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UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation....

Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers
A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:...

Judge orders psych exam for young wildfire suspect
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A girl suspected of starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California in May was ordered Wednesday to be psychologically evaluated to determine if she is fit to stand trial....

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees....

Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn't directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives....

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering....

5 California Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...

Overhaul approved for troubled California refinery
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron's troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company agreed to safety and piping upgrades and greater community investment, a newspaper reported....

Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case
NEW YORK (AP) -- He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills....

Divers find wreckage of World War II-era plane
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- A father and son said they've found the wreckage of a World War II-era fighter plane that crashed in Lake Huron during a training exercise 70 years ago....

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