SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she will not agree to a settlement over foreclosure abuses that other state attorneys general are negotiating with major U.S. banks.
Harris' announcement Friday is the latest to undermine a settlement that had been in the works between the banks and attorneys general in all 50 states. Other states including New York
also have expressed reservations.
The agreement was supposed to settle claims of poor mortgage and foreclosure practices, including document fraud known as "robo-signing."
Harris says in a letter to state and federal negotiators that the pending settlement is "inadequate" and gives bank officials too much immunity.
She says California will go it alone in negotiating a settlement.
Iowa Assistant Attorney General Patrick Madigan says the multistate effort will continue.
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Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.