LOS ANGELES (AP) - It could be several days before repairs are complete on a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, inundating UCLA campus. The Department of Water and Power said today that a number of valves are still leaking water into the ruptured pipe, meaning the complex repair operation can't even begin until the pipe is completely drained.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. Senators voted 63-33 today to advance the $3.5 billion emergency spending bill over a procedural hurdle. But with Congress adjourning for the summer within days and Republicans opposed, there was little expectation that the legislation would ultimately prevail.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new poll says Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America. The Associated Press-GfK poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the U.S. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, an Iraq War veteran. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kwang Joy was convicted of killing 36-year-old Maribel Ramos, whose body was found in a shallow grave near Modjeska Canyon.
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