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Court won't reinstate suit over Diet Dr Pepper advertising

Dec. 30, 2019 11:53 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling a soft drink “diet” isn't a weight-loss promise, a federal appeals court said Monday. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused to reinstate a class-action lawsuit by a woman who argued that the makers of Diet Dr Pepper committed fraud. ...

Lake County deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man

Dec. 30, 2019 1:25 PM EST

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Lake County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man armed with a knife, ending a fight that sent the deputy to a hospital with a fractured leg, authorities said. The altercation Saturday night began near a Clearlake Oaks store and ended in a creek bed, Lake County...

California county OKs $12 million urgent plan for homeless

Dec. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Officials in a Northern California county approved nearly $12 million in emergency money to address a homeless encampment on county parkland that has grown to more than 200 people and been deemed a public health emergency. Sonoma County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on...

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, image taken from video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man, wearing a full-body wetsuit, is hoisted up from a boat into a helicopter near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands in Southern California. A shark reportedly bit the surfer Saturday afternoon in a

Surfer attacked by shark calls rescue a "Christmas miracle"

Dec. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surfer attacked by a shark off the coast of Southern California called his tale of survival a “Christmas miracle” that he hopes will inspire others who are going through tough times. Adam Coons, 37, was surfing his last wave of the day near Santa Rosa Island, one of the...

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, video image released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a man, wearing a full-body wetsuit, being hoisted up from the boat into the helicopter near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands in Southern California. A shark reportedly bit a surfer Saturday afternoon in a

Shark reportedly bites surfer off Southern California coast

Dec. 23, 2019 5:53 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A shark reportedly bit a surfer Saturday afternoon off Southern California in a “truly terrifying situation,” the Coast Guard said. The 37-year-old man had been surfing near Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands, during the attack, according to a news...

This Sept. 28, 2015, photo provided by Catherine Aguilera shows David Glen Ward at the Willow Wood Cafe in Graton, Calif. Authorities in Northern California say Ward, who died last week after being restrained by Sonoma County sheriff's deputies who suspected him of carjacking, was the rightful owner of the vehicle which he had reported stolen days earlier. Officials Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, described the chain of events that ended when one deputy tased Ward and another placed him in a carotid restraint during a pre-dawn confrontation. (Catherine Aguilera via AP)

Police: Carjack suspect who died in custody was in own car

Dec. 3, 2019 9:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who died last week after being shocked with a stun gun and put in a neck hold by Northern California sheriff’s deputies who suspected him of carjacking actually owned the car and he had reported it stolen days earlier, authorities said. David Glen Ward, 52, of Petaluma,...