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Oct. 21, 2011: Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.AP

LOS ANGELES – The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

The decision by the state's highest court was the latest stop on Dr. Conrad Murray's legal odyssey. A state appeals court upheld his conviction earlier this year and then refused to reconsider its decision.

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April 21, 2014: A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif. A 15-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif.AP

California Republicans are bringing the heat to a fight over Sriracha's hot sauce factory, rallying behind manufacturer Huy Fong as officials in a Los Angeles suburb crack down on the company. 

Earlier this month, the city of Irwindale voted to tentatively designate the factory that produces Sriracha a public nuisance because of a series of complaints from residents.

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SAN DIEGO – U.S. authorities have extradited a Mexican man wanted for allegedly raping two women and strangling one of them more than a decade ago.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 41-year-old Javier Diaz-Diaz was turned over to Mexican authorities Tuesday at the San Diego-area border crossing.

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The turnover came within a day of the man's release from a California prison, where he served time following a 2009 conviction for spousal rape.

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Lea Michele looked like she didn’t have a care in the world while shooting her new music video, “On My Way,” in a grassy field in Palmdale, California on April 19 — in fact, she was having so much fun she almost didn’t even realize that her pink strapless bodysuit had fallen.

The 'Glee' star unleashed her inner boho chic babe for the shoot as she suited up in short denim cutoffs, a pale pink top, and an open tunic that featured fringe and embroidered flowers.

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April 20, 2014: A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport. (The Maui News/CHRIS SUGIDONO)

Airport authorities in San Jose, California were attempting to determine Monday how a runaway teenager made his way onto an airport tarmac before slipping into the wheel well of a Maui-bound plane.

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This image provided by Sue Veldkamp shows a book cover of Kevin Sharp. Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday April 19, 2014 in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 43. (AP Photo/Sue Veldkamp)

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died.

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April 20, 2014: A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport. (The Maui News/CHRIS SUGIDONO)

HONOLULU – A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

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HONOLULU – A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification.

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This image provided by Sue Veldkamp shows a book cover of Kevin Sharp. Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday April 19, 2014 in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 43. (AP Photo/Sue Veldkamp)

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died.

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