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Court Drops Rape, Other Charges Against Megachurch Leader

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz ...
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California Threatened With Funds Loss Over Abortion Coverage

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions. The announcement, timed to coincide with the anti-abortion March for ...
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Man in Madera Jail Arrested in 2002 Rape of 16-Year-old

A man wanted in the 2002 rape and kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl was arrested after DNA linked him to the crime, Sonoma County authorities said Monday. Juan Lopes, 39, of Santa Rosa was in custody in Madera County Jail for public intoxication last month w...