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Firearms, 14 kilos of suspected cocaine found during Pomona traffic stop, 2 arrested

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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty

PETALUMA >> The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man’s best friend’s perfect imperfections in California today. The pooches — many of which are adoptable or previously adopted — will face off in...

By Linda Wang The Associated Press|

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  • Arrests

    Rival biker gang member arrested in Riverside Hells Angels slaying

    Police say a 27-year-old man from a rival motorcycle gang was behind the May 21 fatal shooting of an Orange County Hells Angels motorcycle club member in Riverside. Joshua Herbert, of Corona, was booked into jail Wednesday, June 21, and charged with murder in the slaying of 31-year-old James Duty of Orange and the non-injury shooting of another Hells Angels member. The charges carry gun and firearm enhancements which could make him eligible for the death penalty if he is found...

    Ali Tadayon
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  • Computer and data security

    Girl scouts learn about cybersecurity at Cal State San Bernardino

    Middle and high schools girls from Girl Scout troops in San Bernardino and Riverside counties are learning about cyber security at a pair of summer camps at Cal State San Bernardino. The GenCyber summer camps are being held in partnership with the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio. The week-long camp for high school students begins Monday, while the one for middle school students wraps up today, according to Cal State San Bernardino. About 200 middle school girls and 50 high school...

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  • Shootings

    Woman drives self to Pomona police station after being shot

    POMONA >> A Pomona man was arrested after he opened fire on a woman and her daughter as they drove to a store to run errands late Wednesday night, Pomona police said Thursday. Carlos Ramon Garcia, 21, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, officials said. “There did not appear to be an ongoing or previous altercation that led up to the shooting,” a Pomona police news release said. The woman, who was wounded in the knee, drove herself to the...

    Beatriz Valenzuela
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  • Heat waves

    Heat wave keeps Southern California sweating

    LOS ANGELES — On the ninth day of the region’s heat wave, a red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire will be in force today in the L.A. County portion of the San Gabriel Mountains, an area that also includes the Angeles National Forest. The warning will be in effect for 12 hours beginning at 9 a.m. as a result of high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation and high heat, said the National Weather Service. Expected in the mountains are southwest winds of...

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  • Wildlife

    Meet the newest (adorable) Magellanic penguin at the Aquarium of the Pacific

    A Magellanic penguin chick was born in late May to parents Roxy and Floyd, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat, aquarium officials announced this week. The month-old’s parents cared for the chick until it was ready to go to its behind-the-scenes nursery, where it’s learning to take fish from keepers and swim in shallow water. The chick will be available for public viewing in August when it joins the other penguins. The baby...

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  • Executive branch

    Trump says he didn’t record meetings with Comey

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information,” Trump said he has “no idea” whether there are “tapes” or recordings of the two men’s conversations. But...

    By Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press|

  • Wildfires

    Crews in ‘seek-and-destroy’ mode as Holcomb fire smolders

    BIG BEAR LAKE >> The Holcomb fire in the San Bernardino Mountains had been reduced to a smoldering crawl and was 35 percent contained Thursday evening, fire officials said. The latest mapping showed that 1,562 acres had burned in an update posted at 6:04 p.m. That represented about only a 20-acre increase from the morning. The good news means that Highway 18 will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, the U.S. Forest Service said. The skies were mostly clear above the...

    Brian Rokos
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  • Heat waves

    British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

    LONDON (AP) — Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley...

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  • Tropical storms

    Weakening Cindy spreads rain from Texas through Southeast

    NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast. As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, Cindy was blamed for one death: authorities said a 10-year-old boy vacationing with relatives on the...

    By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press|

  • War and unrest

    ISIS militants destroy 12th-century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq — The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul — the city’s famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group’s self-styled caliphate nearly three years ago. The explosion destroyed another piece of priceless Iraqi cultural heritage but also sent a strong message to U.S.-led coalition forces and Iraqi troops closing in on the last stronghold...

    By BALINT SZLANKO Associated Press|

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