LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say 14 people have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically. Los Angeles fire spokeswoman Katherine Main says 13 people were treated after they were struck yesterday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a 14th person was struck on a golf course on Southern California's Catalina Island.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Organizers of two of the biggest comic book conventions in the country are clashing. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah's Salt Lake Comic Con demanding they stop using "Comic Con" in the name. Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and show producer Dan Farr says the demand is "baseless" and "frivolous."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is traveling to Mexico to discuss immigration with President Enrique Pena Nieto and also will meet with Central American diplomatic and religious leaders. The governor's office announced yesterday that Brown will sit down today with Nieto and separately with Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, whom the governor met with last week in Sacramento.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Transportation officials say traffic is slowly moving into Los Angeles International Airport as they continue a bridge demolition project that has shut down a major intersection just outside the airport. Crews are dismantling an old railway bridge over busy Century Boulevard to clear the area for a new light-rail station. They are on schedule to finish by 6 a.m. today.
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