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HIKER FOUND AFTER BEING MISSING FOR 5 DAYS: LAKE ARROWHEAD  (AP) — An injured hiker missing for five days was found over the weekend near Lake Arrowhead after he started a fire to keep warm, authorities said.

Rodney Trumbo, 55, was located Sunday in a remote area after being reported missing Tuesday when he didn't make it home after a hike in the San Bernardino Mountains. He was complaining of pain and appeared to be very dehydrated.

Rescue crews saw Trumbo after responding to a brush fire that burned a 20-foot by 30-foot area that was quickly put out. He was taken away by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Trumbo was found just as weather was expected to take a chilly turn this week. The National Weather Service said temperatures in the area were likely to drop in the low- to mid-30s.

Authorities are still searching for Alois Krost, 62, of Germany, who has been missing since Oct. 1 after being separated from his hiking group in Lake Arrowhead.

2 CHARGED IN LOS ANGELES CRAIGSLIST KILLING: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reputed Los Angeles gang members have been charged with robbing and killing a man police say was lured to his death with a Craigslist ad.

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Roth and 18-year-old Markell Thomas were charged Monday in the Oct. 19 shooting of Rene Balbuena, who was gunned down in front of his 15-year-old son. Both were arrested last week.

Authorities say Balbuena and his son drove to a South Los Angeles location at night to buy a cellphone listed on Craigslist, but instead two people confronted them and demanded money. Balbuena was shot several times and his son was grazed but the robbers fled empty-handed.

ABC APOLOGIZES FOR CHILD'S JOKE ON KIMMEL'S SHOW: LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is apologizing for a segment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the U.S. debt.

The boy's unscripted comment came during a comedy bit in which youngsters commented on news events. The skit, aimed at poking fun at childish politicians, aired last week on Kimmel's late-night talk show.

ABC's apology came in response to a complaint from a group called 80-20 that identifies itself as a pan-Asian-American political organization.

MAN ENTERS PLEA IN THREAT AGAINST CALIF. LAWMAKER: SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Santa Clara engineer charged with threatening a state lawmaker has pleaded no contest to seven felony and three misdemeanor charges.

Everett Basham faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on charges including an attempted terrorist threat, illegal possession of handguns and assault weapons, forgery and possession of destructive devices.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office says the 46-year-old engineer entered the plea Monday under a deal in which several charges were reduced or dismissed.

Prosecutors say Basham was upset with a bill introduced by Sen. Leland Yee that would have limited the rapid reloading of assault weapons.