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JUSTIN BIEBER WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN SCUFFLE: CALABASAS  (AP) — Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.

Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, teen actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas.

Wiard says the photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.

He says Bieber and Gomez left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.

ELVIS PRESLEY CRYPT UP FOR AUCTION NEXT MONTH: LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King.

Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley's original crypt to the highest bidder as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month.

The tomb is located inside the granite and marble mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Presley was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at his Graceland home. The original crypt has remained empty ever since.

Julien says the winning bid from the auction beginning June 23 will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service. Transportation and funeral home charges are not

SCHOOL DISTRICT BANS USE OF MEXICAN EPITHET: OXNARD  (AP) — A Southern California school district has banned the use of Mexican epithets for indigenous people in a campaign to encourage tolerance and stop bullying.

Oxnard School District, home to a large community of Mexican farm workers, has prohibited the use of "oaxaquita," which means "little Oaxacan," and "indito," or "little Indian" referring to the indigenous people from Mexico's Oaxaca state.

The term is used derisively by non-indigenous Mexican immigrants against Oaxacans, many of whom do not speak Spanish and have been historically subjected to discrimination in Mexico.

Students have reported that the name-calling has made them feel embarrassed of their heritage and ashamed to speak their native language.

The district's campaign is called "No me llames oaxaquita," or "Don't call me little Oaxacan."

2 ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF BEATING HORSE: PORTERVILLE  (AP) — Authorities in Tulare County have arrested two men on suspicion of beating a horse with a sledgehammer.

Tulare County Sheriff's officials say 59-year-old Maximo Rodriguez and 50-year-old Martin Padilla were taken into custody on Sunday in Porterville after deputies responded to reports of a horse being hit in the head with a sledgehammer.

Deputies found a white horse tied down to a flatbed trailer in the driveway of a home. It was suffering from head trauma, but was still alive.

Sheriff's officials say Animal Control was contacted, and the horse was euthanized.

Rodriguez and Padilla were booked on suspicion of cruelty to animals.

GIRL FATALLY SHOT IN  PARK ON HER 16TH BIRTHDAY: FONTANA  (AP) — A girl has been shot and killed while celebrating her 16th birthday with friends at a Southern California park.

The teen's relatives told The San Bernardino County Sun on Sunday that Ashley Caldera and her friends were on their way to another friend's house Saturday night. They stopped at Northgate Park in Fontana to wait for another friend to join them when shots were fired.

Police said the shooters were not acquainted with the group.