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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PST

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The parents of 13 tortured siblings were each ordered held on $12 million bail after entering not guilty pleas to numerous charges Thursday in California. Authorities say the siblings were fed very little, endured beatings and were chained up as punishment.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say they have captured the alleged ringleader of a gang of smash-and-grab thieves dubbed the Lucky Lotto Bandit burglars because of their penchant for stealing lottery tickets. The Mercury News of San Jose reported Thursday that one man has already pleaded guilty to a series of robberies last year, three have been arrested and police are seeking two suspects.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California computer expert has pleaded guilty to fixing bids for state computer security contracts. The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento said Thursday that 48-year-old John Brewer pleaded guilty to one count of bid rigging. The contracts from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Insurance and Employment Development Department were worth more than $3 million.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have recovered two pricey costumes and ice skates belonging to U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli. The items were stolen in a car break-in last week while Castelli and her parents visited San Francisco. Castelli says the dresses have sentimental value and she thought they were forever gone.

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