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

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WEED, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are gaining ground on a wildfire that raced through the far Northern California town of Weed, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church. CalFire says the blaze is 20 percent contained and there are no flames or smoke visible this morning. The fire showed almost no growth overnight.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Under statewide regulations taking effect today, motorists must give bicycles at least a 3 foot buffer zone when passing them on roadways. Cyclists may legally use a full traffic lane on California roads but must follow the same laws as cars, including stopping at red lights and stop signs. California is the 24th states to enact the 3-foot passing law.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits today that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. The cars are required to have a human being behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a mistake.

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A 41-year-old San Diego County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting off a homemade cannon that killed his longtime girlfriend. U-T San Diego reports that Richard Fox apologized to Jeanette Ogara's family and asked forgiveness. Lawyers from both sides agreed that Ogara's death was an accident.

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