WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says the Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about a visual approach because automatic landing aids were out of service. Pilot Lee Kang Kuk said he told his instructors about his concerns in the flight's planning stages. He told investigators that as he realized his approach was off, he was worried he might "fail his flight and would be embarrassed."
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Sonoma County sheriff's officials say a preliminary review shows a deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez did not violate department procedure governing the use of deadly force. Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo Duenas says the review was based on an initial briefing by Santa Rosa police, who are looking into whether criminal charges are warranted against Erick Gelhaus.
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Police say eight people were injured, one seriously, when an SUV plowed into a Starbucks store in Folsom. Police tell KCRA-TV the driver had parked and was trying to adjust the position of her SUV when she accelerated, sending the vehicle around barriers and into the store. Police say the driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was not on a cellphone.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Fresno paralegal of the first-degree murder and felony mutilation of a Bulldog gang associate. The Fresno Bee reports that 55-year-old Brian Waldron shouted "Go Bulldogs. Right On!" yesterday after the jury's decision. Prosecutors say Waldron beat 21-year-old Jonathan Taylor with a metal pipe, dismembered the body with a saw and buried it.
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