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California | Thu, Feb 7, 2013

A fired police officer who threatened to bring “warfare” to the Los Angeles Police Department went on a shooting rampage that left a policeman and two others dead and set off an extraordinary manhunt Thursday that put Southern California on edge, led hair-trigger officers to mistakenly shoot innocent citizens and forced police to guard their own.

U.S. Catholic bishops have a lot to worry about: the gunning down of children; 11 million undocumented immigrants, many of them Catholic; a warming planet; a chilly economy. Instead they’ve spent the last year obsessed with contraception.

A Navy base was briefly locked down and Mexican authorities kept a watch on the border Thursday in a spreading manhunt for a former Los Angeles policeman who is believed to have killed three people and vowed war on law enforcement.

The new budget and economic outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office addresses the biggest shortcomings in previous projections. And the more realistic picture it paints is moderately encouraging: The deficit dips as low as 2.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2015 before gradually rising to 3.8 percent by 2023.

Authorities say the fatal shootings of three men whose bodies were found inside a rural home in Sonoma County stemmed from a botched marijuana deal.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a U.S. postal worker with child cruelty for choking an 11-year-old girl who laughed at him at a park.

Seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from an anti-gang unit were notified earlier this week that the department intends to fire them for being members of a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly encouraged unethical conduct.

Gov. Jerry Brown waded into potentially hostile territory Wednesday as he pitched his $14 billion plan to reshape California's water-delivery system by building massive tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Police have arrested a Riverside County teen who they say threatened to kill one of his teachers on Twitter.

Fairfield police say they're working with the FBI in the search for the killer of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park last week.

Bay Area residents may have a chance to walk on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge if a proposed grand opening celebration is approved.

Police in Vallejo are investigating an early morning home invasion that left three people with gunshot wounds.

West Sacramento police have arrested a 13-year-old suspected of taking marijuana cookies to his school.

Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers want the state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Student journalists at a Central Valley high school are getting a lesson in the First Amendment after administrators confiscated their newspaper over concerns about a campus safety article quoting school administrators as saying that recent lockdown drills and two reports of weapons on campus revealed poor communication.

California coastal regulators have agreed to allow the city of Los Angeles to install a temporary zip line in Venice Beach.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 138.64, up 0.35 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 56 to 49, and 134 issues were unchanged.
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) was the top dollar gainer, up $9.55 to $49.29.
Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down $2.02 to $75.35.
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Thu, Feb 7, 2013