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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched late Tuesday from California in an operational test of the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, the U.S. Air Force said. The six-hour launch window opens at 11:25 p.m.

NEW AT 4:30 P.M.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who say they are badly needed to ensure sexual misconduct and other misbehavior can be reported without fear of retaliation. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley spent almost $4 million on security for a month of free speech events last year when the famously liberal campus became a flashpoint for country's political divisions. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 500 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's campaign watchdog announced Monday that it is fining a former public utilities commissioner $32,500 for failing to disclose that she was lobbying her former colleagues on behalf of ride-hailing and water companies. The Fair Political Practices Commission announced the settlement with Susan Kennedy, who previously held top jobs with both Democratic governor Gray Davis and Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. By Don Thompson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — A representative for John Mahoney says the actor known playing the cranky dad on "Frasier" has died. He was 77. Mahoney's longtime manager, Paul Martino, said Monday that Mahoney died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization. The cause of death was not immediately announced. By Lynn Elber. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


FRESNO, Calif. — Snoop Dogg has posted his support for a girl who says she was kicked off her high school basketball team for retweeting him. UPCOMING: 200 words, photo by 5 p.m.



SAN FRANCISCO — A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of deceit, betrayal, espionage and a high-tech heist that tore apart one-time allies. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 623 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.




LOS ANGELES — Detectives hope the latest round of renewed interest in the mysterious 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood will bring forward new witnesses who can provide the information needed to determine if the case was a crime or tragic accident. If not, it may be the end of the investigation, a Los Angeles County sheriff's official said Monday. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 335 words, photos, audio. UPCOMING: New approach, video by 3p.m. .


SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 344 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.




— MULTIPLE VEHICLE CRASH — A dump truck plowed through a California intersection Monday, slamming into a number of other vehicles that caught fire and sent six people to hospitals, authorities said. No fatalities were immediately reported.



LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say deputies fatally shot a 16-year-old boy they believed to be armed during a foot chase. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — California-based SpaceX is bucking decades of launch tradition for the first test flight of its new megarocket. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 680 words, photos.


HESPERIA, Calif. — A Southern California man drowned when he jumped into an aqueduct to save his 9-year-old son after the boy crashed his bike and fell in the rushing water, authorities said Monday. SENT: 213 words.


— 102ND BIRTHDAY-ZIP LINE — A California man celebrated his 102nd birthday by setting the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to ride a zip line.

— PLANE ON HIGHWAY — Authorities say nobody was hurt when a small plane landed on a Southern California highway after experiencing engine trouble.

— THREE KILLED — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a body has been found inside a pickup truck that belonged to a man suspected of killing a family of three in their Palmdale-area home.



SAN JOSE, Calif. — Broadcom boosted its bid for Qualcomm to more than $121 billion in cash and stock Monday in what would be the largest tech deal in history. Broadcom Ltd. said that its "best and final offer" of $82 per Qualcomm share includes $60 in cash and the rest in Broadcom shares. SENT: 304 words, photo.


— WELLS FARGO-FEDERAL RESERVE — Wells Fargo is under severe pressure ahead of the first day of trading since the Federal Reserve said it would freeze growth at the bank following a series of scandals. Photo.

— ALPHABET EXECUTIVE-MIT — A longtime Google executive is taking on a new role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Photo.

— CONTINENTA-NVIDIA — Software maker NVIDIA and German auto parts supplier Continental are teaming to build a self-driving vehicle system that will hit the market in 2021.



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Academy Awards contenders are getting together for lunch while they're all still winners. The film academy is hosting its annual Oscar nominees' luncheon Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where nominated writer-directors Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig and Guillermo del Toro are among the expected guests. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from afternoon event.


— OSCARS-NOMINEES LUNCHEON-COMMON — Common is looking so dapper Monday at the annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills you can hardly tell he's trying to hide a black eye. Photos.



NEW YORK — Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 795 words, photo.


There's a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with college football recruiting this time of year. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. SENT: 827 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — No. 8 UCLA visits Southern California in the rivals' second meeting in three days. The Bruins won the first game in Westwood. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings host the Chicago Bulls. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. PST


LOS ANGELES — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks visit the Los Angeles Clippers. Nowitzki is six minutes away from becoming the sixth player in NBA history to log 50,000 career minutes. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


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