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

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WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Police say a suspect has surrendered and his female hostage released after a 12-hour armed standoff at an apartment building in Whittier. No shots were fired during the standoff, which began around 4 yesterday afternoon and ended shortly after 4 this morning. Police say the suspect gave himself up peacefully.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Construction is expected to begin next month north of the border on an airport terminal connecting San Diego to the Tijuana airport. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has reached an agreement with investors over how inspection facilities at the terminal will operate and be paid for. Construction has already begun on the Mexican side at Tijuana International Airport.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man accused of hiring hit men to murder his wife so he could avoid a costly divorce has been convicted of murder. The Orange County Register reports a jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday against 61-year-old Magdi Girgis of Westminster in the 2004 killing. Prosecutors say the killer and a middleman involved in the contract slaying remain at large.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. Signer's attorney Marty Singer wrote in a statement after Michael Egan's remarks that the accusations were "completely fabricated."

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