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California | Fri, Dec 7, 2012

I’ve finally figured out why we spend so much time treating our political opponents as implacably evil. It’s because Hollywood, which used to offer us villains we could love reviling, seems to have forgotten how to make its bad guys bad.

One of the great debates to emerge from the financial crisis is whether Congress should resurrect some form of the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act and bring back the separation of commercial and investment banking. It should, but not for the reasons usually cited.

Cruelty, fear, cowardice, xenophobia and disrespect invaded the inner sanctum of the U.S. government last week, bringing embarrassment and dishonor to what was once the greatest deliberative body in the world: the U.S. Senate.

California is suing Delta Airlines Inc., alleging the company is breaking state law by not warning users that it is collecting sensitive information each time customers contact the airline online.

A Sacramento County jury is calling for the death penalty for a man convicted of killing two University of California, Davis students more than 30 years ago.

The California Highway Patrol says three Vallejo men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing toll takers at the Carquinez Bridge.

Contra Costa County authorities have arrested a 38-year-old homeless man in the strangling death of another man at a homeless camp in Concord.

An LA-area senior center has been unscrooged.

Prosecutors say they've charged an off-duty Los Angeles police officer with breaking a man's jaw at a 2011 party in Whittier.

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) _ Prosecutors in Northern California say they plan to pursue charges against a man accused of holding his ex-wife hostage in his attic -- even though the woman has recanted the story.

Three people were found dead in the ashes of a house fire east of Los Angeles, and police were trying to determine whether they were killed first or died in the fire that set off the sound of exploding ammunition.

Three men have been charged with murder for the shooting death of a man they wrongly suspected in the theft of their clothes in a California apartment laundry room.

Police in Idaho say they've arrested a man wanted for a 17-year-old double homicide in California.

Two California gang members have been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

A California university medical school neurosurgeon at the center of a scandal over experiments on dying brain cancer patients has taken a leave of absence.

A parolee has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he beat his ex-girlfriend to death at her Oceanside home and killed her dog by stuffing it in a freezer.

Authorities say they found incendiary devices, 22 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition at a fire-gutted Southern California home where three people died.

Two Southern California police officers are facing a year in jail for conspiring to dismiss a woman's speeding ticket after she promised to send booze.

California's economic recovery could come to a halt if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to avert the “fiscal cliff,” business and government officials warned Friday.

Both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage in California are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take up the constitutionality of the state's voter-approved gay marriage ban.

The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Friday at 121.69, down 0.29 percent from Thursday. Declining issues beat advancers 45 to 38, and 56 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up 75 cents to $88.51.
Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down $3.30 to $75.27.
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Fri, Dec 7, 2012