- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

1. SUSPECT IN PIER SHOOTING SLIPPED BACK INTO US SEVERAL TIMES

Long before he was arrested in the shooting death of a woman at one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist sites, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was using the U.S.-Mexican border like a revolving door.

2. CIVIL WAR VET TO FINALLY GET PROPER BURIAL

Nearly a century after an urn containing his ashes was left in an unmarked grave, a Medal of Honor recipient who fought in the Civil War will be laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery near San Diego.

3. RIGHT-TO-DIE BILL’S DOWNFALL WAS RARE WIN FOR CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CALIFORNIA STATEHOUSE

The Catholic Church, often out of step with California’s liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

4. COMIC-CON FULL OF THE FORCE

If anticipation for this year’s Comic-Con had a soundtrack, it would be John Williams’ instantly recognizable, Oscar-winning “Star Wars” theme. The latest take on the beloved space opera is at the front of of fans’ minds as the annual pop-culture convention opens.

5. POP STARLET’S DOUGHNUT LICKING INCIDENT INVESTIGATED

Police said Wednesday they were investigating video that appears to show Ariana Grande licking doughnuts at a shop in Southern California. Earlier, Grande apologized for saying “I hate America” in the same video.


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