News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says his panel still plans a Monday morning hearing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been invited to attend, as well as the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers. Christine Blasey Ford initially said through a lawyer that she was willing to appear, but has since said that she first wants a full FBI investigation of her accusation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities now say they believe all suspects are accounted for after a gunfight wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and killed a suspect at an East Los Angeles park. The Sheriff's Department says deputies were fired on Wednesday night at Salazar Park after a car chase. Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the deputies were each shot once in the upper body. The wounded deputies or their colleagues fired back, killing a suspect. Another man was wounded and a third was taken into custody.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California doctors will have to tell patients if they are on probation for sexual misconduct or other wrongdoing under a new law. Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed the first-in-the-nation legislation Wednesday. Patients can already find information online about which doctors are on probation if they know where to look. The law authored by Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo will force doctors to tell patients their probation status and basic details of the terms of their probation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say they have identified three more possible victims of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women. The Orange County district attorney's office made the disclosure Wednesday involving Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley. Defense lawyers said Robicheaux and Riley deny the allegations. Robicheaux once appeared in a reality TV show called "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male."
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