- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

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

1. NAVY JETS CRASH

One pilot rescued, other missing after two Lemoore-based F/A-18C fighters crash in western Pacific while operating from San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson.

2. TRUANCY

Attorney general report: African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year; poverty and suspensions are contributing factors.

3. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Field Poll: Support for California’s death penalty has fallen to its lowest level in more than 50 years.

4. WINE COUNTRY EARTHQUAKE

President Obama declares Napa Valley earthquake a major disaster, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.

5. SNIFFING CABBIES

Cabbies claim prejudice, discrimination over San Diego International Airport criteria that includes body odor in grading taxi drivers.

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