News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - As questions surround Facebook's plans to create a digital currency, Congress is opening two days of hearings on the heels of criticism from President Donald Trump. Federal officials have expressed concerns the digital currency Libra could be used for money laundering and terrorism financing. Facebook executive David Marcus says in testimony prepared for Tuesday that Libra "is about developing a safe, secure and low-cost way for people to move money efficiently around the world."
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) - The woman who went missing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains after she says she was confronted by a man with a knife spoke about being reunited with her family. Sheryl Powell described the man as a burley, bald "big guy" with tanned skin during an appearance Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. She says she was told to do what he said and he would refrain from using the knife on her and her dog. Powell ran away from him on Friday and was found on Monday.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - President Donald Trump's pledge to deport millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally could be an impossible task. Gregory Archambeault, ICE director of field operations in San Diego, says staking out targets can be a time-consuming process. ICE officials say operations that track down convicted criminals have about a 30% success rate. ICE acting Director Matthew Albence says ICE operations against families have proved even less successful.
LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) - Crews have resumed moving radioactive waste into ground storage at the now-closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Southern California, nearly a year after a 50-ton canister got stuck. The San Diego Union-Tribune says workers began moving a canister Monday afternoon from a building where it had sat since August.
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