1 killed in wrong-way Southern California freeway wreck

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — One person was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash after a pickup truck driver fleeing police sped the wrong way on a Southern California freeway. KABC-TV reports the pickup driver entered Interstate 210 Monday afternoon, heading westbound in the eastbound lanes until the violent head-on crash in the city of Claremont in eastern Los Angeles County. A KABC helicopter showed the pickup …

Schwarzenegger Slams Trump Over Plan to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling: ‘If You Want to Drill, Do it Off Mar-a-Lago’

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday blasted President Trump’s move to allow increased offshore drilling, saying he ought to drill in the waters off his Palm Beach resort rather than California. “Don’t touch California. If you want to drill, do it off Mar-a-Lago,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. “Or better yet, look to the future, follow CA’s lead & go green and we can all breathe easier. The US’s largest economy is nearly …

Oregon woman sentenced in Alaska tribal embezzlement case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 64-year-old Oregon woman was sentenced Monday in a federal embezzlement case that accused her of stealing nearly $300,000 from an Alaska tribal organization. Federal prosecutors say Delia Commander of The Dalles, Oregon, will serve 18 months after pleading guilty to one count of embezzlement from an Indian tribal organization in connection with the theft at the Skagway Traditional Council. Commander, who was charged last year, …

DUI Driver Sentenced 15 Years to Life After Killing Mother of 3 in Head-On Collision in Mission Viejo

A man who was driving drunk and got into a head-on collision that killed a mother of three four years ago has been sentenced 15 years to life in prison, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. The convicted DUI driver, 51-year-old William Joseph Carroll of Mission Viejo, was found guilty of one count of felony second degree murder by a jury in November. He was driving while drunk …

Slumping Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seeking change amid midseason struggles, the Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday after a slide that left a team with designs on challenging the NBA’s best in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. It was a surprising end to Kidd’s three-plus-season tenure in Milwaukee, during which the Bucks made the playoffs twice, exiting in the first round each time. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned into an All-Star …

Man who says wife died on Graceland trip changes story

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who told authorities that his wife died on a trip to Elvis Presley’s Graceland and he turned her body over to emergency responders, now says he put her body in the Tennessee River after she died of natural causes, police said Monday. Police in Hartville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Akron, said 72-year-old Philip Snider had previously told them that Roberta …