California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out. Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported Ventura County's decision to opt out next year and that it welcomes a subsequent bid for 2015.
U.S. President Barack Obama used a stop at a military base in California to speak out against sexual assault within the U.S. armed services.
A 38 year-old Colorado man accused of plowing his car through crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 other people, was charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Nathan Louis Campbell, was also charged with 17 counts of hit-and-run.