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Nader assails Brown for not backing...

Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits.
Concussions turn 15-year-old footba...

Concussions turn 15-year-old football player's dreams into 'nightmare'

For one Southern California mother, the thrill of victory has been lost to the agony of concussion.
John-Roger dies at 80; founder of c...

John-Roger dies at 80; founder of controversial new-age church

John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 80.
California Middle Class Scholarship...

California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available

In a surprising and somewhat embarrassing situation, administrators of California's new Middle Class Scholarship program last month awarded only about half the $107 million available. But on Wednesday, officials announced that they were extending application deadlines so more eligible...
Asbestos tests clear other schools ...

Asbestos tests clear other schools in Ocean View district

Asbestos testing has revealed that most of the campuses in a beleaguered Orange County school district pose no threat to students and will remain open.
MLB will try to implement a policy ...

MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

KANSAS CITY -- On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year.

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Sex.com founder Gary Kremen spends ...

Sex.com founder Gary Kremen spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to win water district seat

Entrepreneur Gary Kremen is breaking the bank in an attempt to win a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District. But why?
Magic Johnson ready to assist tech...

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
Magic Johnson ready to assist tech...

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
NCAA antitrust case: Athletes' lawy...

NCAA antitrust case: Athletes' lawyers seek $50 million in fees for win

Lawyers for former college athletes who won big antitrust case against NCAA over amateurism rules seek about $50 million in legal costs for five-year courtroom battle
Group seeks signatures for referend...

Group seeks signatures for referendum to repeal California's plastic bag ban

The plastic bag industry has contracted with the American Progressive Bag Alliance to gather enough signatures for a referendum on the November 2016 ballot to repeal Senate Bill 270 that was signed into law by the governor in September and will begin July 1, 2015, making it the first state in the nation to have such a ban.
'Django' actress Daniele Watts char...

'Django' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct.

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UCLA study offers hope on emergency...

UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
College to pay writer $26,000 for r...

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
Transient arrested in attack on Cal...

Transient arrested in attack on California girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
California man pleads guilty in has...

California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion

A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life...

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez is brought into the courtroom by San Diego Sheriff's deputies during his arraignment hearing on murder charges in San Diego Superior Court in San Diego. Estrada-Gonzalez and 16 other alleged members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area. Estrada-Gonzalez was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, ending the longest criminal trial in county history, lasting 15 months including jury selection.
Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy w...

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperLott...

Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperLotto Plus' game

The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "SuperLotto Plus" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end ...

AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
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AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.
Early Apple computer sells for $905...

Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
Search for world's funniest person ...

Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.

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Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting...

Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting a 'Terrorist' Act

A gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament that led to building lockdowns and the evacuation of the country's Prime Minister.
Royals use 5-run 6th inning to roar...

Royals use 5-run 6th inning to roar past Giants, even World Series

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World...

Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-all

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Titans give nod to Zach Mettenberge...

Titans give nod to Zach Mettenberger

The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
Arbitrator rules Goodell must testi...

Arbitrator rules Goodell must testify

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been compelled to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Canada's PM says shooting rampage w...

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling the Ottawa shooting the country's second terrorist attack in three days, in his address to the nation.

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News in photos: Canadian soldier de...

News in photos: Canadian soldier dead, a faked coma, goofy new dinosaur

News in photos: Canadian soldier dead, a faked coma, goofy new dinosaur
Nazis collecting Social Security? L...

Nazis collecting Social Security? Legal loophole means dozens have benefitted

OSIJEK, Croatia ? Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln...
News in photos: American released f...

News in photos: American released from North Korea, Toys 'R' Us won't pull 'Breaking Bad' toys

News in photos: American released from North Korea, Toys 'R' Us won't pull 'Breaking Bad' toys
News in photos: San Francisco bans ...

News in photos: San Francisco bans 'Royals', protesting the opera

Fourty-eight people in Dallas were cleared of risk for Ebola, a pumpkin festival brawl is investigated and San Francisco and Kansas City radio stations battle over the pop song ?Royals,? were among the top news today.
Report: Catholic bishops say gays h...

Report: Catholic bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there were ?positive? aspects to a couple living together without...
What Orange County cities are doing...

What Orange County cities are doing to reduce dependence on outside water

California?s drought has created mandated water conservation efforts, but some communities in Southern California, from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles, are doing something extra: trying to become water independent. The Metropolitan Water District...
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