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NY wants info on terror watch-lists...FBI probing mosque vandalism... 1 dead in LA hotel shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 13, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are demanding that the federal government share with New York classified watch-list information on suspected terrorists. They say it would allow the state to run proper background checks to prevent such people from buying guns legally. Schumer and Cuomo say keeping the information secret creates a dangerous "terror gap."

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI is now investigating vandalism at two Southern California mosques. Police in Hawthorne say the mosques were spray painted early Sunday and a device that looked like a hand grenade was left in the driveway of one of them. Police say both incidents are being treated as hate crimes.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting at a luxury hotel in downtown Los Angeles that killed one person and wounded three others. Authorities say the shooting began with a fight early Sunday at The Standard on Flower Street. Four people were taken to the hospital, where one died and the others are in stable condition.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third nasty storm in a week is bringing rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra Nevada. There were some power outages caused by fallen tree limbs and gusty winds delayed flights at Bay Area airports on Sunday. There were also a number of vehicle accidents due to poor road conditions. Central California also saw high winds.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents have been evacuated as a typhoon lashes the eastern Philippines, where flood- and landslide-prone communities are bracing for continued destructive winds, heavy rains and waves up to 13 feet tall. School classes and flights have been suspended. The storm is packing sustained winds of 93 mph and gusts of 115 mph.

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