LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the speed and force of a Jedi Starfighter, Los Angeles officials have cleared the way for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to build a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art just down the road from his alma mater, the University of Southern California. The City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to approve various requirements, including an environmental study, for the museum's construction to begin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law aimed at countering what officials claim is deceptive advertising by some pregnancy clinics opposed to abortion. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the 2011 ordinance is constitutional.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California state health officials say 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a law made such an option legal. The first report on the law that went into effect June 9, 2016, says 191 people received prescriptions for drugs after being diagnosed with having less than six months to live. Of those who died, 87 percent were 60 years old or older. Doctor-assisted deaths are also legal in Colorado, Montana, Vermont, Washington state and Washington D.C.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Settlement talks have broken down in a dispute between two pop-culture conventions that use the name comic con. The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con say they and the organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con are asking a judge to decide the contest over naming rights.
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