SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego says a 43-foot war memorial cross must be removed from the top of a mountain in 90 days because it violates the separation of church and state. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said yesterday the order will be put on hold if there's an appeal. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2011 that the cross atop Mount Soledad violated the Constitution.
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) - Four suspects have been arrested in the 2012 killing of a convenience store clerk in Northern California. A Milpitas police spokesman says 67-year-old Mohammad Reza Sadeghzadeh was attacked inside a 7-Eleven in Milpitas by three hooded men with handguns. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Delmon Armstead, Jerry Coneal, Warner Travis, all 19, and 20-year-old Bianca Barrow are in custody on suspicion of murder and second-degree robbery.
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - A former Riverside County sheriff's deputy has been convicted of second-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of man in a Murrieta bar. The district attorney's office says a jury convicted 44-year-old Dayle Long today. He was a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department in December 2011, when the shooting occurred.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to launch a new daily newspaper in Los Angeles. Aaron Kushner, the CEO of Freedom Communications, told The Associated Press yesterday it will be called the Los Angeles Register. Kushner says the paper will produce seven days a week.
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