- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

1. VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS

San Francisco federal judge expected to hear automaker’s plan to make cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests comply with clean air laws.

2. HIGH-SPEED RAIL

Board overseeing California’s high-speed rail project will meet to consider its latest plan, which proposes dramatic changes.

3. DROUGHT

Water providers say they want to decide how much their customers need to conserve rather than take orders from the state.

4. CHYNA

Former female pro-wrestler Chyna, 46, found dead at her Southern California home.

5. MERLE HAGGARD

Toby Keith to perform tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during the American Country Countdown Awards on May 1.

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