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LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries....

Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms....

Nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken....

Gang chief, international fugitive among dozens paroled
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A former prison gang kingpin and a black revolutionary-turned-international fugitive are among 74 inmates who owe their freedom to a year-old California policy of granting parole for convicts who are deemed too old to commit new crimes....

Unusual amount of cheating suspected at Stanford University
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- An unusually high number of students at Stanford University are suspected of cheating during the most recent term, putting faculty members and administrators of the prestigious institution on alert....

In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals
NEW YORK (AP) -- From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms....

Man rescued after falling 200 feet off California sea cliff
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say they rescued a man who fell 200 feet down a seaside cliff in Central California, sustaining injuries....

Settlement figures disclosed in California teen suicide suit
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Five parties have paid a combined $875,000 to settle their part of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a Silicon Valley teen who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2012, according to recently filed court records....

Gift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The wife of Donald Sterling sought revenge Friday against a woman whose recording cost her husband ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers by playing audio that showed the billionaire showered her with millions of dollars in gifts....

Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled....

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