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California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California’s capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family were taken from their home in 1942 and imprisoned far away in Arkansas.They…

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California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they’ve first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot interrogations to pat-downs and even close scrutiny of their shoes. But a shooting that killed a person and wounded five…

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California police: 1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting on bus

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed one passenger and wounded five others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the…

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California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. Officials also found that the illegal vapes confiscated in the December raids typically were not as…

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Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County, Arizona.…

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California police: Driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens

California police: Driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens

TEMESCAL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California driver intentionally rammed a Toyota Prius with six teenage boys inside, killing three and injuring three others before fleeing, authorities said Monday.The Prius went off the road and slammed into a tree at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Temescal Valley in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles.Anurag…

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AP Exclusive: California skeleton ID’d as Japanese internee

AP Exclusive: California skeleton ID’d as Japanese internee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California’s second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in the mountains in the waning days of World War II. The Inyo County sheriff used DNA to identify the remains of Giichi…

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California jails use kinder approach to solitary confinement

California jails use kinder approach to solitary confinement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate in solitary confinement at a California jail was refusing to leave his cell. The jailers’ usual response: Send an “extraction team” of corrections officers to burst into the cell and drag him out.But not in Contra Costa County, one of three in the state using a kinder, gentler approach…

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