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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his fellow senators c…

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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of raping a 14-year-old he lured to a motel on social media was fleeing from police on a Southern California freeway Wednesday when he drank cyanide as he drove and killed himself, authorities said.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alert security guard overheard a student threatening to open fire at his Southern California high school days after a massacre in Florida, and a swift investigation uncovered two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home, authorities said Wednesday.

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LOMPOC, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shut down local streets and called the bomb squad in the Santa Barbara County community of Lompoc after an ammunition box was found aboard a school bus, but all it contained was a packed lunch.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorio…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's top prosecutor says he will seek $1 million to help curtail car break-ins in the city, which last year recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that he's not convinced Utah should spend taxpayer money to sue California over its extra tax on coal and that the $2 million estimate for private attorneys to handle the case seems "exorbitant."

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles fire chief said his department has experienced a series of recent "divisive" workplace incidents, including at least one debate between firefighters over protests by NFL players.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume Designers Guild.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday.