-capacity magazines doesn’t violate Second Amendment rights to own guns for self-defense.



Latest Storm Brings New Worries To California

The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.



Three Accused Of Mailing Meth To Hawaii in Mannequin Heads

Authorities say there was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a UPS parcel being mailed from San Bernardino to Hawaii.


California High-Speed Rail Authority Says Plans Still On Track Despite Setbacks

Despite legal setbacks, the agency is leaving unchanged its timeline to begin construction later this year.


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CHP Says Handcuffing Of Fireman In Southern California Was ‘Isolated Incident’

Video from KFMB-TV showed a fireman being cuffed after he refused a CHP officer’s order to immediately move a fire engine that was blocking traffic.