SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected arguments from fuel makers that California's low carbon fuel standard discriminates against out-of-state producers. The ruling reverses a U.S. District Court ruling in favor of the fuel makers, and removes an injunction halting implementation of the law.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of adult film actors recently infected with the AIDS virus are calling on the porn industry to require all performers to use condoms. The actors told reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles today that a recent outbreak of HIV infections proves that industry officials are wrong when they say testing performers for HIV and other diseases every 14 days is sufficient. Actors Cameron Bay and Rod Daily say they learned days apart last month that they were infected.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boeing Co. says it will end production of its big C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jets and close the airlifter's final assembly plant in Long Beach, Calif., in 2015. The Chicago-headquartered aerospace giant said today it will build the final 22 C-17s in the interim. Boeing says nearly 3,000 employees support C-17 production in Long Beach; Macon, Ga.; Mesa, Ariz., and St. Louis, and workforce reductions will begin early next year.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a big-rig truck has smashed into California Department of Transportation vehicles and a crew picking up litter on a Southern California freeway, injuring nine people. Spokeswoman Maria Raptis says the rig struck a Caltrans van carrying maintenance workers and a two-ton safety truck at about 10 a.m. today on State Route 60 in the Diamond Bar area. The Highway Patrol says a fourth car also was involved.