FATAL DEPUTY SHOOTING
Tulare County deputy fatally shoots suspect
IVANHOE, Calif. (AP) — Tulare County authorities say a gang detective fatally shot a suspect who allegedly fired at the officer.
The sheriff's office reports the officer-involved shooting happened Friday night in a residential neighborhood in Ivanhoe.
Undersheriff Mike Boudreaux says the deputy was on patrol in an unmarked sheriff's car when he confronted the man, who was a suspect in a homicide case.
Officials say the suspect threw a can at the deputy and ran. After a 75-yard chase, the suspect pulled a gun and fired at the officer, who returned fire. The suspect, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene.
The officer, who was not hurt, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Visalia Police Department.
GOOD SAMARITAN KILLED
Man fatally hit while helping motorist in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland police have arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a man who had stopped to help a stranded motorist.
Officials say the suspect was taken into custody after his vehicle ran into the man on International Boulevard in East Oakland and fled on foot Friday night.
Authorities say the suspect was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving under the influence of drugs and could face other charges. His identity has not been released.
Police on Sunday identified the victim as 39-year-old Jose Durante of Pittsburg. He was taken to Oakland's Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officials say Durante had stopped to help another motorist push a car out of the road.
Man, 24, arrested for San Jose crash that killed 2
(Information in the following story is from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose police have arrested an alleged gang member on suspicion of murder for crashing into and killing two women while fleeing police on Labor Day.
Officials on Saturday announced the arrest of 24-year-old Danny Darnell Coleman Jr. of East Palo Alto.
Coleman was arrested in Union City on Friday, nearly three weeks after the early-morning crash that killed 63-year-old Carmen Zavala and 62-year-old Cristina De Leon Castro, both of San Jose.
The San Jose Mercury News reports two women were on their way to work at San Jose International Airport when their car was broadsided by a Mercedes-Benz sedan. When police arrived, the Mercedes driver was gone.
Officials say investigators later determined the Mercedes driver was Coleman and that he had been fleeing police shortly before the collision.
BART prepares for another possible worker strike
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As another potential strike looms, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are preparing other ways to get commuters to work, including possibly allowing managers to drive a limited number of trains.
BART management and labor leaders resumed contract negotiations last week, but little progress has been made on key issues, including wages, pensions and health care benefits.
If no deal is reached, employees could strike as early as Oct. 10, when a cooling-off period ordered by the governor expires.
BART workers struck for four and a half days in early July, leading to major traffic jams.
BART officials say they are looking into allowing managers who were previously train operators to run a small number of trains if there's another strike.
Union leaders say that move would threaten the public's safety.
Tests: New iPhones less durable than iPhone 5
NEW YORK (AP) — As Apple Inc. pitches its newest smartphones, users may find something lacking compared with last year's model: They could break more easily.
SquareTrade, a provider of protection plans for gadgets, tested five smartphones, including Apple's new iPhones, to see if they could withstand drops, dunks and other common hazards. Its finding: The latest models aren't as durable as last year's iPhone 5.
SquareTrade says the biggest loser, however, was Samsung's Galaxy S4, which failed to work after being submerged in water and being dropped 5 feet off the ground.
The phone that withstood SquareTrade's torture test best was Google Inc.'s Moto X.
Officials from Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. didn't immediately return email messages for comment.
Apple started selling two new iPhones on Friday.