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USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting

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CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratif...

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  • Shootings

    Man found shot to death on Carson street

    A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.m., sheriff’s Deputy Kimberly Alexander said. The man suffered one wound to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. There was no suspect information available. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

    By staff and wire reports|

  • Shootings

    Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro

    A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith. “She ran into our office for safety. She is a neighbor from a few houses...

    Larry Altman
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  • Beer

    Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you

    Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers. The point of the pub runs is not to become a stronger or faster runner — although one certainly can reap these benefits as well — but to have a place where one can socialize over beer. Ultra marathoner Justin Flores, 30, of...

    By Jackie Moe jmoe@scng.com @jackieemoe on Twitter|

  • Assault and battery

    Former CSULB student charged with trying to stab detective on campus

    A 23-year-old woman has been charged with trying to stab a detective while fleeing from police at Cal State Long Beach earlier this month, according to authorities. Police said the woman, who used to be a student at CSULB, attacked the detective while he was chasing her on Sept. 15. Authorities got a call that day about someone vandalizing part of the campus’ Child Development Center and stealing something from the building, university police said in a news...

    Jeremiah Dobruck
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  • Air shows

    Breitling aerial thrill show with Blue Angels, vintage aircraft this weekend at Huntington Beach

    HUNTINGTON BEACH Blue Angels and Snowbirds, hoverboards and vintage aircraft, and even the Air Force fifth-generation F-35A fighter plane will be in the skies this weekend for the second Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow. After some touch-and-go moments when the show’s event planner asked the Huntington Beach City Council for some help with costs, which came mostly in the form of raised parking rates for the show, the high-flying extravaganza is returning to the city Friday,...

    Greg Mellen
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  • Science museums

    Volunteer whale-watching training opens at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s whale-watching naturalist training program kicks off on Oct. 3. The volunteer opportunity includes weekly Tuesday night trainings through March. Volunteers who graduate the training program will be placed on whale-watching boats to train viewers about local marine wildlife. Registration opens at the first class, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro. Registration closes at the...

    By staff reports|

  • Amusement and theme parks

    Think Disneyland is crowded now? Wait till ‘Star Wars’ land opens in 2019

    It might seem hard to believe if you were among the tens of thousands of fans crammed into the Disneyland Resort last weekend, but we are entering a calm before the storm at Southern California’s theme parks. The Mickey and Friends parking structure filled to capacity on Saturday and Sunday last weekend, and wait times for attractions at Disneyland climbed to holiday-week levels. Crowds also packed Universal Studios Hollywood, which sold out nights of its Halloween Horror...

    By ROBERT NILES themeparkinsider@gmail.com|

  • Nation and World

    North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes, experts say

    SEOUL, South Korea — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such an attack as tit-for-tat responses to fiery rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North’s nuclear...

    By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press|

  • Executive branch

    Trump looms large in Alabama Senate race

    FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama’s U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Trailing in the polls, Strange has looked to the White House to help make up ground against Moore, who is best known for defiant stands against gay marriage and for the public display of the Ten Commandments. Vice...

    By KIM CHANDLER and JAY REEVES Associated Press|

  • Health care policy

    As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak

    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal. “It’s going to be a heavy lift,” South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 3 GOP Senate leader, said Monday, after Collins joined a small but pivotal cluster of Republicans saying they’re against the measure. He...

    By ALAN FRAM Associated Press|

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