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A kite surfer was rescued after using rocks to spell out the word 鈥淗ELP鈥 when he became stranded on a Northern California beach last weekend. Cal Fire says the kite surfer got stuck Sunday on a narrow beach at the base of towering bluffs with the tide coming in. His 鈥淗ELP鈥 sign was spotted by a private helicopter and authorities were alerted. A rescue helicopter hoisted the kite surfer to the top of the cliff and he did not need medical attention. The area about 65 miles south of San Francisco is described as somewhat remote, with beaches that are notorious for strong winds, rip currents and cold water.

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California Gov. Gavin 鉴黄师appom wants to back out of a deal he made last year to pay doctors more money to treat Medicaid patients. It's part of his plan to cover an estimated $45 billion budget deficit this year. But 鉴黄师appom might not have a choice. Doctors have placed a measure on the November ballot that could force California to pay them more to treat Medicaid patients. It's the latest example of budgeting by the ballot box in California. The 鉴黄师appom administration has had conversations with stakeholders about potentially pulling this measure from the ballot. The deadline to do so would be June 27.

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Police have thwarted attempts by pro-Palestinian demonstrators to set up a new encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previous camps at UCLA were cleared after an attack by counterprotesters this spring. The university says 27 people were arrested late Monday. Police say they repeatedly tried to set up tents, canopies and barriers in various locations, disrupting final exams and causing damage. They were cited for willful disruption of university operations, and one for interfering with a police officer. Similar demonstrations on campuses across the U.S. and in Europe have called for an end to support for Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza.

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A federal appeals court has upheld California鈥檚 ban on gun shows at county fairs and other public properties, deciding the laws do not violate the rights of firearm sellers or buyers. The 3-0 decision Tuesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a federal judge鈥檚 ruling in October that blocked the laws. That judge said lawful gun sales involve commercial speech protected by the First Amendment. But the appeals court decided the laws prohibit only sales agreements on public property 鈥 not discussions, advertisements or other speech about firearms. The decision will be appealed.

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Mexican authorities are using a simple but harsh tactic to deal with migrants trying to get to the U.S. They're wearing them out until they give up. Mexico is driven by mounting pressure from the U.S. to block millions of people headed north. But the country doesn't have the funds to deport migrants. So instead migrants are churning in limbo in Mexico. Authorities round them up across the country and dump them in southern Mexican cities of Villahermosa and Tapachula. Some migrants have been punted back as many as six times. A psychologist at the only migrant shelter in Villahermosa says, 鈥淢exico is the wall.鈥

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Inspired by her beloved dog, Jennifer Aniston will soon become a children鈥檚 author. The 鈥淔riends鈥 star has a four-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers and animation studio Invisible Studio for a series of works featuring the animated dog Clydeo, based on the actor鈥檚 own rescue pet, Clyde. The first book, 鈥淐lydeo Takes a Bite Out of Life,鈥 with illustrations by Bruno Jacob, is scheduled for release on Oct. 1. Clydeo is already a favorite on social media, with more than 100 million views across platforms since Aniston first posted about him on Instagram in 2021.

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A bill to allow local advisory boards to keep COVID remote meeting rules has failed in the Legislature. The debate centered over making it easier for board members to participate or giving Californians the chance to address public officials face to face. Supporters included Disability Rights California and groups representing local governments. They said the state has a responsibility to allow more people to participate on boards and commissions. But press and government transparency advocates saw the bill鈥檚 failure as a 鈥渃ritical victory for open government.鈥 First Amendment Coalition advocacy director Ginny LaRoe said videoconferencing is already available under a variety of circumstances and shouldn't be the only option to keep tabs on government.

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In the Philippines, where colonial rule under Spain and later the United States endured for nearly four centuries, June 12 is the real Independence Day. It marks the pivotal moment when the island nation first made a bold move for autonomy. The revelry Wednesday surrounding Philippine Independence Day stretches far beyond the Southeast Asia archipelago. Millions of Filipinos across the U.S., Europe, Australia and around the world will be able to find gatherings close to home. The occasion鈥檚 growing reach and inclusive ethos demonstrate how much the Filipino diaspora has asserted cultural pride and flourished around the globe.

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The Rev. James Lawson Jr. has died. He was 95. His family said Monday that Lawson died peacefully on Sunday. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called Lawson 鈥渢he leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.鈥 Lawson and King were both 28 years old when they bonded over the ideas of Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi. Lawson schooled civil rights activists to withstand brutal treatment from white authorities. He shaped the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to organize the sit-in movement, and he organized the sanitation workers strike that brought King to Memphis. Lawson said decades after King鈥檚 assassination that he was still anxious and frustrated because their work remains unfinished.

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A Southern California socialite has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago. A Los Angeles jury in February convicted her of murder. Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally struck 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob while speeding. The deadly crash occurred on the evening of Sept. 29, 2020, in Westlake Village in western LA County.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, announced 17 people elected to its board of governors Monday. The 2024-2025 board of governors include both-first timers, like director Patricia Cardoso, and veterans like Rita Wilson, Warner Bros. co-chair and CEO Pam Abdy and composer Lesley Barber. Those elected to the board for the first time include production designer K.K. Barrett and producer Jennifer Fox. All will join the likes of Ava DuVernay, Lou Diamond Phillips, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Reitman, Ruth E. Carter and Jason Blum on the 55-person board representing the organization鈥檚 19 branches.

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Paul Mescal, Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino are getting awards at the annual Academy Museum Gala in October. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced the three honorees and the gala's starry host committee Monday. The event is only in its fourth year but has established itself as a reliably impressive gathering of the biggest stars in entertainment. This year鈥檚 co-chairs include Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek Pinault, Eva Longoria and Tyler Perry. The event, set for Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, functions as a fundraiser for the museum, including its exhibitions, education initiatives and public programming.

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The former home of the late Ursula K. Le Guin is being readied to become a base for contemporary authors. Literary Arts announced Monday that Le Guin鈥檚 family had donated their three-story house to the Portland, Oregon-based community nonprofit for what will become the Ursula K. Le Guin Writers Residency. Le Guin was a Berkeley, California, native who in her early 30s moved to Portland with her husband. Le Guin wrote such classics as 鈥淭he Left Hand of Darkness鈥 and 鈥淭he Dispossessed鈥 in a studio on the second floor. She died in 2018 at age 88.

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Authorities are investigating a large brawl at a popular Northern California lake that left one person shot to death and two others hospitalized with serious stab wounds. Emergency personnel responded Saturday following reports that a fight had gotten out of hand at Lake Berryessa north of San Francisco. A Napa County sheriff鈥檚 spokesperson says one of the stabbing victims has been released, while the other remains hospitalized. That person was arrested in connection with the shooting, but authorities declined to identify him before he鈥檚 booked this week. An unknown number of people sought treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening.

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Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Hollywood for the LA Pride Parade, one of the biggest events during a month of celebrations honoring the LGBTQ+ community in and around Los Angeles. Rainbow flags ruled the day as revelers cheered Sunday's lively procession that featured 鈥淪tar Trek鈥 star and activist George Takei as the Icon Grand Marshal. On Saturday night, Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin headlined a concert dubbed Pride in the Park at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Other events scheduled for Pride Month include celebrations at Dodger Stadium and Universal Studios Hollywood.

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More sweltering heat appears to be headed to parts of Arizona and Nevada this week. The National Weather Service said Sunday that an excessive heat watch is in effect Tuesday through Thursday for the Phoenix metro area plus other portions of south-central and northwest Arizona. Temperatures could reach 111 degrees Fahrenheit or higher during that span. Last Thursday, Phoenix hit 110 degrees for the first time this year with a record-setting high of 113 degrees. Dangerously hot conditions are being forecast for central Las Vegas with highs ranging from 108 degrees Tuesday and 111 degrees Wednesday.

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Howard University is cutting ties to Sean 鈥淒iddy鈥 Combs, rescinding an honorary degree that was awarded to him and disbanding a scholarship program in his name. The decision Friday follows a recently released 2016 video that appeared to show him attacking singer Cassie. A statement released on behalf of the Board of Trustees says the behavior shown in the video is 鈥渋ncompatible鈥 with the university's core values. It adds that Combs was deemed 鈥渘o longer worthy鈥 to hold the honor. An email seeking comment was sent to a Combs鈥 spokesperson by The Associated Press on Saturday. Diddy apologized last month for his actions shown in the video.

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California officials say a suspect who was being held on charges connected to a 2022 mass shooting in the state capital has died in his cell. The Sacramento County Sheriff鈥檚 Office says the 29-year-old male inmate died at the Sacramento County Main Jail around 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Public defender Norman Dawson identified the man as Smiley Martin, his client who was awaiting trial on three felony charges stemming from an April 3, 2022, shooting in Sacramento that killed six people and wounded 12 others. The sheriff's office says deputies were conducting a cell check and found an unresponsive inmate. The deputies and then fire department personnel attempted life-saving procedures but he was pronounced dead. The Sacramento County Coroner鈥檚 Office will determine the cause of death.

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Police in Los Angeles say a shooting near a college killed a man and wounded four other people. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says authorities responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. Friday that shots were fired in Compton. When authorities arrived, they saw about 100 people leaving a home and headed inside to find a man had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other four victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. KCAL-TV reports deputies say the shooting happened near Compton College but was not connected to the school. There was no information immediately available about a suspect.

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The weeklong heat wave that baked most of the U.S. Southwest in temperatures well into triple digits is on its last legs, but forecasters are still urging people to be cautious. A slight easing of temperatures is expected through the weekend, with Phoenix and Las Vegas falling short of besting any new records. An excessive heat warning continues through Saturday in Las Vegas, where it's never been hotter this time of year. It was a record-high 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas on Friday, 113 degrees F in Phoenix and 100 degrees F in Albuquerque. Even in Florida, forecasters say heat indices have been topping triple digits and records were expected to fall for some cities in the central part of that state.

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Las Vegas has set a new record high for the second day in a row and Albuquerque tied its high mark. But forecasters say the weeklong heat wave that baked most of the U.S. Southwest earlier than usual in temperatures well into triple digits is on its last legs. Slightly cooler weather is expected through the weekend. The National Weather Service warns it will be short-lived relief before unseasonably hot weather returns next week. Excessive heat warnings expired Friday evening across most of the Southwest, but continue through Saturday in Las Vegas, where its never been hotter this time of year. It was a record-high 110 degrees in Las Vegas on Friday, 113 in Phoenix and 100 in Albuquerque.

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Dick Van Dyke has won a historic Daytime Emmy at age 98. The actor was honored as guest performer in a daytime drama series for his part as an amnesiac on Peacock's 鈥淒ays of Our Lives.鈥 He is the oldest Daytime Emmy winner. 鈥淕eneral Hospital鈥 earned four trophies, including for best daytime series, writing and directing. Thorsten Kaye of 鈥淭he Bold and the Beautiful鈥 won lead actor honors. Michelle Stafford of 鈥淭he Young and the Restless鈥 won as lead actress. Robert Gossett of 鈥淕eneral Hospital鈥 and Courtney Hope of 鈥淭he Young and the Restless鈥 won supporting acting honors at the 51st annual show.

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Harvey Weinstein's lawyers argue he didn't get a fair trial in Los Angeles when he was convicted of rape and sexual assault in 2022. The brief filed Friday with California鈥檚 Second District Court of Appeal comes six weeks after Weinstein's similar conviction in New York was overturned on appeal. His lawyers argue in the LA case that the judge was wrong to exclude evidence that the Italian model and actor that Weinstein was convicted of raping was in a sexual relationship with the director of a film festival. It also argues that the judge was wrong to allow jurors to know about Weinstein's New York conviction.

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A state judge has ordered academic workers at the University of California to temporarily halt their weekslong strike over the war in Gaza. An Orange County judge issued the emergency restraining order on Friday after UC officials argued the ongoing strike would cause irreversible harm as students are nearing finals. United Auto Workers Local 4811 represents 48,000 graduate students who work as teaching assistants, researchers and other academic employees on the 10-campus UC system. The union started its strike May 20 to protest campus treatment of members who participated in pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

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The former Los Angeles police detective who was convicted of lying on the witness stand in the O.J. Simpson trial three decades ago is now barred from law enforcement. That's due to a California police reform law meant to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias. Mark Fuhrman is now 72 and he retired from the LAPD in the 1990s. Fuhrman, who is white, was one of the first two police detectives sent to investigate the 1994 killings of Simpson鈥檚 ex-wife and her friend. Fuhrman was charged with perjury and pleaded no contest in 1996. He declined to comment Friday.

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Los Angeles hospitals are closing maternity wards at a faster pace than the region's declining birth rates. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital is fighting the trend, but leaders say the nonprofit's program is at risk. Last year, the hospital ran a $42 million deficit. MLK鈥檚 chief executive Dr. Elaine Batchlor said a recent $20 million grant from Los Angeles County will keep it open until next summer, but it won鈥檛 fix the primary funding problem: Medi-Cal doesn鈥檛 pay hospitals and doctors enough to keep up. Lawmakers approved a rate increase that went into effect in January, but the state鈥檚 multibillion-dollar deficit makes further raises unlikely.

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Records have tumbled across the Southwest United States as temperatures soared past 110 degrees in parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. At a campaign rally for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Phoenix, 11 people fell ill from heat exhaustion Thursday afternoon and were taken to the hospital. All were treated and later released. The National Weather Service says the Southwest's first heat wave of the year is expected to keep a grip on the region for at least another day. New record highs Thursday included 113 in Phoenix and 111 in Las Vegas. Death Valley National Park set a new daily high of 122.

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A California Supreme Court ruling will allow the University of California to build new student housing at Berkeley鈥檚 historic People鈥檚 Park. The court on Thursday has ruled that a new law enacted last year invalidates the claims by two local organizations that sued the school, saying that more students living in downtown Berkeley would add noise pollution to an already dense area. The project set off years of protests over the landmark that is a touchstone of counterculture.

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Ahead of Pat Sajak鈥檚 final episode as the host of 鈥淲heel of Fortune,鈥 Vanna White paid an emotional tribute to her co-host of four decades. On Thursday鈥檚 episode of the game show, White honored Sajak鈥檚 work and their friendship with a video segment that featured clips and photos tracing their collaboration from the 1980s to the present. She called him 鈥渓ike a brother鈥 and a 鈥渢rue lifelong friend,鈥 adding that their personal friendship has meant even more than their professional collaboration. Sajak's final episode will air Friday. White is staying on as co-host, with Ryan Seacrest taking over from Sajak.

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A judge has dismissed several criminal charges against Paul Pelosi's attacker in state court. The judge ruled on Thursday following the defense鈥檚 argument of double jeopardy. David DePape was federally convicted in the 2022 attack inside the couple's San Francisco home. He now no longer faces counts of attempted murder, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. DePape still faces charges of of false imprisonment, residential burglary, threatening a family member of a public official, attempting to sway a witness and aggravated kidnapping. He has pleaded not guilty. DePape was convicted last month and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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A woman found dead last year in a mountain community was the victim of the first documented fatal black bear attack on a human in California. The death occurred in the Sierra Nevada town of Downieville. Sierra County sheriff's deputies making a welfare check in November found bear signs and the remains of 71-year-old Patrice Miller in a house. KCRA-TV reported Wednesday that Sheriff Mike Fisher said it initially appeared Miller had died of other causes. But the autopsy determined she was killed by the bear. A bear trapped on the property was euthanized and DNA testing found it was responsible.

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California is hailed as a national leader for voting access, but visually impaired voters and their advocates say they still face unnecessary barriers. They argue that people should be able to return ballots electronically. Disability advocates are asking a federal judge to compel Secretary of State Shirley Weber鈥檚 office to allow voters who have difficulty using printed materials to return their ballots via fax in the November election. Weber鈥檚 office declined to speak about the lawsuit, but opposed a 2022 bill that sought to let voters return ballots electronically. Weber cited security concerns including the threat of cyber attacks. The case is set to be heard this month in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

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The Southern Baptist Convention is preparing to vote on a proposed constitutional ban on churches with women pastors. The vote will take place at the annual meeting of the nation's largest Protestant denomination June 11-12 in Indianapolis. The denomination's statement of faith says the office of pastor is reserved for men. However, that statement is non-binding. By some estimates, the proposal could affect hundreds of churches with women as either lead or associate pastors. The denomination can't tell its independent churches what to do, but it can boot them out. Even without a formal ban last year, it ousted one of its largest congregations, Saddleback Church of California, for having women pastors.

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The season鈥檚 first heat wave is already baking the Southwestern U.S. with triple-digit temperatures as Phoenix firefighters employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives. Maricopa County saw 645 heat-related deaths last year. Starting this season, the Phoenix Fire Department is immersing heatstroke victims in ice on the way to area hospitals. The hospitals have also recently begun adopting the technique as a go-to protocol. The medical technique is known as cold-water immersion. Experts say it can dramatically lower body temperature in minutes. The mercury reached 108 in Phoenix and Las Vegas on Wednesday. Record-highs topping 110 are forecast in both cities on Thursday.

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A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to making 20 false reports of bombs and shootings around the U.S. and in Canada has been sentenced to three years in prison. The U.S. Attorney鈥檚 Office in the Western District of Washington says Ashton Connor Garcia of Bremerton was sentenced Tuesday. Garcia pleaded guilty in January to two counts of extortion and two counts of threats and hoaxes regarding explosives. Garcia made the calls in 2022 and 2023. He admitted as part of the plea deal that he intended the calls to cause the deployment of SWAT teams and other police to the targeted locations.

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World War II veterans from across the United States as well as Britain and Canada are in Normandy this week to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings that helped lead to Hitler鈥檚 defeat. Few witnesses remain who remember the storied Allied assault, history鈥檚 biggest amphibious invasion. The Associated Press is speaking to veterans about their role in freeing France and Europe from the Nazi grip, and what message they want to share with younger generations. They include people like a 101-year-old California man known as Papa Jake who has a huge TikTok following.

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A state audit has found lax oversight by California鈥檚 transportation agency contributed to a destructive blaze that consumed a vital section of a Los Angeles freeway used by hundreds of thousands of commuters. The report released last Thursday says Caltrans conducted its required annual inspections of lots under Interstate 10 only five times in 15 years and failed to fully document those inspections. When it discovered problems, the agency failed to act. The report says flammable materials were being illegally stored on the land under the freeway, which Caltrans was leasing to a private company. Caltrans says it has implemented new oversight measures since the fire and paused new leases for lots.

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Stanford University says 13 people have been arrested when law enforcement removed pro-Palestinian demonstrators who occupied a building that houses the university president and provost offices. The school said there was damage inside and outside the building, and an officer was lightly injured. The takeover occurred around sunrise Wednesday. Within about three hours officers had broken into the building and began making arrests. The Stanford Daily, a student newspaper, says one of its reporters is among those taken into custody. More than 3,130 people have been arrested on the campuses of 65 colleges and universities across the U.S.

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Authorities say two women wanted in connection with a double-homicide case in Colorado have been arrested in northwest Arizona. Mohave County Sheriff鈥檚 officials say 43-year-old Toni Gurule and 42-year-old Suzzette Salyer remained jailed without bond Wednesday as they await extradition. The women were arrested by a SWAT team after a standoff Saturday at a home in Topock near the Arizona-California border. Sheriff鈥檚 officials in Colorado鈥檚 Fremont County say Gurule and Salyer were among three people indicted last month on two counts each of first-degree murder and kidnapping. They say the charges stem from the deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in February 2022 in a Phantom Canyon ravine southwest of Colorado Springs.

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The reality/competition series 鈥淭he Traitors鈥 has announced a lineup of reality television all-stars, actors and even a British aristocrat for the cast of its upcoming third season. A slew of stars from the 鈥淩eal Housewives,鈥 鈥淪urvivor,鈥 the 鈥淏achelor鈥 franchises, including Chrishell Stause, Tom Sandoval, Sam Asghari and Dorinda Medley, will join host Alan Cummings for this season of the Peacock hit. The high-stakes murder mystery game that involves a series of challenges and undercover traitors aiming to sabotage the group has become a massive hit for Peacock, earning an Emmy Award for its first season and gaining several nominations for other awards.

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The first heat wave of the season has arrived earlier than usual across much of the U.S. Southwest. Forecasters say Tuesday's triple digits in parts of southeast California, southern Nevada and Arizona are likely to top 110 degrees or higher by Thursday. On Wednesday, the National Weather service says much of the region will see easily its hottest weather since last September. Record daily highs will be in jeopardy from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Tuesday鈥檚 highs included 106 in Bullhead City, Arizona, 104 in Phoenix and 103 in Las Vegas. Highs in California included 112 at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, 108 in Needles and 104 in Palm Springs.

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President Joe Biden has ordered a halt to asylum processing at the U.S. border with Mexico when illegal entries reach a threshold deemed excessive. The measure takes effect immediately because the new policy is triggered when arrests for illegal entry reach 2,500. About 4,000 people already are entering the U.S. each day. It's a major policy shift on a critical election-year issue that鈥檚 exposed Biden to Republican criticism over an unprecedented surge in new arrivals in an election year. Advocates say the new measure will put migrants in danger and violate international obligations to provide safe haven to people whose lives are threatened. The Biden administration denies that. Legal challenges are imminent.

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Halsey has been privately battling illness. She shared the news Tuesday on Instagram in a series of videos that appear to document the singer receiving infusions. In the caption, she said she was lucky to be alive and announced that she wrote an album. A diagnosis was not immediately clear. Representatives did not immediately respond to The Associated Press鈥 request for comment. The singer also released a new song, an acoustic guitar ballad titled 鈥淭he End.鈥 According to a press release, Halsey is making a donation to both The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance alongside the release of 鈥淭he End.鈥

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Ohio鈥檚 attorney general is asking a judge to bar an international institution of Jewish higher education from selling its rare book collection. Dave Yost sought the temporary restraining order against Hebrew Union College in a filing made Tuesday. A hearing on the request is scheduled for July 12. The college is the nation鈥檚 oldest Jewish seminary. The possibility of a sale involving the library鈥檚 collection emerged earlier this year. The order would block the school from selling items that are part of a rare book and ancient manuscripts collection housed at its Klau Library. A school spokesperson says there are no current plans to sell any part of the collection.

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A former protege of The-Dream, the Grammy-winning writer and producer on some of biggest hits by Beyonc茅 and Rihanna, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and other abuse. Chanaaz Mangroe, who performed under the stage name Channii Monroe, alleges in her lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court that the producer, whose legal name is Terius Gesteelde-Diamant, lured her into a 鈥渕anipulative relationship filled with physical assaults, violent sexual encounters, and horrific psychological manipulation鈥 after she left her native Netherlands for the U.S. in 2014 with hopes of making it big as a singer. In a statement to the New York Times, Gesteelde-Diamant called the allegations 鈥渦ntrue and defamatory.鈥

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Street doctors in California are using injectable medication as an increasingly common tool to help combat the state鈥檚 intertwined homelessness and mental health crises. The injections replace oral medication and can provide relief from symptoms of psychosis for a month or longer. How to help the sickest of the estimated 180,000 homeless residents in the state has become a hot-button issue. Doctors say the goal is to get people thinking clearly, so that they can get off the streets. Dr. Coley King is the director of homeless health care for the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles. He said he鈥檚 seen success with dozens of patients who take the shots.

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An attempt by pro-Palestinian protesters to establish an encampment in front of Los Angeles City Hall was short-lived. Protesters set up about 20 tents on sidewalks outside the downtown building Monday afternoon and the Los Angeles Police Department posted on social media site X that it was monitoring a non-permitted demonstration. KABC-TV reports that officers moved in early Tuesday and cleared away the encampment without making any arrests. In Pennsylvania, pro-Palestinian protesters left the University of Pittsburgh鈥檚 Cathedral of Learning early Tuesday after several protesters clashed with police. The conflict marked the second straight night of demonstrations.