- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

1. COSBY’S DRUGS-FOR-SEX ADMISSION

Defamation claims lodged by his accusers could be bolstered, lawyers say, after it emerges the comedian admitted, in a 2005 deposition the AP went to court to get released, that he obtained Quaaludes to give young women for sex.

2. TEST FOR RIGHT-TO-DIE BILL

A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote today.



3. RELEASE DEFENDED IN PIER SHOOTING DEATH

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office’s decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier.

4. HOMECOMING AND HURRAHS FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP WINNERS

The Women’s World Cup champions are back in the U.S. and will be honored with a rally in Los Angeles.

5. ‘BILLIONAIRES’ BEACH’ NOW ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

After a decade-long legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission is officially opening a third accessway along a 1.5-mile Malibu beach.

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