LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators have pushed back indefinitely a decision on the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has delayed several earlier dates. But its website today listed no date for a restart ruling - only "to be determined." The plant between Los Angeles and San Diego hasn't produced power since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a jewelry store today pleaded guilty in Los Angeles for his role in an insider-trading case involving a former senior partner at accounting firm KPMG. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Bryan Shaw made over $1 million in illicit profits by trading in advance of company announcements on earnings results or mergers. In exchange, he gave former KPMG accountant Scott London bags filled with cash, along with a Rolex watch and jewelry for his wife, among other items.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new report shows more poor people have moved to the nation's suburbs, outnumbering those in urban areas. The Brookings Institution study released today says those in poverty living in suburbs jumped 67% between 2000 and 2011. But suburbs still have a smaller percentage of their population living in poverty than cities do. The LA Times said poverty shifted to the suburbs earlier in Los Angeles than nationwide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say two women were driving on 1 of Southern California's busiest freeways when 1 of them died and the other abandoned the car with her body still in it. LAPD Lt. Steven Harer tells KCAL-TV the driver panicked after her passenger, a woman in her 60s, died of an apparent overdose yesterday afternoon. The driver left the car with a body inside sitting on I-405 in the San Fernando Valley. Police eventually caught up with the driver, a woman in her 40s. Harer says she was extremely upset and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
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