WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men. Provost tells The Associated Press in an interview, "If you're a woman in law enforcement, I don't care where you're at, you're a minority." Provost joined the agency in 1995 and became its acting chief in April 2017. She took over last month as the first female chief in its 94-year history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal immigration officials say a man suspected of brutal attacks on men sleeping on Southern California beaches and streets, killing three, had been deported six times to his native El Salvador. Forty-seven-year-old Ramon Escobar was arrested Monday after an attack on a homeless man in Santa Monica. Investigators say they believe Escobar used a baseball bat and bolt cutters to batter seven men _ most of them homeless _ in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An official says workers installing ceiling panels discovered a crack in a steel beam in San Francisco's celebrated new transit terminal on Tuesday. Officials shut down the $2 billion transit terminal and diverted buses to a temporary terminal that was used during construction. The San Francisco Transbay Terminal opened in August after eight years of construction.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Proponents of a ballot measure to repeal California's recent gas tax increase say their next proposal would ensure California has a dedicated source of revenue for road and bridge projects. Conservative radio host Carl DeMaio said Tuesday that his proposed 2020 initiative would "will end the raid on our tax dollars by politicians." Michael Quigley of the California Alliance of Jobs says the 2020 initiative would take money away from health care, higher education and public safety.
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