Hunt for Fugitive Dorner Appears to Come to Fiery End
The manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner appears to be over following a standoff with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday. Dorner made his last stand in a vacant vacation cabin, shooting two sheriff's deputies and never emerging after the cabin became engulfed in flames.
Public Concerned Over Restart of San Onofre Reactor
About 1,000 people missed the president's State of the Union Address Tuesday night to attend a public meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Capistrano Beach. The NRC is nearing a decision on whether to allow the restart of a reactor at the San Onofre Nuclear Plant at reduced power. The plant has been offline since a radiation leak shut it down a year ago.
Calif. Senate Focuses on Fracking Regulation
Battles have been brewing in other states over the controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing -- but regulators in California are just starting to grapple with it. On Tuesday, state lawmakers grilled regulators about whether newly proposed rules would safely regulate fracking.