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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling the murder of journalist James Foley barbaric and says the Islamic State group is a worldwide threat that must be stopped. Speaking in Los Angeles today, Boxer also has reaffirmed support for President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq. Boxer says deploying troops isn't an option.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation arose after an investigation by The Associated Press found that just over $21,000 was distributed to the children and spouses of the victims, out of more than $2 million intended for the scholarships. The bill requires the state to renew efforts to notify eligible candidates.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) is coming to California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown, less than a month after Brown visited his country. The two will address hundreds of Mexican Americans on Monday in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Brown will host a luncheon in the president's honor in Sacramento. Pena Nieto will then address the Legislature at the state Capitol.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass today. Team officials say and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. 49ers Chief Operating Officer Al Guido says they are working to determine why the sod laid in April failed to hold up after last Sunday's game.

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