News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid has been arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities. A person familiar with the matter tells the Associated Press that former U.S. Marine Christopher Ahn was arrested and charged Friday. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The specific charges against Ahn were not immediately clear.
HOUSTON (AP) - Immigrant advocates say the Trump administration is fueling the perception of a crisis by leaving detention centers empty. That's as the president warns that Central Americans are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet, the administration has stopped using one of three family detention centers to hold parents and children, and has left almost 2,000 beds empty at the other two.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Parents who starved 12 of their children and kept some shackled to beds in their California home have been sentenced to up to life in prison. The conditions inside David and Louise Turpin's home southeast of Los Angeles came to light after their 17-year-old daughter escaped and called 911 in January 2018. The parents pleaded guilty to torture, cruelty and false imprisonment. They were sentenced Friday and could get parole after 25 years.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla wants to cut its board from 11 directors to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will make the group more nimble. The Elon Musk-led car maker says the four directors who would leave the board are not doing so because of any disagreements with the company. Tesla disclosed the changes in regulatory filings Friday. Directors Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice plan to step down at a shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California, in June.
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