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California | Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition will have on morale.

Northern California residents are bracing for gusty winds, rain and snow at higher elevations, as a series of storms gets set to touch down.

Republicans are vowing to learn from their mistakes in Senate races in 2010 and 2012. Most of them are convinced that they would have 50 seats, not the 45 this election left them with, had they run better candidates. Senate Republicans say they are therefore going to get more involved in primary campaigns.

The Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said in a televised speech last week that his group remained committed to a policy of indiscriminate murder. He gave this policy a different name, of course. “Resistance,” he said, “is the shortest way to liberate Palestine.”

An austerity plan approved by leaders of bankrupt San Bernardino slashes more than $26 million in spending and freezes debt payments as the Southern California city struggles to survive.

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a home invasion that left three people dead at a residence where pounds of marijuana were found, police said.

An Arizona man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after federal prosecutors say he admitted he traveled to California twice to have sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on the Internet.

San Jose police are looking for two would-be robbers who were involved in a shootout when they tried to hold up a jewelry store.

Sherri Wilkins' past was checkered with addiction, crime and prison time, but in a matter of years, she had become a well-liked drug and alcohol counselor. Yet authorities said she was under the influence over the weekend when she drove into a pedestrian and killed him.

The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled to give final approval to an ordinance allowing one of the city's last modest trailer parks to be replaced with hundreds of high-end homes.

Democratic Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has won an open seat in the state Senate while election officials say a special election runoff will be needed for another Senate seat.

A Southern California man is facing 16 years to life in prison for stabbing his mother's friend to death.

A Los Angeles school teacher who led police on a wild freeway chase, including a dramatic pickup truck plunge over an embankment, has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl and evading officers.

A former U.S. Navy SEAL accused of bilking people out of more than $1 million in an investment fraud scheme has been ordered to stand trial in San Diego.

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- For Shinzo Abe, it isn’t enough to see Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp., two icons of industrial Japan, reduced to junk-debt status. The man who probably will become prime minister next month might do the same for the yen.

Authorities say three people have died in a crash involving a car and two big rigs on a Central California highway.

The Rev. Robert Schuller has lost a bid to get more than $5 million from his former ministry, a bankrupt religious empire than included worldwide broadcasts and Southern California's Crystal Cathedral.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 120.73, up 0.02 percent from Monday. Declining issues beat advancers 49 to 33, and 58 issues were unchanged.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAD) was the top dollar gainer, up $3.13 to $5.43.
Glacier Water Services Inc. (OTC: GWSV) was the top dollar loser, down 75 cents to $20.75.
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Tue, Nov 27, 2012