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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a teenager who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash is suing the bus company and FedEx. Her attorney says the negligence suit seeks $100 million. Seventeen-year-old Jennifer Bonilla, of Los Angeles, was on a bus taking students to tour a university April 10 when it was struck by a FedEx truck on a freeway in Orland. Five teens and five adults died, including both drivers.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will no longer use secretly recorded statements to a jailhouse informant from a man charged with killing eight people in a 2011 rampage at a Southern California hair salon. A Deputy District Attorney conceded that Scott Dekraai's statements were recorded in violation of his constitutional right to an attorney.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is releasing his proposals to fix California schools, which include getting rid of the state's complex education code and sending state funding directly to schools rather than districts. The former U.S. Treasury official also wants to expand the number of charter schools allowed in California.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit over teacher layoffs by spending $25 million to hire more staff for dozens of struggling schools. The ACLU of Southern California and the Public Counsel Law Center sued the district four years ago, arguing seniority policies meant teacher layoffs hit low-income and inner-city schools hardest because they had the newest teachers.

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