SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric is accused of lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced the obstruction of justice charge and 27 related counts yesterday. Prosecutors say PG&E hampered the investigation by lying to regulators immediately after the blast.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A survey shows 3.4 million uninsured California adults have gained coverage since the first enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. But the remaining uninsured will be harder to reach. The Kaiser Family Foundation followed up on its long-term study and found that those who remain uninsured tend to be unfamiliar with insurance products and costs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents of a University of Southern California graduate student who was beaten to death on his walk home say they are concerned about other students and hope the university increases security. The victim, 24-year-old Xinran (SHING'-rahn) Ji, an engineering student from China, was attacked Thursday. His parents say they are especially concerned about USC's Chinese students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water. A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power official says the pipe was shut off some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus. An estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released.
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