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Portland man sues Boy Scouts; seeks $5.3 million

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks $5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America.

California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

CHICAGO (AP) — A 71-year-old man has been arrested in California in connection with the 1992 strangling death of an Illinois teenager.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Small Southern California wildfire contained

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 78 acres of brush in the inland region east of Los Angeles.

Posted: July 24, 2014
PUC to approves emergency ride-sharing permits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Public Utility Commission has approved emergency permits for two ride-sharing companies that have been operating in the Pittsburgh area.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Fishermen, dog rescued from burning boat

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two fishermen and a dog were rescued from a burning boat off Orange County.

Posted: July 24, 2014
1 killed, 2 injured in assault by 6 men in Carson

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and two others were injured in an assault by six men in Carson.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Police: girl, 2, abducted by parents from court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a 2-year-old girl was abducted by her parents during a custody hearing in Superior Court.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Bed-ridden woman killed in Orange County fire

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a bed-ridden woman was killed when fire tore through an Orange County condominium, despite efforts by neighbors who tried to save her.

Posted: July 24, 2014
California man gets 4 years in counterfeit case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a copyright infringement scheme that involved selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs in Northern California.

Posted: July 24, 2014
3 men convicted in $17 million drug conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After a trial that lasted almost a month, a federal grand jury has convicted two Lawrence men and a California man in a conspiracy that brought $17 million in drugs to Kansas.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after waiting in line.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Cotati residents win fight to save rare redwood

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

Posted: July 24, 2014
2 more bears captured, released to Sierra wild

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State wildlife officials have captured and released two more black bears in the Sierra and they're on the lookout for another one on the edge of Reno.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Fire season in West so far is below expectations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college.

Posted: July 24, 2014
Wine collector set for sentencing in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific wine counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine is set for sentencing on fraud charges.

Posted: July 23, 2014
Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

Posted: July 23, 2014
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