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SHEEN SUPPORTS SONS' REMOVAL FROM EX-WIFE'S CARE: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen's spokesman says the actor supports a decision to remove his twin sons from the care of his ex-wife and have them live temporarily with another ex-wife, actress Denise Richards.

Larry Solters says in a statement that Sheen will participate in court proceedings related to ex-wife Brooke Mueller's custody of their 4-year-old sons.

Celebrity website reported Friday that the twins were removed from Mueller's custody by the Department of Children and Family Services.

The agency's investigations are confidential, and Mueller and Richards' representatives have declined comment.

Sheen and Richards have two daughters from their marriage, which ended in 2006.

Solters says Sheen knows that Richards will provide his sons "a safe and in a stable, loving environment."

Mueller and Sheen were married in 2008 and divorced in 2011.

CALTRANS WORKER KILLED ON WAY TO MEMORIAL: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A California Department of Transportation employee has been killed on a freeway while on his way to a workers memorial ceremony in Sacramento.

Dean Patton, 51,  of Grass Valley was traveling with three other employees on motorcycles Thursday when he was struck by a driver on Highway 99. He died at the scene.

A 73-year-old woman driving the vehicle that struck Patton was not injured. Investigators say neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been factors in the crash.

Patton had spent most of his career with Caltrans.

MAN CONVICTED OF SMUGGLING FAKE ERECTILE DRUGS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles has convicted a former South Korean law enforcement officer for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S.

Seventy-two-year-old Kil Jun Lee was convicted of trafficking counterfeit goods and other counts Friday.

Authorities said Lee was returning home from South Korea last year when officers at Los Angeles International Airport found counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills concealed in his golf bag and luggage.

An analysis by a federal forensics lab showed that none of the pills matched the ingredients in the real thing.

Lee faces up to 90 years in prison when he returns to court July 29 for sentencing.

TEEN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY SCHOOL BUS: GLENDALE  (AP) — A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle home from school has died after being struck by a school bus in Glendale.

Police said the teen was hit by the bus around 2 p.m. Thursday and trapped underneath. The boy had been riding on the sidewalk but entered the intersection when he was struck.

Police believe the boy was heading home from Wilson Middle School.

No children were aboard the bus when the crash occurred. Speed doesn't appear to be a factor, police say, and the bus driver said she never saw the boy coming.