WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate aide says Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer told the Judiciary Committee she prefers to testify next Thursday and doesn't want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the room. Attorney Debra Katz outlined five points during a call late Thursday with committee staff ahead of Ford's possible appearance. The aide was unauthorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. Ford says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected legislation that would have required California middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Brown sided with opponents of the bill who say school boards should decide how to run their schools. Supporters of the bill had cited research that says delaying school start times could result in better grades, attendance and graduation rates for schools.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. The plea averts a trial that could have sent the 53-year-old Knight to prison for life if he had been convicted of murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims _ a teenage boy and a woman _ were shot Thursday at a Jack in the Box restaurant across the street from a charter school. Both have extremity wounds and are hospitalized in stable condition. Investigators don't know yet if they were targeted.
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