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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have recovered two pricey costumes and ice skates belonging to U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli. The items were stolen in a car break-in last week while Castelli and her parents visited San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports police told Castelli Wednesday they found her skates and custom skating competition dresses, each worth over $1,000.

(AP) - The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in #MeToo's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. The catalyst for the debate was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park say they're not focused on motives for the killing or suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay. A former high school classmate is charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein. On NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Gideon and Jeanne Bernstein wouldn't elaborate on previous comments the killing may have been a hate crime. Jeanne Bernstein said she wants a fair trial.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who held up many San Diego County businesses at gunpoint pleaded guilty to nine counts of robbery and one count each of identity theft and shoplifting. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Michael Garcia also admitted Wednesday a "strike" for a felony prior _ murdering his father in New Mexico in 1999 when Garcia was 17. Garcia faces up to more than 36 years in prison. Prosecutors say Garcia garnered the "Red Wig Bandit" nickname because he wore a wig of red hair in some of the crimes.

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