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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. PST

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors started deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a hapless homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a sick game.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Robert Gallinat scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Pacific used a strong first half to beat Air Force 83-71 to give the Tigers their first win of the season. Miles Reynolds scored 11 of his 16 points from the free-throw line, Jack Williams scored 13, Anthony Townes 11 and Jahlil Tripp had 10 rebounds for Pacific (1-3).

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who was found on fire in San Diego is a former prisoner of North Korea who was freed with the help of former President Jimmy Carter. Police on Tuesday said the death of Aijalon Gomes (EYE-jah-lahn GOHMS) appears to be either an accident or suicide. The case remains under investigation. Gomes was found burning in a field late Friday.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is continuing to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China. In a series of tweets Wednesday on the first day of his Thanksgiving vacation, Trump called LaVar Ball an "ungrateful fool." Trump is complaining the father of LiAngelo Ball hasn't given him credit for the release of his son and two other UCLA basketball players from detention in China.

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