1. An oil spill spans 4 miles of the California coast when a broken onshore pipeline spewed the oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific for hours before it was shut off. Officials are still assessing the damage, which is just 20 miles away from Santa Barbara, but it is currently predicted that 21,000 gallons of oil have been spilt. Read more here.
2. In the largest auto recall in history, over 34 million cars have been recalled due to faulty air bags that sometimes inflate with too much force, exploding a metal canister that sends shards of metal flying towards the passenger. The defective bags have caused at least 6 deaths and 100 injuries worldwide. Read more here.
3. Los Angeles is the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. It joins Seattle and San Francisco as some of the largest cities with this new higher wage. Read more here.
4. A wife of one of the 200 arrested following the shootout in Waco, Texas, claims that her husband is innocent. Katie Rhoten claims that her husband and two other members of a motorcycle club called Vise Grip had just arrived for a regional meeting when they ducked and ran for cover amid the violence, and as such were arrested with the others involved with the incident. All inmates are being held on $1 million bond. Read more here.
5. Over 430 migrants who had been stranded at sea for months have been rescued. Indonesian fishermen rescued the stranded migrants, bringing them safely to shore Wednesday. Read more here.