LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two young men and two teenagers have been charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the four will be arraigned today. The 24-year-old man was attacked early on July 24 as he walked to his off-campus apartment after a study group.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to veto an ordinance recently passed by the City Council that would gradually raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2017. Faulconer says the increase would hurt small businesses and prompt layoffs. The City Council approved the increase by a 6-3 vote and needs just six votes to override a veto.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco political consultant is pleading not guilty to bribery, racketeering and other charges in an indictment that also names state Sen. Leland Yee and 27 others. Keith Jackson is charged with arranging bribes for Yee and arranging a murder-for-hire of a fictitious victim set up by an FBI agent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police officers are rallying at City Hall today for a more favorable union contract. Earlier this month some 5,800 members of the LA Police Protective League rejected a tentative agreement that included $70 million in overtime pay. Union officials say officers are underpaid and face poor working conditions.
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