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California | Wed, Dec 19, 2012

The real crisis in American higher education is that our best colleges never see a large chunk of our smartest students.

U.S. government officials said Tuesday they are launching a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century's worth of mismanaged trust royalties is settled.

Alameda County prosecutors have charged two Oakland men in connection with the killing of two teenage girls who were gunned down and left to die on an Oakland street last month.

Two teenage brothers convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the Fresno shooting deaths of two other teens were ordered Monday to serve time in prison.

Officials say a small plane flying from Santa Barbara to Mammoth Lakes has been reported missing and left the radar over Yosemite National Park.

A jury has ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District must pay $6.9 million to a fifth-grader molested by his teacher.

An unconfirmed report of a gunman on the San Jose City College campus kept students and faculty members stuck in classrooms Tuesday but no gunman was found and there were no injuries, authorities said.

Officials say Interstate 5 in far Northern California is closed after a crash involving about 60 vehicles.

More than 2,000 customers in Los Angeles and nearly 2,000 more in eastern LA County are without power as strong winds sweep across Southern California, causing downed trees and power lines.

Authorities say a body found on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast is a 23-year-old hiker from Dublin, Ohio who most likely fell from one of the island's cliffs.

A San Diego County couple has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl who was smuggled into the country and allegedly enslaved.

Police officers searching for a gang shooting suspect have shot and killed an armed man outside a Fresno apartment complex.

A former Southern California police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a law enforcement football organization that raised money for youth scholarships.

A magnitude-3.8 earthquake has struck in Humboldt County.

A proposed agreement for USC to take over the struggling Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum would give the private school control of public parking lots and an option to tear down the nearby Sports Arena.

Los Angeles County's jailed assessor is still collecting his $197,000 salary.

Authorities say they seized nearly 26 pounds of methamphetamine that was being smuggled through a rural area of San Diego County.

A Southern California doctor has been sentenced to prison for an $11 million Medicare scheme that paid kickbacks to patients recruited on Skid Row.

Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a retired corrections chief from Pennsylvania to head California's prison system as it transitions to a smaller institution with more violent prisoners.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Wednesday at 123.90, up 0.13 percent from Tuesday. Advancing issues beat decliners 41 to 39, and 59 issues were unchanged.
Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.03 to $47.55.
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) was the top dollar loser, down 81 cents to $62.55.
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Wed, Dec 19, 2012