- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CONGRESS SEEKS TO STEP INTO CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

House Republicans are making another push to pass legislation designed to bring more water to California’s farm belt despite criticism from the White House and congressional Democrats.

2. SAN DIEGO WINS BIG IN WATER WAR

A California judge gave San Diego a big victory Wednesday in its quest for water independence, ruling that the region’s water agency is owed $188 million it overpaid for having Colorado River water brought to the coast.

3. JEB BUSH IN THE BAY

Presidential contender Jeb Bush is scheduled to visit a startup as part of a fundraising swing through the San Francisco Bay Area.

4. ‘EMPIRE,’ ‘MAD MEN,’ LETTERMAN VIE FOR EMMY AWARDS

Diversity should be in greater evidence than in years past when the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations are announced Thursday.

5. CAITLYN JENNER ACCEPTS ASHE COURAGE AWARD AT ESPYS

She receives a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech.

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