News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. PDT
HURON, Calif. (AP) - A Democratic businessman trying to win a U.S. House seat is blaming a three-term Republican congressman for failing to bring money to a California farming region struggling with poverty. Democrat T.J. Cox has made the lack of affordable medical care a signature issue in his run against U.S. Rep. David Valadao. Democrats have a big voter-registration advantage but Valadao easily won re-election two years ago with the third-lowest vote count of any member of Congress.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of Southern California says it will pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist. But lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor's behavior. The school said Friday that the tentative settlement will provide compensation ranging from $2,500 up to $250,000 to women who say Dr. George Tyndall abused them between 1988 and 2016.
DENVER (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in California and other Western states. Trump signed a memorandum Friday aimed at helping the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project in California, the Klamath Irrigation Project in Oregon and the federal Columbia River system in the Pacific Northwest.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in good spirits.
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