News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens at a party. That's according to a late-night tweet from Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Grassley said he "just granted another extension" to Ford.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police have arrested a married 58-year-old man in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. Police say they arrested Roy Charles Waller of Benicia in the "NorCal Rapist" case. It's unclear if he has an attorney. Sacramento's Police Chief called the crimes "horrific," saying the victims were terrorized for hours at a time.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California is being criticized by his rival in the November election after a photo on social media showed Nunes next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In the photo, a man standing beside Nunes is making an A-OK sign, a gesture the Southern Poverty Law Center says is used by white supremacists. The man says only the political left sees the gesture as offensive. Nunes' campaign did not immediately respond for a request for comment.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after they were beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica police initially described the man found dead under the city's pier on Thursday as homeless. But family members tell the Los Angeles Times that 39-year-old Steven Ray Cruze Jr. lived with his parents in San Gabriel and sometimes slept outside on a hammock after fishing at night in Santa Monica.
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