Here is the latest Northern California news from The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California girl declared brain dead following a tonsillectomy will begin discussions today on whether to appeal a judge's decision regarding her life support. The uncle of 13-year-old Jahi McMath said yesterday the family just wanted to celebrate Christmas with her. A judge ruled Tuesday the family has until Dec. 30 to appeal his decision allowing Children's Hospital Oakland to remove life support.

SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a San Francisco Bay Area woman shot and killed by her husband who then killed himself says the couple was having marital problems. Authorities have not identified the woman, who was shot multiple times yesterday around 1:45 a.m. in a San Lorenzo home. But the victim's sister, Veronica Rodriguez, tells KGO-TV the two were having trouble.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a student at a Central California high school has confessed to shooting a teacher during an attempted robbery on campus. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Tuesday the suspected shooter and three other boys involved have been arrested. Police say the teens shot Edison High School teacher Steven Guerrero last Thursday in the stomach and leg but he will recover.

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Stockton police say an elderly woman whose home was ransacked multiple times appears to have died from natural causes. The Record of Stockton reports officers investigating a broken door Tuesday morning discovered the 94-year-old woman's body and estimate she had been dead for some time. Police are trying to identify any suspects.