Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. GAY JURORS
San Francisco appeals court to hear arguments on whether pharmaceutical company lawyers wrongly removed a juror based on sexual orientation during lawsuit over AIDS drug.
2. NAVY BRIBERY SCHEME
San Diego federal prosecutors say a Navy commander, a Naval criminal investigator and a defense contractor have been charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to gain millions in international port contracts.
3. CHILDREN KILLED
A woman who asked an Orange County judge for the death penalty after being charged with killing her two children during a custody dispute is on suicide watch.
4. SCHOOL THREATS
A young man is under arrest in a series of phone calls that shut down a number of Southern California schools and hospitals last week.
5. AMERICA'S CUP
Predicted lighter winds may allow racing to resume on San Francisco Bay. Emirates Team New Zealand needs two victories to win.