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1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...

Knife-wielding man fatally shot by police in California

Jul. 10, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by police officers near the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California. KESQ-TV reports that the Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Robyn Flores confirms the man had a knife and was waving it in the air when he...

Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

Jun. 24, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign. Against the backdrop of the ornate altar of New York...

Judge limits transfer of detained immigrants in California

Jun. 21, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge says authorities can't transfer immigrants from two Southern California detention centers to far-flung facilities if they have lawyers in the area. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California says U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal in Riverside ruled...

Woman pleads not guilty to dumping puppies in trash

Jun. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman authorities say was caught on surveillance video dumping a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs says Deborah Culwell appeared in a Riverside court Tuesday. Culwell lives in...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday. Attorney Dale...

NTSB cites low driver standards in fatal Iowa bush crash

Jun. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tougher standards for school bus drivers and a fire suppression system could have prevented the deaths in a 2017 school bus fire in western Iowa, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the Riverside Community School...

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

Jun. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman's attorney said Monday. Attorney David Winslow said his client — a Los Angeles Police Department officer whom he...

Latest: Lawyer says officer attacked unexpectedly in Costco

Jun. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Southern California (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The lawyer for an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco says the policeman was attacked without warning as he held his toddler...