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California | Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Orange County investigators have released the husband of a woman who was shot to death in her Laguna Niguel apartment.

As the United States heads toward its second phony fiscal crisis in as many months, President Barack Obama is persisting with his tough new line: The debt ceiling must be raised without preconditions, he says, and he isn’t willing to discuss it.

After the slaughter last month of 20 schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., cynics said the response wouldn’t be any different from those to the many mass killings that came before. After the tiny caskets disappeared, so would the shock, the grief and the resolve. Emotion, after all, is no match for the National Rifle Association.

Presidential inaugurations are traditionally occasions for stroking one’s chin and offering sober assessments of what the president and the nation can accomplish in the next four years.

An animal rights group is suing a Santa Cruz biotechnology company that has already been cited by federal regulators for a long list of animal welfare violations.

The son of a co-creator of the long-running children's show “Barney and Friends” was arrested for investigation of the shooting of a Malibu neighbor, authorities said.

Flu activity is now widespread throughout California and a new death among people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season's death toll to five people, officials said Thursday.

A woman has been paid $250,000 in damages after her lawyer says she was thrown to the ground, kicked and hogtied by California Highway Patrol officers on a Los Angeles freeway while she was pregnant.

Riverside County sheriff's officials say a man and two teen boys have been arrested in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy on a street in Hemet.

Officials say a pair of pit bulls mauled and badly injured an 84-year-old woman in Riverside County.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of four people who were shot dead on the front lawn of an unlicensed boarding house in the Northridge section of Los Angeles.

State officials say California's jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.

The new city manager of a wealthy Northern California community doesn't want to live in the city's mansion.

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail for hugging and kissing a 14-year-old female student.

Los Angeles police have shot and wounded a man they say pulled a knife inside a Jefferson Park market.

the third officer-involved shooting in a week.

Attorneys for victims of the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion are meeting with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to negotiate a possible global settlement to resolve the remaining civil suits filed in the wake of the blast.

A triple-murder trial is under way for a Silicon Valley engineer charged with fatally shooting three executives at a technology startup.

Police at the University of California, Davis, have launched a criminal investigation into an explosion at a campus apartment in which a junior researcher injured his hand.

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 77 years to life in prison for killing a Los Angeles pizza deliveryman during a road rage incident last year.

The University of California has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission, attracting strong interest from inside and outside the state, school officials said Friday.

California lawmakers adjourned Friday for the long holiday weekend, but they will keep getting daily expense payments even while they're not in Sacramento.

Orange County prosecutors say a Laguna Woods woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for aiding a World War II veteran's suicide.

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A former Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday for allowing his brother-in-law _ a wanted migrant smuggler -- to get through his inspection lane.

A federal overseer says it's too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 130.41, up 1.64 percent from Thursday. Declining issues beat advancers 42 to 38, and 59 issues were unchanged.
Life Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: LIFE) was the top dollar gainer, up $5.82 to $60.79.
Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) was the top dollar loser, down 68 cents to $9.77.
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Fri, Jan 18, 2013