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Posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:30 AM

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LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour has reached its retirement home following a 3-day parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical headache. By Science Writer Alicia Chang.

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SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney Jon Alexander overcame methamphetamine addiction, six months in jail and a suspended law license to win election as Del Norte County's district attorney. But soon after assuming office in January 2011, new troubles for the recovering addict have cropped up that could again result in Alexander losing his law license and even more jail time. On Monday, the California agency responsible for licensing lawyers will convene a two-week trial in San Francisco before a State Bar judge, who will consider seven allegations of ethical impropriety against Alexander. State Bar prosecutors allege that Alexander failed to report making and receiving loans from friends who had business with his office and improperly discussing a drug defendant's case without her lawyer present. The FBI is also investigating the district attorney, who alleges he is a target of small-town politics orchestrated by "liars, criminals and fired former D.A. Office employees." By Paul Elias.

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LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the toxic trinkets out of children's hands, an Associated Press investigation shows. Officials at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission also have not warned parents about the contaminated items already in their homes. By Justin Pritchard.

AP Photos NY411, NY412, NY413.


NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is still making noise. The 89-year-old Yeager, who was featured in the movie "The Right Stuff," flew in the back seat Sunday of an F-15 Eagle as it broke the sound barrier at more than 30,000 feet above California's Mojave Desert — the same area where he first achieved the feat in 1947 while flying an experimental rocket plane.


— BART SHUTDOWN — A man has been arrested after he walked into the rail tube under San Francisco Bay, causing Bay Area Rapid Transit to suspend evening service for about 1 ½ hours.

— BALLPARK ATTACK — A man was seriously wounded after being stabbed near Candlestick Park as he was going to watch the San Francisco 49ers' home game.

— SAN DIEGO-POLICE SHOOTING — A San Diego police officer has shot and wounded a man who was wearing a tactical vest and pointed a military-style assault rifle in his direction.

— FIRE-BODY — A dismembered and burned body has been found in a neighborhood in the San Bernardino County desert city of Hesperia.

— TAHOE PLANE CRASH — A preliminary report says pilots involved in a small plane crash at Lake Tahoe in August that killed all five people aboard expressed concerns about the aircraft's fuel/air mixture at high altitude before departing.

— BOAT SEARCH — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a boat that was possibly sinking off San Diego.



LOS ANGELES — Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an audio ad every 15 minutes.



SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are showing how little home-field advantage matters in the baseball playoffs. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow.

AP Photos NLCS108, NLCS138, NLCS151.


SAN FRANCISCO — Antrel Rolle and the New York Giants studied Alex Smith so much they practically knew what was coming. By Sports Writer Antonio Gonzalez.

AP Photos CAJC115, CAJC116, CAJC104, CAJC103, CAJC102, CAJC101, CAJC119, CAJC119.


ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have plenty of mistakes to work on during their bye week. By Sports Writer Paul Newberry.

AP Photos GAMS140, GAMS143, GAMS148, GAMS147, GAMS144, 678310, GAMS135, GAMS138, GAMS107, GAMS112.

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