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SUV driven into bay in apparent suicide attempt

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a man drove off a dock at the San Diego Yacht Club in an apparent suicide attempt.

When police arrived at the scene early Monday, they found an Acura SUV about 40 feet from the dock, submerged in 25 feet of water.

Harbor Police Sgt. Todd Rakos says a soaking wet man standing on the dock initially denied being the driver of the car.

After admitting he had been behind the wheel, the unidentified man said he had been depressed and drove into the bay to kill himself.

U-T San Diego reports the man was taken to a county mental health facility on a 72-hour hold.

Police reported minor damage to the dock.

The SUV, which was towed from San Diego Bay, was a total loss.


Captain arrested after boat runs aground in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The captain of a sailboat has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach.

City News Service reports the boat hit the beach between the Venice and Santa Monica piers shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Los Angeles police officers arrived first and helped four people get from the boat to the shore.

Sheriff's Sgt. G. Montoya says the captain was arrested on suspicion of driving a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The captain's name was not released.

The sailboat was left along the surf line until arrangements could be made to have it removed.


Jet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked.

American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was hurt.

Flaningan says the Boeing 757 took off Monday afternoon but within minutes the pilot noticed a windshield crack. Flaningan says authorities are trying to determine what caused the crack and that there's no preliminary indication of a bird strike.

He says the jet carrying 184 passengers and a five-person crew returned to Los Angeles. Passengers boarded another American jet and were on their way about 90 minutes later.

Flaningan says the windshield-damaged jet was taken out of service for repairs.


Boy, 7, injured at home-built firing range

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - El Dorado County sheriff's detectives are investigating how a 7-year-old boy was injured while shooting at his family's home-built gun range.

The Sacramento Bee reports the boy was flown to a hospital for treatment after the incident Saturday in the Georgetown area.

In a statement Monday, sheriff's officials said the boy, with the help of his father, was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber youth rifle while another adult was also firing nearby.

The statement said as family members looked on, the 7-year-old grabbed his chest in pain. The father found a small hole in the child's t-shirt and found the boy was bleeding from the chest.

The boy's condition was not known early Tuesday.


Fire chars 100 square miles of Klamath Forest

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire sparked by lightning has burned 100 square miles of dry brush and timber in the Klamath National Forest near Happy Camp.

The U.S. Forest Service says crews are working to keep flames away from homes in the communities of Seaid Valley and Hamburg. No structures have burned.

The fire that began Aug. 11 was 15 percent contained late Sunday. Officials say while the blaze was very active on Sunday there was no significant growth.

The fire is burning along Highway 96, which remained open with traffic control measures in place.

Happy Camp is just south of the Oregon border.


Los Angeles deputy has minor injuries after crash

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy involved in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale was treated for minor injuries.

Lt. Rick Martinez tells City News Service that the female deputy remains hospitalized early Tuesday for observation.

The crash happened early Monday as the deputy was returning to the Palmdale station after taking an inmate to a regional detention facility.

Sgt. David Sauer said the deputy, whose name was not released, was trapped in the patrol car and was taken to a hospital after she was freed.

The California Highway Patrol temporarily shut down the freeway at the Santiago Road off-ramp during the rescue.

The cause of the rollover accident remains under investigation.

No other injuries were reported.


Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.

Brown was sentenced to time served on Tuesday. He had been in jail for two days in the case.

He had been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October after the scuffle outside the W hotel. The victim in the case says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph Brown was taking with two women.

Brown had previously acknowledged to a judge in Los Angeles that he had violated probation by committing a crime in Washington. He had been on probation for a 2009 attack on the singer Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.


Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to their Facebook accounts automatically disclosed everything they were watching with a potentially wide-reaching range of people. The company believes the open-ended approach discouraged most Netflix subscribers from connecting their accounts with their Facebook profiles.

The automatic disclosures will end Tuesday as Netflix Inc. embraces a new system that empowers subscribers to select which friends will receive their video recommendations. A menu of friends culled from Facebook will appear after Netflix subscribers finish watching a video if they have turned on the sharing feature.

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