Monday, February 10, 2014
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SEATTLE — A significant weekend storm disrupted plans across the Northwest U.S., blanketing parts of Washington state with snow, socking Oregon and California with rain and contributing to the deaths of three people. The National Weather Service says the first significant storm to hit Northern California in 14 months has produced impressive amounts of rain and snow, but forecasters cautioned Sunday that it would take weeks of similar drenching to end the state's immediate drought worries. By Phuong Le. SENT: 785 words, photos.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Former Guatemalan soldier Jorge Sosa was a member of a special force suspected of killing at least 160 people in a remote village more than three decades ago in a massacre that still haunts its few survivors. In an American court on Monday, the 55-year-old will be sentenced to up to a decade in prison for lying on his U.S. citizenship papers about his alleged role in the slayings. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 860 words. Will be updated after 9 a.m. sentencing hearing.
DEADLY WRONG WAY CRASH
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — A suspected drunk driver sped the wrong way on a Southern California freeway, causing a pre-dawn crash that killed six people, authorities said. Olivia Culbreath, 21, of Fontana, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after being pulled from a badly mangled Chevy Camaro on State Route 60, California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said. SENT: 280 words.
LEAKING BAY BRIDGE
SAN FRANCISCO — While the weekend rain was a welcome sight in many parts of drought-hit Northern California, California transportation officials said the moisture reached a place it shouldn't have — inside a new, $6.4 billion section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. SENT: 430 words.
WRONG AIRPORT LANDINGS
WASHINGTON — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't. On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time, according to a search by The Associated Press of government safety databases and media reports since the early 1990s. A particular trouble spot is San Jose, Calif. The list of landing mistakes includes six reports of pilots preparing to land at Moffett Field, a joint civilian-military airport, when they meant to go to Mineta San Jose International Airport, about 10 miles to the southeast. By Joan Lowy. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
BEIJING — An American businessman stood trial in China on Monday for allegedly heading a violent mob that kidnapped rivals and operated illegal casinos, charges he's said he was tortured into confessing. Authorities in southern China have accused Vincent Wu of gang crimes but Wu's family and lawyers say he's a law-abiding businessman whose rivals have framed him to seize his assets. Wu has been denied U.S. consular access since his detention in June 2012 despite being a U.S. passport holder who shuttles between his family in Los Angeles and his business in China. By Gillian Wong. SENT: 480 words.
— FAMILY ATTACKED — Authorities say a man and a woman were killed and an 8-year-old boy was seriously injured at a luxury Southern California home.
— SAN DIEGO OFFICER ARRESTED — A San Diego police officer has been arrested for investigation of false imprisonment and sexual battery of four women.
— WORKERS KILLED — Authorities have identified two men killed at a San Francisco warehouse after large slabs of rock fell on them.
SEATTLE — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Monday that Zuckerberg's donation was the largest charitable gift on the public record in 2013 and put the young couple at the top of the magazine's annual list of 50 most generous Americans in 2013. By Donna Gordon Blankinship. SENT: 495 words, photo.
NEW YORK — "The Lego Movie" clicked with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million debut at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates. The better-than-expected result made the Warner Bros. collaboration with the Danish toy company easily the biggest hit of the year so far. A sequel is already in development for the 3-D animated film, digitally drawn to mimic a world composed entirely of Lego bricks. By Jake Coyle. SENT: 795 words.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars. Just four months ago, Walker began his eighth season on the PGA Tour with no wins in 187 attempts. With a little more drama than he wanted Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, he held on for his third victory in his last eight tournaments. By Doug Ferguson. Sent: 915 words.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Haren is back close to home and ever so happy to be there. The 33-year-old right-hander doesn't have to be the man in this rotation, or even the No. 2 or No. 3 pitcher, not with the loads of talent around him on his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He fits nicely into the No. 4 starter role occupied last season by Ricky Nolasco, who desired a long-term deal and wound up getting a four-year contract with Minnesota. By Bob Baum. SENT: 680 words.
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