News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A jury has been selected to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. Five Marines and two Navy members were chosen Tuesday for the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. He says disgruntled platoon mates fabricated the charges.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down on fraudulent exemptions issued by sympathetic doctors. California is eyeing the changes as the nation grapples with the highest number of measles cases in decades and as efforts to strengthen requirements draw emotional reactions.
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash between a vehicle and a bicycle that left the bicyclist with major injuries on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe. The patrol initially reported the bicyclist had been killed after being struck at about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday north of Tahoe City. But California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Billings told the Sierra Sun the crash has not been confirmed as a fatal accident.
(AP) - Suicides in the nation's jails are raising questions about how mentally ill inmates are treated. An AP/Capital News Service review of lawsuits finds many jails aren't taking necessary steps that could avoid tragedies. Some criminal justice experts say many deaths behind bars could be prevented, but the head of a sheriffs' group says that's wrong and jails are being unfairly pressured to take on jobs they're not prepared to handle.
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