LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has pleaded not guilty to a fourth count of welfare fraud. The single mother of octuplets and six other children was arraigned today in Los Angeles Superior Court. The latest count says Suleman wrongly collected an additional $10,000 in benefits from the state. She previously pleaded not guilty to three counts of welfare fraud.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Nov. 10 trial date is set for the sexual harassment case against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar. The Daily News reports Huizar's former chief of staff Francine Godoy filed suit in October. She accuses Huizar of suggesting she run for a seat on the Community College District board and then tied his support for her campaign to sexual activities. Godoy says that when she refused Huizar's advances, he cut back her duties.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California DMV is wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers - not people - to drive them. Once the stuff of science fiction, "Driverless cars" could be commercially available by decade's end. Today the DMV is hearing ideas on how to integrate the cars onto public roads.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - It was a close call for the Navy's new combat ship and a pod of gray whales off the Southern California coast. The captain of a whale watching boat tells the Orange County Register he was tracking the pod near Dana Point on Sunday when he noticed on his radar that the USS Coronado was bearing down. The captain of the Dana Wharf says he quickly got on the radio and contacted the Coronado, which immediately stopped, and the whales passed by unharmed.
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