Trio of AM news briefs

Woman shot and killed on Harbor Freeway

Samantha Padilla, 19, was fired at five times while exiting the northbound freeway at Slauson shortly after midnight. LAT

Many Pellicano charges dropped

Judge agrees with prosecution move to drop 28 charges against Anthony Pellicano and a co-defendant, leaving 35 charges intact. NBC4

Randi Rhodes quits Air America

The host exits a week after calling Hillary Clinton an f-ing whore. HuffPost

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