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Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

Replica gun found where California officer shot teen driver

Jul. 9, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A replica handgun was found at the scene where a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old girl after an encounter as both were driving on a Southern California freeway last week, authorities said Tuesday. The replica was identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun, the Orange County...

Man pleads guilty to stealing lemur from California zoo

Jul. 8, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who stole a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo has pleaded guilty to a federal crime. Nineteen-year-old Aquinas Kasbar of Newport Beach entered the plea Monday to unlawfully taking an endangered species. He could face up to a year in federal prison and a...

American accused of Vietnam overthrow plot gets 12-year term

Jun. 25, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the Communist nation's government. The state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Tuesday that 55-year-old Michael Nguyen was also convicted of inciting people to...

Canadian man dies after falling from California cliff

Jun. 24, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old Canadian man died after falling from a 30-foot (9-meter) cliff in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports firefighters were called to Modjeska Canyon on Saturday morning after receiving a report that the man fell. Orange County Fire...

Immigrants sue over wait for files to fight deportation

Jun. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants accused the U.S. government in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to promptly give them copies of their own immigration records, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citizenship. Two immigrants and three attorneys said they are seeking class-action...

California congresswoman supports Trump impeachment inquiry

Jun. 17, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Katie Porter on Monday threw her support behind an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamoring for the move. The congresswoman from Irvine, California, announced her decision in a video statement....

Paraplegic man sues, says Avenatti kept settlement money

Jun. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A paraplegic man previously represented by Michael Avenatti has filed a lawsuit alleging the embattled lawyer failed to pay him millions he was due in a settlement with Los Angeles County. Geoffrey Johnson filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Avenatti and his former associates. It...

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $385M to settle car loan lawsuit

Jun. 7, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it signed up thousands of auto loan customers for costly car insurance without their consent, resulting in many having their vehicles repossessed. The bank filed the agreement Thursday in a...

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

May. 25, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported by the blog Krebs On Security . A flaw in an internet...