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Deputy shoots man who fired weapon at Sand Diego area racetrack

SAN DIEGO >> Authorities say a man who was told no more tickets were available for an Ice Cube concert at a California racetrack was shot by a sheriff’s deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says the man pulled the gun Saturday night at the ticket window at Del Mar Fairgrounds and fired several shots before the deputies shot him.

Washington to say goodbye to late Sen. John McCain his way

WASHINGTON >> It’s Washington’s turn to say goodbye to the late Sen. John McCain. And McCain is saying farewell - his way.

The six-term Republican senator, who lived and worked in the nation’s capital over four decades, will lie in state under the U.S. Capitol rotunda Friday for a ceremony and public visitation.

Couple ordered to turn over GoFundMe money raised for homeless man

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. > A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what’s left of the cash.

A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday during a hearing on the lawsuit brought by Johnny Bobbitt , who worries Mark D’Amico and Katie McClure have mismanaged a large part of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe.

California Assembly passes net neutrality bill

After a hard-fought battle, California’s net neutrality bill is now all but certain to make it to the finish line that is Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, where a signature from the governor will restore tight internet regulations to the nation’s most important market.

The Assembly on Thursday voted 61-18 to pass what has been called the most comprehensive net neutrality bill in the nation, an answer to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era regulations.

Fans stream in for 2nd day of Aretha Franklin public viewing

DETROIT >> Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing, as if making a costume change during a show.

Fans waited festively outside, then walked in a solemn, single-file line into the rotunda of Detroit’s Charles H.

Victim's family calls Texas ex-cop's 15-year sentence too short

DALLAS >> A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim’s family members said.

Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with teens the night of the April 2017 party in suburban Dallas, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Man charged with threats to Boston Globe over Trump editorials

BOSTON >> Federal prosecutors say a California man has been charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees over a Globe-coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

Prosecutors said Thursday that 68-year-old Robert Chain, of Encino, made more than a dozen threatening phone calls to the Globe’s newsroom between Aug.

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

PHOENIX >> Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s.

A private ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state.

Trump candidate, Democrat underdog to vie for Florida governor seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. >> Florida’s governor’s race will largely be a referendum on President Donald Trump as his hand-picked Republican nominee faces off against his political opposite, a young, black mayor who stunned a crowded Democratic field by reaching out to the far left of the party in a campaign that relied on true believers rather than big money and television ads.

Wildfire bill OK'd by panel; critics rip measure as bailout for PG&E

SACRAMENTO >> A state legislative panel on Tuesday approved a bill designed to address California’s past, present and future wildfire woes, but some critics harshly blasted the plan as a bailout for PG&E, which faces a forbidding mountain of liabilities linked to infernos that scorched the North Bay Wine Country and other regions nearly a year ago.