News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. PDT
BOSTON (AP) - A Los Angeles man has pleaded not guilty to making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe. Robert Chain made his first appearance in Boston's federal court Monday. Chain was arrested last month in California and indicted by a federal grand jury last week. Prosecutors say Chain was upset because the editorial board of the Globe led a nationwide campaign to condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on the press.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has released a TV ad aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before the midterm elections. The narrator of the 30-second spot by Ammar Campa-Najjar's campaign that started airing Monday says the Democrat will put "country over party." Hunter and his wife have pleaded not guilty to charges involving the misuse of more than $250,000 in campaign funds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump are going to court to urge a judge to toss porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money deal after their alleged affair. Trump's lawyers are expected to argue in a Los Angeles federal court Monday that the agreement and $130,000 payout was not valid and they won't carry out threats to sue her for breaking it.
(AP) - A newly formed political action committee is targeting politicians it says have acted against the interests of women. The Enough is Enough Voter Project is raising money to oppose candidates in this year's midterms, all Republicans. It will target candidates who have been accused of sexual misconduct or have a poor voting record on issues related to harassment or violence. Some of the targeted candidates call the effort partisan and hypocritical.
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