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3-year-old boy recovering from attack by California cougar

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a mountain lion in a California wilderness park, authorities said. The boy suffered a bite wound to the back of his neck Monday and was treated at a hospital and then released, authorities said. The boy and five other family...

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Jan. 17, 2020 7:01 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier's unmarked van at a Southern California gas station after the driver collected the proceeds from several dispensaries, authorities said Friday. Because the U.S. government still outlaws marijuana, even in legal states...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti has been rearrested for alleged bail violations, prosecutors in New York told a judge late Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Judge revokes bail for Avenatti, cites new crime evidence

Jan. 15, 2020 5:36 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge revoked attorney Michael Avenatti's bail Wednesday, forcing a delay of his New York extortion trial set for next week after prosecutors said he was hiding assets from creditors to live lavishly. U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti, best known as the...

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

Jan. 10, 2020 10:21 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Uber driver with a conviction for sexual battery has been charged with sexually assaulting a drunk woman he picked up outside a California police station, authorities said. Amir Attia, 43, of Tustin was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 2018 assault in Orange...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, drone photo provided by Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, a baby gray whale with its mother swimming south off the Southern California coast near Dana Point, Calif. (Grayden Fanning/Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari via AP)

Baby gray whale swims with mother off Southern California

Jan. 8, 2020 6:00 PM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A baby gray whale heading south with its mother was spotted swimming alongside dolphins and sea lions off the Southern California coast. Crew members on a whale-watching boat recorded video of the pair in about 100 feet (30 meters) of water near Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point on...

Sea lion 'still feisty' after fall to California highway

Dec. 25, 2019 5:21 PM EST

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A sea lion pup was in critical condition but “still feisty” Wednesday after it fell more than 30 feet (9 meters) from a footbridge onto a highway in California, officials said. The 33-pound (15 kilograms) pup, now named “Lords-a-Leaping,” was...

Woman gets 10 months for Chinese maternity tourism scheme

Dec. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese woman was sentenced to 10 months in prison Monday for running a business that helped pregnant women in China lie on visa forms and to immigration authorities so they could travel to Southern California to give birth to children who would automatically have American...