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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third winter-like storm in a week is bringing rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra Nevada. Pouring rain is making for treacherous driving. Forecasters say showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day, and officials are reminding residents to drive slow, saying there's debris and flooding on the freeways.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood is suing Ohio's health director in a dispute over how it handles fetal tissue. The federal lawsuit filed today follows the state attorney general's investigation into the group's affiliates. His probe criticizes them for disposing of fetal remains in landfills. Planned Parenthood says it follows Ohio law and handles tissue disposal in line with other health care providers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Top New York officials say there's a dangerous loophole that could allow people on the terror watch list to make legal gun purchases. Sen. Charles Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo say New York should be able to do criminal background checks of people on the watch list but the federal government doesn't give states access to classified background information.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a luxury hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Police say the shooting began with a fight around early today at The Standard on Flower Street. The killer is still on the loose. It's not clear whether the victims were staying at the hotel. Details of the shooting remain sketchy.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno, California, early today. Officials say fire crews brought six people out of the boarded-up home and that four were pronounced dead at the scene. A battalion chief says investigators are expected to remain on scene throughout the day to determine what caused the fire.
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