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California | Mon, Feb 4, 2013

In the summer of 2011, when the “Grand Bargain” on deficit reduction failed, House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of “moving the goal posts” — shifting his demands to the left.

Politically, environmentalism has had a few good months in the United States. Hurricane Sandy put the words “climate change” back in the national vocabulary. Republican attempts to attack Democrats for waging a “war on coal” failed to win many votes in states like Virginia and Ohio on Election Day. In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama made climate action a priority. A climate rally in Washington is being planned for later this month, and the president has committed to conducting a “national conversation” on the subject.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Monday at 136.20, down 1.05 percent from Friday. Declining issues beat advancers 69 to 29, and 142 issues were unchanged.
ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was the top dollar gainer, up 89 cents to $28.96.
Life Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: LIFE) was the top dollar loser, down $2.22 to $63.02.
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A report says a defrocked priest suspected of child molestation left the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the LA Unified School District.

Tom Hanks has a knack for playing the roles that define American generations. In “Saving Private Ryan,” he embodied the courage of the men who landed on the Normandy beaches under heavy fire. In “Apollo 13,” he conveyed calm and ingenuity under intense pressure: “Houston, we have a problem.” And Forrest Gump revealed much about America before, during and after the Vietnam War.

The spirit of hope and anticipation across San Francisco rapidly deteriorated Sunday to sullen disappointment after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.

Police say a 32-year-old man found dead after a fire in a Sacramento apartment was a victim of a homicide.

Transit officials say minor rail delays occurred after an Amtrak train carrying no passengers derailed in Los Angeles.

Authorities say officers shot a burglary suspect in the hand as he ran out the smashed front door of a jewelry store in Torrance.

Authorities say a man in the tiny Sierra Nevada community of Murphys has shot and killed his two teenage sons, then killed himself.

Firefighters have found a body in a gutted two-story East Los Angeles commercial building.

A robbery victim says Riverside County sheriff's deputies took his marijuana and he wants it back.

A couple has been found shot to death inside a car in a Southern California parking structure.

California is abandoning an algebra requirement for eighth graders, a move already adopted by most states.

Three civilian employees at the Camp Pendleton Marine base in Southern California have been charged with stealing more than $3 million worth of medical equipment that was supposed to be shipped to combat forces.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Superdome had a backup power system that was about to be used during the Super Bowl electrical outage but it wasn't needed because power started coming back at that time.

A narrowly divided California Supreme Court has refused to block Apple Inc. and other online retailers from requiring customers using credit cards to provide their home addresses and phone numbers.

The Baltimore Ravens won the game but the question in Las Vegas is how much was bet and won on the Super Bowl.

The blackout at the Superdome will not stop the Super Bowl from returning to New Orleans.

Mon, Feb 4, 2013