Monday, November 25, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is searching for an immigration deal with Congress amid his West Coast fundraising trip. He says he's willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break immigration reform into pieces. That's a different approach than the Democratic-controlled Senate, which passed a comprehensive bill. Obama is scheduled to appear at four Democratic fundraisers today in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is blocking the sale of bonds to build California's bullet train and rejected the state's funding plan, jeopardizing the future of the project. Judge Michael Kenny rejected a request today from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to sell $8 billion of the $10 billion in bonds approved by voters in 2008. He also ordered the rail authority to redo its $68 billion funding plan before continuing construction, a process that could take months or years.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Friends and family of an 85-year-old American veteran detained in North Korea have begun their fifth week of waiting, expressing hope that he will be released soon. Merrill Newman's family in California released a statement today saying they remain concerned for his well-being. The Newmans asked North Korean authorities to quickly confirm that he has received his medication.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who tried to catch a woman who jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium has been released from the hospital today. The Alameda County sheriff's office says the injured man broke the woman's fall yesterday after she plunged about 45 feet at the O.co Coliseum. The sheriff's office says the woman remains hospitalized in critical condition.