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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Republicans are defending a string of endangered US House seats in California, but one of the toughest races involves two of their own. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is being challenged in the coastal 48th District by a one-time protégé, lawyer Scott Baugh. The younger Baugh headed the Orange County GOP for a decade and says it's time for change in Washington. But Rohrabacher calls him an unethical lobbyist with questionable conservative values. The congressman is seeking a 16th term.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Police in Southern California say an alleged robber at a fast food restaurant was shot by a customer in the drive-thru lane who fired through a window before speeding off. Santa Ana Police Commander Michael Claborn says the robbery suspect was hospitalized late Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds, but is expected to survive. Claborn says the customer witnessing the holdup fired several times at the robber, shattering the drive-thru window of Cozy Corner Drive-In.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a person suffered critical injuries and had to be extricated from under a light rail train in Los Angeles. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says rescue crews removed the unidentified person from beneath a Gold Line train in Boyle Heights late Saturday. Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo says the incident is under investigation. It's not yet clear whether the person fell or jumped onto the tracks.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco authorities say a smoky fire at a homeless encampment near an interstate forced the closure of some on- and off-ramps. Fire Department officials say nobody was hurt in the blaze early Sunday along Interstate 280 near Mariposa Street. Closures were in place as crews doused the fire that was reported around 6 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

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