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AP Top California Headlines At 6:09 a.m. PDT

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them....

Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist....

US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday....

California cross-border airport clears key hurdle
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico....

Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued....

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information....

Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state....

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday....

DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law....

Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Only two of the 15 people injured in a crash involving two firetrucks remained hospitalized Thursday, and officials said one truck must have run a red light....

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