Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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TONSILLECTOMY-BRAIN DEAD GIRL
OAKLAND — A California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery will remain on life support for at least another week after a state judge on Monday extended a deadline. Jahi McMath's mother, Nailah Winkfield, hailed the decision as an answer to her prayers and a sign that she has been right to keep fighting for the teen, who doctors have said will never recover. With television cameras clustered outside the hospital, the family maintained a vigil as the deadline approached. SENT: 875 words, photos video.
ROSE PARADE-GAY MARRIAGE
LOS ANGELES — Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair joke that they're getting married New Year's Day in front of 80 million of their closest friends, and the men say they aren't that concerned that a few thousand others may boycott the first gay marriage at the 125-year-old Rose Parade. The pair, together for 12 years, plan to tie the knot atop a giant wedding cake on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float when it stops at the Rose Parade's reviewing stand on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of people line the 5 1/2-mile parade route through Pasadena and an estimated 80 million more are expected to watch on TV from around the world. By John Rogers. SENT: 550 words.
BODIES IN HOME
FONTANA, Calif. — At least two people have been found dead in a Southern California home, police said. Multiple homicides occurred inside the home Monday night, Fontana police Chief Rodney Jones told KNBC-TV. He would not say exactly how many people had died or provide any other details. SENT: 270 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated as developments warrant throughout the day.
STATE SENATOR INVESTIGATED
SACRAMENTO — California's political watchdog agency said Monday it has declined to open an investigation into a lawmaker whose name surfaced in an ongoing federal investigation of a state senator. The Fair Political Practices Commission told Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, that it will not investigate whether he was involved in the transfer of a $25,000 contribution from a Latino political action committee to a nonprofit. By Juliet Williams. SENT: 430 words.
UNIVERSITY SMOKING BAN
SAN DIEGO — Schools in California's public university systems are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty and employees. Both the University of California system and schools within the California State system have taken measures to ensure smoking will no longer be allowed on campuses. Some schools already enforce no-tobacco policies, while others plan to do so beginning next year, joining more than 1,100 colleges and universities around the nation that have gone smoke-free. SENT: 400 words.
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested after a fight at a nightclub in the city several hours after the team's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to earn a spot in the playoffs, police said Monday night. Keiser was taken into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor battery shortly before midnight Sunday when someone asked for a citizen's arrest, San Diego police Capt. Dino Delimitros said. SENT: 300 words.
— DORNER REWARD — A judge has dismissed all claims against the cities of Los Angeles and Riverside by a camp ranger who felt he deserved reward money for helping locate fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.
— PRANK CALLER-COACHES — A 32-year-old Hollywood man accused of prank calling athletic coaches with job offers for professional and college teams has pleaded not guilty to charges of eavesdropping.
— MARINA KILLING — Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a security guard at an apartment complex in Marina del Rey.
— SLEEPING MAN KILLED — Southern California man accused of drunkenly crashing his car into a sleeping man's bedroom and killing him has been charged with one felony count of murder.
— POLICE SHOOTING — San Diego police say law enforcement officers shot a murder suspect who attempted to flee in his car.
LOS ANGELES — Stanford's David Shaw and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio have built powerhouse teams over the last few years, and so far they've both stuck around when bigger football powers with deeper pockets came calling. When the Spartans and Cardinal clash in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, Dantonio and Shaw will demonstrate the power of persistence in building a winner. Shaw usually just chuckles when he's connected with head coaching vacancies in the NFL or at the nation's top college programs. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FBC--USC ASSISTANT COACHES
LOS ANGELES — Southern California added defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive line coach Tim Drevno to new coach Steve Sarkisian's staff on Monday night. USC also confirmed that Clay Helton will stay with the Trojans as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. SENT: 350 words.
NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 season atop The Associated Press power rankings, just ahead of the Denver Broncos. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. They also were at the top of the poll heading into the season, with the 49ers first, followed by the Seahawks and Broncos. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 450 words, photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — First-year Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone gathered his players following a two-day Christmas break last week and asked them one question: What type of season do they want to have? On one hand, the Kings (9-20) own the second-worst record in the Western Conference entering Tuesday's game at Houston. They are headed for an eighth straight losing season and are teetering on the brink of irrelevance on the national landscape again. On the other, the Kings are trying to lay a solid foundation for a rebuilding project that's likely years away from completion. By Antonio Gonzalez. SENT: 777 words, photos.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although most visiting hitters have little love for Angel Stadium, Raul Ibanez can't wait to suit up for the home team. Ibanez agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month. The 41-year-old veteran proclaimed his excitement Monday to play in the Angels' pitcher-friendly ballpark with its big outfield, high right-field wall and ever-present marine layer. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 560 words.
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