SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four people have died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area while the region is gripped by freezing temperatures. The Santa Clara County coroner's office confirmed the deaths and their cause but provided no further information. The San Jose Mercury News reports that three of the victims died in homeless encampments while a fourth person died in a garage.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A homeless man has been acquitted of stabbing to death a 12-year-old Southern California girl in her bedroom more than a decade ago. A jury today found Richard Tuite not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. His 2004 conviction had been overturned but he's already served most of the original 17-year sentence.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a legal showdown with its rival. The money sought in court documents filed yesterday would be in addition to the $930 million in damages that juries decided Samsung owes Apple Inc.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say a state agency is also looking into why a disabled train stranded hundreds of passengers in a tunnel that sent at least nine people to the hospital. BART said today that the California Public Utilities Commission will be a part of the inquiry. The train came to a stop when the emergency brakes activated and created a smoky dust that made several passengers ill.
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